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Q: I mean How does this work?

In applying for jobs here in Echinacities, how does it work though? Like for Example if you apply for a company, You click the apply button, right? I have questions regarding the cover letter template and the attached files. If you already clicked the send application button, of course it will be sent to the company you were applying for, right? The thing is if you apply for another company and you use the same cover letter template? And you edit it since you're applying for a different company. Does that mean the moment you edit the cover letter template, all cover letters that you sent before will also change? or Will it not make any difference at all? I'm just really curious since I've been using only one cover letter template, I just keep on editing it every time I apply for another one. I was wondering if all the cover letters that I sent before will also get edited or something? Can anyone answer me about this?

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I had similar problems here ... at my start in China in 2009. 

 

I thought, my files are most likely not compatible because I am not using Windows OS, so I resort to other 'home-made' way.

 

I would send a text to the employer through e-Tities: 

 

"I am unable to upload the files to this website.

Please, reply to my email address 'xxxx@me.com' and I will forward you my entire CV with all required files attached."

 

 

I've never uploaded my CV here and I've never had a problems with spam as a result of.

I've communicated with potential employers only over my email address and later over the Skype. 

 

The other thingy is ... do not expect reply of every employer in China with "Thank you" notification. Chinese won't reply if for this or that reason cannot place you to the advertised position.

Never mind! Don't stop sending your CV until you land an invitation to the interview ...

Good luck!

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I had similar problems here ... at my start in China in 2009. 

 

I thought, my files are most likely not compatible because I am not using Windows OS, so I resort to other 'home-made' way.

 

I would send a text to the employer through e-Tities: 

 

"I am unable to upload the files to this website.

Please, reply to my email address 'xxxx@me.com' and I will forward you my entire CV with all required files attached."

 

 

I've never uploaded my CV here and I've never had a problems with spam as a result of.

I've communicated with potential employers only over my email address and later over the Skype. 

 

The other thingy is ... do not expect reply of every employer in China with "Thank you" notification. Chinese won't reply if for this or that reason cannot place you to the advertised position.

Never mind! Don't stop sending your CV until you land an invitation to the interview ...

Good luck!

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If it is a teaching job, more than likely a recruiter is posting the job posting. When you send the CV, it goes to them and they take it from there. My experience has often been that they post jobs that are no longer available ot they do not want to send it to you. Instead, they will contact you saying that they have other jobs they can offer you. Usually, they are jobs that I am not interested in since I am very particular. I explain to them that I just want to apply to the job that was posted and no other jobs. For example, I am only interested in high school. The jobs they send me are kindergarten and primary. In other words, they are trying to get oyu to use their service and place you where they can make the most money from the schools using their service. It is all a business. Since the schools are the ones paying the recruiters, and not you, the recruiters only have their own interests and the school's interests in mind. 

 

Another thing to note...never send them your documents or even a photo of them. Only do this if you block out important personal data so that they can not sell it to the "black market". Only give the information to the school that is interested in having you sign a contract, and only do it in person. You can send photos, ONLY if the information is blacked out.

 

As for the cover letter, each time you edit and send a cover letter, only the most recent change is sent. It does not change ones you have already sent. I just use a blanket cover letter for every application. It does not have specifics about the job I am applying to. Just click and send. 

 

P.S. If you are not as picky as I am about the job you are seeking, it is usually safe to use a recruiter to do the work for you. It should not affect your salary too much, if at all. Especially now since there is a shortage of ESL teachers in the market. You have the power to negotiate. Make sure everything you negotiate is in the contract when you sign. If the school says they have a standard contract and can not make things in writing, tell them to add an addendum to the contract that is signed and stamped seperately so that it will be included as part of the contract. If they refuse, you have to make a decision of accepting whatever they are willing to put in writing or walk away. Never accept just their word of approval where nothing is in writing. That contract may not be 100% binding like contracts are in western nations, but it is the best thing you have for proof of what was negotiated. 

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This way sometimes and the otherway most of the time.

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