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Q: Is it possible to find an expat-package job while based in China?

I'm curious about expat packages; you hear about people being sent to China by foreign companies with amazing salaries, benefits, housing allowances and even personal drivers. From what I've heard, it sounds like these kind of packages are only available to those who've been sent to China from their base country. But are these kinds of jobs also available to locally hired foreigners?

7 years 39 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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not easy, I am trying to find them for 3 years already. Those packages will not be offered to some middle-manager or office staffs. High positions are worth it, not us  cool 

for me, the package will be more expensive than my current salary i guess 

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first you have to understand why they give out those "expat packages":

 

1.these are high positions offered for mostly for people 40+ years old because of their knowledge and experience

2. those people have families and are unwilling to move to a shit country

the only reason to go here is extreme high salary and no drop in lifequality

 

i am young but i got a semi expat offer while i was in china. Semi=good salary but no other offers (have no family anyways), no need for a driver because i am flying around and the company has a driver if i need to go somewhere. But currently I am in negotiations with another comapany who maybe can offer me a german contract with an extra expat contract for china

meaning if you are not 35+ years old and have extensive knowledge in something like automotive projectmanagement and have those references too, then its like winning in lottery. Even then they are not stupid because they think you are already in china because you like it, so they will give you a lower offer in the very beginning anyways

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Unless you are highly qualified and would be making a lot of money in your country anyway, it's not realistic to hope. Maybe 关系 can help.

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If you have the qualifications, then it shouldn't matter if you are already in China. But if you are qualified, they may wonder why you are not working in that profession currently, whether that be in your home country, or in China.

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There are executive recruitment companies that operate here.  But if you aren't an executive...

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