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Q: Is it possible to get a teaching job if I am over 65?

I would like to find an English teaching job in Shenzhen but I understand there is an age limit of 65 for teachers.  Is this true for all teaching jobs?  Would it be different for adult education?

10 weeks 4 days ago in  Teaching & Learning - Shenzhen

 
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Difficult at 65, I'm in the same boat at 61. 

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No, you are too old for the most schools around the world.

 

It is an insurance requirement, i.e. after 60-years old insurance for such a worker is steep and employer must cover it.

 

I'd say, your best bet is to try to get a job as walk-in. I wouldn't recommend though to look for job this way in China because later you'll have a visa issues ...

 

Other, most reliable answer on your employment in China you'll get by applying for listed jobs and see the feedback you'll get.

Chinese employers won't reply with "Thank you for your application ..." notice, if for this or that reason cannot employ the applicant, i.e. you won't receive replies!.

 

Good luck!

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I encourage you to try it, especially if you are a native English person. Yu will be surprized to find out that there are teaching jobs unlike the age. If your experience background is outstanding, chances are greater even more.

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I know plenty of post-65 teachers who have been hired at good, reputable schools in China and other parts of Asia. 

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I've known older teachers working in China, it used to be doable, possibly not strictly legal but still doable.

 

Since then they've tightened up the system though, I don't know what the new rules are and how they're enforced but I'd guess it's harder than it was. Possibly still doable though.

 

If you're in China and they're able to employ you (or there's some room for them to bend the rules) I'm sure you'll find something, the borders are closed, nobody can enter China so it's a bit of a job seekers market at the moment. If you're not in China it doesn't matter what your age is, you can't get there to work so I doubt they'd even read your letter past where it says 'currently living in....'  

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Difficult at 65, I'm in the same boat at 61. 

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https://www.china-briefing.com/news/china-work-permits-are-you-a-b-c-tie...

 

China Work Permit point system, i.e. tier A, B or C ...

 

Pay attention to "Age" part of the questionaire as "56 - 60 years old = 5 points" and last one "Older than 60 = 0 points" ....

 

This part is c&p from the weblink at search for

"Can you legally work in China after 65-years of age?"

 

"It is difficult to obtain a work permit for China if you are age 65 or older, but it can be done in some circumstances. For advisory on your situation, please contact ..."

 

I am unable to find whole post/reply at the weblink ...

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They could be employed as PR in the teaching  recruiting companies. Their expeience is outstanding, unlike the age. Their commitment comes in line with the awareness that at their age be employed is not that simple, yet not impossible. Thus, they will do their best to prove they are competent. I insist, it is not impossible to be employed at this age, in China.

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Very difficult unless you hold a category-A work permit. Even if you hold a Chinese Green Card, this is past the retirement age.

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To teach beyond the age of 60 there are two mechanisms which are possible.  The first is to work at a university or college  ... these institutions usually allow past age 60 teaching.  The other mechanism is regionally-based ... there are some cities/regions which have no upper age limits, so do a little research yourself on where you'd like to go.  And talk to agents or people who have a bunch of experience workiing in China (often not an agent I'm sorry to say) who know the story for your prospective area.

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I just turned 60.  I foolishly left a job two years ago (at the age of 58) who offered me a 3rd year contract.  But I had obligations at home.  I've been applying non-stop for the past several months without even a nibble (strike that, the two or three that responded first asked me how old I was.  Upon answering, no other responses).  I have a 15 year history of teaching in China with great success, but the CV highlights seem unworthy.  It's too bad, because I'd really like to go back for a few more years.   :(

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