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Q: What can I do in China other than teaching English?

It seems a lot harder than I thought to find an ideal job in China. crying

 

I've got more than 10 years of working experience (Casual/Fulltime), worked as a store manager in retail, and Customer relationship manager in the Bank. But I have not find any jobs that is suitable for myself and the pay is right. 

 

So far, I've only managed to find a job in teaching english. Pay is OK.... but I'm not sure if that's what I really want to do. 

 

Anyone that's also struggling to find a job in China too?cool

4 years 44 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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A Chinese employer will think you are too expensive and too much trouble to hire for a job that that 1000's of Chinese people can do for way less money.

 

Unless you start your own business or work for an international company, teaching English is probably your only option.

 

only you know what you want to do.

remember, you are not special and no-one owes you a living.

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Unless you can speak Chinese very well, otherwise try some internatioanl companies.

www.hays.com

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Your previous work experience isn't going to open any doors in China. Unless you have a skill that you can sell here ( and that you forgot to mention) I think you should be thankful for the teaching job.

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The problem is that what you're saying you have experience in aren't things they can't find in the local market, you don't need an expat to manage a retail store.

 

The only place you might be able to apply your background as a CRM is one of those boutique expat financial services companies. But they can be kinda shady, a lot of them have bad reputations of trying to hawk shitty ILA policies. I would advise steering clear of that industry, though you might want to try your luck.

 

Best of luck, but really you'll probably do better at home. Unless you're an extremely exceptional personality as well as bringing skills to the table this isn't the place to really build a lucrative professional career.

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As mentioned previously, you have to take advantage of a skill you have that most locals don't.

Laowais I know that are doing well are mostly in corporate sales, because they can use their native language and knowledge of foreign business practices (I.E. it's not cool to take a happily married man to a dirty KTV) to land contracts the locals can't. Base salary is still low, but they make their money on commissions.

I know others that do copywriting or translation, and they make about what English teachers do.

I work as a sort-of-bilingual liaison between the (American) CEO and the finance department. English teaching pays much better than my job but I have an opportunity to practice business vocabulary and I'm hoping it pays off. I also know that it will still be years before I can surpass the teaching paycheck.

Learn the language, develop a niche skill, network, leverage your native tongue. Consider taking a pay cut to get into your preferred industry. You can still tutor English on the side to make extra money.

Good Luck, it's rough out here.

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