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Q: . Which way the best for getting a job here in China?

French native speaker with fluent english, some knowledge of chinese and a master degree in business from a chinese university. Which way the best for getting a job here in China? It's been hard to get a job here but is it because i'm emphasizing the wrong qualifications???

5 years 36 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - Chongqing

 
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It is difficult to answer that question, because we don't know what you are emphasizing.

 

There is an article on this site about a person who transitioned from English teaching into a non-teaching job. He gave a lot of tips on finding a job and wrote about his experience. Useful read.

 

The biggest problem you are going to have is dealing with the visa issue. Many Chinese companies that would be interested in hiring foreigners can't due to visa regulations.

 

As long as your visa and financial situation are dealt with my recommendation is to start networking. Network like mad! 

 

The people that I have seen land jobs successfully started working as interns for Chamber's of commerce. This will put you in some of the correct circles for networking and you get to go to all the events for free. Another suggestion, use your connections from your MBA.

 

Most likely, you will get a job through your network, not a jobsite. 

Good luck and hope it helped.

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I'm afraid this is not a very good period right now.

You might want to check the job section of this website or other expat websites, but they might reveal disappointing in your field.

I have a question : how can you have a master degree from a Chinese university and yet have "only" some knowledge of Chinese, since entering a regular master in China requires a HSK level 6?

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If your name is Abdel, I think your ethnicity prevents you from getting the highest paid teaching jobs. You're hired for your appearance more than your ability.

You could take one of the lower paid positions, like university, and always be on the lookout for openings in the business world with need for your skills.

I'm personally learningweb design to hopefully become a freelancer. If you're good at networking, it might pay off to befriend people in the business world.

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You need to know what your strengths are first. Then decide what you want to do with those strengths. If you are thinking of teaching, perhaps you can search for a French language teaching job. I've seen some teaching jobs on this website requiring French natives. If you hunt around without a clear objective then it makes job hunting even harder because you don't even know what you want. One note of caution, don't expect the same wages you get back home. 

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I would look for companies from French or English speaking countries in the area you live.  Have a wander about the local industrial areas and take a note of what companies you find. You might have to go out of your local area, but hey, you would have to do that at home.   For example, I have a TOTAL OIL depot not far from my house.  And I know they have a fairly big office in GZ.

 

Go home, do your internet research and write a CV for each company. I am a great believer in changing your CV for whatever job you are applying for. Even if it's just shuffling your bullet points about a bit.

 

Or just pick a few French companies who are involved in something you know about. Do they have a facility in China?  

 

Fire off your CV to the HR department in the home country.

 

Your covering email could cover your extensive knowledge of Chinese culture, your western core education, problem solving skills or whatever else you can offer.  And also say you will work for local wage plus X%.  It would be a lot cheaper for them to have you here as a half pat than send a reluctant ex pat out.

 

Worse that can happen nothing..... best that can happen you get a job and a trip back home for some training....wink..... and a Z.

 

That's my plan when my current job comes to an end.  

 

Good luck 

 

 

 

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I think u got to do like some Africans do here, they can speak fluent english since some countries back there a English speaking of course,.

For a teaching job, just creat a resume then change your name to a western name, then apply , go for interviews and look them in their eyes and tell them you're a native speaker, u just want part times not full to sign contracts ,as someone earlier mentioned, you're recruited due to appearance not ability , if you got the white or yellow skin you can be earning 10-15000rmb a month in some language centers before u know it.

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