China is a world of possibility. You’ll find jobs here that you could never find at home and you’ll find people here that will change your view of the world. If you are willing and work hard you can find yourself quickly gaining responsibilities and expertise, which at home would take much longer. Just imagine, within a few months you could be chief Liason Officer of a private school or the head of Marketing at a start-up.
“I’m constantly in meetings at work, which at the start I thought was pointless, but then I realized they were only pointless because no one was acting on the decisions being made. So I started to. My boss noticed and I have quickly moved up within the company”
Lillian Baker, working in Shanghai
However, not everything is sunshine and daisies when it comes to working in China; it can also be very hard to find a job that suits and obstacles often line the path. Is my Chinese good enough? What do I do about visas? How should I conduct myself during interviews and what is it like to work in Chinese office? What happens if I want to leave before my contract ends? These questions, and more, plague jobseekers looking to work in China, but eChinaJOBs is here to help.
“Before I came to China I thought getting a job here and earning a big salary would be easy. But now I know that it's not so. The job market is becoming more and more competitive as the number of foreigners increase.”
Toby Van Zyl, working in Xi’an
Thousands of English speaking jobseekers browse jobs posted on eChinacities every day, and to make the process faster you can now upload your resume, and make yourself visible to thousands of recruiters. If you are after an extra helping hand our job referral service is also available. Our team of recruitment consultants will refer your resume to clients if we think you might fit and help sent up interviews, all free of charge.
In our Helpful Career Advice section, you will find articles about working in China, and its unique business culture. From explaining how best to fill out a resume or write a cover letter , to common jobs for foreigners and how best to network in the Middle Kingdom. We will also keep you abreast of the latest visa regulations, as well as other laws and regulations surrounding foreigners working in China.
“Once you find a job it's very rewarding working in an international environment as well as with locals. I think the experience I gain in China will be beneficial for a very long time.”
Thomas Bears, working in Shenzhen
And if you are simply after quick advice from other foreigners, why not ask our community.
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It doesn't take sharp observational skills to notice that China is a very, very different place from whence you came. It doesn't matter where you're from – I happen to come from America, and so use this as a baseline for my own experience – China is completely different from it.
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