What should you put on your CV to get noticed? What are jobs like in China? What can you do to turn your internship into a full-time job? Implement ideas from these Career Advice articles that will set your career in China on the right track.

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Anything but English teaching!

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20140314-074737_1.jpgAs a foreigner in China, the one question you will most likely be asked by curious Chinese fans will be, "Are you an English teacher?” The reason being, most foreigners in China are only able to find jobs teaching English.  However, there are several unconventional ways to get a non-teaching job in China and ironically one of the easiest ways is to start out teaching English. You might ask, why start out as a teacher when you're looking for a non-teaching job? Well, it provides you with the perfect inroad to your future career. Here's how to do it. Select a Chinese company that is a key player in your desired industry. After confirming with your Gi2C Group contact that your favorite company is not currently looking for professional interns see if their Chinese staff need assistance improving their business or oral English. Sell yourself to the company by knowing who their target...
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Yeah, I can only find English teaching jobs in China! So hard to find real business jobs. I guess China has so many people, they d... Read More
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Statistics and Data on Employment in China

China Daily Go East Young ManAccording to China's ministry of labor, the total population of China is 1.45 billion. The labor force is about 785 million as of the end of 2011. At that time, China’s workforce hit 764.2 million people, with 359.14 million employed in urban and 405 million in rural China. The number of migrant workers (people who temporarily live and work outside of their hometown) was 252.78 million, an increase of 10.55 million from 2010. The unemployment rate in urban China stood at 4.1 percent which is about 9.2 million people. The Ministry of Labor employment to increase by an average 3.2% per annum until 2015. Approximately 1.6 million foreigners are employed in China. Of those, foreigners teachers account for 82% with average salaries of 16,500 yuan per month. Average salaries for professional foreigners is 52,000 yuan per month.
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What are the average wages and expenses in China?

Did You Know... Consumer Prices in United States are 42.97% higher than in China Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 45.30% higher than in China Rent Prices in United States are 50.86% higher than in China Restaurant Prices in United States are 88.00% higher than in China Groceries Prices in United States are 43.13% higher than in China Check out the average China wages you could be making and start saving on expenses today with an internship in China!
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The Cover Letter: It Matters

Writing a good cover letter matters in a job searchOh the cover letter. Some of us dread writing them, the rest of us love it. But one thing’s for sure: it’s an absolute necessity when applying for a job or an internship. This is true anywhere in the world. The cover letter affords you the opportunity to express yourself in a way you simply can’t in a resume. Resumes are structured and predictable. Cover letters aren’t. The cover letter is also the first impression you’ll give a potential employer, so you’ll want it to be good. Cover Letters Equal Expression Lisa McQuery of Demand Media believes that cover letters matter because of the way they enable job applicants to set themselves apart from the rest of the pack. She explains that the introductory portion of a cover letter “can be used to express a genuine interest in aspects of the company to which [the applicant] is applying.” When you demonstrate...
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Five Ways to Meet New People for your Network

Five ways to expand your professional network A referral through someone in your network is a highly effective way to land a job. Sometimes, it’s not just what you know, but who you know. You might think this is unfair, but you too could benefit from having a solid network or helping a friend out with your connections. Everyone is a connection, including you. Remember that. An endorsement from someone the hiring manager trusts is an extremely powerful means of influence. People in your network are also a great source of information about relevant job openings, and may be able to provide advice about how best to position yourself to the company. Sometimes, the best opportunities don’t reach job boards or recruiters because people within the network of the hiring company get to it first. Take the time to build a professional network. Below are five ways to meet new professional contacts.   Conferences And Events Attending...
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