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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The Cover Letter: The Ultimate Snapshot

In both your personal and business life, you only get one chance to make a first impression. We’ve all heard that before, right? So, why do so many job seekers screw up something so important? The cover letter is a chance to make a positive impression on a potential employer. Unlike a face-to-face meeting, where your nervousness or bad luck can turn a first impression into a disaster, a cover letter is a first impression you get to have complete control over. You decide exactly what you will say, without any time pressure or having to come up with something spontaneously, and you also get to “stage” your letter. You control what it looks like, what it sounds like, and how you come across. The key element to remember is, while you might easily spend two hours agonizing over every detail of your cover letter, the first person reading it is not going...
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The Benefits of Face-To-Face Networking

Image According the National Association of Colleges and Employers in the United States, 70-80 percent of jobs are not posted on job sites and can only be accessed through networking. People know people and it’s that word of mouth that is finding people jobs and career opportunities now, whether in the western world or in booming Asia. While an internship in China is a great way to get your foot in the door, there’s no guarantee of a job offer afterward, no matter how hard you work. That’s why at Getin2China, we organize plenty of networking events to help you meet people and expand your professional circle. We encourage you to get out and meet people face-to-face to build those connections. Virtual connecting should be a bridge to taking relationships offline, not take the place of them. We suggest less text and tech talking and more face-to-face. Here are some benefits you can reap by face-to-face networking: Develop...
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Tips For Conquering Career Fear

ImageAre you paralyzed in fear over your current or future career? Or are you in the middle of a job search and it just isn’t getting you anywhere? Which FEAR is holding you back? We all have them. Here are some tips for overcoming career fear. 1. Name It Name the fear. Here’s a list of the common sources of fear: Rejection Failure High expectations Missed opportunities The what ifs Change (new town, travel, long commute, new boss) The last point is of particular concern if you're going abroad for work or an internship program in China or elsewhere. Many folks refuse to consider or turn down an opportunity abroad, particularly in a country with a vastly different culture, because the fear of change or difference is too overwhelming or even frightening. Face up to your fear. Time abroad - whether as a student or for work - is perhaps the best thing you could...
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10 Ways to Ruin a Job Interview

Interview MistakesYour cover letter and resume have made a positive impression on a potential employer, and they’ve called you in for an interview. Now, you need to ensure the employer stays impressed with you and your potential in their organization. There’s an old saying first impressions count – and there is no better instance of the truth to this than the impressions made during an interview. A variety of factors are in effect. It may include the way you are dressed, how you communicate, your personality, and a number of other considerations. It takes a lot to develop a positive impression, and conversely requires very little to leave one that does not work in your favor as key decisions are made for the new talent they need to bring on. While first impressions can be wrong (and they often are), the job candidate might not be given a second chance. Better get...
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Should you blog? Yup. Here are five reasons why

ImageEveryday we read blogs, learn something from them, and leave comments almost every day. Blogs have become a quintessential part of our online world. But there are still so many mistakes people make when they attempt it, if they attempt it. Inconsistent frequency of posts, using inside jokes only a few people understand, and failing to break up the post into smaller manageable chunks are just a few mistakes. When done right, your blog may be the difference between you and another job candidate. And despite the evidence, very few job seekers take advantage of this affordable way of making a splash. Are you going to separate yourself from the competition and start a blog? Here are five reasons blogging is going to help you find a job: 1. You Show You Are Intelligent Even if you have a killer resume, hiring managers still doubt you, as they should. More than 20...
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