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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Networking: Getting some help from your friends

Social-networkWe all know by now that networking is no doubt crucial in the job search process. We also know that some of the best jobs aren’t advertised. Why? Because those posts are often filled by a recommendation from a trusted colleague. Put yourself in the place of the person looking for a job candidate. If you place an ad in the paper or online, you may get hundreds of replies – only a few of which might be a fit for the job. But to find those few, you have to wade through all the others and that can take up a lot of your time. Even when you do find a resume that looks promising, that person is still a stranger to you, and you have no idea what kind of person or worker he/she might be. On the other hand, what if a candidate is recommended to you by...
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Asking the Right Questions

ImageWhether you’re from a western country, Latin America, China or anywhere else in the world, there some things that just don’t change when it comes to a job interview, and that includes asking your interviewer some of your own questions. After all, having some thoughtful questions ready only shows preparedness and curiosity on your part. What kinds of questions should you ask? Salary is an obvious job motivator, and there’s no doubt everyone should receive a salary commensurate with his or her qualifications. But a question about salary should wait, at least until the second interview (if there is one) or until a job offer is made. Also, specifics like parking availability have little to do with your actual work, so hold off until a more appropriate time. The first interview is a chance to impress, to talk about your passions and why you’re suited for the job, and to learn more about whether...
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Six Ways to Achieve the Salary You Deserve

Six Ways to Achieve the Salary You DeserveNegotiating salary with a potential employer can be tricky. If done right, both sides can walk away happy and the working relationship can get off on the right foot. The key is to be open but firm, confident but not arrogant. Don’t feel you shouldn’t negotiate either: Everyone should be offered a salary based on market value (even salaries are supply and demand based). A good and fair salary is a key motivator to excel in the workplace. This is true whether in China, the West or anywhere. Below are six ways to ensure you get the salary you deserve. 1. Be Confident and Professional Tone is key, and the wrong tone can easily turn an employer off. Let the employer know through a positive tone that your goal in negotiating your salary is a win-win situation for both sides. Avoid a “give-me-what-I-want-or-else” tone. That won’t work, and could convince the employer you aren’t that interested in...
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Keeping it brief

Job InterviewThe art of the interview: Keeping it brief How many times have you heard, “It’s not about quantity, it’s about quality”? When it comes to the job interview, that golden rule also applies.  Ever catch yourself rambling during an interview and thought, “I could have said that better”? Sometimes you’re given a second change; sometimes you’re not. Keeping your answers short and to the point could be the deciding factor in whether you land a job. Below are some suggestions on how to stop your tongue from flapping uncontrollably during an interview. Listen to yourself Have you ever been in the middle of a conversation and found yourself distracted by the number of times a person separates their thoughts with “umm” or “do you know what I mean?” These conversation stunters appear universal, in any language and in any country. Slang or conversation fillers (a.k.a. bad speaking habits) have become habitual...
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Get Inspired! Zhang Xin Interview on 60 Minutes


zhang-xin-001On our Get in2 China Internship Blog, we talk a lot about China's historic, and miraculous, rise to economic prosperity. Just 30 years ago, China was almost completely shut off to the outside world, and consequently, outside investment. Now China has the world's second largest economy. We like to talk about how China possesses a magical blend of the new and the old. We have learned about the leaders who have shaped China's recent past - the likes of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. But what about China's new generation of leaders? What about the individuals who are leading the way in terms of China's embrace of capitalism? Who are Beijing's biggest movers and shakers? Zhang Xin is one of them. Zhang Xin The world's youngest self-made billionaire woman sat down with 60 Minutes on CBS News in the United States and discussed her past as well as her thoughts on...
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