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Top 7 ways to fast track your career in China

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20140612-054329_1.png Just starting out in China and wondering how to be seriously considered as an applicant and respected by local companies? This article is for you. 1. Develop a skill that is greatly needed in China Show China that, as a foreigner, you can do more than teach English. China needs skilled workers, particularly in technical areas such as IT, construction, pharmaceutical R&D, engineering, and geology (oil exploration). 2. Learn Chinese The only way you'll ever get far in China is to learn the language and understand how to do business like a Chinese person. Tip: learn idioms & slang and perfect your pronunciation to especially "wow" your audience. 3. Don't stop studying Beyond language and culture, learn China's history and geography. The more you become a Sino-expert, the more opportunities you will have. Know current movie stars or singers to impress the younger crowd and icons or business leaders to impress...
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Gi2C China Intern's Story: Pierre-Joseph Pastorelli

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20140521-044959_1.jpg "I am 24 years old and grew up in Villers-Perwin, Belgium. Arthur Grumiaux (a famous violinist) was born in my city. I studied Public Relations at HELHa in Fleurus and will be interning in Shanghai. From what I've heard, my job will be to build up a large network here with high level company managers and establish good relationships with entrepreneurs in the local communities. I will understand the filtration industry more and know how to help with improving the quality of air and water. I chose China to do my internship because China is one of the most powerful countries in the world. The Chinese people are at the center of the business world today. So it's the perfect place to do an internship abroad. I travel a lot so I wasn't afraid to start a new adventure in a new place. My family didn't believe me when I...
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Alena Kozina’s Review on her internship with Gi2C Group

b2ap3_thumbnail_image002_20140331-074134_1.jpgAlena Kozina is a bit different from our typical first-time to China intern as she is beginning her internship already quite familiar with China. She will be interning in a Beijing company dealing with financial tools, stocks, and asset management. Alena is originally from Vladivostok, Russia and at the young age of 23, she already holds degrees from schools in Russia, Ireland and most recently a master’s degree from the prestigious Renmin University in Beijing, China. Alena is not sure what exactly she’ll be doing day to day at her new internship in Beijing but is looking forward to staying longer in China. She has spent the last 3 years studying in Beijing and putting that education into practice in China is the natural next step. “My family has been coming to China for years since I was a child. We really like the country, the culture and the food. After I finished my...
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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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Recent Grads have these 4 Fears

facing the fears Life can slap you in the face once you’ve left university. Suddenly, you’ve got real commitments to keep and deadlines to make, you can’t skip classes just because you partied too hard on Tuesday night, and spending every day in sweatpants? Fo’get about it. Sounds pretty dull, huh? But it doesn’t have to be! Here are some solutions for these common fears of recent grads. Fear #1: Being Tired All The Time It’s weird, isn’t it? You could stay up until the wee hours in the morning, sleep for two hours, and somehow still make it to class for your big presentation. After college, this seems like an unthinkable feat. Why? Because, chances are, you were able to come back after your presentation and snooze for a couple of hours before your next class. Unfortunately, most workplaces haven’t passed a nap time policy yet (unless you work at Google!). So, how...
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