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University Grads, Abide by these 11 Rules when Job Searching

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If you’re a recent university grad or soon to be one, below are 11 job search commandments you can’t miss. They are laws to live by as you embark on life’s next big challenge: Landing a job or internship . #1 – I Will Not Compare Myself To My Friends No two graduates are the same. Each has different skills, abilities, needs, and wants. Just because your friend gets a new  job or internship   doesn’t mean he or she is better than you. Keep the blinders on and focus on your search, not theirs. Jealousy is a useless emotion that derails a job search. Besides, they might be able to help you get a job. It’s in your best interest to be genuinely happy for them! #2 – I Will Not Take The Summer Off Don’t delay your job search. Employers see it as acting entitled and lazy. Get in...
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MAY
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Intern Testimonial: Nick Freer-Smith


One of China’s great advantages is its openness to foreign people and ideas. Even if you lack the education and experience of a particularly job field, many domestic and international firms are willing to take a chance with an intern who has a different background. For example, it isn’t uncommon for us at  Gi2C  to place an intern with a legal or social science background in an art gallery if that’s what the intern would like – and the gallery is willing. Twenty-year-old Nick Freer-Smith from London is another example. Although he studied History at the University of Exeter, he’ll do his internship in Shanghai next month at China BlueSky Ventures , an investment and advisory services firm. Nick Freer-Smith “From the Skype interview I've had with the company, I believe I'll be meeting international clients of the firm, and helping them to enter Chinese markets, predominantly in the field...
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MAY
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Six Ways to Achieve the Salary You Deserve

Six Ways to Achieve the Salary You Deserve
Negotiating 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...
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