In this article, you will find the ways of finding a job in the cities of China.
Importance of English to find a job
For the majority of China’s history and even late into the 20th century, the government had closed off its borders to foreigners – especially to foreigners from the Western World. Now, with its fast growing economy, the Chinese are realizing that English is a necessity in order to become the global power she once was.
Luckily, for people who can speak English, this allows for greater opportunities for teaching English and for picking and choosing the kind of educational environment they wish to work in and their price. This is the easiest way to find a job in China because whoever your employer is, that person will bend over backwards to make sure you get the proper immigration documents to allow you to legally stay in the country for longer than the 30 – 90 days that a tourist is usually allotted.
What should you to be paid in U.S. dollars?
If you wish to be paid a U.S. salary, but live on a Chinese budget, then apply for the U.S. State Department. There is a written and oral exam. During the oral exam, note that your first preference is to work in China, ask to work in the Admin Section of the Consulate. Do not show any emotion during the oral interview phase of the examination. You’ll be checking visas for the first two years of your stay, but you will surely have a job in China and a nice place to stay on U.S. soil in mainland China.
If you can get a job with a major U.S. newspaper with a branch in Beijing or Shanghai, I suggest you try going that path as well. Since China is like the Wild West of the 1800s right now, it is always changing and there is always so much news that is happening.
You can also go to any of the tourist cities and find the areas where all the backpackers stay. Talk and hang out with them. They are a wealth of information.