What Employers in China Look For

JingJobsCSA is often asked about finding work in China after study. Our friends at JingJobs have given us the below information to help you plan for your life in China and the best way to go about finding a job here. Employers in China are generally receptive towards hiring overseas candidates, as it gives their companies an international edge when competing in a global market. However, there are still some criteria that the average jobseeker in China must fulfil.




The first and most obvious one is speaking Mandarin. In general to get around quickly and safely, it is best to know some general Mandarin phrases. Being one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, learning Mandarin can only help you. Ultimately, it will make you more employable, and also allows you to engage more fully with the culture in China, as you can make local friends more easily and share a common language.

The second big issue jobseekers face is obtaining a work visa. It is more costly and time consuming to hire an expatriate due to stringent government regulations on working permits for foreigners. So how exactly do you convince your employer that you are the man (or woman) they need for the job? A good way to kill two birds with one stone is to do a part time internship while studying Mandarin for a semester at a local university.

The benefits of this are that firstly, you will familiarize yourself with China and local business culture and customs, making you more attractive to a future employer, and secondly, you can use the opportunity to build up networks and contacts in China. If you perform well during the course of your internship, you could also potentially be offered a full time job.

Looking for work in China may appear daunting and incredibly overwhelming at first, but all the hard work you put in is completely worth it, as China will never fail to stop amazing you, and living here, for any amount of time, will enrich your life forever.

Do you need help finding a part time internship? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Do you need help finding a job? Contact our friends at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check out their Instagram Page for up to date job offers.

And don't forget to check out our Specifically designed Study + Job Hunt Program by China Study Abroad and JingJobs


Thanks to our friends at JingJobs for their great advice!!  



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