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Know what you want
Looking through jobs on job sites can be ineffective and time-consuming. There are thousands of job vacancies all over job sites so it is nearly impossible to find a promising match if you do not have a goal in mind. Therefore, before searching any job site, be sure you have answered the following questions first:
An even more detailed and complete reports of the MBTI test results (Chinese version) can be found here in a free version.
Always remember, most graduate jobs require applicants to have some work experience. That is, you may need to get a period of work experience (such as internships) before you can successfully apply for graduate level jobs, and our Internships & work experience pages may help you with that.
Find the job you want
Once you have the kind of work experience you are looking for, you can move on to the next stage – finding the job you want! Read Finding jobs in China FAQs.
The two most popular ways to find jobs in China are via networking and job sites.
Saint Connect is the Career Alumni Network for the University of St Andrews. It brings together Alumni and Current Students to facilitate networking, enable informal mentoring, provide industry discussion groups, and enable graduates and students to stay up to date with their student societies and sports teams.
Join Saint Connect , join the groups and contact St Andrews graduates (such as Chinese) working in careers that interest you. Send them a message! Get their advice and tips on how to get into the sector.
You can search Chinese alumni within the University of St Andrews Alumni and within its subgroup (under "More"), University of St Andrews Alumni – Mentorship Programme on LinkedIn. Other subgroups include Beijing and Shanghai alumni groups which you can join and have a look at the members’ profiles. Visit our LinkedIn page for more information.
You can also have a look at the successful graduate employment case studies by our alumni. Reading the profile of other Chinese alumni may inspire you!
Tip 1: Try typing in both English and Chinese in the search box - you might get different results! In addition, sometimes typing in “留学生” (students who have studied abroad) as a key phrase may bring you to the vacancies that favour returning students from abroad.
Tip 2: If you would like to apply for graduate jobs in China, it would be better to check out the job sites as early as possible – DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU GRADUATE!
Graduate jobs are often advertised well in advance. Keep an eye on the job sites for graduate jobs from the beginning of the year!
Tip 3: You can also go to the campus recruitment page of the job sites and visit different companies’ websites to check out their job vacancies.
Most Chinese jobsites display large companies’ logos on their homepage with links to the companies’ websites and to their job vacancies. While possible, please apply from the company’s own websites, as the job information would be more reliable than that on job sites.
Tip 4: Beware of any organisation that asks you to pay ANY amount of “fees” or money during the application process – they are most likely to be fraudulent!
Large and well-known job sites are not guaranteed to be “fraud-free”, so apply with caution. We strongly recommend our students have a look at YingJieSheng BBS about the employment trap and protecting yourself from the frauds. Always remember: finding jobs is not easy, NO PAIN NO GAIN!
|GradlinkChina||GradlinkChina is a specialist careers website designed for students and graduates from China who are studying at universities across the UK. It provides job vacancies only for graduates (i.e. not available to current students). A strongly recommended resource.|
|Beijing FESCO||Provides vacancies mainly in Beijing. If you would like to find graduate jobs, remember not to choose “在校学生” as the job type - just type in “应届毕业生”|
|Shanghai Foreign Service Co||Provides vacancies mainly in Shanghai. Recommend searching “应届生”.|
|Shixiseng||Try typing in “应届生” or “graduate” as key words.|
|CIIC||Provides some job vacancies in Japanese companies, but most of them require work experience.|
|Monster||Job vacancies can only be searched in English (as the site is in English). Most jobs require work experience of more than one year.|
More vacancies in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.
|Provides vacancies throughout China but more job information from Beijing.
|Focus mainly on graduates. Recommend searching “应届生” as a key word, can also try searching “graduate”. |
|Recommend typing in “应届生” as a key word.|
|||Choose the work location first, and then go to “找工作” section. Note: Signing up is unnecessary unless you are applying for the job. That is, viewing job vacancies and descriptions do not require you to sign up! Quick links: Beijing Shanghai. If you are looking for graduate jobs, you can choose "工作经验：应届毕业生".|
|||Try searching “应届生”. Can also have a look at”应届生项目”. Note: This job site requires you to sign up in order to see the full job descriptions.|
Provides vacancies mainly in Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Try searching “应届生” or “应届毕业生” as key words. Also, sometimes one or two job vacancies will show up if you type in “留学生” in the search box.
GradLink Gulf is a specialised website for all students interested in working in The Gulf. It includes jobs, links with major graduate employers, advice, an active blog section, graduate case studies and events.
The job-hunting situation in the US and Canada is quite different to that of the UK. Many jobs and opportunities are not advertised and ‘Grad-schemes’ rare.
You need to be able to sell yourself effectively, highlight your strengths, and then take advantage of your network.
Remember, many large employers will start accepting applications for work during the September before graduation. Make sure you know your dates!
Review our Career options links for good starting points in exploring career options.
The following websites are useful starting points for your search: