Student Jobs in China
Here is what we all are eager to here, students can legally get employed while studying in China, what a place to be! Speaking of the economics, China has been the world's fastest growing country for the past 32 years. The current rise of China has made it very clear that people who can speak Chinese and have firsthand experience of living in China are to have a great advantage in terms of employment and this not an exception to students studying China who grasp elementary Mandarin and aspire to seize opportunities. International students are allowed to take part-time jobs during their study period. They are not only limited to this can engage in paid internships on campus, under specified conditions. To work while studying the student must obtain permission both from their host university and the Chinese immigration authorities as well.
The universities usually issue a consent letter and hiring companies give out certification in compensation after completion of an internship. Most importantly, students are advised to mark their visa "Part-time-work" at any nearest police station for authenticity purposes in the event that they get contracted by any company. It is however not allowed to apply for a different job in a different company in case you change your mind once you are employed with another. As a traveler in China, English knowledge is highly valued. English tutoring and teaching jobs are on high demand, so you can try your charm on such kind of opportunities.
In China you do not only get an opportunity to work while studying but even after your study course you still stand a firm chance to get employed. Back in 2017, the central government introduced a program for international students with postgraduate degrees or who had attended highly regarded institutions to obtain Chinese work permits after graduation. This was not the case in the past, international students and those with degrees obtained overseas had to have a minimum of about two years of work experience outside China before they could apply for a work visa. It can’t get any better. For any additional information regarding student jobs in China simply contact RocApply.
So how do I get the job?
As RocApply we have gathered a few pointers to assist students when searching or work in China. These include but are not limited to:
- Always have your CV in you well written and referenced.
- Keep on the lookout or posts or vacancies firstly in campus then beyond
- Learn the local language and get more up and close with local residents.
- Look or openings around your residence to cut down transport costs and this even allows you to work late
- Some places to seek employment include cafes, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, clothing stores, the library, car wash, farms.
- Always be willing to get your hands dirty don’t be picky about job opportunities that come your way, be it housekeeping, fruit picking, waitering etc.