China careers resources

The following resources can be used to find out more about careers, recruitment processes and employers in China. They are specifically put together with LSE students in mind. They will get you started but this list is not exhaustive so further research will be required.

Useful resources

Finding opportunities

Chinese language job sites

  • 51 Job
    A Chinese-language job search engine, this leading professional recruitment website conatines 3.2 million daily job offers. It also provides its variety of services in English.
  • China HR
    A Chinese-language job search engine. It offers online recruitment, campus recruitment information and online career guidance. The site offers an executive search option for those holding graduate and higher credentials.
  • Student Zhaopin
    A Chinese-language job search engine, this job board also offers an internship-specific search. Users are provided information on resume layout and cover letter writing. The site also has a service that recommends jobs to registered users via email. Users can see the number of resumes sent to a job posting.

English language job sites

  • ChinaJOB
    English language site, the positions are mainly from the Chinese government and multinational companies focusing on science and technology, and education sectors. It offers an interview service that allows foreigners to stay in their respective locations for interviews instead of having to travel to China.
  • Gradlink China
    English-based careers website designed for Chinese students and graduates in the UK. It has concise company profiles with a section on what the company looks for in potential employees. The site also provides the latest news and events on graduate labour markets across China.
  • Matchdragon
    English-based site with a Chinese counterpart, this website offers an ‘auto-match’ service which analyses your resume and suggests available positions for you to apply for. If you want more flexibility, it provides an advanced search engine.
  • XPATjobs China
    English-based job search engine, offers positions which are relevant to higher-level education degree holders.

Social media

Social media sites in China are commonly used as a method to advertise opportunities. Most companies and organizations in China have official accounts on these platforms and advertise positions through them.

Weibo

Weibo is the Chinese Twitter. There are two platforms: Sina Weibo, and Tencent Weibo . Weibo has become a popular platform on which employers post available jobs. The trend has resulted in an informal tagging system using hashtags such as Weijianli (Micro-resume) for those using Weibo as a personal advertising tool to attract employers, and Weizhaopin (micro-recruiting).

Chinese speaking students should create an account and follow the companies they want to work for in order to be updated on available positions.

Sino Weibo has also launched an online recruiting service online recruiting service.

WeChat

WeChat is a phone app that utilises features of the following platforms Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Skype and Twitter. Most people in China with mobile phones have this app as their main way to communicate with friends and family. Companies and organizations have official WeChat accounts where they post events, available positions and important updates.

LinkedIn groups

LinkedIn is an online network of more than 8.5 million experienced professionals from around the world representing 130 industries. It is the leading professional networking site enabling you to connect with people working in your field and find out about job opportunities.

LSE alumni networks

Student societies

Other LSE support

  • Confuscious Institute for Business London
    The Confucius Institute for Business London (CIBL) was established at LSE in 2006 and is one of 25 Confucius Institutes in the UK. The Institute aims to promote Chinese for business to the local community and foster greater understanding of Chinese language and business culture.
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