Finding Employment

Information for jobseekers on finding employment in China...

Due to the tight visa regulations, many people who want to work in China already have a job offer. The two main ways to get a job in China before entering the country are through a specialist recruitment company, or by approaching companies direct, either in response to advertised vacancies or speculatively (or, conversely, being approached by a company with a job offer).

It is possible to secure a job having entered China on a non-work visa, or to change jobs once there. Vacancies are advertised on expatriate websites or through local recruitment agencies. However, foreigners who are looking for a job in China tend to find that networking is the best way to get noticed, as relationships and contacts (guanxi) are an important part of doing business in China.

Resources for job seeking in China include:


Resources for work experience and internships in China: