Excerpted from the China Career Guide
Obtaining employment in China requires marketable skills, personal contacts, a strong command of a Chinese language (usually Mandarin) and a bit of luck. Networking is the most important part of the process, but the effectiveness of networking in China is also correlated to the quality of one’s credentials and command of the Chinese language. Because employers rely heavily on referrals, especially for foreign candidates, it is important to get introduced or to reach out to as many people as possible and to ‘snowball’ the contacts made by asking acquaintances to make additional contacts.
Online Job Sites
http://www.51job.com/default-e.php (Chinese, English)
51job (NASDAQ: JOBS) is a leading human resource solutions provider in China, offering a broad array of services in the areas of recruitment solutions, training and assessment, and HR outsourcing and consulting. Combining the strengths of traditional (print) and new (Internet) media, 51job delivers an integrated recruitment solution by leveraging technology and expertise with a large staff of experienced professionals. 51job serves hundreds of thousands of domestic and multinational corporate clients through 25 offices in Mainland China. It is the most influential HR services provider in China.
20/F, Tower C, Xingcheng International Building
No.10 Jiuxianqiao Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100016
Tel: +86-10-5827 3388
Fax: +86-10-8456 6811
Recruiting Service: email@example.com
HR Outsourcing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Government Employment Resources
Zhejiang Province Human Resources Website
http://www.zjrc.com/ (Chinese, English)
This website is the governmental HR service institution of the Zhejiang Province. It has become one of the most influential HR websites sponsored by the government within the province and nationwide. It has approximately 300,000 registered employers, 60,000 daily job postings and 320,000 web hits per day.
Zhejiang Province Human Resources
Hangzhou, China, 310013
Tel: +86 571-88396111-2/88395511/88370011
Fax: +86 571-88804930 88394460
Insight.China is designed to help foreigners learn more about China, its people, its language and its customs. Its ‘Homestay in China’ program brings together Chinese families and their friends worldwide in a spirit of sharing and understanding. Insight.China offers unique internship programs that give an inside look at the business side of China.
No 165, Ning An Road
Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province
People's Republic of China. 050051
Tel: +86-311-87820126/ +86-13315170678 (24/7)
Staffing Agencies and Temporary Help Firms
Beijing Foreign Enterprise Human Resources Service Co., Ltd. (FESCO)
http://www.fesco.com.cn/ (Chinese, English, Japanese)
FESCO, founded in 1979, provides service to more than 10,000 customers from hundreds of countries and regions, as well as 800,000 domestic and overseas employees working for these institutions. The customers include a large number of leading multinational companies, exclusively foreign-owned enterprises, joint ventures of Chinese companies and foreign companies, cooperative companies of Chinese companies and foreign companies, state-owned enterprises and private businesses, covering high tech industries like communication electronics, IT, biotechnology, Internet and automotive. Many other industries, such as petrochemical, medical, financial and fast consumables, use FESCO services.
Beijing Foreign Enterprise Human Resources Service Co., Ltd.
No. 14, Chaoyangmen Nandajie
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020
Executive Recruiters and Search Firms
Bó Lè Associates
Bó Lè Associates is a leading executive search firm in Asia and the top firm in China, with a well-developed network of 16 local offices throughout the region, including Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. The company covers major areas, such as the industrial sector, the consumer industry and the financial services sector. Other practices include technology and pharmaceuticals.
Bó Lè Associates
Unit 1103 – 1104, HNA Building
No. 108 Jian Guo Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100022 China
Newspapers that Publish Job Advertisements
Beijing Daily is the leading newspaper in Beijing. It provides classified job ads covering various fields.
Tel: +86 10 85202099
This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete China Guide.