In this blog a couple of weeks ago I talked about my visit to China. The trip was a British Council UK Careers Advisers’ Mission to China which involved 2 days in Beijing and 2 days in Shanghai. It was extremely useful and interesting.
We met a range of employers (from State-owned enterprises, foreign- invested companies and privately-owned companies), and staff from employment agencies and experts on the employment market.
I now want to share with you some of the key messages I learned that I hope will be of help to you.
So I will be giving a presentation for Chinese students who are looking to return to China to work.
It will take place on Wednesday 5th June 2.00pm-3.30pm.
I will talk about:-
· The companies visited
· What the different types of organisation have to offer you
· What employers look for in returning graduates
· How to effectively look for employment and plan your career
· Recruitment methods
· What advice the graduates and employers I met wanted to pass on to Chinese students studying overseas
· How to market what you have gained by studying overseas
Obviously there is a limit to how much a visitor could understand a country, particularly a country the size of China, in less than a week! But I felt that I learned a great deal about the current employment situation in China. And I will be interested to see if my messages fit in with what you think. We can talk about this at this session.
I hope that it will be really interesting - don't miss it!
You will find details of the venue on our ‘What’s On Diary’ where you will need to book a place.