Find a job in China (for junior profiles and students)

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A presentation I gave to university students looking for a first experience in China in order to boost their application. Special Thanks to theoatmeal.com and their awesome comics displayed in that …

A presentation I gave to university students looking for a first experience in China in order to boost their application. Special Thanks to theoatmeal.com and their awesome comics displayed in that presentation.

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  • 1.
  • 2. Operation : Find A Job
    Because it’s not that easy in China !
  • 3. Agenda
    What are we doing today ?
    Work in China
    1
    What are your chances ?
    2
    Think before you act
    3
    4
    Build a good pitch
    5
    Review your application
    6
    Make a real CV
    7
    Q&A
  • 4. Work in China
  • 5. Who’s working there ?
    3000 RMB : starting salary for a young chinese graduate
    72%
    companies of the Hudson report willing to hire (highest since 2003)
    112 Million ppl.
    =
    1st Manufacturing Workforce in the world
    6000 RMB : starting salary for a young chinese graduate with a USA Master Degree (fluent in english)
    0.81 USD / hour
    +10% / year increase
  • 6. China SME = 1000 employees
    China Multinational company = 1M employees
    Human factor
    Different Scale
  • 7. Working atmosphere…
  • 8. …in a chinese company
  • 9. Internship Options in Shanghai
    SME
    Sales, Business Development
    Service
    Marketing & Com.
    Sourcing & Trading
    Product
    Big Group
  • 10. Whatareyour chances ?
  • 11. You VS. Chinese graduate
    VS
  • 12. You VS. Chinese graduate
    WINNER ! >
    Fluent Mandarin
    Ting Bu Dong
    VS
    OMG ! 3000 RMB!
    What? 3000 RMB?
    I’mleaving in 6 monthsanyways
    I’llstayhereforever
    Everything OK. Everything OK.
    May I suggest
  • 13. I would like to work in Marketing & Com.
    Option 1 : Big Advertising group
    • Low Salary
    • 14. Low creativity
    • 15. Low Freedom
    • 16. Great for the future & CV
    Option 2 : SME
    • Better Salary
    • 17. Open creativity
    • 18. Complete Freedom
    • 19. No frame, no guides
  • I would like to work as a Salesman.
    Option 1 : Big Company
    • Work on the phone
    • 20. Work on the phone
    • 21. Follow the sales process
    • 22. Build quotes
    • 23. Pass it on to the Sales Manager
    Option 2 : SME
    • Work on the phone
    • 24. Go to networking events
    • 25. Meet the targets
    • 26. Deal with the mess
  • I would like to work as a Manager.
    Questions
    • Do you speak Chinese ?
    • 27. Do you look older than 23 y.o ?
    • 28. Do you speak REAL english ?
    • 29. Have you managed a team before ?
    • 30. Most of the times, managing yourself is already a great job !
  • I would like to work in the finance industry.
    Option 1 : Market finance & Trading
    Option 2 : Finance consulting
    • Work on the phone
    • 34. Work on the phone
    • 35. Sell finance packages
    • 36. Work on the phone
  • I would like to work in the sourcing industry.
    Option 1 : Big group
    • Support the buying team
    • 37. Get quotes
    • 38. Fill the database
    Option 2 : SME
    • Find suppliers
    • 39. Build quotes
    • 40. Deal with the mess
    • 41. Deal with some clients
  • Thinkbeforeyouact
  • 42. Understandthe environment
    What is this company business ?
    Why are they doing this ?
    How do they make money ?
    Who are their competitors ?
  • 43. Understandthe recruiter
    Who is that guy ?
    What is his mission in the company ?
    Why are they looking for
    a sales manager ?
    What do they expect from me ?
  • 44. DraftIt
  • 45. Build a good pitch
  • 46. Design your own elevator pitch
    “30-60 second business description of what you do and why someone should work with you”
  • 47. Your Pitch must guide you through your application process and your CV creation
    Remember !
  • 48. “I want to do an internship in China because it’s a growing country” (wow you’re so smart!)
    “I tried marketing and I didn’t like it so I decided to try finance” (great, a guy who will try a new thing in my company)
    “Your international company is famous all around the world and that’s why..” (@ SARL Robert, 2 employes et un stagiaire)
    “I want to do an internship in China because I’ve been there in vacation and my sister leaves there” (Seriously ? I’m glad for you !)
    And you will avoid that :
  • 49. Prepareyour application
  • 50. Valueyour experience
    List down your experiences
    List down everything you did during those “missions”
    Understandwhy you did it
    Numbers talk more than text
  • 51. Don’t BULLSHIT !
    You’re not fluent in English ? Don’t write that !
    You’ve been working 5 years @ Coca Cola as Manager ? They will call them. (just to check)
    > Managers hate wasting their time
  • 52. Interview : Some mistakes to avoid
  • 53. Interview : Some mistakes to avoid
  • 54. Interview : Some mistakes to avoid
  • 55. Interview : Some mistakes to avoid
  • 56. Interview : Some mistakes to avoid
  • 57. Interview : Some mistakes to avoid
  • 58. Interview : Some mistakes to avoid
  • 59. Interview : Some mistakes to avoid
  • 60. Interview : Some mistakes to avoid
  • 61. Make a CV thatworks
  • 62. Goalsof your CV
    Convince the recruiter to plan an interview with you
    Provide the information he needs to guide the interview
  • 63. Golden rules of the CV
    HARMONY
    PRECISION
    HONESTY
    WORDING
  • 64. You’re applying from abroad ? Your country is enough
    Make it easy to contact you : highlight skypeand email + phone number
    Choose a straight forward title :“Looking for a 6 month intership as a sales assistant from June 2011”
    Header : it’s important
  • 65. Pictures : please don’t fail
  • 66. How to present your professional experience
    Stage en entreprise, SARL Indus+,
    St AlloinsRhone, 69830
    Assistant chef de produit, SARL Indus+,
    société productrice d’emballage bouteille
    écologique. France
    Numbers
    Skills
  • 67. How to present your school experience
    1ere S au Lycee Martin Laval
    Specialisation Biologie
    Highlightdiplomas and rewards
    Be Simple
  • 68. How to introduce your personal interests
    Lecture, Danse, Cinema, Trucs
    What book didyouread ?Whatmovie maker do youprefer ?
  • 69. 1 Page…
    1 page
    … is enough
  • 70. Some mistakes to avoid
    OVER CREATIVITY
  • 71. Some mistakes to avoid
    WHERE’S YOUR
    CONTACT INFO ?
  • 72. THANK YOU!
    Your Logo