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A collection of articles written by agents at Noon Elite Recruitment about topics all around the subject of recruitment and the global job market. From tips writing your resume to research on the craziest job perks in the world.

Teach English in China for 1 year or don’t bother at all

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Teaching English in China is a major life changing experience. You literally uproot your entire life and move thousands of miles away to an entirely different culture. With such a huge change it's easy to consider dipping your toes in the water and going for a shorter period. Here is why that's a terrible thing to do and how the choice of a year or nothing helps so much with deciding whether or no...
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Getting a Criminal Record Check certificate from China

Getting a Criminal Record Check coevering the time you were in China is not something that you often think of until you have returned home and are applying for positions that require them. Getting a no criminal record check needn't be difficult or frustrating. The process is the same whether applying from within China or abroad, the difference is that if you apply remotely you simply need to autho...
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Chinese holiday dates for 2018 & 2019

Almost all work contracts in China include the official Chinese public holidays. To give you an idea of the dates and number of free days these add to your free time in China you can check the official holiday dates below. Holiday 2018 Date 2019 Date New Year's Day Dec. 30 2017 - Jan. 1 2018 Dec. 30 2018 - Jan. 1 2019 Chinese New Year Feb. 15 - 21 Feb. 4 - 10 Tomb Sweep...
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How to choose your school and city in China

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When choosing to Teach English in China there is nothing small about the entire process. The position is an adventure way out of your comfort zone, the country is vast and the choice of cities and school employers is endless. Here are some tips on how to narrow down your search and make sure you get that placement you are dreaming of. What are my priorities? We all have different drivers for com...
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The latest updates to the graduate job market for 2018

From the latest findings from the Institute of Student Employers we can see a very different situation for the graduate job market out there. The UK spends 72 million pounds per year hiring students and the past year has been one of great change for employers and recruiters in the UK. Competition for hiring grads has never been more cut throat and the numbers show even bigger problems on the h...
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How to land that dream job you’re underqualified for

We've all know that we should chase our dreams and it helps to have some tricks up our sleeves to pull the odds closer to our favour. When applying for that dream job there will often be requirements in the job specification that you don't feel confidently covered by your resume. Here are some tips to land that dream job regardless of whether you have the correct qualifications or not. Start ...
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The top 100 graduate Employers according to The Times

Each Year, Journalism firm The Times measures, ranks and publishes a list of the top 100 employers in the UK. The research is compiled from surveying over 20,000 students who graduated summer 2017. Checking the list out is a good way to see the current big guns in graduate employment. It can also help you discover additional employers to apply to that you hadn't yet thought of. Without further...
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How to create a striking CV with limited work experience

We've all been there, trying to bulk up a CV to show more interesting detail to fill in the remaining half a page of space (almost feels like writing this post!). Before you go on about being great at MS word, email and breathing in and out, here's a little inspiration to get more valuable information on that precious pair of pages on your CV. Write about the real you Before resorting to bul...
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5 things to take to a job interview

Your application was successful, the telephone and skype tests went well and now its time to hit the road and meet up face to face for that all important interview. Here are five things to take with you for a smooth interview. 1. Copies of your CV Bringing a copy of your CV, like so many things in an interview is done more of a symbol of organisation that an act of practicality. If the compa...
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Why it’s quality over quantity for job applications

Quality over quantity
In today's high tech age of job sites and accounts, sending off your application can be done at the click of a button. Ubiquitous positions are posted by the hundreds and candidates from all over the world apply for  hundreds of jobs. Like this, it's all too easy to fall into the trap of applying wholesale with a generic CV. However, contrary to the actions of most job applicants bulk applicat...
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