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.

Chinese national holiday dates for 2020 and 2021

Almost all work contracts in China include the official Chinese public holidays as paid vacations. Once again for the new year, here are the public holiday dates for the years 2020 and 2021 in China. Holiday 2020 Date 2021 Date New Year's Day  January 1st January 1- 3rd Chinese New Year  January 25th Holiday: January 24th - 30th February 11th-17th Tomb Swee...
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When will English teaching positions resume and how has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected these jobs?

The alarming Coronavirus Pandemic has devastated the economy of the entire planet. Rather than being an exception, the outbreak has and will continue to have a colossal impact on the English teaching industry in China. This is how the virus is going to delay jobs for the foreseeable future, our best estimation of a return to work date for China teachers stuck in the West and the implications a...
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Visas of Foreigners in China automatically extended for 2 months due to the coronavirus

Visas of foreigners in China will be automatically extended by 2 months from the 1st March 2020 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The announcements was made by Liu Haitao, director of Frontier inspection and Department of the State Migration Administration on Sunday March 1st . the period of stay of foreigners in China can be automatically extended for two months. No extension application ...
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Applications for China reopened following positive progress of Coronavirus controls

After a rather hectic few weeks we are pleased to declare from today that we are now accepting interviews and considering candidates for positions in Chinese schools. According to data provided by the WHO, New Covid-19 cases have dropped on 2nd March to only 206. Reports from our clients across China suggest that schools will be reopening from around mid April and as such we are considering candid...
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The Coronavirus Situation and how it affects teaching in China

Developments all around the world have now taken place changing the current situation. You can see full details at our latest coronavirus situation article here at  For the past few weeks a disease has devastated the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei p...
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Elite level CV hacks to get you noticed for the hyper-competitive positions

Grad schemes are hyper competitive as they offer a gateway to a high level career with the training and development to match. Once again it's that time of year when graduates should be sending out their applications and in this age where more candidates than ever are applying. The old wisdom of perfecting your CV's and getting good grades are no longer sufficient. Exclusively for our readers, ...
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Medical check for the China Z visa

Completing the medical check form used by the vast majority of Chinese employers is one of the most challenging and costly aspects of the entire application process. After years of assisting hundreds of candidates with this we have come up with this guide to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible. Why do schools want this medical check? Although not an absolute requirem...
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Chinese holiday dates for 2019 & 2020

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Almost all work contracts in China include the official Chinese public holidays as paid vacations. Once again for the new year, here are the public holiday dates for 2019-2020 in China. Holiday2019 Date2020 DateNew Year's DayDec. 30 2018 - Jan. 1 2019Jan. 1 Chinese New YearFeb. 4 - 10Jan. 25 Holiday: Jan. 24 - 30 Tomb Sweeping FestivalApr. 5 - 7Apr. 4 - 6May DayMay 1May 1 - 3Dragon ...
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Why are ‘Teaching jobs in China’ Facebook groups terrible places for finding a job?

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We've all seen them, the Facebook groups that start overnight and soon swell with thousands of active members. In these groups are an overload of beautiful sounding positions. Vacancies are listed with an equally diverse range of spelling and grammar mistakes as the reputation of the recruiters that advertise them. Simon in Dalian can offer you an incredible 250k salary in a new kindergarten. Mea...
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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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