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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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Getting a Criminal Record Check certificate from China

Getting a Criminal Record Check covering 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 author...
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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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How to research an employer

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Knowing the company that you want a job at is essential to understanding your future role and the people you will be working with. In a survey by career builder, over a third of applicants applying for a job admitted that they didn't research the employer before applying for a position. With the internet at our fingertips there is no excuse for taking the time to get to know about the company ...
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If you had all the money you ever needed, would you stay at your job?

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Just entertain the idea for a second. Imagine you wake up one morning having enough money to do all you ever wanted, all you ever planned for. Living a long life with the financial means to do whatever you wanted for the rest of your days on earth. In this instance, with money being of no more concern or relevance, would you stay at your job? Looking at this question should help us understa...
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