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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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3 reasons why you should still look at job vacancies while you’re employed

Looking at the latest vacancies doesn't only help you when you are looking for work. There are a number of great benefits and advantages gained from keeping an eye on the latest vacancies while you are happily employed. Heres how keeping your eye on the latest job openings helps you and your career. 1. Looking back at your own job description helps quantify growth Take a moment to look at th...
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7 signs it’s time to move on from your employer

In today's rapidly changing global economy its easy to become stuck in old ways and become out dated. Moving jobs help us keep our careers on track and encourage us to be the best we can be. Today's average employee will change jobs 12 times over their career (according to data by the Bureau of Labour statistics). Changing roles can improve many things in your career from increasing your salar...
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Top 10 prestigious internships in the world for 2018

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Internships are a vital source of valid experience. For candidates in the early stages of their chosen careers an internship at a popular company can make all the difference between landing a dream job and being stuck on the sidelines. But what are the most prestigious internships of the entire word? Careers site Vault.com just released a ranking of just that. By surveying 12,000 current and forme...
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When is it good to get fired?

Getting fired can be good for your career
Initially many of us assume getting fired to be a bad thing, often a very bad thing, especially if money is tight and we have people depending on us to bring home the paycheck. However, there are numerous times when getting fired can be a huge gift that increases your income and makes you happier in your life. Here are ways that you can use to your advantage to spin getting fired into a positive...
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