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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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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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3 ways to take advantage of the new Linkedin video platform

Following on from the social media giants that are Facebook and Twitter. LinkedIn seem to have finally got their act together and introduced videos. These can now be uploaded to the site via LinkedIn's ios and Android apps. Unlike Snapchat, who realised the value of video early on and made video central to their platform, LinkedIn have got in on video rather late in the game. Video is good for...
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7 tips for a smoother interview

So your application was successfully responded to and you have been invited to an in person interview for that position you always wanted. Here are some tips to help your interview go smoothly. 1. Do your homework There really is no excuse for poor job knowledge in interview. Make sure you spend time reading up on both the company and the industry as a whole. Know who the company is, who the...
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12 reasons you should work in China

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Of all the exciting places in the world there is probably no country on earth at the moment more topical, vivid, or economically important as China. This huge country and its population is influencing the whole world around us and as such there has never been a better time to live and work there. Here are 13 reasons to consider packing your bags and taking a job in China. 1. Earn more With that ...
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5 ways to look more professional when applying for jobs

The fine art of business is a highly subjective environment. Judgements are made on the appearance and presentation of oneself as much as the content that is produced. More often than we'd all like, a great deal of business opportunities arise from personal relationships and the appearance of someone's image more so than what they truly have to offer. The good news is that with a little prepar...
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How to choose the right job for you

In todays age of countless wonderful job vacancies ranging all across the world it's almost impossible to know which one is best for you. The internet has helped connect us with a world of opportunities but with all this choice it's almost impossible know which option to take. Here's our tips to cutting through the hype and adverts and getting to the position that's best for you. Ignore the s...
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5 tricks to beat Procrastination

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Whether at work or looking for a new position procrastination is a serious time waster. You may have a year old to-do list yet unfinished or a job application you know you should apply for but just cant seem to get round to it. Here are 5 tips to take back control of your productive day. 1. Write a to-do list Writing your tasks helps you visualise specific jobs and therefore helps convince y...
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5 ways you can improve your working week without changing job (or anything at work)

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As humans, we often fall victim to assuming that the grass is always greener on the other side and that in order to improve our lives we need to make big changes such as changing our job. However, there are many seemingly tiny changes we can make to our daily schedule to get much more out of our current job and our current circumstances. Heres a few small changes that can make a huge difference. ...
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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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