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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 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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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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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 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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6 cliché terms to leave off your job application

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There's a fine line between a selectively chosen word or phrase in your job application and just another awkward cliche. Here are 6 terms to steer clear of when applying for your next position. I'm a team player This little gem is as common placed on CV's as the candidates name and address. This isn't to argue that it's wrong to present yourself as a team player. The majority of jobs will re...
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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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