Hello my name is linda, im 22 years old from indonesia
Im Not graduated yet from university, end of next year i will do my final essay. And now my university give me permission work abroad 1 year . I have 2 years teaching experience as a private teacher . And exactly i know how too manage students with different character . I really hope can have possibility to work in chengdu. Bcause this is my dreams and i really interested about chinese culture and panda exactly ..June 18, 2018 at 12:07 am #55104
As far as I know, you won’t be able to work legally in Chengdu unless you are from a native-English speaking country. If your English is good enough you might still be able to find a job here, but you will be taking a risk, and recently it seems that China is a lot harder in visa violations. We recorded a podcast recently with an American who was teaching English on an incorrect visa type and was imprisoned for a month… consider carefully! Good luck.June 18, 2018 at 3:40 pm #55107
Ya i know . Im not in china yet . I want get a job first and get a work visa . And then i can go there . I want work legallyJune 18, 2018 at 3:58 pm #55108
Well, it won’t be easy if you’re not coming from a “native-English speaking” country. However, you can give it a shot by visiting Chengdu for a short period. Bring your certificates and make sure your experience counts in China.
Have got to agree to @charlie‘s comment; be careful before signing a contract with schools here. Paperwork required/set of rules for obtaining work permit has changed as well.
“I want get a job first and get a work visa . And then i can go there”
Again, it won’t be easy if you aren’t a native-English speaker focusing on a teaching career. Visit sites like lagou.com, zhipin.com if you’re willing to consider a different career path. Look at internship options as well.
All the best!June 18, 2018 at 10:21 pm #55109
Ah thank you for your advice.
It’s so help me
Thank you so muchJune 18, 2018 at 10:30 pm #55110
I think it would be better to look for work in a firm here from Indonesia in a different line of work , they will be more likely to obtain a valid work permit for you. You can only legally earn money with a work permit and work residence permit. So don’t sign contracts with schools or English centers that say you can earn money while doing an internship on a student visa and get paid.June 20, 2018 at 6:29 pm #55114
Yes I know, it’s so difficult hahaJune 20, 2018 at 6:33 pm #55115
It will be easier to look for teaching work outside of Chengdu in the rural areas i think.June 20, 2018 at 6:37 pm #55116
Hmm. . I see
How about work in the company?June 20, 2018 at 6:38 pm #55117
If the company is a WFOE in China then they don’t have as much requirements as a local company to employ foreigners.
You will still need the basics :
Highest education paper
No criminal Record paper
Proof of 2 years work experience
Take note they might be asked for a valid reason to employ you over a Chinese national and this is a gamble it is not a guarantee.June 20, 2018 at 6:52 pm #55118
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