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Why you can’t get a teaching job in china?

2017-05-19
Category:jobs in china

Why you can’t get a teaching job in china?

Wait, take a look at my background.

About me

I lived in china for 11 years.  I am not white, I am asian. (I am not a writer, not a native english speaker so please forget my grammar)

Let me share my experience in China job market.

It’s been three years I have started my recruiting agency. I work with many schools, these schools want foreign teachers for their schools . Most of them specifically mention that they want white teacher(does not matter the quality), they have their reasons for that even though I never appreciate their reasons. Does it mean I always hire white teachers? For some cool jobs in china

Nope!!!!!

So what’s happening? My clients want white teachers? Actually it’s not entirely true. Some schools in China are ok with black teachers. but there is a but….many buts actually ….

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The buts are agencies like me. So like me what?….

Agencies work with schools or training centers in china. If you wanna work in china specially  specially if you want to teach, most probably you have to go through agencies.

Since agencies get money from schools, they are ready to pleased their clients like schools and training centers. So first you have to go through agencies before you reach the schools for interviews. What?????

Yep, dude you heard me. Go through agencies….oh God… nightmare.

What agencies do to you when you apply for jobs in china.

  1. If you are black they will block on WeChat most of the time.
  2. If you are asian they will block you on WeChat most of the time.

So it’s a dead end for your career in teaching in China?

Yes no, yes…. noo….. yes……..no

The answer is No. You still have hope and you can still do teaching and live a better life in China.

How to attract Agencies? How do you persuade them to hire you for the schools or training centers? Before I tell you how to attract agencies let me tell you how you can reach them first.

Number of ways to reach them

  1. WeChat
  2. QQ
  3. Email
  4. Phone number

Wait, you can say that I mentioned that agents block you on WeChat if you are black or asian ? Yep, I said it.  But there is an amazing way to reach all 100% of them.  you can still send your first message to all the agents. This is your key chance to talk to them. Agents might not add you first time, but they still get to see your first introductory message on Wechat and QQ.

Strictly remember when you send WeChat friend request to an agent for a job

  1. Don’t just say “hi”. We think it’s very unprofessional and it disqualifies you. Agents don’t have time to reply your “hi”. I have seen many job seekers on WeChat just say “hi” and I never accept their friend request.
  2. Don’t put unprofessional profile photo like dog, cat, scary mask, too gawdy  photo.
  3. Don’t make any grammatical mistakes when send friend request. I have seen lots of job seekers say “I am English teacher” It’s a wrong sentence and it disqualifies you immediately.

Strictly remember to do things when you apply on WeChat for job

  1. Just don’t say “hi”. Start with a professional introduction.
  2. Make a nice introductory video. Talk about your teaching experience and educational background.
  3. Show your teaching photos.
  4. If you don’t have much teaching experience, you should convince that you can do this job. Convince the agents using your voice and presentation. Talk confidently. Don’t speak in low voice.
  5. Don’t do any weird actions.

Most importantly

  1. Develop a nice clear accent. This is a crucial weapon to impress the agents.
  2. Your introductory video must be attractive. This is your only chance to impress the agents as well as the schools(If you are black, brown or asian)

After getting employed

  1. Teach your students with passion.
  2. Use songs and games to teach them.
  3. Make a detail lesson plan.
  4. Provide feedback after class to your boss.
  5. Show the students that you care about them. And do it for real.

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6 thoughts on “Why you can’t get a teaching job in china?”

  1. 匿名说道:

    this post can simply put in one sentence; because you are not white

  2. 匿名说道:

    wow! How enlightening and disheartening

  3. 匿名说道:

    Qualification is more important than race.

  4. Tom说道:

    I’m living and working in Shanghai. I was recruited from the US where I have a decade of teaching history (university). I hold a PhD from a major world-ranked research university. I don’t mention that to praise myself but rather to underscore how people like me can be treated simply because of the flesh we happen to have been born into. As a black man, despite my credentials, I am finding the Chinese are not interested in being around me. Those I work with seem to value my expertise (by which they mean they perceive they can learn enough from me to improve their own careers), though they largely remain, outside of work, very distant. Despite countless offers to buy acquaintances beers, coffee, tea, dinners… I am always brushed off. Always. I have been attacked in stores, ignored by service people in public facilities, and, my favorite, passed by by cabs for hours on end whether I’m traveling near or far, despite their green availability lights lit. I’ve even had native colleagues call cabs for me (Didi) that, on getting to us/me, refuse the fare. To my sole Chinese friend’s credit, he has lambasted taxi drivers that stop for him but who, taking one look at me, very clearly and disgustedly (flinging hands dismissively in the air) refuse to take me home.

    Yes, I know foreigners in general experience these things, but from my experience, it is far worse if you’re foreign AND not white. I don’t discuss this anywhere else as I’ve learned from the US that these negative social topics are exceedingly unwelcome. Compounding this, white peers throughout the city seem almost terrified to acknowledge me, even when I’m am friendly and greet them, as if they fear the backlash from locals if they’re seen fraternizing with me.

    Yet another problem I learned only on getting here, the cost of housing in Shanghai continues to explode. I pay 14K RMB for a tiny 1-bdrm in a very old, run-down building (not a fancy expat “serviced apartment”) with two sauna-like elevators that are always crowded and invariably have a 15-min wait (I live on the 30th floor so stairs are not an option, especially when I’m wearing a wool suit and tie–required work uniform). Yes, I’ve seen a few cheaper spaces and my peers at work boast all the time about their 9K RMB apartments. With roaches, no clothes washer, and noisy neighbors. I work 60+ hours a week. I need some peace and quiet when I’m home.

    Here for fewer than 6-months, I’m already submitting my resume to other universities OUTSIDE China. It’s tough enough acclimating to a very different culture without the mushrooming rental costs, stultifying social isolation, and ubiquitous racism–something you can’t even talk about. Literally and metaphorically.

    1. dastagir说道:

      yeah. Sometimes chinese could be a bit different than rest of the world. I have had this experience

  5. dastagir说道:

    I see

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