Coming to China? Want to work for a univeristy? Don't rush. Really. Don't.

  • 19 replies
Just because it needs repeating -- NEVER pay an agency to find a job. Using a recruiter is bad enough, but you should never ever ever have to pay for some company to "place" you in China. It is absolutely a ripoff. Look at the ads on this site, look at other sites, search around. There's no reason why anyone with at least a college degree shouldn't be able to find a job in China, and if you're not properly qualified, paying $1000 is not going to help the situation.

Thank you for your response. Yes indeed, reg flags.
Yolanda Benjamin Lewis


Raoul F. Duke

  • Lovable Rogue
  • *****
  • 9572
  • "Be specific if you order the mushrooms!"
Just because it needs repeating -- NEVER pay an agency to find a job.

Thanks, TLD. It DOES need repeating...often and loudly. Recruiters are bad news and must be avoided! asasasasas
"Vicodin and's a great combination!" (Anthony Bourdain, in Harbin)

"Here in China we aren't just teaching...
we're building the corrupt, incompetent, baijiu-swilling buttheads of tomorrow!" (Raoul F. Duke)

I bumped into a few recruiters during my job search and found them to be a large waste of time.  The fact that I don't hate them may be the result of short exposure.  :)  I do like chinatefl, technically not a recruiter.  The Uni I accepted for my first China job found me there.

But back to the OP.  Wow, what a great read.  bfbfbfbfbf  It took me over a year of scouring the net to figure out what you wrote in a single post.  What took you so long??   ahahahahah



  • *
  • 990
This is a great post (could've sworn I already said as much) - It wasn't til mid-June that I got a response from the more desirable positions/locations, patience is a virtue (a systematic approach to emailing unis is also handy).