Jobs Abroad in Beijing, China

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A job teaching English in China is a fantastic way to live overseas and get paid to travel the world! Armed with an International TEFL Academy TEFL/TESOL certification, you will be able to work abroad teaching English while getting paid. After taking our course, you can quickly begin working in major cities throughout China, Asia and around the world. Teaching English overseas not just an op...

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Do you like spending time with children? Do children always like you back and can't wait to play with you? Do you believe having an influential part on children's growth is one of the most exciting things in the world? So here's the perfect program for you! Come and join LoPair Au Pair China and stay with one of our amazing Chinese host families. Become the big brother/sister to your Chinese ho...

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This is a paid position. Depending on your experience and educational background, you can earn approx. US $1000-$2575 per month. Can't find a teaching job? We have 150 each month. If you have experience and a degree in Education, you could earn over $2,500 a month, get free airfare and free housing teaching English in China. China is an amazing place to teach English and to explore a cu...

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As a LanguageCorps TeachChina English Teacher, you receive TESOL Certification, a guaranteed paid job, and unique training and services empowering you to thrive as a professional abroad. Learn and apply new skills while developing a wider perspective about the diversity of cultures and populations around the world all within the security of a guaranteed paid job, a highly organized system, a...

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China has captivated the minds of people around the world for thousands of years. In recent decades, China has been widely acknowledged as a global powerhouse, from cultural exports to business prowess, from the fine arts to technology. Chinese organizations have long understood the value of foreign employees for enhancing the effectiveness of their work. With an increasing number of multinatio...

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Good Teachers Union is looking for native english speakers for various teaching positions around China. European applicants with near native accent are also welcome to apply. The salary varies according to the qualifications. Applicants with a TEFL certificate and bachelors degree will have better compensation. Relevant teaching experience is not required as long as individuals are passionate, ...

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This program is designed for young people who would like to play and teach children English at home, experience a totally different life and share their culture with the host family, while learn the Chinese language, meet with new people and discover the “Real” China. China is a big country with much traditional culture and bright history. For our globalizing world, being able to deal with ...

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The Opportunity EF English First is currently seeking English teachers to teach at our Online, Kids & Teens or Adult schools. Join our academic team in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and many other cities across China. Teaching at English First At English First, you’ll be provided the resources to become the best teacher you can be. Our new and colorful classrooms offer state-of-t...

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China's legal world is an incredibly exciting and everchanging landscape and there is a lot to learn from the differing and interesting ways in which the Chinese conduct business within this industry. A sound understanding of Chinese law is essential for successfully conducting business in China! An internship within the legal industry could land you in various roles. You could find yourself...

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Your adventure with Disney starts now, come and see how far we can take you! Since the opening of our flagship center in Shanghai in 2008, Disney English has grown across China, opening our doors to children and shaping their love for learning. Join the team that provides an award-winning academic curriculum that engages children the way children learn – through stories, songs, characters an...

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You’re unique; your internship should be too. It will be with Top Intern’s PIC Program, where you will: 1) Be considered for an internship in some of China’s leading companies 2) Intern in a positive and challenging environment that fits your criteria 3) Receive an internship package that is tailored specifically to you 4) Have the assurance that we’ve got your back from the moment you s...

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HHS (Homestay Helping and Study), the largest and earliest family-based culture exchange provider, is offering a well-paid au pair opportunity in China. HHS offers the following services before you leave for China: - free Visa services - getting you acquainted with your host family The HHS Center provides the following on-site: - a monthly basic pocket money of 3500 RMB plus perfo...

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Undertake worthwhile work experience relevant to your studies or future career and take part in this NGO and Community Service Internship in China through Kaya. Your internship will be tailor-made to your interests and the needs of the NGO. You will intern for a small to medium sized organization in Beijing or Shanghai. This is a brilliant opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of Chines...

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Interested individuals with a minimum of bachelor degree, a prior knowledge of the university system, and work experience as a guidance counsellor can apply for a Secondary University Guidance Counsellor job in Beijing, China. The UGC is responsible for assisting students and their families regarding to career path, course selection, and choice of study. Also able to multi-task, have a strong c...

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Working Abroad in Beijing

With a population of well over 20 million people, Beijing is the third largest city in the world. As China’s capital, Beijing is a massive metropolis which rapidly continues to gain global influence in a variety of sectors, from business to politics to entertainment. Working abroad in Beijing, while adjusting to the cultural differences and sheer size of the city, will undoubtedly come with its fair share of challenges, but the payoff will be well worth it. When you work in Beijing, you will find yourself at the center of it all in, one of the world’s most important cities.

Jobs in Beijing

Beijing’s economy has more than tripled in size over the course of the last decade, and continues to grow at an outstanding rate. It is also one of the wealthiest administrative units in the country, and has more Fortune 500 company headquarters than any other city in the world. Consequently, many economists believe that China, as a nation, will become the most powerful economy in the world within the next few years.

As you might imagine, international business is one of the most promising fields for jobs in Beijing. Jobs in marketing and advertising, communications, and accounting have the potential to pay big in Beijing, and local companies are always looking to attract English speaking foreign employees. That being said, you do not necessarily need to speak Mandarin to be considered for jobs in Beijing; however, being adept in the local language will open up a completely different realm of professional opportunities.

If you are looking for a temporary job in Beijing, then teaching English is a very popular option for foreign workers as well. You can find positions through a wide variety of work abroad or teaching placement programs, which typically allow you to live and teach in Beijing for up to two years with the option to extend your stay. Becoming an au pair and working in the tourism or hospitality industries are also popular options for jobs in Beijing too.

Life in Beijing

For those who have never been to China, adapting to life in Beijing will undeniably come with a fare dosage of culture shock; it is a huge city that moves at a fast pace and all the stimulation can be overwhelming at first. However, soon enough you will feel out your surroundings and come to see why Beijing, the long standing the cultural and political center of China, is one of the most exciting and enriching cities to work abroad on the planet. 

At the very center of Beijing is the Forbidden City, a massive complex that served as the center of Imperial China for centuries. Since the fall of the Chinese empire, Beijing has expanded greatly, and now the old and new coexist throughout the surrounding metropolitan grid. Beautiful ancient structures, such as the Temple of Heaven, stand within walking distance of modern architectural wonders, such as the National Center for the Performing Arts.

Furthermore, it is cheap and easy to get around. The Beijing subway is the third longest subway system in the world, boasting over 225 stops across the cityscape. While working in Beijing you should explore as many different facets of the city as possible, in order to experience its immense architectural and cultural diversity.

Salary & Affordability

One great benefit of jobs in Beijing is the affordable cost of living the city maintains. China has made great leaps and strides in economic development over the past few decades, but many costs of living still remain quite low. A subway ride, for example, will only run you pennies, and you can usually eat meals out for just a few dollars; not bad for one of the most highly regarded cities in the world.

Compensation is also usually good for jobs in Beijing. The city’s economy is booming, and speaking fluent English is a highly marketable skill in china. Obviously your salary will vary depending on what type of work your find yourself in, but you can generally expect to make enough to live quite comfortably working in Beijing.

Accommodation & Visas

Most foreign workers choose to either live in their own apartment or rent out a single room in a larger flat. Living toward the city center will be considerably more expensive than the outskirts, but real estate prices remain reasonably affordable throughout the city. A one bedroom apartment downtown will likely cost around $1,000 per month, while an apartment further away might cost half of that.

Since China has a closed government, the visa policy is fairly strict. However, Chinese bureaucracy works quite efficiently, and you shouldn’t have a problem obtaining the proper visa documentation if you find work in Beijing with a viable employer or through a work abroad program. For more information about what specific visa you will need to work in Beijing, you can check out GoAbroad’s Chinese Embassy Directory.

Benefits & Challenges

Cultural Stimulation. China is the most populous country on the planet, and one of the largest by land area as well. It is one of the oldest continuously flourishing civilizations on Earth, and therefore China boasts an infinitely deep culture worth experiencing and exploring. 

Gainful Employment. Beijing is in elite company as a global city, often considered one of the top ten internationally connected hubs on the planet. Jobs in Beijing will afford you with huge career opportunities, no matter what aspirations you may have.

Language Lessons. If you are proficient in Mandarin, currently learning the language, or do not know a single word, it doesn’t matter. Living and working in Beijing will be a crash course in the world’s most spoken language.

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