Q: How do I find a job in China myself, without at job recruiter or agent?
A: Ask for a free director employers list from The China Foreign Teachers Union and then send your resume, photo, and cover letter to the FAO of each school that interests you. FAO = Foreign Affairs Officer. To get the free white list of China schools write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: How do I find an honest China job agent or recruiter to help me?
A: It may take a day or two to find one but there are a few. This link gives you step by step directions: http://scam-detector.com/forums/forum/employment-scams/192-3-ways-to-avoid-a-china-job-scam-recruiter-for-esl-tefl-ap-foreign-teachers
Q: What do I need to become a foreign teacher in China?
A: China law requires you to have the below items and IF you want to work for the English First "EF", they require a TEFL certificate from certain training centers that are approved by them. Less than 5% of foreign teachers in China have a TEFL or TESOL certificate. Here is what you MUST have:
1. Bachelor degree in an any major (Online diplomas not accepted)
2. Minimum age of 21 years old
3. A valid passport and Z visa
4. Fluency in the English language (Some employers will test you)
5. 2 years previous work experience
6. Police certificates if you want to work in Beijing or Shanghai
These requirements are current for 2015. For any updates or changes, you can check http://www.SAFEA.gov.cn
Q: How much money will I make as a foreign teacher in China?
A: This depends on your academic credentials, where you work, and your negotiating skills. We suggest you visit: http://www.ChinaScamBusters.com for info on this subject as well as http://www.ChinaForeignTeachersUnion.org
Q: I was told I must work a 90 day probationary period at reduced pay. Is this true?
Q: Chinese labor law require 1 month probation period for every year of your contract, unless YOU agree to a longer term. So if you are signing a 1 year contract, you yourself must agree to a 90 day period, because the law only requires 1 month. You may want to get a free copy of China's labor and visa laws by writing to chinalaws@ChinaForeignTeachersUnion.org
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