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Today I am starting on a new adventure in Asia, and by the time you are reading this I will already be en route to Chiang Mai, Thailand.

You might be wondering, “Why not back to China? Why Thailand and why Chiang Mai?”

While I plan to visit China during my travels, the main reason I am going to Chiang Mai is to meet people who are location-independent with their work. Another name for this kind of person is a digital nomad.

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This is the third and final post in a series about non-teaching jobs in China for foreigners.

Here is the first post, about technical editing.
Here is the second post, about ODM/OEM international sales.

Today’s post is about teacher placement program coordinator, specifically:

  • What is a Teacher Placement Program Coordinator?
  • What Does a Teacher Placement Program Coordinator Do?
  • Job Requirements
  • The Ideal Candidate
  • Salary and Cost of Living
  • Finding Coordinator Jobs
  • Growth Opportunities

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IMAG0614August 2017 will mark the 10 year anniversary of when I moved to China to first teach English. Since then, I’ve worked at 6 – 8 jobs in the US and China, interviewed for several others and had several other job offers.

Below are 10 lessons I’ve learned about finding China-related jobs in China and the USA.

Lesson 1: Teaching English Gets You a Job in China Fast

As a foreigner in China it’s hard to go more than a few weeks without getting a job offer to teach English while walking down the street or hanging out at a mall.

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Hong Kong LightsThis post is the second in a series of posts about non-teaching jobs in China for foreigners.

Here is the first post, about technical editing.

Today’s post covers ODM/OEM international sales rep jobs. Specifically:

  • What is an ODM/OEM international sales rep?
  • Job requirements
  • Can a recent college graduate get this kind of job?
  • How to find a job an ODM/OEM international sales rep job
  • Salary and cost of living
  • Job duties and responsibilities
  • Demand for international sales jobs
  • Growth opportunities

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Jobs in China for ForeignersWhat non-teaching jobs are available to foreigners in China?

This is the first post in a series of posts about non-teaching jobs in China for foreigners. In this post we cover technical editing and localization, specifically the following:

  • What are localization and technical editing?
  • Job requirements
  • Can a recent college graduate get this kind of job?
  • Salary and cost of living
  • Demand for localization and technical editing jobs in China for foreigners
  • Growth opportunities
  • Types of companies to look for
  • Visa requirements
  • Finding a localization or technical editing job in China

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teach english in chinaIf you want to learn about what it’s like to teach English in China, read on.

This article is complete with images and student-made videos from my own 6 years spent teaching English in China.

It includes what it’s like teaching, how to lesson plan, what your students are like, humorous student English names like Santa, class size, class length, classroom media devices, and more.

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airport-in-asiaWhile you are considering working in China and looking for work there, there are several things you may be thinking about with regards to work sponsorship and visas.

In this post I explain how the work visa process works. It is basically the same whether you are teaching English or working for a company.

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In the United States things get pretty quiet in the city after rush hour and dinner, even on weekends in the city. In China however, evenings are very lively every night of the week. Many streets turn into markets with vendors hawking things like perfume, underwear, and radios.

In this video not only do we take a look at these products and hear about Nick’s purchasing criteria, but we learn a simple and effective way to practice Mandarin.

Stay for the end and you’ll also witness a dance party!

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There are many more jobs for foreigners teaching English in China than for non-teaching jobs in China, but they are still there.

Since first moving to China in 2007 to teach English I had wanted to find a non-teaching there. Since 2010 I have found non-teaching jobs, seen some of my friends do the same, and met many more people in China with non-teaching jobs.

There are some important things to consider when thinking about finding a non-teaching job in China. Each job has different requirements and different barriers to entry. Below are the main considerations when searching for jobs in China, the types of jobs available in China, and how to find these different jobs.

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This vid is from a bar in Jiaxing called Lohas. Chinese bars are very loud and would instead be considered a club by Western standards. Here we take a peek at what goes on in a Chinese club.

We talk to some people (subtitles included), make friends, get questioned by a drunk, inspire bartenders to pick each other’s noses, “open sets”, practice “night game”, work on our “vibe”, and a guy’s girlfriend bites his nipple. Enjoy!

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