I’m a recent BSc Product Design graduate in the UK and i am intrested in working in china, does anyone have any tips or directions to take for this?
Keep going East from the UK until you reach China.
oh wow, thats really useful cos i was thinking of going west, bit christopher columbus style
Here are some past posts on this topic which should help:
Since my last forum discussing my experience with getting jobs in Hong Kong, I have been getting emails from many people asking how they can do it. I hope by replying in a forum area I can answer as many people as possible.
Here is my opinion:
Hong Kong companies will not fly you out for an interview, unless you are in a very senior position. If you don’t come on your own money, nothing will happen.
It is all about relationships. I sent my resume out for one year. Once I was scheduled to …
i need some advice:
for more than a year now i’ve been working as a designer at a company that develops accessories for the fashion industry. recently i got an offer from another company to work as a designer/buyer/agent/representative/whatever in china.
could anyone give me an advice as for what should i ask/take concern of before i go into this episode?
the salary is something i also don’t have a clue about - how much is the common?
and what about the social conditions?
Hong Kong is just amazing.
Yesterday - I had my first interview for ID Director position. They called me twenty minutes after thr interview to offer me the job. Last night I had a dinner with a CEO and he going to his Board next week to see if they will allow him to hire me.
Today- I meet with the first company to discuss the job package. I have an interview with a large company, the one I originally came here to meet.
They are mostly about Hong Kong but there is a sprinkling of China comments as well.
Read this week’s BusinessWeek magazine. There is a very good article about design in China and some examples of western designers working in China.
Hope it helps.
i am working in china now. you should gave it a try. it is good but it is also very different.
Hey mr Guest just above me,
if you happen to pass by here again, could you tell us a bit more maybe? like were you hired by a multinational company or did you just go and looked for work there? and what about the papermill, taxes, working permits, all that stuff? im also thinking about trying China, so id love to know!