Cover (Letters and Resumes) Your Bases in Mandarin

Tuesday, March 10th: Writing your Resume and Applying for jobs

  1. How and where to apply for jobs in China
  2. Application technical information
  3. Writing a Chinese resume
  4. Chinese cover letters

Why do you need a Chinese resume and cover letter?

  • 1 A Chinese resume(中文简历) and cover letter(求职信) shows that your Mandarin is business proficient(中文业务能力). It gives future employers a writing sample and showcases your skills, experience, and personality in their native language.
  • 2 A Chinese resume is a reflection of your attitude. It shows that you are serious(认真) about working in China and studying and speaking Chinese.
  • 3 A Chinese resume gives you a competitive advantage(竞争优势). Nowadays, everyone is looking for a way to stand out in the job market and you can stand out among other applicants with a Chinese resume. More and more foreigners are learning and speaking Chinese and you need to distinguish(区别) yourself from the rest.
  • 4 A Chinese resume opens doors. It allows you to apply for jobs that may not be available to someone who does not speak Chinese. Many jobs at Chinese companies will require a Chinese resume.
  • 5 China is a place where you don’t want to lose face(丢脸). Possessing a Chinese resume gives you face and credibility.

Jiao Yu is one of the founders of Sinology Institute. He graduated with a Masters in Teaching Chinese to Foreigners from Peking University. He has 12 years of Chinese teaching experience after working as a scriptwriter and producer for Chinese educational documentaries. He is currently teaching at Beijing Foreign Studies University School of Business through a partnership with Sinology Institute. He is in the second phase of writing and publishing his own Chinese textbook using the latest and most progressive teaching and studying methods.

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Kristen Carusos is from Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a major in International Affairs and a minor in French. She studied abroad in China for the first time in Shanghai in 2010 and again in 2011 at Beijing Language and Culture University. She graduated and moved to Beijing in 2012 and has been studying Chinese since then. She works in the Marketing Department at the Sinology Institute.