China

The Chinese resume is a Chinese-style CV, which details the most recent job first and highlights the main aspects of your career. It is less structured, in a narrative style and more brief than a CV. It is also more subjective. Your CV for China should be fairly short, no more than two pages. 

 
 
Although there is no specific model of resume required for your application within a Chinese company, there are general rules to follow.  Failing to acknowledge some of these subtleties could play against you, as it may reveal your lack of understanding of cultural differences.
 
A CV that stands out, along with good networking skills, is one of the most important tools that will help you get invited for interview.  Have two copies to present to the recruiters: one in English and the other translated in Chinese.
 
Consider what you leave out of your CV and exclude anything that might give prospective employers a chance to discriminate against you. Discrimination laws are not as stringent in China, so it is not uncommon for employers in China to ask for specifics like gender, age, your photo, ID card number, expected salary etc. Many multinational corporations operating in the region adopt the same type of hiring practices, so carefully consider what to leave out of your CV.
 
Interested in applying for a job in China? Click here to find out more or alternatively click here to go to the main country specific CVs page.

 
Why not set job alerts in your Global Workplace account and take a look at the keywords employers are using in their job descriptions.

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