Nowadays, there are many competitors on the way to apply for a job. According to the data released by the Ministry of education, in 2020, the number of college graduates reached 8.74 million, a record high. It is not easy for domestic graduates to apply for jobs, nor for returned students. Affected by the epidemic, the number of returned overseas students seeking jobs will exceed 700000 this year.
The competition is unprecedented. According to the report on employment trend of overseas returnees in 2020 released by boss direct employment research institute, the number of overseas returnees increased by 72.9% year on year. By the end of March, the scale of domestic posts had dropped by 19.5% compared with the same period in 2019. After the Spring Festival this year, the average salary for the positions that tend to recruit overseas returnees is 7481 yuan per month, up 7.3% from the same period last year, but still far below the average expected salary for overseas returnees.
The glory of overseas students is no longer there. The more brutal reality is that under the influence of the epidemic, the number of job seekers has increased but the number of jobs has decreased. In the domestic job market, it is clear that overseas returnees are preferred to be recruited, and the degree of diversification is not high.
The strategy of overseas students cant find jobs at home is almost invalid. How do they deal with the new situation?
Job time difference
Liu Yameng chose to go to DMF University in order to pursue his marketing major. I chose this major out of love. I am very interested in the introduction of the course. I also like to do market analysis and industry analysis. In September 2018, she entered her favorite classroom. In January this year, she got her diploma.
Soon, Liu found that the situation was not as optimistic as she expected.
There are also many overseas students on the Internet who say they have received offers one after another, and Liu Yameng begins to panic.
I dont know much about the employment environment in China. At first, Liu Yameng thought he would wait until he got his diploma to apply for a job. However, domestic students begin to practice before graduation, or participate in job fairs to find jobs during the internship. But the UKs one-year postgraduate programme is compressed to seven months, with the rest to be spent on completing the thesis. Due to the heavy academic pressure, overseas students in the UK generally do not have enough time to find suitable internships, let alone participate in domestic internships.
Gema, a job consultant for overseas students, told time weekly that many British students have fallen into a low ebb after finishing their postgraduate studies and returning home to find jobs. This situation is the result of many factors.
British institutions usually graduate between November and January of the next year, just missing the autumn recruitment with the largest number of domestic recruitment. In addition, YINGSHUO education system is more than one year, academic pressure is not small, resulting in many students do not have any internship opportunities and time. It is also very difficult to apply for the internship of good local enterprises in the UK, and it is not possible to return to China for the internship. Gema said that some returnees have been looking for jobs in China since the beginning of March, and there are no offers until now, which is not rare.
In the eyes of foreign students, the epidemic affected the domestic employment environment, and the halo of foreign students is no longer there.
Liu Yameng is from these months of job experience. The first is to question the academic qualifications of international students. In the eyes of interviewers, a one-year UK graduate degree seems to have a low gold content. During the interview, she met the interviewer to question her education background, but she had already displayed her graduation certificate and the certificate issued by the Ministry of education.
Liu Yameng is a little aggrieved. Foreign graduate students are not easy to graduate because of their wide enrollment. During her graduate year, she studied day after day and went to the library every day. At last, she graduated with high marks and ranked first in the Department.
Marketing is generally classified as a sales position in China, but what I learned has nothing to do with sales. Therefore, I am often asked in the interview why those who learn marketing do not go to the interview for the sales position, which makes me laugh and cry. Liu Yameng said that in the whole process of job-hunting, there has been a misunderstanding between the post and the profession.
But its hard to explain. Liu Yameng said that there are various positions in China, including sales support, sales assistant, product assistant and product manager. In her school, there are 60 or 70 students majoring in marketing, few Chinese students in the whole department, and few cases for reference.
Liu Yameng has a clear employment direction for himself, and is a market researcher who analyzes and writes industry reports. However, she never found a suitable job. Im not poor, why cant I find a job? She is getting more and more anxious.
The age of international students may be another reality. Liu Yameng was born in 1990. After finishing her junior college education in China, she went to study abroad again for the purpose of improving her education background and yearning for applying for a major. After spending four years in northern Europe, she applied for a masters degree in the UK. After graduation, she was nearly 30 years old.
Liu Yameng also had a sense of working potential. Just a few days ago, Liu Yameng interviewed for a civilian job. Aware that the whole process was very smooth, she felt confident that she would have more than enough to cope with the job. But unfortunately, it wasnt Liu Yameng who was finally admitted.
Adjust the plan
Liu Yameng calculated that she had already submitted hundreds of resumes, but received less than 10 interviews.
It is also pointed out in the report on employment trend of overseas returnees in 2020 that in the current domestic job market, it is clear that the job diversification of overseas returnees is not high, mainly in the direction of language teaching, overseas study business, overseas market and marketing. At the same time, the requirements of high-quality employers for the professional skills of candidates with overseas education background are gradually increasing, and overseas returnees without solid foundation are no longer particularly competitive in the domestic job market.
According to the analysis of job agencies, the increase in the number of job seekers is one of the reasons for the increase in the difficulty of employment this year. Another reason is the naked return characteristic of overseas students, that is, they return home after graduation without any work experience.
It is precisely because of the lack of internship experience and work experience at home and abroad that overseas students are prone to encounter problems such as acclimatization when they return to seek employment.
Therefore, the employment agencies suggest that the returned overseas students can learn more about the relevant information of the enterprise, meet the requirements of the employer, and increase the success rate of job-hunting. At the same time, the returned students should also do a good job in career planning during this period of time, clear job objectives.
Liu Yameng talked with other returnees she knew. She found that most of them had given up the idea of finding a job in a first tier city and chose to go back to their hometown and introduce their work through family and friends. Its not easy to find a job. I havent heard that my friends from overseas students find a job through their own efforts.
Liu Yameng once examined her label of returnees: recruiters will be sure of her English ability; in addition, she studies economics and marketing and is familiar with the European market, which is also an advantage. But whether she belongs to naked return is really a special concern of enterprises when recruiting overseas students.
Today, Liu lives with relatives in Shanghai and is busy looking for a job every day. In her spare time, she occasionally takes on private work, such as being a judge of an economic competition. Shanghai, once her dream city, has analyzed the settlement policy of overseas students in Shanghai one by one. I used to think that it was OK to meet these conditions, such as salary, social security, etc. it was very simple. But now it seems that the conditions may not have been met. More and more foreign students are adjusting their development plans. According to the data of boss direct employment research institute, more than half of the 2020 returnees expect to develop in the first tier cities, and the new first tier cities also attract 30.1% of returnees. The number of overseas returnees who chose the first tier cities dropped by 8.3 percentage points, most of which were transferred to the new first tier cities. Liu Yameng no longer adheres to the original rules and regulations on ideal work and gives up the desire to stay in Shanghai. What she thinks is: no matter which city in China, as long as I can get a chance, I will try. (at the request of the interviewers, the characters in the article are pseudonyms) the extended reading and Reform Commission issued the central budget investment of 3.5 billion yuan in two batches to support Hainan free trade port national network information office to interview Zhang Bincheng, Secretary of the Party committee and chairman of the board of directors of Shaan nuclear Industry Group Co., Ltd., 10 online live platforms such as Huya and douyu. Source: responsible editor of time weekly: Wang Xiaowu_ NF
Today, Liu lives with relatives in Shanghai and is busy looking for a job every day. In her spare time, she occasionally takes on private work, such as being a judge of an economic competition. Shanghai, once her dream city, has analyzed the settlement policy of overseas students in Shanghai one by one. I used to think that it was OK to meet these conditions, such as salary, social security, etc. it was very simple. But now it seems that the conditions may not have been met.
More and more foreign students are adjusting their development plans. According to the data of boss direct employment research institute, more than half of the 2020 returnees expect to develop in the first tier cities, and the new first tier cities also attract 30.1% of returnees. The number of overseas returnees who chose the first tier cities dropped by 8.3 percentage points, most of which were transferred to the new first tier cities.
Liu Yameng no longer adheres to the original rules and regulations on ideal work and gives up the desire to stay in Shanghai. What she thinks is: no matter which city in China, as long as I can get a chance, I will try.
(at the request of the interviewer, the characters in the article are pseudonyms)