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 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.
Job time difference
Liu Yameng has known about job hunting abroad. Local demand for marketing positions is low. She decided to go back to work.
The mood of returning home is relaxed. Qiuzhao will start to submit resumes and get offers from two foreign trade companies. At that time, she said, she didnt pay much attention to finding a job. She just sent her resume when she saw the right one. Even though we have got offers from two foreign trade companies, we are still hesitating. I want to come back and join the recruitment to see if I can find the position of product manager.
In January, Liu Yameng returned home after finishing his studies. The outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia suddenly came to an end, and all the pause buttons were pressed, and all walks of life were in a state of stagnation. But she didnt panic. She wanted to wait for everything to pass before starting to apply for a job.
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.
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.
Even in the interview process, domestic and foreign enterprises also have different understanding deviation of marketing specialty, which makes Liu Yameng a little acclimatized.
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.
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.
Even for a small job in Shanghai, job seekers are flocking to it. Liu Yameng found that the fierce competition in employment is breathless.
Adjust the plan
In order to be able to get a job earlier, Liu Yameng carefully studied the posts released by enterprise recruitment. She found that compared with the returnees majoring in science and engineering, the competition pressure of the Economic Majors she studied was significantly greater and the employment opportunities were relatively less.
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.
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.
Fortunately, Liu Yameng is good at self-regulation. When she first went abroad five years ago, she was under a lot of psychological pressure and suffered from mild depression. After seeking professional psychological guidance, Liu learned how to adjust his emotions in adversity. And this experience can help her cope with the current frustrated gray mood.
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.