Just a quick heads up that we received word that some recruiters have been making strange and improper requests from job applicants that lead us to believe they are working with identity thieves. Read this article about how that problem affects 20% of China job applicants:
A recruiter out of New York (we are now investigating) is demanding that applicants send him two real hard copy photographs which is unheard off. ANother is asking female applicants to send full-body photo scans - also improper, and yet another in Beijing is asking applicants to send their original university diploma to them! (NEVER SEND ANY ORIGINALS OF ANYTHING TO ANY THIRD PARTY).
Once again we remind you to avoid agents altogether (if possible) and if you cannot find yourself a job directly, send your resume to us and we will have a white-listed direct employer contact you. (freeplacements@ChinaForeignTeachersUnion.org) If you still want the convenience of an agent, then we suggest you send them this form letter and demand that they fill in every blank and return it to you before you send them your resume. If they refuse, they have something to hide.
FORM LETTER LINK: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Cwr6phRxu3M/UOuQL9nGa8I/AAAAAAAAAXE/YZ4ZAjDs_VA/s1600/agent+reply+letter-001.jpg
Keep in mind the following:
* More than 95% of all China job ads are placed by agents, rcruiters, or identity thieves
* Over 80% of these agents and recruiters are NOT registered nor licensed to do business in China
* Over 70% of them will tell you to come work illegally in China using an L,F, or M visa (this will get you fined & deported)
* Using an agent or recruiter will usually cause you to earn 20%-40% less pay (their fee is collected from your pay from the school - not you)
* Most every recruiter/agent never give you their real nor full name, especialy if they are Chinese.
To learn more about fake job ads you can read this here:
GOOD LUCK AND SAFE TRAVEL!