So where is the best place to actually look for teaching jobs in China? There are countless websites for job hunting in China. Here is a good cross-section:
- http://jobs.echinacities.com – a web portal with a very active jobs section
- http://www.eslcafe.com/jobs/china/ – famous web forum for TEFL teachers, plenty of jobs on offer
- http://www.teach-in-china.net/ – a China-based job website offering jobs from your selected city in China
- http://www.tefl.com/jobs/search.html – international site with job offers mainly from large training centers
- http://www.51job.com/default-e.php – a local Chinese job hunting site with an English version, good for finding work with a small school or center
You do not need to use all of these websites, as most of the job ads overlap – when a company is advertising, they’ll post to a number of different websites. During the process of job hunting, you’ll encounter many agents. I recommend that you avoid agents, but since you’ll no doubt encounter them and they’ll try to convince you of many things, I’ll give a detailed explanation in the following section.