The benefit of internship in China
Come to China to finish your internship and learning some Chinese, making some contacts that may be useful in the future and making an wonderful impression on who has the right to decide to hire you or not.These are all the benefits of doing an internship in China.
Maybe your purpose of doing an internship in China is to get hired and to stay in China longer to study Chinese language,that's good.Because China is a fast developing country with more and more multicultural companies desiring a person who is capable to speak different languages and understand the differences between the Chinese culture and Western culture.Many doors will be opened to you, both if you want to stay in Asia or if you want to return to work in Europe.But if you have no wish to stay in China long enough to learn Chinese and Chinese culture and don’t intend to leave an impressive figure to you future boss to be hired as an important role in the future,there would be no benefits at all.Now it seems quite necessary to understand how the system works.
The problem of internship in China
What added value do you have? Why should we hire you instead of one of other thousands of candidates that have a degree, speak English and were on foreign exchange just like you?
The problem isn't a lack of job vacancy, but rather the truth that the job market has become more and more competitive.Having a bachelor degree and knowing how to speak English doesn't impress anyone any more. It has become a necessary requirement but not a bonus item.
The advantage of gaining experience in China is that China is a large complex market which is above all difficulties to understand for western companies. And those individuals that have professional qualifications that go beyond "knowing Chinese"and at the same time are capable of understanding both realities are rare. So, they become the most sought-after.
Why many western companies struggle to have success in China and are looking for those able to understand the Middle Kingdom?
In the west, advertisements that emphasize the benefits to the individual are more likely to achieve greater success.Conversely, in eastern Asia, the best approach is that of emphasizing the benefits to others like in what way can this product help me better with my family, my relationship,my friends or workmates?The reasons why this huge difference appear are in the underlying socio-economic tissues of China and ancient Europe.