Over 2,000 overseas jobseekers attend Shanghai job fair

(sh-italent.com)Updated : 2019-12-18


Graduates from prestigious foreign universities attend a job fair in Shanghai on Dec 6. [Photo/WeChat account: sh-italent]

A job fair in Shanghai for talent from overseas, especially Chinese returnees, attracted more than 2,100 applicants on Dec 6.

The job fair, part of a series of "Make Shanghai Your Home" events, is meant to connect employers in Shanghai with graduates from prestigious foreign universities.

The employers at the job fair included several Fortune Global 500 companies such as Chinese telecom giant Huawei, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, and the world's largest professional services provider PwC, as well as other renowned enterprises such as the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China and Chinese electronics giant Chint Group. Well-known universities in Shanghai, such as Fudan University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Shanghai University of Science and Technology, were also present.

Several esteemed enterprises from the Lin-gang Special Area, a new part of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, attended the fair as well.

More than 1,600 jobs in a variety of industries, such as artificial intelligence, integrated circuits, and biomedicine, were on offer.

The applicants, 90 percent of which had master's degrees, sent out 3,177 resumes and 632 people reached employment intention agreements with employers.

The job fair also featured service sections to help overseas talent find jobs. Overseas returnees had a chance to communicate with their alumni who have lived in Shanghai for years and were invited to share their experiences and refer applicants to suitable enterprises.

The applicants were able to refine their resumes and receive mock interviews under the guidance of service staff. Consulting services were also provided to inform applicants about Shanghai's talent policies relating to residency and entrepreneurship.

For those who couldn't attend the job fair in person, an online fair was held concurrently.

The job fair was organized by the Shanghai Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, the Shanghai Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, and the Shanghai Talent Service Center with the aim of introducing more high-end talent to Shanghai.