Today I was contacted by NewChinaCareer with a press release they wanted me to publish. I am always a little cold at first just in case there is some kind of scam. In this case after checking out the site and looking at a few vacancies I noticed a few big players advertising including Philips, HSBC, Microsoft, Noki Manpower etc I felt that it must be genuine.
Also the site had a good look and feel and was easy to navigate. Above all it is free, so you can’t get better than that, how long it will last one will never know but for a Chinese Job Board in English and the number of vacancies available and the growth in China at the moment, I am sure they will succeed until one of the big players decide to buy them of course!
Anyway their press release is below
FIRST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE RECRUITMENT WEBSITE IN CHINA GOES LIVE!
HONG KONG, January 11, 2006. â€“ Targeting traffic from both jobseekers and recruiters, NewChinaCareer.com is set to revolutionise the way professionals view online recruitment.
After today’s launch, corporate heavyweights throughout the continent are able to log on and search through thousands of individual postings. Currently, the website is at an advanced stage of negotiations with some of the Asiaâ€™s largest recruitment firms and multinationals to automatically place their available jobs online. This is expected to raise the number of job postings from the current 10,000 to over 20,000 in the next few months. And for recruiters looking to post online, NewChinaCareer.com is presently offering the service for free.
Simple to navigate and easy on the eye, the site is the first of its kind in Greater China. Spanning a variety of business sectors, the content is solely in English â€“ something not seen by the market there.
Doron Vermaat, Managing Director of NewChinaCareer.com, is predictably delighted by the launch. â€œWeâ€™ve been seeing the growth of online recruitment in Europe for some time now. On this side of the world, I also expect the trend to continue,â€ he says.
â€œNewChinaCareer.com appeals to a particular niche of sought-after professionals in Greater China and the Asia-Pacific region. And as far as Iâ€™m concerned, there is now no other alternative for jobseekers and recruiters.â€
His claims have genuine substance. For years, more and more expatriates, highly-educated locals and returning students have been seeking top positions in Chinese companies. By using English, the site is in the exclusive position of being able to narrow down a particular type of candidate and vacancy.
The Dutch national has a strong background in sales within the online recruitment industry and knows full well the potential of this new platform. Initially targeting the major cities on the Chinese Mainland â€“ in addition to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore â€“ Mr Vermaat is particularly excited as he has first-mover advantage.
â€œThere are a variety of job boards out there, but normally the English they use is just for the siteâ€™s menus. When you get down to the details of the listing, it can often be very disappointing for users who donâ€™t read Chinese. We offer an easy, one-stop shop for Chinaâ€™s top jobs and Chinaâ€™s top professionals,â€ he continues.
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