[photopress:chinesemaritimeofficers.jpg,full,alignright]If you are a graduate of a maritime-related university program and you live in Shanghai and you are available, you are sitting pretty. Shipping companies were chasing after students with marine-related majors at a recruitment fair earlier this month at the Shanghai Maritime University (SMU). The fair lasted only an hour and a half, at which point most of the students who had attended had received job offers, though many of them will not graduate for another six months.
Xie Yiwei, a marine engineering senior, said he had spent just a few minutes talking with the recruiter from Shanghai Jinjiang Shipping Corporation, and the next day he was notified that he had been hired.
He said, ‘Nearly all of my classmates who were looking for a job got offers. Finding a job does not seem to be hard for us.’ Some companies are so hungry for talent that they started contacting students even before the recruitment fair.
Gao Yang, another student at SMU said, ‘Some recruiters came to our dormitories to promote their companies, and some kept handing out business cards to us even when we were having classes. Most of these recruiters want to attract students by publicizing the high wages they are offering.’ This was ever a good recruiting method no matter what the job, the place, the culture.
Ship’s officers and other professionals in the shipping industry are in great demand. Both Xie and Gao should receive a monthly salary of at least US$1,000 during their first year’s internship.
Source: China Daily
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