A would-be graduate from Hunan Province has been trying to land a job in Shenzhen since the beginning of this year. There may be a reason why is having a teeny-weeny problem in landing the right post. He is asking for an annual salary of RMB1 million ($129,366). This is known because it is in his resume which he uploaded to a popular recruitment Web site.
His name, on the Web, is the memorable ‘zmjhnlgxy’ and he invited any company willing to pay him RMB1 million annually to contact him immediately. He should, perhaps, not hold his breath.
‘zmjhnlgxy’ — perhaps he will not mind if I called him ‘zmj’ for short — is currently majoring in chemistry from Hunan Institute of Science and Technology. He will graduate in July and he began job-searching in January. Good early start but, wouldn’t you just know it, he met only with rejection due to a lack of experience.
‘zmj’ writes, ‘All companies are asking for applicants to have years’ of work experience, as they don’t want to spend on the training of a graduate just out of campus. They want their employees to bring in profit immediately. . . I am sure I will contribute a lot to my potential employer, justifying my request for an annual salary of RMB1 million.’
The Ministry of Education has statistics that show that 4.95 million students will graduate from universities in July, up 820,000 on last year. At the same time, small- and medium-sized companies are seeking only experienced applicants in order to cut costs while remaining competitive.
‘zmj’, lots of luck. We are all cheering you on. Although not hopefully. (Please note carefully our illustration is NOT of ‘zmj’ . It is of Superman. We have no picture of ‘zmj’ although we are told he can leap fairly small buildings at a single bound.)