[photopress:Shenzen_at_night.jpg,full,alignright]A recent study conducted by China’s leading online recruiter CJOL.COM showed Shenzhen remains first choice with the highest number of university graduates. 25% of respondents to the study said Shenzhen was their first choice for employment, followed by Shanghai (21%), Beijing (16%) and Guangzhou (14%).
A lot of graduates choose Shenzhen because the city doesn’t seem far away from home. Tang Tingfen, a professor at Shenzhen Academy of Social Science said. ‘They often find themselves becoming part of any number of social or cultural groups here because the city doesn’t want to know about your previous status as long as you do a good job.’
Shenzhen Labor Bureau vice-inspector Chen Jifu said the city’s specialty was that it ‘provides talent with the space to develop.’ He said, ‘Generally most university graduates become important players in their fields in three to five years after joining a firm in Shenzhen. Many management personnel working in the city’s government departments and enterprises are university graduates from across the country. Some of them have even become renowned entrepreneurs.’
Yang Yao, a senior lecturer in Science and Technology of Kunming University, gave a warning. He said, ‘It’s understandable that many university graduates decide on a city without knowing about them in depth. But before they really go to these cities they should ask themselves if they can really find a suitable job or enterprise there. Some of my students went and returned two years later with nothing. That is an avoidable waste of money, time and energy. They should set their target based on their career development and not just the cities.’
A recent report showed that the rise in the number of university graduates looking for jobs in Shenzhen has already outpaced the creation of employment in the city.
Shenzhen Labor Bureau vice-inspector Chen Jifu said, ‘Some years ago 100 graduates were competing for 50 jobs in Shenzhen but today double that figure are fighting for the same number of jobs.’
Source: China Daily