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Career Counseling

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Career counseling is an interactive process by which counselors and clients exchange and explore information concerning clients’ backgrounds, experiences, interests, abilities, self-esteem, and other personal characteristics that help or inhibit their work readiness and career planning. Career counseling is a systematic approach to providing information and advice to clients in such areas as outreach programs, training, internships, apprenticeships, and job placement. Although the career counselor’s primary concern is the client’s career development, counselors also may provide screening and referral services to employers. Counselors use information gathered through assessment to understand and respond to clients’ needs and concerns; clients use this information to understand themselves better, clarify their goals and perspectives, and make plans for the future.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2012 11:01

Shanghai's new-home price stays high

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New home prices continued to stay above 23,000 yuan (US$3,458) per square meter for the third consecutive week in Shanghai as the latest government rein-in policies have yet to damp buying sentiment for mid- to high-end properties.

New homes, excluding those built for relocated residents under urban redevelopment plans, were sold for an average 23,489 yuan per square meter last week across the city, an increase of 2 percent from the previous seven-day period, Shanghai Uwin Real Estate Information Services Co said today.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 December 2010 00:15

Beijing vows to improve health care for expats

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Foreigners joining the trend to explore their opportunities in China's capital have found that seeking treatment in hospitals can be an uncomfortable experience.

Their complaints range from the lack of foreign language speakers among staff at local hospitals to the procedure of seeing a doctor being too complicated.

Now, in a move to coincide with Beijing's aim to become an international metropolis, local authorities have vowed to improve health care for foreigners.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 05:50

1m hoping for job in civil service

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Participants leave an examination venue after the first part of the annual National Public Servant Exam to select government officials in east China's Hefei City yesterday. More than 1.4 million people across the country had been accepted to sit this year's examination. The written tests were held in 46 cities across China.


Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2012 10:56

University graduates desperate to land their dream job

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Local university graduates desperate to land their dream job have taken to "gatecrashing" company offices and entrance exams in a bid to impress employers.

Graduates have been turning up uninvited at company interviews and written exams, pleading for an interview, and visiting company offices with their resumes but without an appointment.

Some 74 percent of people appreciate these innovative approaches and 43.3 percent believed that people can secure a job through this method, according to a survey of 5,000 job seekers by China HR, a job-hunting website.

Some did succeed, as employers admired their boldness. But other companies are unimpressed and students have complained the practice is unfair on those who worked hard to win an interview.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2012 10:58

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