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Round Table – How to Choose University Majors?



“According to a college graduates employment Bluebook released by Mycos recently, architecture is the major with the highest employment rate, and finance majors are still the highest-paid. Should potential college students choose majors using these figures as a reference?

The same Mycos report is telling us another trend: The percentage of Chinese college graduates choosing to start their own businesses has risen for three consecutive years. It also found that the average monthly salary of self-employed graduates is higher than those who are not.

Today we’ve invited Robert Parkinson, CEO of HR consultancy firm RMG Selection, to talk about these employment-related topics.”

Listen the radio show on CRI, please click:  http://english.cri.cn/4926/2014/06/16/1561s831772.htm

Education Today – Importance of Taking Internships For Graduates

Should all college students try to do internships in their spare time? How can they acquire all the internship and information? How to get all the sources? How do they better perform in the company? Robert Parkinson, CEO of RMG Selection, is on CRI Education Today to share his opinions and tips with all college students now! Come and listen to the radio on RMG’s brand-new website!

大学生都应该利用课余时间做实习?想要实习,职位信息上哪儿找?实习生在公司如何更好表现呢?罗迈国际的CEO-Robert Parkinson做客中国国际广播电台教育节目,解读大学生实习需要注意的那些事儿。赶快登陆小罗全新官网收听职场专家的建议吧!

Capture2 Listen to the radio on CRI: http://english.cri.cn/7146/2014/06/12/2203s831192.htm

Education Today – RMG Logistics Recruitment Specialist on CRI

For new graduates who are going to enter the job market, resume is a must. But do you know how to write a decent resume? Should the format be formal or special? When it comes to the sections, is it the more the better? What items should students add in CVs? RMG Selection Consultant Ruben van den Boer is on CRI Education Today to give really good suggestions on resume writing. Come and listen to the radio on RMG’s brand-new website!

大学生初出茅庐,简历当然是求职必备。不过,你知道如何制作一份精美的简历吗?简历的形式是正式一点还是与众不同比较好?简历中的项目是多多益善吗?应该写下哪些经历呢?RMG Selection的咨询顾问—Ruben van den Boer做客中国国际广播电台教育节目,解读毕业生在准备求职简历时应该注意哪些细节。赶快登陆小罗全新官网收听职场专家的建议吧!

  Capture1 Listen to the radio on CRI: http://english.cri.cn/7146/2014/06/11/2203s830942.htm

Education Today – RMG Partner on CRI Live

Lilly on CRI With 7.27 million fresh graduates as well as over 0.30 million oversea returnees, the battle of job-seeking in Chinese talent selection is about to start. What kind of CV can help you stand out? What quality or attitude should graduates have that can attract the attention of employers? And how can students fit well soon in those promising big companies? Lilly Cao, Partner of RMG Selection, is on CRI Education Today to share her opinions and tips with all graduates now! Come and listen to the radio on RMG’s brand-new website! 727万应届毕业生走出校园,还有30万海龟奔涌归来,今年的求职大战即将拉开大幕。广大莘莘学子们该制作什么样的简历,从而能够在求职大军中脱颖而出呢?刚刚入职的同学们,又应该抱着怎样的心态,尽快适应工作呢? RMG Selection的合伙人—Lilly Cao做客中国国际广播电台教育节目,解读毕业生在准备求职简历时应该注意哪些细节。赶快登陆小罗全新官网收听职场专家的建议吧!

After the Interview – China Today

job_interview SO, the big day has arrived, you had the interview, what’s next? Probably your first instinct is either Starbucks, Erdinger or back to the hotel for an inroom burger. But don’t slack off just  yet – what you do next can have a great influence on the outcome of the process, so stay focused for a few more hours.
Write a Journal Entry Your first step after the interview should be to write a journal entry of the event. By journal entry, I mean write down what you discussed, who you met, what you asked, and anything else that seems relevant. I personally like to keep a journal and photograph notes with my phone. You can do it however you want, but do it! This will give you tremendous advantages. First, you will have better recall (and understanding) of the job for which you are applying. Second, it will make you seem like a knowledgeable, adroit professional, especially if your understanding is reviewed at later interviews (always my second question – in case you’re interested in a career in recruitment). And finally, your journal will put you in a better position to ask your potential employer (and yourself) questions about the role, which will help you make an informed decision. Say Thank You In my experience nothing is more disappointing than people who don’t say thank you. It’s annoying to give your time and effort without recognition or thanks. If you give someone a pay-rise and they don’t thank you  it takes the “edge” off the moment (RMG staff please take note). So, when you’ve left the interview and let an hour or so pass, take 20 minutes to draft a thank-you email to the person or people you’ve met. Here’s why: 1. They will immediately remember you. Most people do not follow up, and are quickly forgotten. Ask any business person what they want from their staff, their suppliers, or their spouses: it’s for people to follow-up and do what they say they’ll do. Because most people do not send interview thank-you notes, you will immediately be remembered for doing so. 2. The time to do this is the same day. If you leave it until the next day you’ll be forgotten. Following up the same day reinforces a person’s memory of you. 3. Be sincere. Phrase your follow-up honestly and with integrity. There’s nothing more pretentious and underwhelming than a feast of superlatives if you don’t actually mean them. 4. Be personal as well as to the point. Explain that “I really enjoyed meeting you” (if you did), and then go on to explain what you specifically enjoyed. This will help to build rapport with the interviewer. To quote Simon Cowell’s Dad: “Everyone in the world has a post-it note on their forehead which says ‘I want to feel important’.” Spending time to follow up shows respect, which is especially important in China. 5. Be clear that you would like to go to the next stage in the process (if you do). Companies appreciate confidence and dislike hesitation. There is nothing wrong with being assertive and ending your message with “I really look forward to the next stage in this process” or “I would be really great to meet you again.” Call Your Recruiter Despite the popularity of  online job boards and social media sites, in China’s fastpaced employment market the vast majority of professional positions are filled by recruitment firms. The job of a (good) recruiter is to help you understand and manage yourself through the hiring process. Good recruiters work either exclusively for a company or are even pre-paid in advance, and do not have to worry about which candidate takes the job. Likewise good recruiters realize that you gain far more in the long term if you act with integrity and professionalism. Therefore: 1. Treat your recruiter with respect. There’s a reason that qualified attorneys, accountants, marketers and other executives change careers to become recruitment consultants, and it’s not because they’re stupid! So realize that the more you contribute to the recruiter/candidate relationship, the more you will benefit. 2. Trust but test. It’s important to be confident in the knowledge and competence of your recruitment consultant. Ask them challenging questions; probe what they say; test their market knowledge and experience. If you’re confident in their ability, you will relax and be open with the recruiter. 3. Watch out for red flags. Recruiters who tell you how great you are should not be trusted. Recruiters who don’t return your calls clearly aren’t that interested in you. Recruiters who tolerate you not returning their calls are desperate. Don’t work with them. 4. Make sure you call immediately after the interview to debrief. I can’t stress this enough, it must be immediately after all meetings. Their job is to ensure that the interview has gone smoothly, and to guide you when it has not. Therefore they need to have a snapshot of your state right after the interview. And finally, don’t make the mistake of putting all of your eggs in one basket. If you want to move to Shanghai or Beijing, then be focused and make sure you explore the market fully. You won’t know if an opportunity is good until you’ve compared it with another. And one final tip – if someone asks why you are interested in the job, “because I’ve been headhunted” is probably the worst answer you could give, yet I hear it surprisingly often. E-mail me privately if you really need an explanation. Good luck. The author is the founder of RMG Selection and can be contacted via robert.parkinsonATrmgselection.com. Read the article on China Today: http://www.chinatoday.com.cn/english/life/2014-06/04/content_622550.htm After the Interview