Coming to China is not easy. On this page, we’ve broken down our entire hiring process; from when you first land on our home page to start working at your school. SDE will be there to guide you through the entire process to ensure the smoothest transition possible and to make sure you are prepared for your year abroad. If you have any troubles during your recruitment process, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
When you have created an account, you can browse our new opportunities via our job board. Don’t forget to take advantage of our filtering options!
When you find a job or jobs your are interested in, you can either apply to multiple positions via our job basket feature or do a single application from the job description page. When we have received your application and think that you are a fit, an SDE recruiter will reach out to you with 2-3 days, sometimes sooner, to schedule a time to speak.
Step 2 (1-2 weeks)
Offer & Sample Contract
During the call with an SDE recruiter, they will have most likely gone over the package offer. If we think you are a good fit for the team, we will send you the offer and an electronic contract by email attachment in the following week. This contract (letter of intention) will be the same one that you will be signing in our office.
In this step, you will accept the offer by printing out the digital contract, signing it then sending the scanned copy via email to your SDE recruiter. If you feel that the job is not right for you after much discussion, you can respectfully decline our offer and let us know through email.
After you have accepted the offer, you will interview with our school on WeChat or Skype (if out of China) or go to our school directly (if convenient). Before you interview, make sure you read our school interview tips! You will know the results rather quickly. If you didn’t pass the interview, don’t worry! We can set you up with another one of our schools. We have a broad range of positions open.
Step 3 (1-2 months)
Preparing for China
Begin Visa Preparations
After you have accepted our offer and sent the signed contract, your recruiter will send our official visa guide and support documents to get started. We will guide you through the visa process from start to finish, from getting your background check to your Z visa application.
Submit Visa Documents
Once you have completed the document legalization process, you will then email the digital scans to your recruiter. Our visa team will then apply for your notification of work permit. This will approximately take 10-15 working days. Once it is ready, you will use the notification of work permit, along with other documents that we send you, to apply for the Z work visa.
Watch Online Orientation
Since the notification of work permit takes 10-15 business days to process, this is a perfect time for you to watch our online orientation. It covers aspects from life, teaching and laws in China.