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Don’t listen to your parents: about internships

‘I’ve got an offer for an internship, I’m not sure if I should take it’, you will ask. You’ve called or emailed your parents back home to ask for advice, because you are young and fresh into the Real World and are not sure what to do about any one aspect of your life. This […]

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Shanghai copywriter

Copywriting \ Web \ Design \ Animation in Shanghai

Creative Words and Magic is the new website of a team of creative freelancers who have worked in Shanghai for over 10 years, providing a wide range of services to all types of clientele. Handling all size of job and with clients from very small operations to large corporations, they can provide excellent quality and […]

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Shanghai over? Where next? Moving to Australia

Life in Shanghai is an experience that will offer something to anyone. This Shanghai expat style website is probably the only one which has no problem in showing the city for what it really is. What does that mean? It means that I don’t mind blowing away the myth that life in Shanghai is an […]

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Decreasing expat salaries

It’s been clear for a couple of years now that expat salaries are decreasing. Around 2005/2007, the average for a ‘normal’ or not high-skilled job was something like 18,000 RMB, even up to 25,000 RMB. From 2011 to now, the same jobs seem to be offering 9,000 RMB to 15,000 RMB. I’m not talking about […]

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Jobs in Shanghai

Finding a job in Shanghai is a big deal for many people. There are those ‘sent here’ by a company, or those with specialised skills (IT, finance, engineering, being a ‘real’ and well-qualified teacher … ). But many arrive with nothing, or with an English teaching job that they are hoping to ditch, as soon as […]

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