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CFTU helps you check out job agent or recruiter in 1 day!

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 6:28 am    Post subject: CFTU helps you check out job agent or recruiter in 1 day! Reply with quote



Stop guessing about who you are dealing with on the other end of the phone or email. In a single day you can know for free if you are dealing with a white hat recruiter (there are a few) or a black hat thief (there are hundreds) by following these directions I borrowed from the CFTU website:

Note: If you are not in Beijing, just use steps 4 and 5 below...

1) Visit Bldg. 6 of the Friendship Hotel complex (bring your passport or the guards will not let you go in). Go down the long corridor on the first floor until you pass the bathroom. The very next door opens into the international office of SAFEA and a woman named "Song" speaks English and will look up your recruiter in their system. She can tell you in five minutes if they are registered as a recruiter.

2) Go to the Tuanjiehu or Liangmaqiao subway station (line 10) and go just West of the Canadian International School you will find the government licensing building and on the first floor they have a reception desk for Chinese and one for foreigners. If you give them the CHINESE name or the license number of the recruiter, they will look them up and tell you in a few minutes if they are legitimate and how many complaints have been filed against them.

3) Visit this website with a Chinese friend and enter the license number of the recruiter http://www.saic.gov.cn/ and see what comes back and see if the addresses, names, and telephone numbers match.

Cool Visit this link and see if you find the recruiter blacklisted. For them to be on this list, three or more people would have had to file a complaint within the last year that did not get resolved (no I don't know what "resolved" means - I forgot - sorry). http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.org/2012/12/china-foreign-teachers-union-posts-esl.html

5) If you are in a hurry or to lazy to do all of the above, just send the agent the below letter and ask them to fill it out completely then it becomes much quicker easier to know who you are dealing with.


http://www.englishpost.com/data/attachment/forum/201303/15/172204rq6jrrzvqnnzhiir.jpg

If they refuse to complete and return this form letter or leave parts of it blank, they have something to hide and you should take a pass and keep looking for an honest agent, or preferably find your own job.


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Liza



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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. This will save a lot of future grief for a lot of people. But personally, I will never use a job recruiter again in China.
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