For foreign students who are studying in China, finding a part-time job can not only make their lives more comfortable, but also helps them to practice their oral Chinese and learn more about China. What are the main ways for foreign students to find a part-time job in China?
Try to search online
Start your online job search by visiting the sites that focus on part-time job opportunities. Searching Snagajob.com by type of position and location will generate a list of openings. There's also a list of national employers that hire part-time workers. Check the other part-time job sites as well. That way, you will review a broad spectrum of potential opportunities.
Apply in person
Walk through your local town or the mall and you'll see Help Wanted signs in many storefront windows. If you don't see a sign, ask about openings. The same scenario applies to resort or seasonal employment. Applying in person is often the best mechanism for finding a job.
Use your network
Be aware of the fact that many, if not most, job openings aren't advertised. Tell everyone you know that you are looking for work. Ask if they can help. While an acquaintance was offered a job over the phone by an employer his friend had given his resume to. Networking really does work!
If you are interested in retail employment, keep you eye out for "help wanted" signs in store windows when you're at the mall or in town. Ask the Manager if the store is hiring if you don't see a sign.