Welcome to JobsInChina.com. This blog has been a long time coming…
I first came to live in China in 2002 and was immediately struck by life here. Everything seemed fresh, new and … unusual. I took hundreds of photos and made notes of things I wanted to write about. I should have started a blog then, to capture those exciting new experiences. Alas, blogging was still relatively new and it was not to be.
Fast forward to 2008. I’ve lived in China for more than 3 years (in several stints) and am currently living in Hebei in northern China. Things that would have made me stop and stare 5 years ago, no longer even register. Sure, at times the differences rear up, but for the most part, China has become home.
Why start a blog now? Well, I never lost the desire to write about China. Although China no longer seems ‘fresh’, I now have a much better understanding of the place and how things work here. Hopefully, this will allow me to pass on a more realistic view of China than I could have done when I first lived here.
That’s a tricky one. I’ve owned the www.jobsinchina.com domain name since 2004. My original intention was to create a website listing jobs available in China, but I was too busy, time passed and the opportunity was lost.
Having tasted blogging with my web development blog, I decided I really wanted to start a blog related to China. The www.jobsinchina.com domain name was sitting around doing nothing, so I decided to use it.
I am going to try to focus on issues related to living and working in China and to provide resources to people wanting to find jobs in China. I may also introduce a job service to the site in future, but we’ll have to see how that pans out.
So Will It Just Be About Working In China?
No! Although I’ll try to focus on that, I’ll be writing about all my experiences in China.
I plan to cover all things related to China, including daily life, culture, travel and my own experiences. I may post pictures I’ve taken, relate old stories, interview people, make commentary on news stories – in short, if it’s about China, then it belongs here.
Interspersed with that will be serious articles aimed at people wanting information on living or working in China.
The Final Word
I’m sure I’m going to enjoying writing about China – I hope those of you interested in China find value in this blog.