Thursday, May 14, 2015

CFTU Warns Of Fake Endorsements & Affiliations By China Job Agents, Recruiters, And Even Some Bold Schools.

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With fewer ESL teachers choosing China as a career destination due to pollution and now-stringent visa requirements, China recruiters and agencies are getting creative, crafty,  and quite unethical with their claims. Some have gotten so bold as to say they have A+ ratings with the Better Business Bureau, or "Endorsed By SAFEA" or "Approved By The Ministry of Education". All of these claims are pure rubbish however and here is why...
1) The Better Business Bureau is an U.S. based private organization that have no jurisdiction, interest, nor operations in China and they do not monitor nor investigate anything in China. Still, China job agencies have hijacked their famous logo and inserted it in their websites and even on their letterhead and biz cards. When we asked one recruiter by what authority could she use the BBB logo, she just smiled and ran to the rest room to avoid further questions.

2) SAFEA, the Foreign Experts Bureau of China also does not "endorse" anyone or anything. Their official role is to register schools that are authorized to hire foreigners, and to ensure that foreigners wanting to work in China qualify to do so. Yet, many agents will pose next to SAFEA's Haidian HQ entrance sign and assert they are SAFEA endorsed, or "partners" with the government agency. Total BS!  But this recruiter below admitted that most new ESL teachers abroad believed him! You will also see many recruiters and school hijack the SAFEA logo above and just attach it to brochures, business name cards, or even paint it on a wall to suggest they have some connection or approval with/from the government agency. You should challenge whoever does this deception and directly ask "Who is your contact at SAFEA?" and if they cannot give you a real name, ask them to explain the use of the government logo.
3) Likewise China's Ministry of Education does not "affiliate" with any recruiters or private entities. Their mission is to promote and evaluate the qualification of China's public teachers, professors and the curriculum they teach. It is actually a criminal offense in China to say you are "part of the MoE" or an MoE partner. Still hundreds of private English School do this every day of the week -illegally.
4) Then there are the truly brazen sleazeballs who will adorn their brochures and printed material with the logos of Oxford, Princeton, Harvard or other top 100 school and claim they are "partners" and "affiliates". This ruse works really well if they get lucky enough to bribe a former Dean or Professor from these schools whose photos can be seen online on the real university website.  Don't fall for this scheme friends, and avoid people who try to fool you with these masquerades.

If you have any doubts about whether someone is truly connected with any government agency or bureau ask them for a scan of their credentials and the email them to us and we will verify directly with the government ministry they claim to be working for/with.  Send your email to Report[at]ChinaForeignTeachersUnion.org  In the interim, this article will help you understand what each of China's ministries and bureaus can and cannot do for you:  http://eslwatch.info/forum/china/129-the-role-of-safea-saic-moe-psb...
If you suspect or wonder if a certain job recruiter is legitimate or a fraud, try using this "Red Flag Review" and you'll have your answer in 30 minutes or less for free: http://scam.com/showthread.php?t=644846
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

CFTU Building A ESL/TEFL Skype Database Network Of China Foreign Teacher Direct Employers - For Free!

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In the past we offered an email directory of all the FAO's of white-listed schools in China (now over a thousand) but that list was abused by job applicants who would pester the employers for updates as often as 3X per week!  We received over 400 complaints and withdrew the list from general circulation and have come up with a better idea, and hopefully this one will not be abused, or it too will be discontinued.

We are now collecting the Skype contact info for any and all learning institutions in China that are NOT blacklisted. If you know of a good school that needs qualified teachers, ask them to send all their contact info including the SKYPE contact for their FAO (Foreign Affairs Officer) and we will add it to the list we are now compiling. It should be ready for distribution within the next 30 days.

QUALIFIED TEACHERS who meet the below requirements can send their resumes in to us in MS Word format with your skype contact as well and your photo all in one word file. Also specify in what three cities you are willing to work. What we will do free of charge is, IF you meet the below requirements, we will send your resume to 30 FAOs (10 in each city you designate) just as we receive it from you with no editing. They will have your contact info and if they want to interview you, they will initiate the contact. Once they do so P L E A S E do not pester and nag them. They are super busy. If you are not contacted within 15 days, you can then authorize us to send to 30 more FAOs. BUT... Please do not send us any information if you cannot produce a genuine and verifiable university degree when the time comes to do so. We are not your agent and you will have to do your own negotiating when you are contacted. We are only going to make the initial introduction as a public service to you.

MANDATORY  MINIMUM  REQUIREMENTS  OF  JOB  APPLICANTS:

1)  Bachelor Degree In Any Major (Must Be Verifiable)
2)  Minimum Age of 21, Maximum Age 55
3)  Police Certificate Confirming No Felony Convictions
4)  Fluent In English (Oral & Written Evaluation Will Be Made)
5)  Willing To Sign & Honor A One Year Contract

Schools need to supply us with a copy of their SAIC business License, their web site address,  FAO name and SKYPE contact.  We will update the list every 45 days.

Send your information in confidence to:   SkypeProject@ChinaForeignTeachersUnion.org


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