Update 2016-12-26: Changed ESL Pod links to Lizhi.fm. See this post for more info: ESLPod Links Broken.
Update 2016-03-11: Removed VideoJug links.
Update 2015-10-26: Added ESLpod 1100.
Follow up is what we do after the job interview:
Here are some useful videos and ESL podcasts you can watch and listen to about these kinds of issues.
You can listen to these ESL podcasts (especially designed for learners of English) online on your computer, or you can download the MP3 and listen to them on your computer, MP3 player, smartphone etc.
The audio is free, but some other features ("premium features") require payment.
UPDATE: VideoJug used to have great job hunting videos on their own website and it was possible to watch them in China. But they made some changes to their website recently, and now their job hunting videos are only available on YouTube (which is blocked in China) at YouTube - VideoJug. For now I've removed the VideoJug links (if you have VPN, you can try searching their YouTube channel for "job hunting", "interview", "salary" etc). I'll see if I can find alternative links. Sorry.
The BBC is doing a series of articles on doing business in China & how culture affects such business, and today has an article by a key director of car company Jaguar Land Rover, giving his thoughts on the differences in ways of doing business: negotiating, meetings, decision-making etc.
I recently saw a short article with advice for foreigners on doing business in China. It's on Bloomberg Businessweek, and was written by Juan Antonio Fernández, a professor at CEIBS, a highly ranked b-school in Shanghai.
Below I'll give the link to the article, and some notes on the words & ideas in the article.
Most of these tips are short and simple, so the sentences start with imperative forms, e.g "Get...", "Know...", "Use...", "choose". Meaning: "You should get...", "You should know...", "You should use...", "you should choose...".
Other vocabulary & ideas:
Updated 8th July 2013: removed broken Bing link, added Macmillan and Baidu links.
In our class on meetings, we saw the phrase "agree to disagree", which might be a strange phrase for students of English.
The way it's usually used is to stop arguing/disagreeing about something but in a friendly way.
Alice: "I've just explained why rice is a million times better than noodles."
Bob: "Well, I still think noodles are better than rice. I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree."
Alice and Bob disagree. Bob recognizes and confirms that they still disagree and that they won't be able to reach an agreement, His sentence with "agree to disagree" brings the argument to an end in a friendly, respectful way. Alice still believes rice is better and Bob still believes noodles are better, but they will try to stop arguing about it and try to maintain a courteous relationship.
You can also say "agree to differ".
Here are some links with more info and examples:
During the class "Negotiations II", the students came up with negotiating positions for the three parties.
This was preparation for "Negotiations III", where the students will actually do the negotiating.
So I copied the screen of the negotiating positions from "Negotiations II" and now offer you the image, so you can refer to it when doing "Negotiations III".
I hope you can reach a compromise. :)
G.A.L.E.S.L. / joe3
Some tips and links on learning English.