More Experience Preferred

The coronavirus is bringing structural changes to China’s labor market, with experienced hires becoming more desirable, according to online job site Boss Zhipin.

Since corporations want to resume business operations as soon as possible, they prefer to hire more experienced workers as opposed to fresh graduates. Many corporations have postponed their campus recruitment campaigns and doubled down on recruiting highly-skilled candidates.

The trend is most visible in the booming internet industry, where the desire to get back to work is higher than ever. More than 60 percent of the hiring demand in China’s internet companies target highly skilled workers with more than three years of experience, according to Boss Zhipin. 

Amid the uncertainties, postponing job-hunting is now becoming more common for college graduates. Many have already applied for graduate programs in overseas universities.

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