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After studying abroad, some students coming back to China to serve as security guards, bakery businessmen, village officials, drivers, receptionists …. It is no news any more. Is it a waste of talents to have the overseas returnees engaged in grass-roots work?

A professor from China University of Political Science and Law said, "For those who have studied abroad, how to start a career is the result of their rational choice, and there is no need to fuss over it.”

According to the professor, it is inevitable that some of those who have studied abroad are relegated to grass-roots services with China's social and economic growth. It indicates not only fluctuations in the job market, faults in education, but the blindness in the choice of schooling. Starting from the bottom is good, instead of bad, for long-term development.

Expert advice for those who have studied abroad and returned to engage themselves in grass-roots jobs:

1. Adjust psychologically to work conscientiously and build strong characters.

2. Identify and grasp proper career opportunities.

3. Combine comprehensive academic qualities acquired overseas with local culture, and apply to the job.

4. Comprehensively consider professional orientation and career planning.

The time has come for those who have studied abroad to be a commonplace. Passion for grass-roots jobs represent the attention that they have paid to their career paths. Starting from the bottom indicates rationality in their choices. It means neither the loss of their advantages nor the prospect of being bound to the bottom. It is far more sensible to lay a solid foundation at the grass root for future career paths than reach for what is beyond the grasp. Starting from the bottom is the beginning, rather than the end, of pursuing ambitions.

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Although I had no experience of going abroad for studying, I guess the education I received is enough to lead a properous life in China. Frankly speaking, going abroad is not suitable for everyone.

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Post time 2013-1-29 09:15:06 |Display all floors
village officials is very "good" job

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Post time 2013-1-29 15:39:16 |Display all floors
I think all should be depended on specific situation. The returnee has to think over what he is going to be in the immediate future. for those who starts grass-root work as a driver, I totally cannot understand,  isn't it waste of his degree. what I can imagine is that it is difficult for him or her to get a proper job in the country, so he or she should not be a talent.

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Post time 2013-1-29 22:02:33 |Display all floors
With so many overseas returnees
overseas education is meaning less

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Post time 2013-1-30 08:37:42 |Display all floors
Not necessarily a waste of talent but a waste of money spent in the course of their studies.
What you do not say in your post is what the person studied overseas, too many students are taking degrees in subjects where there is little demand in the job market and then have unrealistic expectations of where they can start in the job market.
If the person takes a lowly job until they can find something better then this is good, I would rather employ this person than one who has sat at home doing nothing while waiting for the "right job" to come along.

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