Top Chinese university graduate working as a domestic nanny highlights challenges for job-seeking graduates
The resume of a graduate from a top Chinese university seeking work as a domestic helper has stunned internet users, and is a sign of the increasingly competitive jobs market in China for new graduates.
Your Trust Home Service, a Shanghai-based high-end housekeeping company, released the resume of the graduate, whose identity was redacted, on a recruitment platform on Wednesday and quickly generated online discussion, news portal Thepaper reported.
Many were shocked to learn a graduate was working as a domestic nanny.
"Please remember the most prestigious universities, like Tsinghua and Peking University, train talented people who are supposed to improve or change our nation, and to bring benefits to all our people.
Isn't working as a family tutor a waste of such talents?" wrote another person.
"The fact that a Tsinghua graduate ended up working as a family tutor is the result of strong competition in the job market," another user commented.
The 29-year-old woman from Nanjing graduated from the prestigious Tsinghua University, ranked 15th best in the world by QS World University Rankings last year, with a bachelor's degree, although it's not clear which major she studied.
She described herself as being fluent in Mandarin and English, and good at cooking the foods favoured by many families in Shanghai and the surrounding Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.
She expected to find a job with a salary of 35,000 yuan (US$5,500) per month, her résumé showed.
A manager from the housekeeping company said she had already been booked by a client, the report said.