Hired for Skill Fired by Culture

Career Strategies for Chinese International Scholars

by Han Zhang



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/27/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781480884373
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781480884380
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781480884366

About the Book

Hundreds of thousands of international scholars from China study in the United States of America, but many of them never live up to their potential.

The ones that succeed, however, have a tremendous impact on Chinese politics, and they also play a significant role in United States politics, the economy, and social progress.

In this guide to succeeding as an international student, Han Zhang, who came to the United States as an international scholar when he was a teenager, shares best practices that will help you:

• Examine Chinese versus American workplace cultures, including thinking patterns, behavioral attributes, and interaction styles;
• Formulate cross-cultural workplace core competencies;
• Grasp workplace opportunities right in front of you.

He also shares strategies to overcome common challenges, examines individualism versus collectivism, reveals strategies on navigating job interviews, and explains how to ensure your resume makes a great first impression.

In a world of increasing competition, protectionism, and isolationism, where many international scholars no longer have some of the opportunities of the past world, this guide provides a blueprint to gain a competitive edge at an international level.

About the Author

Han Zhang has enlightened and coached hundreds of Chinese International talents for years. Thousands of international talents have attended his events and read his publications. Han came to the United States alone just like many of readers as an international scholar when he was only a teenager. For the past ten years, he has traveled all 48 states, and hundreds and thousands of cities across the continent, meeting countless people from more than 50 countries around the world. Han is the youngest Chinese International Talent to be named International Business Entrepreneur of the Year at The Richard J. Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University. He is also the youngest Chinese International Talent to receive a full scholarship from the legendary Thunderbird School of Global Management, named the world’s #1 Master of Management business school by Times Higher Education/WSJ 2019 Business Schools Report. With passion and dedication to empowering more Chinese International talents, Han Zhang has summarized his brilliant strategies in 7 chapters to reveal the truth of the American workplace, the cultural differences we embrace, and the actions we must take to achieve success as a Chinese global workforce.