Human Resources & Job Hunting; China


To get a list of platforms used in China for employers and job seekers, and their ussage patterns.

Early Findings

Our first round of research unveiled the following details:

Other Details

  • Job search sites like are very successful in China and are regarded as the leading professional recruitment portals; 51job has more than "81 million registered members, more than 72 million copies of resumes and 3.2 million daily Job offers."
  • The total number of online jobs available on Cjol amount to 0.7 million, the total number of businesses posting these jobs is 52k, and the total number of talent searches conducted on the site are close to 0.5 million.
  • "China’s job market in the first three months of 2019 was the weakest it has been since 2015 as demand for workers dropped and the number of people looking for work jumped; the ratio of job vacancies to job seekers declined to 1.68 in the first three months of this year, versus 2.38 in the fourth quarter of 2018 and 1.91 a year earlier when leading online recruiter starting releasing the data."

Proposed next steps:

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Our first round of research was able to provide some ground-level information about the topic; we propose further research to provide some hard data about these websites and their user base. We have provided a total of 10 portals that are being used in China, and there will bet two requests that will provide hard data and stats about each of these portals and their users. Information provided for every portal will include the number of total job postings on the website, the total number of registered users both job seekers and employers, the type of services the portal offers to both job seekers and employers, stats about the website and its users (this may not be available for all of the portals), any available public opinion about the portal.
We also propose a detailed overview of the job-hunting market in china, its current state, any current issues prevalent in the market.
We also propose trends requests to provide 2-3 current trends in the Chinese online job search market. For each trend, we will provide an overview defining what the trend is, its impact on the market, any companies that are at the forefront of the trend, and a reason as to why it is a trend.