poll: is my mandarin good enough for a jorb in CHINA?

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are my language skillz good enough?

yes
2
20%
no
8
80%
 
Total votes: 10

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dood
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poll: is my mandarin good enough for a jorb in CHINA?

Postby dood » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:37 pm

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Re: poll: is my mandarin good enough for a jorb in CHINA?

Postby miamiman » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:50 pm

You've boldfaced a requirement for the job. You fail to fulfill that requirement. Why does this require either a poll or further explication?

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Re: poll: is my mandarin good enough for a jorb in CHINA?

Postby bwv812 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:54 pm

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Re: poll: is my mandarin good enough for a jorb in CHINA?

Postby St.Remy » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:55 pm

miamiman wrote:You've boldfaced a requirement for the job. You fail to fulfill that requirement. Why does this require either a poll or further explication?


+1

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Re: poll: is my mandarin good enough for a jorb in CHINA?

Postby dood » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:57 pm

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Re: poll: is my mandarin good enough for a jorb in CHINA?

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Re: poll: is my mandarin good enough for a jorb in CHINA?

Postby solidsnake » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:58 pm

Fluency IS (not "are") essential...

The question you should be asking yourself is, do you really want to work for a firm that engages illiterate recruiters?

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Re: poll: is my mandarin good enough for a jorb in CHINA?

Postby hefox » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:00 pm

solidsnake wrote:Fluency IS (not "are") essential...

The question you should be asking yourself is, do you really want to work for a firm that engages illiterate recruiters?



pwnd

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Re: poll: is my mandarin good enough for a jorb in CHINA?

Postby dood » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:01 pm

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Re: poll: is my mandarin good enough for a jorb in CHINA?

Postby Black-Blue » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:02 pm

dood wrote:Baker & McKenzie (Hong Kong, China)

Role Requirements:
The ideal candidates should possess some practising experience in IP, including trademark registration, enforcement and copyright areas particularly in the Pharma and Hi Tech sectors.

Fluency in spoken and written English and Chinese (Mandarin) are essential for these positions.

im an IP dood. im fluent in mandarin spoken language to about a high school level, no accent either. but my reading and writing skillz are about at a elementary school level. wut u think - are my skillz good enough or are they looking for like a chinese college level reading and writing dood? wut if i get to hong kong and they ask me to translate some biotech shit?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C4ayBHTES0

Don't forget that they also require fluency in written English, which I assume doesn't refer to internet English.

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Re: poll: is my mandarin good enough for a jorb in CHINA?

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:03 pm

I wouldn't personally describe an elementary school student level of reading/writing as being "fluent" in reading/writing that language.

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Re: poll: is my mandarin good enough for a jorb in CHINA?

Postby St.Remy » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:04 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:I wouldn't personally describe an elementary school student level of reading/writing as being "fluent" in reading/writing that language.


Especially not for doing IP work, which would almost certainly require some level of technical vocabulary.

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Re: poll: is my mandarin good enough for a jorb in CHINA?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:58 pm

HK positions are usually pretty tough to get for non-British system law degree holders, not to mention that you probably need to compete with tons of native Chinese JDs who cant secure employment in US.

I think you can still try, but the odds dont look good.

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Re: poll: is my mandarin good enough for a jorb in CHINA?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:07 pm

From what I understand, almost impossible for an American to get a biglaw job in HK.




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