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job opportunities in Istanbul

Hi all,
I am planning to move to Istanbul next year after living more than 10 years in Shanghai. I am a native Chinese speaker, fluent in English (IELTS 7) and can speak basic Turkish. I worked in multinaional companies in Shanghai in PR, project coordination area for 6 years. I wonder how is the job market for someone like me in Istanbul? I personally see opportunies in business development area focusing Chinese market. what you guys think? anyone with similar profile has any sucess story can share?:) appreciate your feedback. Bon weekend!

Hi Mira,

I'm Gift, I am also have a plan to go live and work in Istanbul too. I am not sure if now you have success for a job there? and how is working environment in Turkey?  :|

hi Gift,
I am learning Turkish now as it is.not.easy to.find.a job ajso to leave here without speaking the  language. also, they have very high level of unemployment. what disappoint me most is that the wage level is too low compare to the living cost. even lower than some big Asian cities. going to restaurants is a luxury for most people. as foreigner you get cheated, ripped off all the time, let aline yiu have to pay all sorts of tax...anyway, if you do like coming here, you still can try.

btw, dont wanna denotivate yiu but to tell you the truth.....

Mira

good nice why do you ask

Hi Mira,

First of all I'm apologized that I did not reply earlier !!

Thank you very much for your reply, it was very helpful. I agree for Turkey's lower wage and the problem about high number of unemployed; I quite disappointed to hear it too. However, for do prepare myself to a job there,  I am currently taking Turkish class. I hope I could get a job there...Sometimes, I feel hopeless for a life and job there...but If I don't try it. I would never know...at least I still have a house in Thailand and I am having a good work here.

Would you mind? If I would like to ask about Turkish people, are they friendly with foreigner who are living there for work and family ? I am very nervous, Job and life is hard never mind, but if people there are not friendly then I don't think for a happiness ...

Hello Mira,

Are you still looking for a job? I don't know if you have heard about ICBC investing in Turkey but I would like to discuss your background and the possible job opportunities for a Chinese and English (also some Turkish too) speaking person. 

If you are interested feel free to contact me.

Ozlem

Hi Ozlem,

I will send you a private message.

cheers

Mira

hi,
i also just saw your message... people are very friendly here. They try to help you and give.you smile. but just need to be cateful with guys. they are not aggressive but they try to make "friends "with foreign girls....again, if you say no, nothing happens to you.

i agree with you. you need to try. let me.know when you do come. still exploring the city but i hope i can be of help somehow.

cheers...

Mira
ps. u have facebook?

HI Ozlem,

You might also want to post the ad in the jobs section for more views.

http://www.expat.com/en/jobs/middle-eas … tancy.html

Good luck
Z

ozziokan :

Hello Mira,

Are you still looking for a job? I don't know if you have heard about ICBC investing in Turkey but I would like to discuss your background and the possible job opportunities for a Chinese and English (also some Turkish too) speaking person. 

If you are interested feel free to contact me.

Ozlem

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will send a private.message.instead.

That is a better option!
Good luck with your job.
Z

Mira1014 :

will send a private.message.instead.

Hi Ozlem,

Are you still looking for people working for ICBC? I am Chinese speaker from Hong Kong working in the banking industry, and i am looking for job opportunities in Istanbul. I am currently visiting family in here and please feel free to contact me if you want to discuss it in person.

Thanks.

Kristy

Hi My name is Sanjay Joshi.i am looking for jobs in Turkey I am a biotechnology engineering graduate.I have experience in a corn processing industry as a production supervisor.I have worked in stem cell banking organization also.I am an Indian national.I am a quick learner and ready to implementing that towards work.If anyone can help me please feel free to contact.
.                Thanks;!

Hi Sanjay,

You're off topic here. You can try searching through JOBS section.

Good luck.
Z

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Hi Mira
Would you like to delete the whole post?

Z

Mira1014 :

try to delete....

Dear Mira,

The wages in Turkey are low as you said.Lowest wage is around 400 Usd.And if you are graduated from university and have experience depending to the job you can earn between 1000-6000 Usd.I think the wages in Istanbul are 2-3 times better than China.Maybe other cities in Istanbul can be similar to China.There is huge differences between Istanbul and other cities of Turkey.Unfortunately all based on Istanbul in Turkey.Anyway Istanbul is a very beautiful city and worth this.

Good Day

Hi,

I understand this is an assumption, but do you have any relevant statistical references for this? Or is it just a hunch out of thin air?

Z

Piekator :

I think the wages in Istanbul are 2-3 times better than China..

I compared with the salaries of some friends in China and Istanbul for the same jobs.Even if the life is expensive in some cities of China,the wages are still low and this is because of demand/supply unbalance in jobs.High population keeps wages low.The wage levels in Istanbul are even higher than some places of Italy or France specially southern parts of these countries.And as I see,the office workers in China work harder than Turkey and Turks work harder than Europeans.I think this is related to also job supply/demand.

Hi, I saw the outdated post, but still am interested if there are any jobs. I am fluent in English and 75% fluent in Turkish.

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