Finding a job in China can be helped by the value and quality of your personal network of contacts. In China this is referred to as "guanxi;" the personal relationship between people is a key component of how business is conducted. Unlike in the U.S. where you can send an unsolicited resume to a company or pick up the phone and cold call for an appointment, in China, time must be spent to develop a relationship and trust with a company representative and only then can you leverage that relationship to network for a job. The best way to start building guanxi is to spend several weeks on the ground in the Chinese city in which you plan to work (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, etc.) and just work hard to meet as many people as you can (locals, foreigners, etc.) This is where your business cards come in handy -- just make sure that your card has been translated so one side is English and the other is in simplified Chinese. You can also start building an informal network through social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn and join discussion groups specifically focused on China business or job opportunities.