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How Taking a Personality Quiz Could Help You Land a Job

How Taking a Personality Quiz Could Help You Land a Job

Professional personality assessments may not be as trendy as their BuzzFeed counterparts, but knowing your results could set you apart in interviews. Imagine the immediate connection you could make with a recruiter if you share the same personality results. While employers enjoy knowing how their employees view the world, they really appreciate having an office that is self-aware. If you …

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Opera Bombana

The chocolate ice cream cannelloni was sweet and chewy, but not overpoweringly so

Opera Bombana is renowned chef Umberto Bombana’s first restaurant foray in Beijing. He is perhaps best known for his triple Michelin star restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo in Hong Kong. Opera Bombana is situated in Parkview Green, a beautiful high-end shopping mall filled with various bizarre sculptures, but thanks to its location and design, you do not feel like you …

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Dali Renjia 大理人家


Yunnan food is one of the most well-known of Chinese cuisines, mainly due to the influences of neighbouring regions Tibet, Vietnam and Burma. I had never tried any type of Yunnan food, and after some extensive research (google), I decided on Dali Renjia, a restaurant tucked away down a hutong. So I could order as much as possible, I gathered …

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Pastry Class at Migas

These tasted just as good as they looked

I’ve read about the Pastry class at Migas and finally got to try it this Saturday. (Be warned – the classes are popular and it is recommended that you book in advance). Our 5 person class was small and intimate and our lesson was held in a cosy, spotlessly clean kitchen called the Aula OiLab. Our teacher for the afternoon, chef …

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Capital Spirits : I had baijiu… and I liked it.

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Located near Dongzhimen, Capital Spirits is easy to miss. Located down a dark hutong street and in a simple building, it requires some navigational skills to locate. We went there on a Thursday evening, around eleven-thirty. Despite the space being quite small and crowded, Capital Spirits had a very warm and inviting atmosphere. The music and chatter inside means that …

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Bao House – Gourmet Baozi in Beijing

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Taking advantage of Beijing’s beautiful summer, The Opposite House at Taikoo Li has opened Bao House, a glossy, modern food truck. Situated in the sunny courtyard of The Opposite House serves gourmet baozi (think black truffle and kaffir lime) and elegant mantou sandwiches, alongside Slow Boat brews. The menu is small but sweet (baozi and mantou only), filled with traditional …

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Expat Profile: Colin Friedman


Name: Colin Friedman Job: CEO – Beijing Ai Fu Shi Consulting Ltd (aka FCGroup) Hi Colin! Can you tell us a bit about your background and what made you decide to move to Beijing? By trade I am an irrigation engineer (MSc) and I am a UK Chartered Environmentalist. I started working in China in 1998 at the request (insistence) …

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Agua Infinity Brunch Beijing

Beetroot marinated salmon eggs Benedict

Agua Infinity Brunch Beijing The reputation of Agua’s infinity brunch precedes it. I had stalked numerous instagrams (#agua #infinitybrunch #yummy #aguayum etc etc), wasting time staring at pictures of the mouth-watering dishes and so awaited the arrival of my Agua brunch date with anticipation. The concept of the brunch is a simple one – for a set price (298 RMB …

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Nola – New Orleans Cuisine in Beijing

Devilled eggs with chow chow relish

New Orleans cuisine is as vibrant and colourful as the city itself. The food draws inspiration from French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Native American, African and Cajun styles of cooking – the word melting pot has never been more apt. What I imagine about New Orleans cuisine is this: Heaving bowls of gumbo bursting with plump shrimp and juicy chicken, steaming …

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Avoid these Nonverbal Job Interview Mistakes


Avoid these Nonverbal Job Interview Mistakes – Advice for new Jobseekers     1) An astonishing 67% of candidates fail to deliver on one of the most important components of making a good first impression – eye contact. Strong eye contact shows that you have confidence in yourself and more importantly, that you have the ability to engage successfully with …

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Caribeño – A Cuban experience in Beijing

And even yummier

Caribeño – Cuban food in Beijing   Cuban food in Beijing – it sort of sounds like it wouldn’t work right? So when I heard about, Caribeno, a restaurant serving up regional Cuban cuisine, I was eager to go. Stepping into the restaurant is like stepping into a little corner of Havana. The walls are decorated with brightly, Mardi-Gras coloured …

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Making the most of your Study Abroad in China (Part 2)


Making the most of your Study Abroad in China   This detail is often overlooked, but it is crucial. Studying in a new country means different currencies and different banks. Often, your debit card will either not work in China, or if it does, it comes with a hefty transaction fee. Trust me, this is not something that you want …

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Set Lunch at Migas Beijing

Roasted dory fish with quinoa (Sadly, I was just reminded of Dory from Finding Nemo)

Set Lunch at Migas Beijing   Beijing is full of amazing lunch deals and perennial favourite Migas has long been known for its affordable and delicious set lunch. The menu changes regularly and when I went, Migas was offering dishes ranging from filled zucchini to beef empanadas. A three-course lunch will set you back a very decent 95 RMB, and …

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