It’s not too difficult to find work in Shànghǎi, though technically you will need a work visa. Being able to speak Chinese is increasingly an important string to your bow. Examine the classified pages of the expat magazines and websites for job opportunities. Modelling and acting can be quite lucrative – especially if you find a decent agent – and teaching English is perennially popular. Bear in mind that most big companies tend to recruit from home, offering comfortable expat packages.