天游平台报道，The resume of a graduate from a top Chinese university seeking work as a domestic helper has stunned internet users, and is a sign of the increasingly competitive jobs market in China for new graduates. Your Trust Home Service, a Shanghai-based high-end housekeeping company, released the resume of the graduate, whose identity was redacted, on a recruitment platform on Wednesday and quickly generated online discussion. Many were shocked to learn a graduate was working as a domestic servant. “Please remember the most prestigious universities, like Tsinghua and Peking University, train talented people who are supposed to improve or change our nation, and to bring benefits to all our people. Isn’t working as a family tutor a waste of such talents?” wrote another person. “The fact that a Tsinghua graduate ended up working as a family tutor is the result of strong competition in the job market,” another user commented. The 29-year-old woman from Nanjing graduated from the prestigious Tsinghua University, ranked 15th best in the world by QS World University Rankings last year, with a bachelor’s degree, although it’s not clear which major she studied.
She described herself as being fluent in Mandarin and English, and good at cooking the foods favoured by many families in Shanghai and the surrounding Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. She expected to find a job with a salary of 35,000 yuan per month, her resume showed. A manager from the housekeeping company said she had already been booked by a client. “Talented people like her are rare, but she is not the only one,” the manager told Thepaper. “We also have nannies with a master’s degree, including those graduating from top overseas universities.”The high salary for a domestic worker triggered heated discussion on social media.“She is not an ordinary nanny. She is basically a private teacher,” wrote one person at Thepaper. “Look at her payment. It is so high that what she earns is equivalent to senior managers at enterprises. I envy her.”“We can’t judge whether an occupation is noble or degrading. It’s just a person’s choice,” a user said on social media app WeChat. The manager said those domestic helpers with diplomas from leading universities are usually hired as family tutor.