As more Chinese people go abroad to study, finding a satisfactory job after the return trip has become a top concern.
According to a survey by Vision Overseas, a company under New Oriental Education and Technology Group, four out of 10 graduates find jobs within a month after coming back.
About 37 percent could secure a job within a season - a worrying situation compared with 2013, when 65 percent of returnees found a job within three months.
"In my opinion, it takes too much time for Chinese students returning from overseas to find a job," said Yu Zhongqiu, vice-president of Vision Overseas. "Things must be done to change this situation."
The survey also found that many students returning from overseas had difficulty adjusting to work in China, which is reflected in the low job-satisfaction rate.
Only 36 percent of returnees were satisfied with their work, and almost half said they were not content with their current professional life.
Vision Overseas said the findings are not surprising, as only 58 percent of those who return are doing jobs related to their studies, and the low relationship between studies and work may be a source of discontent.
In addition, the survey found, almost 80 percent of the students had changed jobs after coming back.