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Job Resources
The most effective ways to find jobs in Hong Kong are through the use of online resources, local newspaper classifieds and job/field-related trade magazines.
Employment Trends
Though hard hit by the global recession, Hong Kong recovered quickly and the general outlook is optimistic.
Information Technology
There is significant demand for technology staff in Hong Kong as companies invest in upgrading and expanding their IT infrastructure.
Engineering
53 percent of employers in the manufacturing sector expect to increase hiring and companies are making efforts to retain key staff.
Accounting & Finance
Growth is expected in the financial services sector, especially for candidates with corporate finance experience and language skills.
Top Companies
The following list represents companies reporting the largest assets/revenues in the country. More than 400,000 additional corporate profiles can be found in Going Global's Employer Directory.
Financial Considerations
The Hong Kong SAR is regarded as one of the most expensive places to live in the world.
Work Permits/Visas
Visa applications can be made in person at a Chinese embassy or consulate, as well as by mail with the Hong Kong SAR Immigration Department.
Resume/CVs
Depending on the position or company for which the candidate is applying, either English or Chinese may be used for the résumé/CV.
Interviewing Advice
Personal relationships in Hong Kong are very important. Therefore, it is helpful for a reliable third party to make a business connection and provide information on behalf of the candidate in advance.
Cultural Advice
Although Western influence has filtered into Hong Kong; one should not assume that business is conducted the same way as in Western countries.
Business and Networking
Hong Kong hosts many networking and business professional groups -- great contacts for finding a job.
General Business - Sales & Marketing
Hiring is increasing in marketing and communications, but tri-lingual skill in Mandarin, Cantonese and English is important.
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