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Excerpted from the Hong Kong Career Guide

Increased business activity across the Asia Pacific region is driving the need for skilled professionals, according to recruiting consultancy Michael Page International. As businesses launch new products and services in the buoyant Asia Pacific market, they need skilled, experienced sales, marketing and retail professionals. Demand will continue for digital communications, product marketing, business development and sales professionals.

A survey by Asia Pacific recruiter Hudson found hiring expectations are the highest in Hong Kong’s consumer sector, where 57 percent of employers plan to hire more staff in the near term. Visitors from Mainland China continue to boost the retail sector. Sales directors, retail directors, retail operations managers and CRM managers are all needed. Hiring intentions in the media/PR/advertising sector have declined steeply, with most open positions filled last year. However, although the majority of employers in this sector are focused on retaining talented staff, talented creative staff are needed in this business.

Salaries

About a third of employers responding to a survey by Hudson expect salary increases for new managerial hires will exceed 10 percent. Employers in this sector are prepared to pay even more for candidates with international experience in multinational corporations and good language skills. Supply chain candidates with regional or international experience are especially needed and can expect significant pay increases.

Organizations and Trade Associations

Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) 
The Hong Kong Management Association, founded in 1960 and with a membership of approximately 12,000 executives, is a professional organization for business managers and administrators. It promotes efficient and successful business management and conducts education and training courses. It organizes more than 2,000 programs for approximately 48,000 participants annually.

Hong Kong Management Association
14/F, Fairmont House
8 Cotton Tree Drive
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2526 6516
Email: tsw@hkma.org.hk

Publications

Marketing Hong Kong
http://www.marketing-interactive.com/ (English)
Originally launched in 2002, Marketing magazine is a leading publication for advertising and marketing professionals in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. It is Asia's leading source of advertising, marketing and media intelligence. It also contains Singapore and Hong Kong's biggest recruitment section, Senior Appointments, with more than 20 pages of employment vacancies advertised each month for the advertising and marketing fields.

Marketing magazine, Marketing Daily and marketing-interactive.com
1502, 15/F Shun Kwong Commercial Building
No. 8 Des Voeux Road West
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2861-1882
Fax: +852 2861-1336

This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete Hong Kong Guide.



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