View Poll Results: How did you get your post in HK?

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  • Oversea ( email, recruitment fair, etc )

    116 18.30%
  • Physically in HK for the job search

    139 21.92%
  • Company internal transfer

    152 23.97%
  • Through friends/networking

    78 12.30%
  • Still searching ( in HK )

    102 16.09%
  • Still searching ( elsewhere )

    47 7.41%
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How did you land your job in HK?

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  1. #1

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    Nov 2005
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    How did you land your job in HK?

    Hello, was just wondering how expats got their job in HK? Care to share?

    Thanks...


  2. #2

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    Internal transfer with a European multinational.


  3. #3

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    Gee, that was fast... lol...
    Thanks for the reply...

    BTW, I'm in the still searching ( elsewhere ) category...


  4. #4
    deleteduser

    Run my own business, moved it over here


  5. #5

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    Nov 2005
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    Oops.. didn't see that one coming...


  6. #6

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    Oct 2005
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    Smile

    I applied for a job over the internet.

    Had a few telephone interviews, and managed to get a job doing IT contracting in the Oracle field.

    However, the job was not for me, as it was too far from where I live and the role wasnt great, but because I was tied into my contract, there wasnt much I could do, as my recruiter was sponsoring me to come to Hong Kong.

    However, managed to finish that contract (thank God) and then found another contract which is 5 mins from my apartment which is great! The role is better, pay is better, team is better etc...

    All's well that ends well......


  7. #7

    sort of an internal transfer.
    the company that owns the company i work for shut our office down, everyone but me was made redundant.
    i guess you could say i was a fixed asset they couldnt bear to part with :P

    they made applying for the visa SO easy, but the waiting period was insane, because i dont actually have any qualifications, only experience and passion... which is hard to justify on paper.

    my husband will be looking for work from hong kong, we're not sure how well that wil go. . . *crosses fingers*
    he works in transport logistics, advanced scheduler (should have no trouble?)


  8. #8

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    Nov 2004
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    sold everything, severed all ties in Canada, and came over cold (luckily had relatives living here already). Mailed out 50 CVs for teaching, started in about 3 wks...3 yrs later the rest is hist. Marrying a local girl, starting a new life....

    Last edited by timklip; 11-03-2007 at 01:55 PM.

  9. #9

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    Nov 2005
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    It's really interesting to find out how you guys get a job here.

    After trying for 4 years, I'm beginning to think the chances are close to zero. Well, for someone like me who's applying from elsewhere. BTW, I'm in the electronics engineering field.

    Nutta,
    You give me some hope... lol

    perth_girl,
    You're an asset aren't you...

    timklip,
    Wish I could what you did...


  10. #10

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Soho, Hong Kong
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    549

    I did consultancy for a Chinese based Company when I was back home and they asked me to come out and work for them here in Hong Kong.


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