Swire and Jardines require you to read and speak Chinese. You better learn mandarin, it’s close to impossible to get a proper job with your background and no chinese abilities.
Agreed. Unless you are shooting for a managerial position, proficiency in canto and mando are pretty much minimum requirement.
Heard it was a lot better pre 1997 ahh good times
Similar situation, i am also looking for work in HK. I fluent in Cantonese but can't read or write Chinese...
Not sure were to start... Is there any good job posting site?
Two senior staff from my company who resigned after decades at work couldn't speak/read/write/understand a word of Chinese which proved a problem when they were confronted with technological problems requiring Chinese aptitude. * Didn't stop them from being paid far more than me and working over two decades.
*Refused to learn how to deal with the problems.
I am seeing more and more jobs requiring native Mandarin speakers if not then cantonese, specially for account management or business development. Even some recruiter from Global tech firms like Microsoft, AWS, IBM etc are refusing non-speakers, I heard they hired quite many foreigners initially and now they want to stick with locals (not sure if that's true for other industry as well but seems true for cloud and ICT industry).