I have a question regarding the job market for actuaries here. I am an american citizen who has moved here with my girlfriend (she is posted here for her work), and am trying to find a position in the actuarial field here. I know the market at the junior level here is rather tough with so many candidates coming out of HKU and CUHK, but was wondering if anyone could give me some advice.
I am a graduate of a well-known American university with a bachelors (honors) in economics and math, have 1 year of mergers and acquisitions experience in New York at an investment bank, have two SOA papers under my belt, and I speak decent Mandarin.. Specifically, I am wondering if I should keep trying for jobs or if I should look into pursuing a masters at one of the universities here (HKU in Statistics?) in order to break into the market. I've been sending my resume out quite a bit, but so far no positive replies...
Any thoughts would be appreciated.