The job market depends on the job you are going for and your experience in that field. It can also depend on whether you need sponsor of an employment visa, i.e. if you are not a Hong Kong permanent resident you will need an employment visa. Not all employers are willing to sponsor said visas so you will be discounted on that score. Basically, employers need to show ImmD that you have a skill not readily available in Hong Kong among its permanent residents.
English teaching - plenty of tutor mills here, as well as excellent English centres. The latter will require teaching/English qualifications and experience, for the most part. The former will likely rip you off.
Nannying - we have Foreign Domestic Helpers (FHDs) here who are imported labour from Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, etc. to take care of a family's kiddies. Full-time nannies, e.g. Norland, will be properly qualified.
Sales/administration - the overwhelming majority of companies in Hong Kong are Chinese-owned. Even multi-nationals will probably require Chinese language skills in addition to English. These positions may be on the lowered end of the salary scale and might not meet the requirements of employment visa sponsorship.
What special skills can you bring to Hong Kong so we can steer you in the right direct?
Last edited by Claire ex-ax; 02-09-2013 at 11:05 AM.
Haha I think I'll be alright, my passport is registered under 'Her Majesty' the Queen of England!!!
Incoming lecture about you're an illegal immigrant since you can't legally reside here without a valid visa blah blah blah.
So prepare yourself tink!
See point #4 from here : http://www.immd.gov.hk/en/services/h...ry-permit.html
Thank you Howard and I am aware of the Visa situation......but that was not the question that Gruntfuttock asked!! The question was - what kind of passport do I hold? Why you ask? In order to determine the possibilities of being granted work in HK! :P
Cheers Claire..............uuurhhh depends what you mean by 'special skills' but I have the necessary qualifications and experience to teach English so I don't think that will be a problem. I also have relevant nannying experience and have registered with a website for hiring expat-English speaking nannies so I may get something through that. The Admin thing is probably going to be more tricky as I can't speak Cantonese so unless it's a 100% foreign company who does not require Cantonese then I'm screwed. I used to do account management back home a couple or years ago but I'm don't mind really what I'm doing as long as it gets me by and I enjoy it.
So you'd be better off in Vietnam than HK if you don't want to struggle with cash! But given that you seem comfortable with living in a hostel for some time, perhaps you have different ideas of how much cash is necessary...