help us find jobs and visa and sponsors!!

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    help us find jobs and visa and sponsors!!

    Me and my boyfriend are planning on moving to HK next october (2008). Hopefully just for a year. My boyfriend has a masters degree in music and hopes to work in the music industry. I havent got a degree but am half way through finishing my hairdressing NVQ level 2, but i do have 3 A levels if that helps! Were not that fussy in what kind of work we do, just aslong as its kind of well payed (£20,000+ a year each) Can anyone help us on how to get jobs, what would the interview process be and how do we apply for job. We really want jobs before we go to HK because we were told it would be easier getting visas that way, but is this true? We were also told about getting sponsors to help with our visa applacations, but we dont know anything more about that! Were pretty clueless about the whole thing so any help at all would be great! Also any help with accommodation would be good aswell, we were thinking of Kowloon? Thanks!


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    Danel: what you are asking is hard really hard.I would say it will not be easy foreither of you to obtain a workingvisa. None of you have a unique skill that a local can not match. Do anyoneof you have any actuall working experience? If not then forgett about it, you will not geta work visa without it. And you need to have a company to sponsor it, its a requirement not somethig that makes it easier to get. take a look at the HK immigrations website. But yumight also want to take a look at the "howlong to find a job" poll someone made here, most people wait 1+years to find one.


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    And please excsethe typos, m usng a rubber keyboad thekind that yu can roll up, and its garbage...impossible to type with.


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    And i think twill be hardfor youto get 22k+/y each unlessyou havesome talet and agood rep.


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    My advice: come over for a holiday and do a bit of leg work on the ground.

    As the previous poster said, very unlikely you will be uniquely suited for any jobs, especially anything that would pay close to 20k per year. Sadly for you, hairdresser with no work experience will have a hell of a lot of competition for jobs in HK.

    Like I say, though. come and have a look first. you may not even like the place!


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    As per to what Johan says really.

    If your heart is set on HK then try and get a TEFL qualification as thats a quick way in to get a visa but of course only if you want and have the aptitude to teach English though.

    Your BF might be able to get a job teaching music in one of the numerous schools in the area though.


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    And as an inexperienced TEFL holder you're not going to earn close to GBP20K per year (equivalent to about HK$26K/month)...


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    just forget it.

    even you have 20 years of experinece as hairdresser you will never be entitled for a working visa.


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    I have work experance other than hairdressing (shop assistant etc) and my BF is middle management at a hosiptal (admin work). Is there another way to get visas to live and work in HK? Ideally in HK i want to work in the media (TV presenter) or modeling, but i dont have any experance in that yet! We just really want to emmigrate to HK!


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    Not to put you down, but your chanses sounds about slim to none.
    Shop assistant will defenently not get you a working visa, not even if you spoke fluent cantonese, mandarin and japanese aswell.
    Frankly, unless you are a genious at what you do, or pack a few years exp. in a special field you will be hard pressed to find someone to sponsor your workvisa.
    And im sorry to say but the same goes for your BF middle management skills, there are thousands of locals who are both faster, more expereienced etc than he is, and willing to work for far less than 22k/y.
    Just be realistic no one is gonna hire you as a model or tv presenter without experience, it just wont happen.
    So you are best shot is to teach english after getting the proper certificates. But my guess is that teaching is not for you.
    So basicaly you are kinda stuck between a rock and a hard place.
    Unless you are willing to work for say 6k/y.


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