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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    Working for a large MNC or doing this as a service for MNCs is quite the niche - know folks who took care of brand and project management on a regional basis for large retail and corporate clients.
    okay well noted I will pursue more on MNC. Thank you for the insight!

    Quote Originally Posted by JAherbert
    as @littlemermaid said - firms will be confused, at 20k they will expect chinese speaker able to deal with vendors and contractors all day long.

    Hong Kong revolves around suppliers
    "we needed someone more with HK experience" probably means we need local Chinese speaker, who knows all the major suppliers /vendors, and does not need to ask who is dealer/supplier for this or that, and does have to ask who is supplier for Ytong block, of course, it can be learnt but takes time.

    yeah but what makes me confused is at the first place they already knew that Im not native speaker and still invite me for the interview cause they said my portfolio is impressive. Moreover the interview went well, then always ended up with rejection said that they needed someone more with HK experiences. Somehow it makes me a bit frustrated LoL

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    I may have missed it from an earlier response, but what is your HK visa status (if any)?
    What field of interiors have you been employed in? Commercial, retail, hotel/resort, residential?
    I work at Aedas and we have three big teams - commercial/retail, hotel/residential & resort/casino.
    Aedas, Atkins, Benoy, etc are often on the lookout for talented people. The larger companies will often help with visa applications through their HR dept if you are experienced & in demand.
    Have a look at the company websites. Aedas lists their current job opportunities and you can send an email to HR - if you are good, then the company may create the opening for you.
    Cantonese & Putonghua - helpful but not 100% necessary (depends on the companies client base)
    Accreditation - helpful but not 100% necessary if you have the right experience.

    Last edited by pochaipill; 15-03-2019 at 11:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pochaipill
    I may have missed it from earlier response, but what is your HK visa status (if any)?
    What field of interiors have you been employed in? Commercial, retail, hotel/resort, residential?
    I work at Aedas and we have three big teams - commercial/retail, hotel/residential & resort/casino.
    Aedas, Atkins, Benoy, etc are often on the lookout for talented people. The larger companies will often help with visa applications through their HR dept if you are experienced.
    Have a look at the company websites. Aedas lists their current job opportunities and you can send an email to HR - if you are good, then the company may create the opening for you.
    Cantonese & Putonghua - helpful but not 100% necessary (depends on the companies client base)
    Accreditation - helpful but not 100% necessary if you have the right experience.

    My visa status is Visitor, since Im not married yet to my partner so I cant apply for dependant visa. I did commercial/ retail and residential, but moslty commercial : workplace and F&B.

    Okay will try it! Thank you for the insight!

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