As a newbie to Hong Kong, I threw myself into networking enthusiastically. After a few evenings of gathering up business cards from financial planners and real estate agents, I realized that untargeted and purposeless networking was getting me precisely nowhere. I’m hardly alone in this. Mention networking events, and few (in my experience) respond with
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pathfinder Talent Solutions Opens New Office in New York City Hong Kong – February 20, 2017 – Pathfinder Talent Solutions, a leading provider of Fintech recruitment solutions in Asia, is opening a new branch office in New York City as the first step into the company’s expansion to the North American market.
Figure out what you want Think about your skills, attributes, preferred work environment, financial goals, work/life balance and appetite for risk. Don’t lose sight of your personal values; Do you like working with people or are you more analytical? Are you ready for a bigger challenge? Do you enjoy being part of a team or
The period immediately following Chinese New Year and bonus payments, is typically highly active in the employment market. This is a good time to do a health check on your current role before you start being enticed by what may initially look like attractive opportunities. The last few years have definitely been an employers’ market
Last week LinkedIn announced which search firms around the world are the most connected. They reviewed 60,000 firms to choose the top 25 based on content marketing, member engagement, social recruiting, and social engagement. Pathfinder is the 11th most socially engaged Specialist Boutique Search Firm in Asia. When we started Pathfinder three years ago we
Hiring managers are often disappointed if a strong candidate doesn’t have at least one thought provoking question at the end of the interview. Make sure you are always well prepared for this situation and have a couple of good questions about the company culture and career progression.
During the summer when work is typically a little quieter is a good time to do a health check on your current role. Hiring companies become very active from September to November as they want to have new employees joining at the beginning of the year. Before you start being enticed by what may initially
We conducted a survey about medical insurance among senior executives living in Hong Kong and working in the finance sector. Unsurprisingly, medical insurance is a key consideration for most of those who responded. In order to remain competitive and to attract and retain top talent employers need to remember the importance of Employee Benefits. This
Do you know which cities in Asia have the best overall environment for finance industry professionals to live and work? Pathfinder collaborated with The Economist Corporate Network to compile a ranking to measure Asia’s cities and their relative attractiveness. Hong Kong came out as the clear winner in Asia due to the low tax rates,
We are all going to be working until we are in our late sixties or early seventies so its really important to have a career plan that you periodically review or adjust. Changes in personal circumstances (marriage, children, divorce) could make you want to go in a totally different direction which is perfectly ok, but