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
Speaking at the Pathfinder Career Summit, Philippa Allen, CEO of ComplianceAsia, laid down the law for financial services employees in Asia who use social media. Drawing on more than 20 years handling regulatory concerns in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the PRC, Hong Kong, Singapore, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and Australia, Philippa shares her list of
In an era where news is broken on social media and PR disasters begin with online comments, employers need digitally savvy people. It’s no longer enough to just avoid social media and online posts. Companies need people who can actively campaign on their behalf while navigating around the pitfalls. A seasoned journalist and head of
How do you do two jobs at once? Intelligently. Since the global financial crisis, financial services firms have slashed staffing. The more blunt reductions in aggregate head count have been replaced by restructures, allocating staffing to expanded oversight and a tighter focus on revenue generating businesses. While the old policy of hiring support specialists alongside