Many of Pathfinder’s clients are headquartered outside Asia and, as a result, we are being asked every day what the business impact of the ongoing protests is going to be. As a business owner and long-term resident, I have always been impressed by how tough and resilient the people of Hong Kong are. In 2003/4 during SARS, whilst a
I received a resume last week and the candidate included their results from 3-4 different personality tests. I have never seen this before and thought it was incredibly insightful. I asked a few of my clients/hiring managers what they thought about this and we unanimously decided it was a great idea. At Pathfinder, we encourage candidates
Over recent years, LinkedIn has massively expanded its reach and influence. Irrespective of whether you are looking for a new job, your LinkedIn profile is your global business card. Most business professionals automatically go to LinkedIn, before or shortly after they have first spoken to or met you, this is to get a sense of
Global financing for the fin-tech industry hit a new record in 2018, according to a recent report from CB Insights. The amount of venture capital money pouring into fin-tech climbed to US$39 billion, more than double what it was in 2017. After the 2008 financial crisis the banking industry needed a face-lift. Even ten years later, many
Before you decide you want to get a job in fin-tech, do you really understand what that means? Broadly speaking, it is the the innovative use of technology in the design and delivery of financial services and products. Fin-tech is already widely used in areas such as lending, financial advice, investment management and payments. There
At Pathfinder we work with candidates in clients in Asia and North America. Regardless of the seniority or function of a role, there are several criteria that we consistently recommend our candidates carefully consider. Obviously the financial package is important but we believe these more subtle indicators are also incredibly important – definitely in the long term.
Have you had enough of your current job, are you feeling miserable when you are at work and do you sometimes dread going to work. The start of the year is always a time for self-reflection on all levels but its also a particularly good time to review your career options. Most companies typically hire
The “elevator pitch” sounds simple but is something very few people do well. Everyone should have one to reel off in a job interview, a networking event or a social cocktail party. If you’re looking for a new job, one of your first tasks should be crafting an ideal “elevator pitch”. it’s the 30-second speech
Whether you are actively looking for a new job or just exploring possibilities, part of your process will involve leveraging your personal contacts and referrals to meet with or speak to business owners and industry experts. Irrespective of how you have been introduced to someone and regardless of the purpose of the meeting, at Pathfinder we always
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.