What is a Behavioural Interview?

In a behavioural or competency-based interview you will be asked to give specific examples of personal experiences that demonstrate you have the capability to do the job. In order to be best prepared for such questions it is worth taking the time beforehand to write down your anecdotes or examples so that if such questions

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Is your job less secure in a small company?

The golden days of employment-for-life are long gone at most large organizations…With major banks about to announce another round of redundancies in Hong Kong, it still surprises me how few Pathfinder candidates want to work for smaller organizations due to the perceived risk this entails. Deciding whether to go to a large or small company

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How to Sell Yourself to Get a New Job

When you apply for a job or are asked for an interview, take a step back and think about all the skills you have that make you right for a particular job. you need to apply basic sales principles to position or ‘sell yourself’ correctly. 1. Know your strengths Make a list of your strengths

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The Ins & Outs of Networking in Hong Kong

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

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Should I stay or should I go?

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

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Summer Restlessness

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

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How to Map Your Career

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

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