• 5 Tips for Dealing With Back to the Office Blues

    about 2 months ago by Jay Chow

    Back to the office blues affects people in different ways and it is often just a temporary blip.  Following an unprecedented and anxiety-ridden period of working from home, it seems fair to expect the transition back to the office to be a little more intense than usual though.Having to share space, commute and fit back into a rigid routine may feel tiring and restrictive; an...

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  • What to Do If You're Made Redundant at this Difficult Time?

    2 months ago by Jay Chow

    Covid-19 has disrupted the global economy and the job market, leaving some employers little choice but to downsize their headcount to survive. Being made redundant can affect everyone mentally, financially, and emotionally. However, the key to surviving this is to overcome the challenges and make the most out of it. Why? It's a temporary state of being. This article aims to ...

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  • Ready to Return? Six Steps to Get Back to the Office

    3 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Financial services professionals, how have you all been for the longest period of working from home? Are you already tired with all the video calls and online meetings? Are you impatient to return to the office to see your colleagues in person again?Good news is, Covid-19 cases been dropping in Hong Kong, and the government has been easing up the restrictions. Companies are...

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  • Rethinking the Value of Loyalty

    3 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​Recently, we had the pleasure of presenting to a group of MBA students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong. Our Group Marketing Director, Luis Rolim, advised on how professionals can navigate a difficult job market, as well as improve their personal branding. Interestingly, in both sessions, the same question was asked by a member of the...

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  • Why You Should Not Hesitate to Find A New Job

    3 months ago by Jay Chow

    In times of uncertainty, we are supposed to lay low and wait for better days, right? With the global pandemic looming over our heads, this argument is strengthened by lower economic activity and reduced expectations. However, staying where you are in terms of your career may be just the thing you should not be doing. Finding a new job could be more beneficial.Someone says th...

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  • How a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job In a Difficult Job Market

    4 months ago by Jay Chow

    Using a specialist recruiter is like having a sector insider working on your behalf to help you find a better job—and at zero cost. At Selby Jennings, we hold long and rich relationships with some of the biggest or most successful companies within banking and financial services—and represent up-and-coming businesses who are seeking the hottest talent to help support their gr...

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  • Taking Stock: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    4 months ago by Jay Chow

    While the global pandemic will inevitably result in long term transformations to the form and function of the workplace, the short term will mostly be characterized by iterative solutions intended to buy time and weather immediate concerns.It is uncertain when or if a vaccine for COVID-19 will be discovered, and radical reorganization of the workplace could prove an unnecess...

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  • The Need for Mandarin in Hong Kong Financial Services

    4 months ago by Katrina Chui

    “Banks in Hong Kong are still fairly dependent on mainland talent because the typical requirement for native mandarin speaking professionals hasn’t changed,” says Chris Wong, head of Selby Jennings China to eFinancial Careers. “IBD functions need Chinese talent, especially given the recent competition between the Shanghai and Hong Kong exchanges over the increasing number of...

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Partner

    5 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every job seeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals who are trying to advance their careers. However, for members of the LGBTQ+ community, recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career partner.Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need a career par...

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  • How to Make Video Calls Less Tiring

    5 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For financial services professionals, that might mean more time in front of the camera and video calls than you signed up for.Why video calls make you tired?Evolving from social animals, most human communication is non-verbal. In face-to-face conversations, we gain additional meaning from the way people act. We read eac...

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  • The Five Soft Skills You Need For Remote Working in The Near Future

    6 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​After Covid-19: The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote WorkingThanks to everyone being extra cautious to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Asia is slowly returning back to the “real” normal. In Hong Kong, almost all financial institutions are back in the office. Although we are all hoping our work environment will return to the way it is before, much of the global workforce...

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  • How to Navigate A Difficult Job Market

    7 months ago by Katrina Chui

    While Asia is slowly coming back to the real normal, the Covid-19 has rattled markets and the global economy, leading to increased unemployment. Whether you are actively looking for a new job or have decided to move, we have put together this guide to help finance professionals navigate these challenging times. Read on to discover how to hide, move or target to get your desi...

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  • How to Resign Virtually

    7 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​​The continued Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside a period of great economic uncertainty.Whether from a better job offer, pre-empting redundancy, or concern with how their employer has handled the crisis, many professionals are choosing to resign.This guide has been made to help those in the novel situation o...

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  • Being Business Critical in the New Virtual Workplace

    8 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​It is now a very sensitive time. Hong Kong’s unemployment rate hit a record high of 3.4%. Everyone, including senior management, will have a lot on their plates trying to cope with the current situation. The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history. This huge social and organisational shift has rapidly changed how businesses...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    9 months ago by Jay Chow

    As the coronavirus epidemic continues, more of us will be working from home. During this time, it is more likely that a candidate will be asked to interview via video conference call.If you are applying for a competitive executive role based in Hong Kong, for example in the financial or property development sectors, it is likely you will be asked to complete a video intervie...

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  • Interview with Ignite Asia: Career coaches guide execs in times of ‘tremendous change’

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    Career paths in the asset management industry can be pretty well defined. However, it is not uncommon for some executives to want to change tracks and seek out a career coach. This especially come across individual mind when they feel bogged down with their current role, want a new challenge or a hoping to propel their career on a different trajectory.Abimanu Jeyakumar, Hong...

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  • Feeling Blue? Use These Top 5 Tips to Boost Your Mood and Productivity at Work

    10 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​Do you ever feel a lack of energy and motivation at the beginning of your work week? You are not alone. Monday Blues can affect us all. The on-going protests in Hong Kong, especially at the weekend, can make it difficult to start the week in a good mood. Monday Blues have been amplified due to the on-going protests in Hong Kong, especially when the weekend protests gone cha...

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  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    about 1 year ago by Katrina Chui

    ​The banking and financial services sector in Hong Kong has seen a recent boost with the introduction of new cybersecurity technologies such as blockchain. The financial sector’s pivot to digital means there are plenty of high earning opportunities available to those with in-demand skills such as data analysis.    Your salary is more than a monthly number in your bank accoun...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    about 1 year ago by Katrina Chui

    ​A global survey by health insurance company Cigma recently classed Hong Kong as the fifth most stressed population in the world, with 95% of millennial age workers reporting feelings of stress.  Workplace stress is commonplace in fast-moving and competitive sectors like banking and finance. As innovations develop through fintech and disruptor banks, finance professionals mu...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Co-Worker

    about 1 year ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Everyone will experience working with a toxic co-worker at some point in their career. These are the colleagues who suck the positive energy out of the room, always ready to criticize and bully others while avoiding their own work, or always providing an excuse.  Dealing with constant negativity and a toxic working atmosphere can have a serious impact on both your enjoyment...

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