• Are You Banking on Your Next Career Change?

    4 months ago

    ​Embracing change, whether professionally or personally, can be a headache. However, whilst some change might be an uphill battle for individuals, it can also be an enabler of professional development and enhance a growth mindset.  In your professional life, are you longing for a change in direction? Maybe you stayed put at the same business for a decade, but now is the righ...

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  • How to Secure the Pay Raise You Deserve

    5 months ago

    ​Salary and compensation is often difficult to bring up in discussion, but are you missing out on a hard-earned raise? Time to break the taboo and secure the pay rise you deserve. Start by asking.Know your worthBe prepared. Don't let impostor syndrome get the better of you and undervalue yourself. Likewise, don't expect your line manager to have a new salary already calculat...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    6 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Getting a job offer within the competitive banking and financial services sector can be a huge turning point in your career, but it pays to consider many elements to the job offer beyond an attractive salary offer before you accept the offer.Your overall quality of life is more important than the number on the bottom of your wage slip at the end of each month, and there are...

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  • Learning During Lockdowns

    6 months ago

    As the global health crisis brings us more challenges to face, ​many are becoming more and more comfortable staying at home for more extended periods of time. With the days blending seamlessly into the next, how have individuals made productive use of this time during local lockdowns and periods of self-isolation?Some have utilised this new-found time to prioritise self-care...

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  • Achieving a Mentally Healthy Mind, Body and Soul with 5 Practices

    about 1 year ago

    Stress and anxiety are common for people who live in fast-moving cities like Hong Kong. In light of the anxiety and stress caused by the global health crisis and its fallout, it’s no wonder that many have felt the weight of the past twelve months on their shoulders. Social isolation, video call fatigue, and an increase in employee burnout are some of the driving factors impa...

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  • 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    over 1 year ago

    2020 was a challenging year. It can be tempting for everyone to enter 2021 with blind optimism. However, we suggest learning as much as possible from reflections from 2020. Download our latest report to understand more.

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  • North Asia Financial Services Market Update

    over 1 year ago by

    ​2020 was a challenging year, fraught with pandemic, trade wars, and geopolitical upheaval. Not since the financial crisis of 2008 did we experience such turmoil in the financial sector. However, in Hong Kong and, more broadly, North Asia, our clients see extraordinary opportunities on the horizon. As 2020 ends, it is a time for every industry, including financial serv...

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  • 12 Days of Career Advice

    over 1 year ago by

    ​As the holidays approach, often full of end-of-year reviews, promotions and job hunting, it’s more important than ever to demonstrate your abilities. We have put together the 12 most fundamental tips that will help you excel in your career. 

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  • 5 Tips for Dealing With Back to the Office Blues

    over 1 year ago by

    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?

    over 1 year ago by

    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

    almost 2 years 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

    almost 2 years ago by

    ​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

    almost 2 years ago by

    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

    almost 2 years ago by

    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

    almost 2 years ago by

    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

    almost 2 years 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

    almost 2 years ago by

    ​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

    almost 2 years ago by

    ​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

    about 2 years ago by

    ​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

    about 2 years 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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