Career Advice Job fairs and Events

Candidates can look for a perfect match

Fresh graduates eager to start their careers, or experienced professionals wishing to change jobs, should register for the "Job Speed Dating" event which will be held next Tuesday.

Jointly organised by fuel and Jiu Jik, the event will feature established companies, including AEON Credit Service (Asia), California Fitness, Centaline Property Agency, Drake International, FXCM Asia, New World Telecommunications, New World iMedia Solutions, Ricoh Hong Kong and the South China Morning Post. Drake will be the career adviser at the event.

The event will provide job-seekers an opportunity to impress potential employers and learn more about companies, as both parties seek the perfect match.

Job-seekers will also be able to meet recruiters without having to send out resumes and wait for an interview invitation.

Centaline is looking for licensed estate agents and salespeople, and Form Five graduates, who are at least 18, to fill positions as sales trainees. 

"Centaline believes in internal promotion and provides wide career development opportunities to all employees," says human resources manager Bonnie Lai.

She says candidates should take the initiative to approach companies at the event and be fully prepared for a one-to-two-minute self-introduction to show interviewers they are a good fit for the company and industry.

FXCM Asia, a fast-growing online currency trading company, is looking for sales and client services professionals with previous experience in financial sales or other fields.

"We are looking for someone with a keen interest in finance and a clear understanding of financial markets and geopolitics," says managing director Siju Daniel. "They should be able to work well under pressure. We are looking for goal-oriented, driven people, who work well in a team-oriented structure, and are able to deliver a high level of service to our clients."

Daniel says job-seekers should dress in a smart, professional manner, ask intelligent questions and present their best side to all potential employers.

David Li, director of human resources and customer services at New World Telecommunications and New World iMedia Solutions, says candidates should be sincere and polite, be able to grasp the main points when answering questions, display their strengths and avoid long-winded speeches.

The company is looking for sales executives and consultants to join its online advertising department, plus telesales executives.

New World devotes a lot of resources to talent development, which includes training to ensure everyone remains competitive.

"Candidates should be interested in the telecommunications industry, be willing to face challenges, treat customers in a gracious and professional manner, and possess good communication and sales skills," Li says.

The South China Morning Post is hiring for a range of positions. Calvin Tsui, assistant director for human resources, says potential telemarketing executives should have a college degree and two years of work experience in telesales or telemarketing, while fresh graduates are also welcome to apply for positions as telesales executives in the online business.


Event details

Date Tuesday, June 29

Time 6.30pm-8.30pm

Venue Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, United Centre, Admiralty


Application deadline June 28