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What are my career options?


Dear Career Doctor,

This website rocks, you guys have provided some interesting and informative answers to the questions posted. Well done and thank you.

Would you suggest possible career options/industries in Asia, particularly in Hong Kong, Taiwan, singapore or Great China in general. I am a qualified Lawyer in Australia and New Zealand, but due to recession the jobs are hard to find in these countries for graduate lawyers. I have considered the path of doing PCLL or PCL in Hong Kong or Singapore repsectively, but also heard the competitions and cost are high. Was wondering if there are any other career choices for me, I also have Science degree majored in Psychology. I am good with people and enjoy solving problems for people and make a difference. 

I do not enjoy being stuck in the office, therefore I enjoyed practicing as a Barrister more than a solicitor for the time I did practice. I was hoping you could give some guidance as to the type of fields I should consider and which Asia countries you would suggest.

I am aware of the long hours people work in Asia, that is all great, but I wish to have a balance in my life. I guess ideally, I would like to work in field where I know I can make a difference or able to help and interact with people. I want to have the flexibility in the hours I work but make enough money to be comfortable in life without having to worry about making the ends meet each month when the bills come.

I am maybe asking for too much. But I am really at a lost here as Asia, particularly Hong Kong and Taiwan both are my homes which I hope to return. I am a native English and Mandarin Speaker. I am semi-fluent in Cantonese but that will improve with more practice. I can read and write Chinese also.

Someone mentioned paralegal or legal advising roles, will these fit what I described above.

Additionally, I was also wondering what are the criteria in broadcasting in medium such as TV and radio in Asia?

Thank for your assistance, it is very much appreciated.

Kind regards