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Will my unsolicited job applications have any chance of succeeding?


I am currently on the lookout for a move to another job in Hong Kong but I am not finding a lot of advertised opportunities in my field (taxation accountancy). Though I am not in any rush to leave my current job, I am considering sending out some unsolicited applications.

Is there any likelihood of a HR department paying any attention to an application out of the blue? If so, do you have any good tips for sending an unsolicited application that might land a job interview? I have nine years’ experience and I am a Hong Kong native.