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Serena Tang

Serena Tang is associate director, legal and technology at Michael Page Hong Kong.

Is a career change from marketing to law viable?

I will be turning 30 next year and, after almost a decade working in marketing, I want to go back to school and study law. It was something I wanted to do when I started college in the first place but I lacked the grades.I have no doubt about my ability to pass the exams or be a good lawyer, but I wonder if I have left it a little late. Is there still time to start a legal career and are there are particular areas I might be better off focusing on? ...

How can an executive assistant make their voice heard?

Last year I joined a multinational company as an executive assistant (EA) to a C-suite executive. In my previous company, which was smaller, I held a PA position and felt like a valuable member of the team, able to contribute ideas and opinions. However, in my new role, I feel like any input beyond arranging things for my boss and taking meeting minutes is discouraged. Is this common for EA positions in larger companies? Is there anything I can do to be viewed as a more important member of the team, given my role?   ...