Sep 17, 2012

Career Whereabouts and Information Source

By Jing Yan

When you are looking for jobs in China, you need to look at the right source of information. There are abundant information on the Internet, and it is much easier to find job opportunities through search engines, job listing, and social media websites. However, it is important to sort out the best information source, especially the ones with higher response rates. The best source of job information can save you time and money.

Sep 7, 2012

China's Economic Transformation and Business Outlook

By Jing Yan

To find top business opportunities in China, you need to know what kind of economy China is really going through.  As China is having big manufacturing capacities, and a relatively weak service sector, the economic phase is likely between industrial and post industrial.  In many ways, China economy can give each aspiring business entrepreneur a time rewind of nearly 30 years, compared with global business frontlines.

Sep 4, 2012

Professor jobs thrive in China

By Jing Yan

Professor jobs thrive in China, as Chinese universities highly value the professors from US, UK, France and many other leading European academies in order to increase their competitive edge. Newly enrolled college students in China this year have reached around 6.8mn, but the number of 4-year universities is only 841.

Aug 31, 2012

SME entrepreneurs: a hidden bonanza

By Jing Yan

Luxury, high-end, premium, these are popular words used by many foreign brands and service providers entering China. However, not all of them are successful. By contrary, foreign SMEs are having better chances of success.

Communication skills are crucial to clinching banking or any jobs in China


By Jing Yan

China banking asset scales increased 18.9% and revenue up 39% by 2011. The total revenue of China banks account for 29% of global banking industry. Foreign banks in China are also gearing up their capital pools and branch numbers. There are plenty of banking jobs in China, and in-house HRs and recruiters are getting busy interviewing and hiring towards the last several months of the year.

Jul 12, 2012

China double taxation starts to thaw for HK and Macao residents

By Jing Yan

China double taxation burden has been removed for Hong Kong and Macao residents who travel between China mainland and their homes for work and business. Tax experts explain about the changes and implications for expat professionals. 

Jul 3, 2012

Want to follow in Jeff Urwin and Mark Schwartz's footsteps? Here's what you need

By Jing Yan

Global investment banks have been moving their top bankers to Asia. Key moves include J.P. Morgan’s Jeff Urwin, as global head of investment banking in Hong Kong and Mark Schwartz, Goldman Sachs’ first regional chairman on the mainland. Learn about top bankers' migration to Asia and how you can be one of them.

Jun 27, 2012

Three key social media rules for bankers

By Jing Yan

Social media has become increasingly pervasive in people’s lives and work. It has become quite convenient now to post resumes online and source for jobs. Sophisticated bankers: beware of the Dos and Don'ts, and it'll be smooth sailing from here on.

Jun 22, 2012

Expat Banking Professionals: Are you settling in well in Asia?

By Jing Yan

Many young professionals are taking MBA or language courses in China universities, in hopes of fattening their CVs with China experience, but most find it tough landing banking jobs. Simon Lance, Regional Director of Hays in China, tells us the reasons behind.

Jun 14, 2012

Chinese Investment Banks face global talent challenge

By Jing Yan

Chinese investment banks are becoming bigger players globally as they strive to support mainland businesses overseas, but a skill shortage is holding them back. Jason Tan, Director of PSD Group Shanghai, says:“Balance the recruitment drive in China by hiring foreign talent, not just returning Chinese, for jobs at headquarters in China, not just in Hong Kong..."

Jun 4, 2012

Women employees in China and the diversity challenge

By Jing Yan

Learn about China's diversity challenges and discover the best practice of KPMG China. Rio Goh, senior manager, Michael Page Financial Services Shanghai, says: “Companies in Asia have a big focus on growth and business performance and need to ensure they have access to the best ideas and talent, regardless of background."

May 24, 2012

Japanese firms in China face hiring hurdles

By Jing Yan

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) has acquired a 24 per cent share in China Post & Capital Fund Management, and has dispatched a non-executive director to the Chinese company.  However, Japanese banks always face difficulties in hiring foreigners, especially here in China.

May 17, 2012

Wing Lung Bank is hiring account managers for its new private wealth management centre in Hong Kong

By Jing Yan

China Merchants Bank (CMB) has established its first overseas wealth management centre through its Hong Kong subsidiary Wing Lung Bank in a bid to tap into the growing demand for private banking services from PRC nationals in the territory. And it wants to recruit more account managers.

May 3, 2012

State Bank of India eyes up China

By Jing Yan

Despite cautious hiring from large global banks in China, Asia’s regional banks are actively seeking opportunities. State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest state-owned commercial bank, intends to expand its profile in China and plans to open two new branches in Tianjin and Guangzhou.

Apr 19, 2012

It’s party time: Why Chinese banks love team bonding

Chinese employers are stepping up their team building activities this year in an effort to boost morale and help achieve annual performance goals. One Chinese financial services firm recently held “success seminars” for hundreds of its employees. One of the participants tells that he supports the programme because his own success contributes in a small way to the overall performance of the company.

Apr 5, 2012

Less stress please: Why work-life balance is now a hot commodity for Chinese financial professionals

Work-life balance as a staff retention tool is gaining traction this year as the pressure on financial-sector employees in China mounts. In 2011 there were several cases of highly-stressed young professionals who died from overwork.

Mar 29, 2012

Private equity in China faces talent crunch

By Jing Yan

Many private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funds are investing in China. According to data provider Zero2IPO, six Chinese and foreign funds have recently finished new rounds of financing. But managers say finding the right talent is difficult because of a lack of people who have experienced complete deal cycles.

Mar 22, 2012

Jobs growth and high turnover in Chinese insurance sector

By Jing Yan

The Chinese insurance market is expanding in first-, second- and third-tier cities, backed by local government and big SOEs, according to a report by Deloitte. For foreigners, however, the job opportunities in China's insurance conglomerates stay around top level positions.

Mar 16, 2012

Retail banks in China are still hiring amid cautious market

By Jing Yan

Hiring sentiment is cautious across the banking and financial services sector in mainland China, but some roles remain in demand. Retail banking is still growing more steadily than corporate banking. And recruitment is expanding more quickly in tier-two and tier-three cities rather than in Shanghai and Beijing. 

Feb 9, 2012

More M&A deals in China mainland mean more M&A jobs at Moelis and other boutiques

By Jing Yan

M&A in China continues to grow, despite challenging global economic conditions. Overall mergers activity in the mainland went up by 5 per cent in 2011 to 5,364 deals, the highest annual total ever, according to a report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Jan 19, 2012

The rise of reinsurers in China

By Jing Yan

According to a report by Aon Benfield, aggregate reinsurance premiums in China almost have grown more than 70 per cent compared with five years ago. Many global reinsurers are busy drumming up market share in China.

Jan 12, 2012

Five simple things you can do over Chinese New Year to strengthen your job search in China

By Jing Yan

Chinese New Year is approaching, and after that a new recruitment season usually begins in China. The period around the holiday of CNY is an ideal time to prepare yourself for job searching after the festive holiday. Here are some tips about using your time off work to improve your chances of success.