Recruiters in Hong Kong look for people who are specialists in one industry and one type of role. They look for experts.
Candidates with broader experience from different backgrounds are not valued as much as the ones who have specific experience in line with the position.
The emphasis is very much on expertise and less on transferrable skills.
For people looking to move to Hong Kong and finding a job here, it is necessary to look at the market and put a career plan into action several years before making the move.
While in your home country, chose a type of role; chose an industry and only take on positions that match this career plan.
Once you move to Hong Kong your experience will be highly focused and recruiters will value your expertise.
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