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How to write a winning CV

By Adam Johnson The Managing Director of Robert Half Hong Kong on the dos and don’ts of writing an interview-landing CV. Curricula vitae (CV) are important personal documents that will always be a part of your career no matter where you go. Done well, they are your ticket to a job interview, and will edge… Read More How to write a winning CV

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The art of effective negotiation

There are four distinct phases in the negotiation process, each one with its own unique pitfalls and opportunities. Negotiation is a central feature of day-to-day living. Whether it’s negotiating your fee for client services, manoeuvring through the maze emanating from the Brexit vote, or agreeing on who is responsible for cooking the dinner this evening… Read More The art of effective negotiation

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How to stop being a people-pleaser

Being a people-pleaser and being an effective team player are two very different things. Does your office have a people-pleaser? The person who just can’t say no? Every office has one and regardless of how often they say yes, they will rarely be appreciated for their efforts. People-pleasers yearn for attention, external validation and the… Read More How to stop being a people-pleaser

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The best and the brightest

Meet four partners who are illustrative of the sometimes rapid ascent that young CPAs can make. Jeremy Chan finds out how they take charge of their careers and their teams at under 35. “In this industry, there is no quick way,” says 35-yearold Wilfred Lee, Partner at Deloitte, when asked about his journey to partnership.… Read More The best and the brightest

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Is too much change too much?

By Thea O’Connor Business as usual is giving way to constant change. Can the human brain adapt to accept relentless change as the new normal? When organisational change consultant Michelle Gibbings worked in the corporate sector in 2014, a restructure every three years was typical. “In some sectors today, they are happening every year,” she… Read More Is too much change too much?

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Do you talk politics at work?

By Andrea Murad It’s a potentially dangerous topic at the dinner table, but about the water cooler? We examine talking politics at work. Politics may be an appropriate topic depending on the nature of your work, but even so, whether you’re figuring out political risk for a transaction or chatting with colleagues during lunch, you… Read More Do you talk politics at work?