Monthly Update: September 2012

Poll Result

In our September Poll we asked for your views on when you would expect to receive feedback following an interview. The results can be seen below:

Over half of you expect to receive interview feedback within 1 week of attending an interview. Another 40% of you said you would expect to hear feedback with 2-3 days of an interview. This isn’t really so surprising. Most of our candidates chase us for feedback after an interview and it shows a level of enthusiasm for the opportunity. Average feedback time from clients can vary greatly. Some are very quick, often coming back within a day or two with feedback and next steps. Some companies however are very slow in providing feedback. It isn’t uncommon for some people to have a lengthy multiple interview process spanning a number of months – although this is usually for more senior hires. Part of our roles is to represent you to the client and ensure they provide us with timely feedback. The advantage of working with a recruiter that has strong client relationships is that we can influence the feedback process and move things forward effectively in the vast majority of cases. We will be passing on the poll results to our clients and making recommendations based on your votes. Thanks to all who voted!

What’s Hot

September was even busier than our incredibly busy August! A range of new roles and clients came through the door and we placed record numbers of people into work. Demand seems to be increasing, particularly in China and by using our strong client relationships we have been able to help companies find some very good people in the last couple of months.

Our leasing, marketing and business development sector continues to go from strength-to-strength with new positions in a number of top tier developers and client side organisations coming through. Positions for senior leasing candidates with retail backgrounds are still coming through and we also need Property Management candidates and even some HR people for roles at our clients. We continue to foresee strong growth in this area of our business and strongly recommend you to contact us if you are thinking of a new position in these sectors.

We received a number of new Project Management positions ranging from Project Management through to Project Director level with developers and operators in Hong Kong and China. The majority of these roles continue to need architecturally trained staff although we also have a number of positions for people with Quantity Surveying / Cost Control backgrounds. We are also fortunate to have some needs for staff based in Hong Kong with frequent travel. For those of you who follow our blog and speak to us regularly you will know how rare this can be! That said, we still need people to be placed on site in some interesting locations in China.

Within architecture and design we have received a lot of new instructions in August. We need architects in Hong Kong and across China. These will be candidates either with strong design backgrounds (in China mainly) or good Project Runners (in Hong Kong mainly). We still need good senior level team leader candidates in Shanghai and Beijing up to Director level. The key here would be design leadership. The same interior designers are needed although some of best clients have opened up the search for us to find them junior staff, which is really unusual for a recruiter. If you are talented and enthusiastic and want the chance to work with internationally recognised design firms, we have multiple opportunities in Hong Kong and even China for junior interiors candidates. Retail design seems a particular focus but the need for hotel designers also remains.

Most Urgent Requirements

We have outlined below the urgent vacancies we have had through from clients over the last month.

  • Manager of Retail Leasing – Hong Kong working on top retail projects
  • Design Directors of Architecture – Creative Leaders Sought for a global design name
  • Project Architects – Hong Kong and China – Project Runners needed for Projects Region-Wide
  • Project Manager Hotel Interiors – Consultancy Firms and Developers Need People Here
  • Retail Interiors Candidates – Immediate opportunities from Junior to Senior level
  • Contract Managers/Quantity Surveyors – Senior roles with a reputable Hong Kong developer and also a Hotel Group
  • Project Director – Luxury Hospitality Developer
  • Leasing Director – Luxury Retail Developer
  • Maintenance E&M Candidates – Top Retail Developer – still need people here
  • Project Managers – anyone willing to be stationed in China on some truly epic projects! Some Hong Kong positions now too…

We also have many, many more roles posted on our website and these are only an overview of our top positions at this time. Please check back regularly. The easiest way to stay up to date with our latest positions is to follow us on Twitter.

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