About

Welcome to the Ellicott Long Blog site. We are specialists in recruiting professionals within the Property and Construction industries across Asia.

In short:

We are a recruitment consultancy based in Hong Kong managed by two very experienced recruiters, James Long and Walter Ellicott. As we were thinking about new ways to interact with our candidates and clients it became apparent that there wasn’t really anywhere that people could go online to find out information about the Property and Construction markets in the region, in particular with regards to finding work. We therefore decided to set up this blog alongside our company website (www.ellicottlong.com) to act as a source of interesting articles, surveys and useful information.

A brief overview about who we are:

  • We have more than 21 years combined recruitment experience within the Property and Construction markets.
  • We are dedicated to offering a unique and tangible service to clients and candidates.
  • We are also passionate about the markets we work in – we’re sure you will see this reflected in the articles we are going to publish in the coming months.
  • We hope to show that our business isn’t simply about finding people jobs – we want to be able to impart useful information to anyone interested in work or life in Asia.
  • We both relocated to Asia and into new jobs and therefore have a unique insight into what it’s like to move here.
  • We both believe in feedback and encourage your comments on our blog and want to hear from you.

The People behind Ellicott Long:

James holds a Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Sheffield giving him a strong grounding in the recruitment of professionals with technicalbackgrounds.

James began his recruitment career in London where he joined a large international recruitment firm. In this position he recruited architects and designers at all levels into architectural practices and design companies.

In early 2008 James relocated to Hong Kong where he was responsible for the launch of an architectural and design recruitment team within a leading property recruiter. Working across Asia, he has extensive experience sourcing architectural staff and designers into practices, design firms, engineering consultancies and developers.

His technical background combined with an extensive knowledge of the architecture and design markets in Asia has ensured that he has developed a strong network and leading reputation within this field.

Walter has more than 13 years industry experience in London and Hong Kong working within the Property and Construction sectors.

Walter began his career in London in 1997 when he joined a specialist property recruiter. He was responsible for recruiting general practice candidates into a variety of clients throughout London. He also developed and managed an extremely successful team of freelance recruiters, quickly becoming a Director of the company.

In early 2008 Walter relocated to Hong Kong. He has continued to work within the Property and Construction sectors where he assists numerous developers, engineering consultancies and contractors secure experienced and highly sought after individuals in Asia.

What’s this Blog About?

We want to create a site full of interesting and useful information to anyone interested in the Property and Construction markets in Asia. You may be thinking about moving to the region. You may already be here and want some insight into particular aspects of the market. Or you may simply hear a lot in the news about Asia and want to keep an eye on what’s happening in the Far East.

Each week we post new articles and surveys. These articles cover a wide range of topics ranging from how to secure a job in Asia to which skyscrapers are currently being built in China. We include links to other interesting articles we have come across and we also have guest contributors who will provide their own unique insight into their particular specialism and experience in Asia. Each month we ask for your opinion in one of our polls. And each month we post our monthly update – this shows what we are currently working on and gives you the latest news on the market in Asia.

Mostly though we want to hear from you. We want you to connect with us, comment on our posts, contribute to our polls and ultimately work closely with us to give you the blog that you want to read. Please subscribe to our posts by completing the “Email Subscription” form on the right of this page and please also follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ellicottlong).

We look forward to connecting with you and we hope you enjoy Ellicott Long’s Blog.

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