Soaring confidence drives expansion plan
Although 2009 was a challenging year for business, AXA managed to come through largely unscathed, and the company is now planning to expand with the addition of a significant number of financial consultants in the coming months.
'Hong Kong has proven to be one of the areas which has rebounded swiftly from the financial tsunami,' says Alger Fung, chief agency officer at AXA Hong Kong. 'We are full of confidence about the local business; that's why we need more talent.'
The company is looking for people with a passionate interest in the finance sector and who are keen to build a career. Experienced hires must have the relevant licences for selling financial products, while fresh graduates from any discipline are welcome to apply.
It is also important for potential candidates to have an outgoing personality, a high level of integrity and excellent people skills. 'Our target is to become the preferred company within the industry by 2012, so we have to make sure we hire the right people,' Fung says.
New joiners will go through appropriate training courses. For recent graduates, that means joining a 'Fast-Track' programme which will cover such things as product knowledge, selling techniques, and conducting a financial needs analysis for clients. The programme lasts for one year.
AXA is recruiting financial consultants with no upper limit on the possible number
Fresh graduates will join the one-year 'Fast-Track' training programme
How much you earn
12 years or more
HK$70,000 to HK$100,000
10 to 12 years
HK$41,600 to HK$65,000
Six to 10 years
HK$25,000 to HK$37,500
Three to five years
HK$15,000 to HK$25,000