Team spirit takes prize
The top three scorers of the ACCA Hong Kong Job Hunting Competition 2011 appreciated the teamwork they had established as they prepared for their business solution presentations.
The winner, Carman Ho Ka-man, says all members of her team contributed a lot of good ideas during the preparatory phase. 'To ensure the integrity of the final solutions, the team carefully evaluated every possible solution. I really enjoyed the process.'
Sabrina Lee says her team established good rapport early on. 'The team spirit was good. I monitored the progress of every idea and each of us took turns in leading the discussion.' Lee is the second runner-up.
Jason Leung Ho-cheong, the first runner-up, says he enjoyed working with his team members. 'At the beginning of the morning session, we assigned to one another specific parts of the presentation. After completing our individual parts, we practised the presentation and went through all slides together to get the full picture.'
Lee entered the competition because of the opportunity to acquire and practise important skills for her career. 'This is a great opportunity to network with students from other universities to broaden our horizon. The top scorers will enter the Grand Final in Guangzhou and we will have the opportunity to network with university students from other parts of China as well.'
Because the competition closely resembles real-life recruitment processes, it helps the contestants identify which areas they need to improve on when they look for a job, Leung says. 'The judges provide very useful suggestions for improvement.'