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  1. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Tough times for business graduates

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Jobs with international investment banks are thin on the ground, HKU survey shows Tough times for business graduates Graduates with business degrees ... as he released results of the survey on the career development of 3,500 graduates. "This is the worst time since the financial crisis for bank jobs," he said, adding that students ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Winners aplenty in Hong Kong's job market

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com For experienced professionals, HK is still a place where talent is rewarded, surveys find. But graduates may need a little patience Forget the whingers, ... professionals. What about fresh graduates? At about the same time, the University of Hong Kong issued a report about the job market for last year's graduates. It said the average salary of HKU ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    No pay cut for civil service graduates, body advises

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Starting salaries HK$2,000 above market rate, but commission backs attractive joining wage No pay slash for graduate civil servants, body advises ... the government. According to the starting salaries survey, monthly pay for university graduates joining the private sector between April last year and this April averaged HK$20,432. Those who joined ...

  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    China's university graduates stumped over jobs, life and politics

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 04:30pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Employment prospects are looking increasingly grim amongst many “post-80s and 90s” university graduates and students across the country according to a recent report by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The CASS  Blue Book of China’s Society revealed that only 76 per cent of 2012 graduates had been able to find jobs, Caijing reported on Monday.  The CASS ...

  5. Business - Companies - EMPLOYMENT

    Graduates favour Western companies for best jobs

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com In a list of the top 50 firms selected by nearly 150,000 university students, only three companies were based in Asia Graduates favour Western companies for best jobs Asia may be viewed as a driver of growth for the world economy, but when it comes to jobs, university graduates worldwide still prefer to start their careers at a US or European-owned ...

  6. Bright hope, top job tips for graduates

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei With the new batch of university graduates hitting the job market, Hong Kong employers are still cautiously optimistic in their hiring intentions. However, the job market has ... 'The retail and consumer goods industries are booming, with job opportunities available for new graduates. They can also consider applying for jobs in banking and financial services, ...

  7. Graduates need better work skills

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I felt upset when I read about the lack of university graduates' job skills. It is disappointing that new graduates often lack enthusiasm, initiative and drive. This shows the failure ... in a company for a year. Graduates are the future of Hong Kong. They should be well-trained to enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness. Karen Ma, Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School From the Editor ...

  8. New graduates expect higher pay amid boom

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rick Gangwani Based on a survey of 300 local graduates, many companies could be facing higher compensation and training costs for junior positions. The survey, which was conducted ... 'Based on my conversations with students, many seemed to be flexible on salary so long as employers provide them with good career development,' she says. 'Ultimately, fresh graduates ...

  9. Early start in drive to get top graduates

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Huang

    ... planned to employ fresh graduates for 34,670 job openings, a 42 per cent increase from last year. This year, more graduates are hoping to join mainland-based companies after many multi-national ... the mainland's largest and most-used internet service portal, announced in July it planed to recruit about 1,000 graduates. Since its college campus recruitment drive was launched on September 17, ...

  10. Colleges fake jobs for graduates

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai and He Huifeng You have no experience and no connections. The job market is abysmal and you have just graduated from an average college. But not being able to find a job may not be the most troubling thing for a fresh mainland graduate- even worse is getting one without knowing. 'Pre-arranged employment' is the latest buzzword among graduating students- a term ...




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