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Social History

The new coach at OSK Holdings

When William Wu, fresh out of Vancouver's Simon Fraser University and armed with a BBA and MBA, first made the rounds of the financial industry, he was offered a janitorial job.

Saturday, 25 June, 2011, 12:00am

Carla Ferstman

IN AT THE DEEP END I was a criminal defence lawyer in Vancouver [Canada] for 21/2 years after graduation and I was looking for a little bit of a diversion. A friend of mine told me they were looking for prosecutors to go work in Rwanda. I went out in 1995 with the UN High Commission for Human Rights without any international experience.

31 May 2009 - 12:00am

Turn redundancy into an opportunity

Redundancy has recently become a buzzword, exacerbated by headlines splashing the latest cost-cutting measures as companies begin to prepare for tougher times ahead.

Being let go is perhaps one of the most traumatic experiences in a person's life, but knowing how to overcome it in an edifying manner is key to being successful in one's career, experts say.

3 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Vox Pop

Like it or not, the boss is the most important person at work. You not only have to co-operate with the boss, you have to take instructions from them and try to leave a positive impression at all times. Classified Post asks Hongkongers what they think about their bosses.

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Ivana Omazic

'I get up at 6.30am. Preparing for work is very quick: I don't wear make-up. I like to stay natural. I like creams and masks but I don't like make-up. I like the morning to be slow - I'll have a coffee then go to the office.

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Enjoyment a recipe for success

How did you become a baker?

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

It's about determination

I have been working in my father's company in the textile business for five years now. I am a graduate with a diploma in economics and finance and I would like to work in the finance sector, but I do not have the necessary experience. I have just turned 30 and I am worried that I may not be able to get a decent job, or get employed as a newcomer. I am quite confused. Please advise me.

9 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Chen Shi-zheng

'I have to have coffee in the morning. I rise about 6am and grab some French roast, grind it myself and put an espresso maker on the stove. Usually a few double or triple shots. I don't eat anything. I don't find it hard to wake up - it just helps me focus.

14 May 2006 - 12:00am

I wanna be an ICAC investigator

What qualifications do you need?

Basically you must be a university graduate. The job of Assistant Investigator (AI) only requires applicants to have passed five subjects in the HKCEE, but in recent years many AIs have been university graduates.

What sort of person does the job suit?

16 May 2004 - 12:00am

I wanna be a stylist

Edmond Leung Hon-kit, 28, leading stylist at Tete by Private i Mr Leung believes that if you work hard, nothing is impossible. He says that although it's not easy to become a successful hairstylist, the work is fun, and the experience you will have cannot be found in other jobs.

What qualifications do you need?

28 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

In hard times, Tu hearts beat as one

Elsie Tu is Hong Kong's 83-year-old crusader for grassroots groups and a strong critic of Governor Chris Patten. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne in northern England, she gained an education degree from Durham University and worked as a missionary before becoming involved in politics. She has lived in the territory since 1951.

16 Aug 1996 - 12:00am