A rare opportunity has arisen for those interested in working for Hong Kong's oldest and largest chamber of commerce. Founded in 1861, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce has about 4,000 corporate members, including multinational, local and mainland companies, and a growing number of overseas and mainland associate members. In addition to acting as a bridge to business connections worldwide, the chamber represents the local business community. It takes positions on issues affecting the local economic environment, and generates trade leads and business and economic information. The chamber is looking for candidates to fill a range of managerial and executive positions, from assistant manager, international business and assistant manager, international business (China) to membership sales manager, membership sales executive and business information officer. Those interested in the assistant manager, international business position should be a dab hand at planning programmes and receiving overseas delegations and study missions. They should also exhibit a familiarity with issues that affect the international business market. Candidates for the same post in the China section must be able to handle China-related business inquiries and serve as a meeting secretary to the chamber's China committee. The applicant must be fluent in Putonghua. The new positions of membership sales manager and membership sales executive are also on offer. Involving direct selling and promotion to potential corporate members, these roles are only suited to aggressive, positive-thinking and socially adept individuals. The business information officer will handle trade inquiries, business information, manage the library and develop the business information service.