Hong Kong is hosting the ACCA Job Hunting Competition for the forth time. With continuous support from its sponsors, the competition has been able to help university students polish their job hunting and interview skills. Michael Page International, a leading professional recruitment consultancy, is once again sponsoring the event which started this month and ends on April 18. The company will organise a training workshop on interviewing and resume writing skills for the 12 finalists, hoping to help them improve their abilities before they start looking for a job. Louisa Yeung, director for Michael Page International's finance and human resources disciplines in Hong Kong and Southern China, provided useful tips for interested students. 'The most important part of a job interview is to be able to sell yourself,' Ms Yeung said. 'I have interviewed a lot of people in the past and have seen that many do not present themselves as professionally as they should. They either talk too much or too little during interviews; they don't shake hands with their interviewer or know how to wrap up an interview. 'As a qualified accountant and a fellow member of ACCA, I think this is a meaningful event for students and a good opportunity to promote ACCA. Michael Page is a career coach and we aim to help young accounting professionals to find a suitable career path through this competition.' When graduates step into society, they face various challenges. 'In order to obtain the professional qualification, young people may need to sit for exams in the first three years after graduation,' Ms Yeung said. 'It is pretty hard in the beginning as they need to study and, at the same time, [they need to] do a lot of overtime [at] work.' The competition will provide something different for students as they compete with rivals from different universities and backgrounds. 'Students should be realistic but positive in the current environment,' Ms Yeung said. 'They should show enthusiasm for projects and make the most of every opportunity to strengthen their reputation and bargaining position upon graduation.' It is important that students taking part in the competition fully equip themselves and understand that they should put their communication, presentation and inter-personal skills to the best use in order to stand out.