Expats reach 'The Peak' of their careers
A truly international city, Hong Kong’s skyscrapers are filled with professionals from across the world
With a constant flow of people in and out of Hong Kong, making friends is one of the keys to career success in the Pearl of the Orient, and the working day often blurs into social gatherings at street level. With bars and restaurants to accommodate any background or interest, as well as a range of other cultural activities including the Hong Kong Sevens, Arts Festival and Book Fair, it is no surprise that expats in Hong Kong are some of the most prolific networkers in the world. They are also among the most positive about their new home’s nightlife.
An economically thriving metropolis, Hong Kong is home to many major financial and professional services firms, each keen to attract talent. As such, most international workers tend to leave Hong Kong wealthier and more senior. As well as the higher salaries and high quality of life, expats are also impressed with their career progression in Hong Kong, which is often cited as a reason why they have stayed longer than they originally planned.
Hong Kong is also the perfect base from which to explore the rest of Asia. Expats regularly find themselves visiting mainland China and Taiwan, using weekends and holidays to tick more countries off their bucket list. A ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality is a helpful attribute for those who want to take advantage of the best Hong Kong has to offer.