HOME CAREER TIPS MARKET INFO Banking Tech Sector Key trends: More “diversity” hiring: There has been a pronounced initiative by banks to bring in “diversity” candidates into technology. The last time we saw such a strong industry-wide drive was in 2007 Increase in roles: Perhaps due to possible deregulation talk from the US, the market was quite active in theREAD MORE
You’ve probably heard Jia Jiang’s Ted talk on handling rejection and learning from it, now he also has a book that has had many great reviews. No one likes to be rejected but this 15-minute video will teach you how to handle it, learn from it and potentially turn rejections into opportunities!READ MORE
Pinpoint Asia EDM HOME CAREER TIPS MARKET INFO Banking Tech Sector:Insurance Tech Sector:Interesting Tech News:Hope you found this information useful. Please do contact us should you need more information.We look forward to helping you. 1 The year got off to a slow start but Q2 saw hiring in the Investment Banking Technology sector shoot up. After strong Q1READ MORE
General Info Our opinion is that the 2017 tech recruitment market got off to a significantly slower start because the New Year and Chinese New Year (end of January) happened to be quite close together this time. Companies seemed to prefer to wait until after CNY to kick start hiring for the year. The market has since started to pickREAD MORE
HOME CAREER TIPS MARKET INFO Like the years prior to 2016, 2016 also seems to have flown away! Here is a brief update on the year 2016. Hope you find it useful. If you have feedback or comments, please do let us know. Analysis of the past year: S.No Sector 2015 vsREAD MORE
HOME CAREER TIPS MARKET INFO – The hiring landscape: Asia was pretty hot and the place to be in for banking tech jobs about 7-10 years back. That is not really the case now. Singapore, for instance, was then seen as the preferred off-shoring location for many of the western banks like Barclays. Now, companies are setting up tech hubsREAD MORE
I was recently at a FinTech event organized by HKUST called “How FinTech will impact financial services and your career”. The speaker was Prof Henri Arslanian (visiting scholar of finance). I’ve been to many FinTech events but this one was still quite an eye-opener for me. Very informative material and and Prof Arslanian is a great presenter! Here are my topREAD MORE
The technology market – Q2 2016 – In Hong Kong, the hiring for junior-mid level roles was strong. The companies actively hiring were Vendors, Insurance Firms, Brokerages, Chinese Investment Banks and some relatively smaller Commercial / Wholesale banks. The western Investment Banks have mainly been hiring in small numbers in the Contracting arena. In general, there was an overall increaseREAD MORE
Hope you’ve had a good first quarter of 2016. Here’s a brief update on the Hiring Market in Technology for Q1 2016
We’ve had a lot of “gloom and doom” news floating around. It is public information that many of the Investment Banks like RBS and other European banks are massively reducing their footprint in the region.
Hope you’re well and enjoying a successful and productive 2015.
We wanted to take the opportunity to keep you apprised of what is going on in the IT recruitment market.READ MORE