Senior positions are often filled by headhunters and recruitment agencies which operate worldwide. Michael Page and Robert Walters have salary surveys available online, as does www.investhk.gov.hk. In combination with real job ads, you should be able to check the going market rate for positions in different positions/industries in Hong Kong. Mid-market recruitment specialists recruit from junior executive level up.
Newspapers, Magazines and Websites
The South China Morning Post is the main English-language source of job advertisements. Its Saturday edition includes a section with all job ads placed during the previous week, organised by industry. Other advertisements appear in the Standard, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Asian Wall Street Journal and HK Magazine. You can also find job advertisements for specific areas in trade magazines, such as: Hong Kong Lawyer, FinanceAsia, Asia Money, Computer World HK, Capital Asia and HK Industrialist.
The South China Morning Post’s website www.classifiedpost.com.hk has the probably the most comprehensive English language listing of jobs in Hong Kong. Other websites that allow you to search for jobs and post your CV include www.jobmarket.com.hk, www.hkjobs.com and www.monster.com.hk.
Other sources for the job hunt
Career Times online (www.careertimes.com.hk) has a wide range of articles about the job market in Hong Kong. It also includes advice about how to prepare CVs, the best ways to network and organise job hunting. The government’s Interactive Employment Service (www.jobs.gov.hk) offers job search and free vacancy posting for employers.