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香港浸會大學工商管理學院人力資源策略及研究中心聯同其他機構進行研究,調查10個粵港澳大灣區城市的薪酬及福利,收集了2019年7月至2020年6月的薪酬資料,調查對象涵蓋10個行業超過250間公司,共約14萬不同職級的僱員。   在2019年7月至2020年6月,平均薪金加幅為0.9%至6.8%。粵港澳大灣區的僱員平均薪金加幅為0.9%至6.8%,預測明年加幅達1.1%至8.8%。但香港的僱員平均薪金加幅只有1.7%至1.8%,各職級加幅介乎2.2%至2.4%。   香港大學畢業生平均起薪點介乎1.4萬至1.6萬元,最高起薪點的三大行業為工程(1.68萬元)、資訊科技(1.65萬元)、財務會計(1.54萬元)。廣東省的大學畢業生平均起薪點介乎5千至6千人民幣(約5,774至6,928港元),雖然薪酬較香港低,但加薪較快,而且內地的生活水平亦較低。   香港人才管理協會副會長梁偉佳表示,若本港疫情持續,未來有機會凍薪,失業率有機會超過8.4%至8.5%,認為本港青年人可以放眼大灣區發展。浸大人力資源策略及發展研究中心副中心主任葉偉提醒,青年人若有意到大灣區發展,技能、人脈等各方面都要加倍努力,否則難以打入國內市場。   來源: 粵港澳大灣區薪酬及福利調查  (http://www.takungpao.com/news/232109/2020/1029/513717.html) 調查:大灣區僱員明年加薪達1.1%至8.8%  (https://www.thinkhk.com/article/2020-10/28/44825.html) 港企明年薪酬 料僅加1.8% 大灣區最多加8.8%  (http://www.etnet.com.hk/www/tc/lifestyle/internationalaffairs/news/68683)  



Common Interview Questions

14 Common interview questions   1. Please introduce yourself. The information you provide should be job relevant.   2. What are your strengths? Focus on skills and experience which are relevant to the job.   3. What is your weakness? Choose the easier way by mentioning just one or two weaknesses that have little adverse effect on the job you apply for and have no relevance to the requirements for the post. Talk from a positive angle when telling your weaknesses.   4. What are your hobbies and interests during leisure time? Focus on those hobbies and interests that are related to the job. Draw the attention of interviewers to your strengths and achievements.   5. Please tell us your work experience. Give examples to explain your job duties and support the achievements and experience you have attained. Talk about the training you have received and skills acquired, and relate them to the job you apply for (if you don’t have any work experience).   6. Why do you apply for this job? Explain the reasons why you are interested in the job, why you like to join the company and the trade. Possessing the qualifications for the job should be a possible reason why you apply for the job. Explain how the post and company suit your interests, your expectation and opportunity for further development.   7. What do you know about our company? Why do you want to join our company? Tell what you know about the company and the industry to show your interest and your enthusiasm. Collect and study information related to the company before the interview.   8. Are you willing to work shift/overtime or travel to and from the Mainland? Give a reply based on your actual situation, but don’t be preoccupied with your gains and losses. Indicate your willingness under reasonable circumstances unless you have practical difficulties.   9. Why do you want to quit your previous job? Why do you change your job frequently? Speak out frankly if you have any objective reasons to change jobs, such as closing down of the company. Don’t tell lies. Give positive reasons. Further development is a good reason for resignation, such as exploring opportunities for career development and learning new working experience and skills. Emphasize how the experience and knowledge gained from the change of jobs are relevant to the job you are applying for. Don’t criticize your former employers and colleagues when giving reasons for change of employment. Don’t show your dissatisfaction on the need to work overtime and the posting arrangements for previous jobs.   10. Do you have any plan to pursue further studies in the near future? Briefly describe your study plan, in particular those plans related to the post you apply for. Stress that you are willing to pursue study in courses that are relevant to the post you are applying for. Don’t exaggerate. Don’t tell lies.   11. Hypothetical questions:How would you handle a customer who makes trouble out of nothing? How would you handle conflicts between you and your boss/colleagues? Test your ability to respond to changes. Relate to the real working environment. Try to answer these questions by using professional skills and common sense gained from your past working experience.   12. Questions on current affairs, e.g. hot social topics, government policies, etc. Let interviewers know your viewpoints. Be rational and objective when expressing your views. Don’t argue if the interviewers don’t agree with you. Discuss the issue with them calmly.   13. What is your expected salary? State your expected salary if you have conducted a research on the salary trend in the market. Be flexible in negotiating with your potential employer by taking into account other factors like employee’s benefit, annual leave, training and promotion prospects.   14. Do you have any questions to ask? Grasp the chance to ask some questions which are related to the company and the post. Show your interest and sincerity for the job. Avoid asking questions on employee’s benefit.   Source: Labour Department (https://www2.jobs.gov.hk/1/0/WebForm/information/en/ig/jh_bc/page2.aspx)      



How to Prepare for a Job Interview?

What is a job interview? A job interview is a meeting for the employer to see whether the job seeker would be the right person to do the job. It is a good chance for the job seeker to “sell” himself to the potential employer.   Preparing job interview If you meet the basic requirement of the job, you will be invited to attend the interview. Therefore, you should be well-prepared. Research the organization and job Know what the organization wants Evaluate your talents, skills and experience and to what extent you match their needs Anticipate the questions that may be asked Decide on the questions you might want to ask Rehearse the interview (if possible)   Types of interview Individual interview Group interview Personality Test Written Test   Dress code Be neat and tidy Be simple, appropriate and commensurate with the job you apply for and the culture of the company Don’t dress too trendy and colorful Men should be cleanly shaven Women should avoid heavy make-up and dressing with too many accessories   Items to be brought Resume Education certificate Proof of working experience HKID card Passport photo Job description Interviewer’s contact Mobile phone Pen   Types of interview questions Personal background and information Education Working Experiences Strengths and Weaknesses Interests Understanding of applied industry, company and position Work motivation and ambition Work-related skills and knowledge Scenario questions   Source Hok Yau Club (http://student.hk/site/?q=article/3494) Labour Department (https://www2.jobs.gov.hk/1/0/WebForm/information/en/ig/jh_bc/page2.aspx)



How to Write a Resume?

What is a resume? A resume (covering letter or application letter) is a document to present your background, skills and accomplishments. It can be a promotional tool to communicate your values to the employers.   Tips for writing a resume A cover letter is a key part of your job application. It provides a first impression to the employers. There are some useful tips to help you write a good resume. Should present a positive picture Should “sell” rather than “tell” Should contain information that will interest employer   Features of an effective resume A resume is your personal advertisement to prospective employers. A good resume can help you to gain an interview chance from the employer. Sections ●     Correctly divided sections ●     Clearly headed and systematically organized sections  Layout ●     Easily readable and attractive layout ●     Appropriate length Content ●     Clear expression and accurate grammar, spelling and punctuation ●     Appropriate use of action verbs   What to Include on a resume? A complete resume should include the following information.   Personal Information Include your name, phone number, address, email and photo. It is optional to put your photo on your resume.   Education Describe your educational background and qualifications. Include the name of school, qualifications obtained (or expected), year of graduation (or expected) and major (or programme specialty). Remember to begin with the most recent or highest degree.   Working Experience List all relevant working experience, starting with the most recent job. Include the name of organization, department (division or section), job title, job duties, achievements and projects, what you have gained from the experience. Remember to use action verbs.   Relevant Projects List all relevant or significant study, research or work projects.   Academic and Achievements and Awards List awards or scholarships you have obtained.   Professional Achievements List all relevant professional achievements, qualifications obtained in professional examinations, memberships of professional organizations, etc. Begin with the most significant.   Extra-Curricular Activities or Volunteer Experience List all relevant experience that demonstrates leadership ability. Include the name of organization, position, job duties, achievements and projects, and what you have gained from the experience.   Skills List all the transferable, employability and technical skills that are relevant to the position.   Reference Write ‘available upon request’ or list referees, including the name of the position, title of the person, title or position, contact address, phone or fax numbers. Before you decide who to ask to be your referees, ask yourself what aspects of you do they know about and what positive comments will they make?   Resume sample Choose the resume sample best fitted for you. Follow the above resume writing tips to customize your own resume.   Sample in Chinese     履歷表 個 人 資 料 姓 名: 尹浩恭 (Wan Ho Kung, Steve) 地 址: 香港同昇街同昇大廈十九樓A室 電話號碼: 9113 XXXX / 2112 XXXX 電郵地址: stevewan@xxx.com.hk     申 請 職 位 文員   學 歷 2007-2013 香港協一中學 (中一至中五)   學 歷 或 專 業 考 試 香港中學文憑考試 2013: 科目 成績 科目 成績 中國語文 5** 生物 4 英國語文 5* 物理 5 數學 5 化學 4 通識教育 5*       工 作 經 驗 2012年7月至8月: 文員(高昇貿易公司) 職務包括︰ - 接聽電話及解答一般查詢 - 分發來往書信 - 資料輸入   課 外 活 動 2011 – 2012 中文學會幹事 2007 – 2013 香港紅十字會青年團團員   技 能 中英文打字: 中文每分鐘40字,英文每分鐘50字 電腦技能: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint 語言能力: 流利廣東話、英語及普通話; 中、英文書寫達流暢程度   上 任 日 期 可立即上班   諮 詢 人 因應要求奉上     陳少蓮 (CHAN Siu-lin) 電郵: chansiulin0101@xxx.com 聯絡電話: 9876 5432   教育程度 2013-2019 香城一中學 (中一至中六)   學歷 / 專業考試 2019 香港中學文憑考試       中國語文 4 通識教育 4 英國語文 3 化學 3 數學 3 經濟 5   工作經驗 2018年7月至8月 在香港有限公司任職接待員 - 接聽電話及解答一般查詢 - 處理發票及其他有關文件 - 分發來往書信   課外活動 商業學會副主席 香港紅十字會青年團團員 學生會幹事   技能 中文打字每分鐘30字 英文打字每分鐘50字 Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) 語言 流利中文 (廣東話、普通話) 一般英文 期望薪酬 $xxxxx 上工日期 可立即上工     Sample in English Ho Siu Ling (何小羚) Flat A, 10/F., High View Mansion, Hong Kong Lane, Hong Kong. Contact numbers: 9000 XXXX / 2323 XXXX E-mail address: siulingho@xxx.com.hk   POSITION APPLIED FOR: Administrative Officer   EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 12/2010-Present Assistant Administrative Officer, Hong Kong Company Limited   Job duties ●   handling office administration and general affairs of the company ●   preparing documents and reports related to leasing of property ●   assisting in project administration and coordination ●   participating in office renovation and relocation 7/2009 – 12/2010 Administrative Assistant, BCB Company Limited   Job duties ●   providing administrative and secretarial support to the Admin & HR Department ●   handling daily business correspondence ●   organising and coordinating appointments and meetings   EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS 2007 – 2009 Associate of Business Administration, Hong Kong School of Commerce 2005 – 2007 St. Marvel College (Form 6 – Form 7) Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (2007) Use of English (E) Business Studies (D) Chinese Language and Culture (D) Mathematics and Statistics (E) Economics (D)     2000 – 2005 Novel Secondary School (Form 1 – Form 5) Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (2005) Chinese Language (C) Economics (C) English Language (Syllabus B) (D) Geography (C) Mathematics (C) Chinese History (D) History (E)       LANGUAGES AND SKILLS Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Chinese Word Processing English typing speed 50 w.p.m. Fluent in Putonghua, Chinese and English; Fluent in Chinese and English writing   REFERENCES References will be provided upon request     CHAN Siu-lin (陳少蓮) Email: chansiulin0101@xxx.com Tel. No.: 9876 5432   School Attended 2013-2019 Novel Secondary School (Form 1 to Form 6)   Academic / Professional Qualification 2019 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination   Chinese Language English Language Mathematics (4) (3) (5) Liberal Studies Chemistry Economics (4) (3) (5)   Work Experience Jul-Aug 2018 Receptionist in Hong Kong Co. Ltd. ●     handling telephone calls; ●     preparing invoices and letters; and ●     distributing incoming and outgoing mails   Extra-Curricular Activities   School Business Club Vice President Hong Kong Red Cross cadet Student Union committee member   Other Skills:   Chinese Word Processing 30 w.p.m. English Word Processing 50 w.p.m. Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) Language: Chinese (Native Cantonese, Fluent Mandarin) English (Intermediate) Expected Salary: $xxxxx Availability: Immediately     Source Hok Yau Club (http://student.hk/site/?q=article/3493) Labour Department (https://www2.jobs.gov.hk/1/0/WebForm/information/en/ig/jh_bc/page2.aspx)