New Year, New You!

Now that the kids are back to school and the holidays are done, there is no better time to focus on what you want to accomplish in the New Year! Whether you need to update your resume or are looking for ways to expand your skills or network, here are a few resources to kick start the New Year:

Need a refresher course?

If you are thinking about going back to work, but want to brush up on your skills, then Back to Work Hong Kong is a great place to start. Caroline Carson founded Back to Work Hong Kong in 2015 to offer a range of short programs and personal coaching to assist anyone wanting to return to the workforce. The aim is to provide a structured and supportive environment for individuals to determine their career goals and then go out and achieve them. She will be offering programs beginning this month. http://www.backtoworkhk.com/

Want to expand your skill set?

General Assembly offers an array of courses on digital marketing, social media, web design and SEO. Its global platform provides dynamic part time and full time training modules in Hong Kong. They also offer a number of workshops and bootcamps for those tight on time, but looking to explore new topics or polish existing skill sets. https://generalassemb.ly/

Need a resume refresh?

UptoWork is an online resource that offers various resume templates as well as tips as to the most effective formats and ways to highlight important content. https://uptowork.com/

And lets not forget about your LinkedIn profile, which is commonly accessed by recruiters and firms to learn more about you. Here are some tips on how to create a LinkedIn profile to stand out in the crowd.


Upcoming Hong Kong events to get the year started:

StartMeUpHK 2017

To celebrate and showcase Hong Kong's vibrant startup ecosystem, InvestHK is organising the StartmeupHK Festival 2017 from 16-20 January. Delving into the evolving future of entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation, the week will feature keynotes, interactive how-to-sessions, hackathons, powerful lessons from seasoned founders and investors in sectors such as fintech, digital health, smart city technologies, IOT, retail innovation plus much more.


Women on the Roof

The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Dutch Chamber Hong Kong, Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong, The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao & Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong have organised a cocktail to network with members from other Chambers in HK. The event will take place at the Seafood Room on the 11th of January.


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