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Success in Shenzhen - Brian Kwok


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What trends are we currently experiencing in China/Shenzhen?

In the past decade, China’s economy has rapidly grown. It is expected to increase further in the next 10 years. This has led to a greater demand for talent within China, particularly in the greater bay area. With Shenzhen being the central hub of technology and R&D in China, we can foresee more technology opportunities being created in the near future in order to meet this fast-growing demand. Combining the above factors, we feel that opening a Shenzhen office will be beneficial, especially when our primary focus is in the technology market. We can certainly take this advantage to further develop our presence in the local market and ultimately build a better corporate presence worldwide.  


Tell us what your role is in the new Shenzhen office?

With the opening of our Shenzhen office imminent, scheduled in early October, I will act as a Senior Consultant focusing on providing technology talent for start-ups to MNC based in the greater bay area. In addition to my recruitment role, I will also work closely with Ali Sharaki, the APAC Regional Director to expand our new office.


Tell us more about your background and experiences?

I have been working in the recruitment industry for over 3 years to date, with a particular focus on finance and technology. Throughout this time, I had the opportunity to work in Hong Kong and London which enabled me to experience different cultures, working styles, and different environments. It has been a great adventure so far. In mid-September this year, I will be relocating yet again and this time to Shenzhen, China, for our new office opening.  


What attracted you the position and what convinced you to choose Hamlyn Williams?

I came across Hamlyn Williams back in 2017 and the company has been on my radar since. I was approached with an exciting opportunity to relocate to Shenzhen, China, to be a part of the company's new office launch. Having discussed this new, exciting opportunity with the management team and having learned about the vision in more detail, I was delighted to be given the opportunity to be part of the plan. 

There is a certain level of risk involved when it comes to relocating. However, I see this being more of an opportunity. Having mentioned the huge potential of the greater bay area, combining both my language skills and relevant recruitment experience, I believe this is an opportunity where I can take my career to the next level and further develop myself as a recruiter. In addition, I also felt valued since the very beginning of the process and this has certainly made my decision to join Hamlyn Williams a lot easier. 


Are you excited for the new opening?

I am excited about this new adventure and very much looking forward to working closely with Ali in the launch and expansion of our Shenzhen office. With the combination of our market expertise and the macro business expansion in the greater bay area, I strongly believe it will be yet another successful office opening at Hamlyn Williams. 

Are you looking for a career in recruitment? Then look no further! We have lots of opportunities for both junior and senior roles in all of our offices so you can progress your career.

If you would like to join us, apply directly to our website or call 0203 675 2920 and speak to a member of the Hamlyn Williams team.

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