• The Great Resignation - Four things you should avoid doing for your career

    The Great Resignation - Four things you should avoid doing for your career

    With the recent great resignation going on, everyone in tech seems to be having a few job opportunities lined up. BUT. Just because the job market is heating up more than ever, you shouldn't be quitting your job just because someone comes knocking. You have no idea how bad the tenure looks to employers who are looking at CVs with 4 job changes in a year.  Taking a leaf from the different lived experiences of people I have met and interviewed in my 15 years as a recruiter in Progression, here are four things you should avoid in your path to a successful career that you love and so deserve, instead of jumping on the bandwagon to change for the sake of changing.   

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  • CASE Study #2: Hiring a Sales VP for Greater China

    CASE Study #2: Hiring a Sales VP for Greater China

    Client: A US-based SaaS market leader in BI & Analytics, serving the Fortune 500, approached CSA Asia partner to expand their Asia operations.   1. Objective: To hire a Sales VP in China to grow the sales across the Greater China region (China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan) with WOFE set up experience for non-China based companies.

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  • CASE Study #1: Hiring a CTO for our Client.

    CASE Study #1: Hiring a CTO for our Client.

    Client: Our client, one of the top 3 largest security companies in the world, partnered with the CSA Asia office to hire a CTO/CISO for APJ based either in Singapore or Australia.   1. Objective: To hire a savvy security CTO with a great track record fronting CISOs, CEOs, CIOs across APJ, someone who has unparalleled thought leadership, superb people manager experience as well as a great media persona.

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  • Why do I keep hiring duds

    The 3 most common interviewer mistakes I have seen

    Over the years as a headhunter, I have seen and worked with many types of hiring managers and internal recruiters. Most of them shortlist candidates based on a check list of top desired skills and x number of years doing xyz. The more boxes checked, the higher a candidate's chance of getting an interview. It is a rare hiring manager or internal recruiter who really bother to understand their past performance and context; how they handle situations in past roles and make an assessment if they have overcome similar challenges to be successful in the new role.

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  • Why Did We Come Up With Career Advisory Services? Isn’t Our Job Talking To Candidates?

    Why Did We Come Up With Career Advisory Services? Isn’t Our Job Talking To Candidates?

      Little time, speed is of the essence Every day, people call a headhunter and expect to find a job waiting for them. We wish it is that straight forward. Seriously, if I make 50 dollars with every such call, we can call it a day. I even have irate texts from referred candidates who said, “I thought you were going to call me and get me a job.”

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