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Lateralling to Hong Kong

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:44 am
by Anonymous User
Hi,

Currently at a V-5 big law firm doing mainly cap markets and aiming at lateralling into the HK market. I learned that typical HK legal CVs look different than the classical 1-page US résumés and that they are usually 2 pages long or even longer. - Just wondering if anybody here has any HK application experience and would recommend using the standard US CV format (as I think the US teams there would be familiar) or whether I actually should be using a longer CV.

Also happy about any other Hong Kong market tips you may have.

Many thanks,

Re: Lateralling to Hong Kong

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:41 am
by Anonymous User
I don't have any experience with local firms but I got an offer from a US firm in HK - if it's a US firm they are used to US standards, will usually have US attorneys review your application etc. so using a US format is just fine. Good luck!

Re: Lateralling to Hong Kong

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:31 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Hi,

Currently at a V-5 big law firm doing mainly cap markets and aiming at lateralling into the HK market. I learned that typical HK legal CVs look different than the classical 1-page US résumés and that they are usually 2 pages long or even longer. - Just wondering if anybody here has any HK application experience and would recommend using the standard US CV format (as I think the US teams there would be familiar) or whether I actually should be using a longer CV.

Also happy about any other Hong Kong market tips you may have.

Many thanks,


Use a recruiter. Really. They will help you put your best foot forward and negotiate the best moving package for you. If you're V5, you'll be fine.