Happy Lunar New Year & Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái! The Year of the Fire Rooster is upon us and the lunar new year celebrations throughout South East Asia and East Asia are in full swing. Here at Mint Talent, we have a network of clients and candidates that stretches across the Asia Pacific region, so we often travel to nurture these relationships.
As such, we were lucky enough to see these celebrations first-hand during our most recent business trip to Singapore, just last week!
The celebration is marked by family gatherings, feasts, visits to temples, events and colourful decorations throughout the city.
The main shopping destination of Orchard Road is emblazoned with lights and ornaments. The sound of drums accompanies lion dances outside shops and businesses. And at night, the city lights up with free events for locals. Families with kids stroll the bay area and couples and friends meet up for delicious hawker-market meals.
It was a wonderful atmosphere!
As well as enjoying the festivities, we also caught up with our clients and candidates. Part of our ethos at Mint Talent is cultivating a personal relationship with our ever-growing network, and following up on our successful placements.
One of our successful candidates is Oliver Lau.
Mint Talent worked with Oliver to find his desired role at a leading Global Advertising Technology company in October 2016. Oliver was based in Hong Kong at the time, and Mint Talent helped Oliver with his career transition from Hong Kong to Singapore. As with all our candidates, we love getting to know them and we continually keep in touch with them to make sure their transition is a smooth one. Usually, this is done over the phone, and although we had spoken many times since his move from Hong Kong, it was a great pleasure and privilege to be able to meet up with Oliver and get his feedback over an iced-coffee.
“I had a truly fantastic experience during my new overseas placement to Singapore with Mint Talent. Finding a new job is always a complicated process, let alone a job overseas, and you guys ensured this process was completely hassle-free. Your continual contact beyond getting me placed is a testament to this and I always felt like a top priority.
Hanna, your team was so easy to work with – professional, warm, prompt and proactively working with me on the preparation of sequential interviews. No stone was left unturned to streamline my successful placement! Thank you so much for matching me with a workplace that I love and for helping me on my career move to Singapore!”
We’re so pleased that Oliver is happy at his new role and enjoying his new lifestyle in Singapore.
His journey shows that landing your perfect role shouldn’t be limited to your country. There are dynamic and inspiring roles throughout the Asia Pacific region, and here at Mint Talent, we’re experienced in helping candidates move across the region to a role they love.
We are passionate about placing our candidates with care, integrity and skill. With a Masters of Science in Organisational Psychology, our Director, Hanna Thomas, leads our assessments to ensure a great match for both candidates and clients.
The lunar new year celebrations will end on the 12th of February, but the new lunar year beckons with opportunity. If you are thinking of changing roles and broadening your horizons in the digital marketing industry, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to help you find your new path to success in this Year of the Rooster.
And if you know someone who is looking for a role, do join our Referral program to earn rewards for placements. We’d love to hear from you!