Everything you need to know about the updated HSK 3.0

The HSK (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì) is the most widely used proficiency test for Mandarin Chinese for non-native speakers. Required by many Chinese companies to apply for jobs, Chinese universities to secure scholarships and a source of boasting rights for those … Read More

From studying Hiragana to cloud computing in Tokyo at HDE with Simon Lacis

The vibrant, bustling district of Shibuya is famously known as the home to Japan’s busiest intersection, latest fashion frenzy and the statue of Hachiko. But lo and behold, hidden among the abundance of neon signs, restaurants and clothing stores, this district also … Read More

A comprehensive guide to acing job interviews in Japan for foreigners

The following is a comprehensive guide I have created to help you understand the nitty-gritty details of job interviews in Japan. It covers details of the all-important handwritten resume, how you should look, as well as the ‘unspoken’ rules of Japanese interviews with regards … Read More

How much can I expect to earn in Korea? Korean company salary structure and average wages

The structure of the salary system among Korean companies is vastly different from what many of us will be accustomed to back at home. Western companies typically operate on a job role remuneration system where your pay is linked to your … Read More

6 reasons to get involved with start-ups in Asia

Rapid economic development in Asia has brought tremendous change to the region but it has also brought significant challenges and gaps in the market, and there is desperate need for entrepreneurial talent. Meanwhile, foreign companies are facing increased pressure from local companies, … Read More

How to sell your ‘China experience’?

  A growing number of young Australians are relocating to China to explore the Middle Kingdom’s diverse melting pot of culture and cuisine, to learn Mandarin and to check off the increasingly popular China box on their resume. Trade with China is soaring and Mandarin … Read More