Southeast Asian offices as a European

Anonymous A asked on Sep 20, 2018

Hi everyone. I'm a European, currently applying to consulting firms - Tier 1 and Tier 2. I have studied and travelled through SE Asia extensively, know the market and trends, and I would like to know whether it would be possible for me to apply in the region, and if so, at which offices.

I have been told that the Singapore offices only recruit Singaporeans as the country has an incredible rate of people in higher education and that visas are hard to obtain; I know that the Hong Kong offices prefer fluency in Mandarin due to daily interactions with Chinese clients. Does anyone know of any "international" Southeast Asian office - i.e where vernacular language wouldn't be required, similar to Dubai? I dabble in three Asian languages but I'm not anywhere near fluent.

Would appreciate any insights on Southeast Asian/East Asian offices as I feel most questions I've seen so far focus on Europe and the Middle-East.

Thanks!

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Anonymous B replied on Sep 20, 2018

In Australia there is also the challenge of VISA though...How can you get around it?

Don't know about that, but at least the language barrier disappears. — Guennael on Sep 22, 2018

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