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Southeast Asian offices as a European

Someone asked on Sep 20, 2018 - 2 answers

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.


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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?

Guennael replied on Sep 20, 2018
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

Would Australia/New Zealand be Asian enough? Serious question