I am a UK national in my late twenties, currently working in London but planning to move to Hong Kong. I have 4 years experience working in IT consultancy. I work for a global company, but there does not seem to be a possibility for me to transfer internally any time soon. I have had minimal luck with applications made for HK roles over the last 7 months while I've been working in the UK (believe my remote location situation may be screening me out of some immediately).
If I were to resign from my UK job and turn up at a HK airport in a month's time, how likely would I be to find a comparable role within 3 months?
Without going in to specifics of my exact skills, experience and desired salary, some pointers from experienced expats on the following would be highly valued:
- For someone requiring visa sponsorship, what is the likelihood is of finding a role in a professional occupation in HK within 3 months?
- Is it commonly achievable to do so without making a trade-off on living standards?
- Any advice for me to de-risk this move in general?