I am from Hong Kong, I have just recently passed CFA level 2, and I am now registering for CFA level 3. I have never been a strong believer in the CFA curriculum. Honestly, I don’t think a patchwork of disparate topics presented superficially via the CFAI phonebooks would do much to enhance your finance knowledge, neither would it be of tremendous help in your quest of finding your dream job in finance. However, after four months of searching and failing to land a finance job, I was desperate enough to register for CFA level 1, hoping that it would at least be marginally helpful. That was a year ago.
Now, I am still without a job in the industry. I am not looking for a glorious front office position, but I am having trouble getting even a back office job doing settlement. Would anybody know what the finance job market is like now in Hong Kong? Or better, could anybody who has succeeded in breaking into the finance industry in Hong Kong kindly give me some valuable advise regarding how I should proceed? I am currently stuck in an online media company, and I have absolutely no interest in what I am doing. It feels terrible every morning to be there and I want to get out asap.
Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.