Five key skills to hit the top | Career Boosters | Career Centre | ClassifiedPost Hong Kong
Home > Career Centre > Career Boosters > Survival Tips > Five key skills to hit the top
Career Boosters
Five key skills to hit the top
Emma Charnock
update on Friday, January 13, 2012

Professionals who want to get to the top need to master five key skills. Business knowledge, staff development, communication and technical skills, as well as international experience are needed by any finance professional to secure a long-term successful career.

The first two items are discussed below. Next week, we will take up staff development, communication skills and international experience. 

Technical skills Finance professionals need to be financial experts. For one thing, they need good accounting knowledge to make sure that records are accurate. They also need good financial analytical skills to interpret data. In order to specialise, such as in treasury or tax, job candidates need to develop the appropriate technical skills in their area of specialisation. For example, although computers can help, professionals need to know how to use them correctly. 

Business knowledge However, there is no point having good technical skills if one does not understand their importance in the business world. Job-seekers can attain these skills by getting involved in the business and reading financial media from various sources to get a good business understanding in an international context. After all, the global financial system is all interconnected. 

Emma Charnock, regional director, Hays (Hong Kong and China)

Leave a comment
Leave your comment
* Mandatory Fields
* Name
* Email address
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. If you have a Gravatar account, used to display your avatar.
* Comment
Leave a comment
Search Career Centre
Match Jobs
Our world-class job-matcing technology will match your profile with quality jobs from HK's best companies.