If you have a passion for politics, being a district councillor's assistant could be a good stepping stone. North District councillor Jiff Yiu Ming (below), of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB), was a district councillor assistant before he himself became a district councillor in 2007.
He thinks the post is a chance to learn. "To be honest, the pay for an assistant is not attractive at all - only around HK$9,000 - but the prospects are promising for those who are into politics," he says. "Becoming a councillor is only one of the career prospects, others might move into different positions within the political party."
Yiu adds that as an assistant, one is able to interact with the public to le