Is a sales career right for you?

Submitted By Kevin Yeung - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 11:12

As a multicultural city on the doorstep of Greater China, Hong Kong has long been a preferred business location, financial hub and destination for the ambitious. Not only is the dim sum delicious, but there are many employment opportunities and a high demand for recruitment services.

Is a career in sales right for everyone? In some ways it is. You do not need to have a specific background or qualification to enter the industry, and many people find they can be successful by having passion and the right personality. From my experience in recruitment, I often see the following characteristics of successful people in sales:

  • High level of resilience
  • Self-confidence
  • Ambition
  • The ability to multitask
  • And in Hong Kong, proficiency in multiple languages


Do you possess these traits? You’re halfway there already! 

If you’re a people person who can communicate well with candidates and clients alike, enjoy working in a performance driven environment, then you would be well suited to becoming a Recruitment Consultant. The following criteria will help you perform once in the role: 

  • Industry knowledge
  • Sales track record
  • Strong commercial sense
  • Good connections with industry professionals


Recruitment is all about talent. If you would like to develop your sales career and tap into earning potential matched to your efforts, then there is no better time to start exploring opportunities.

At Morgan McKinley we welcome the opportunity to meet with those ready to start their recruitment journey. If recruitment is the sales role for you, then send an introduction and your CV to Kevin Yeung at kyeung@morganmckinley.com.hk