Thursday, June 12, 2008

Partnership for Progress 2008

Partnership for Progress 2008 

We just concluded an agreement with a reputable recruiting firm in Singapore to collaborate on positions in Asia. Our outreach to all corners of Asia is now complete and we're able to provide our candidates with career opportunities in the following markets:

  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Taiwan
  • Singapore 

Feel free to inquire with us regarding positions in these countries. We will always ask for your permission before introducing your resume to our Alliance Partner. 

-Market update- 

Advance Inc has been selected to be the exclusive recruiting agent for a medical company to search for a Country Manager in India.  

Exclusive retained search for a Finance Director for a consumer goods company. 

Many positions for accountants (13 total) including a Financial Planning Manager are now available. 

We're always seeking qualified Project Managers, Pre/Post sales engineers, software developers, tech support specialists and Executive Assistants. 

General Manager, Operations Manager and Account Manager are needed for the real estate industry.

Overview:
Vibrant activity in IT  with a steady stream of new positions from startups firms.  The subprime fiasco and the slowdown of the US economy has affected our recruiting activity in this sector with the exception of engineering professionals. Consumer goods sector remains relatively intact with a need for a new generation of Visual Merchandisers and Brand Managers. We just successfully placed a Cosmetics Trainer with a new order for a senior level trainer. We're focusing on our core strengths in IT, Consumer, Hospitality and Private Equity/Real Estate. 
Clients are more selective than they were 2 years ago and very stringent on the requirements. Candidates are needing more coaching on how to interview effectively in English/Japanese and to promote themselves aggressively during the Q&A. We will continue to provide this service to our candidates before the interview. My team continues to work hard and we are now planning to hire more staff in the coming months.  

Feel free to inquire for details. 
Thank you and have a great week! 

Al Isago Parvez
CEO & Representative Director 
Advance inc. 
www.advance-tokyo.com 








Tuesday, June 03, 2008

An analyst's report

The recent run-up in oil prices has increased the downside risk to growth and an upside risk to inflation. However, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) has shown its intention to pay more attention to growth concerns than to inflation risks. A further rise in oil prices could have a serious negative impact on corporate profits. 

How business investment plans will evolve in this context will be an important key to the BoJ’s assessment of the economy. We expect the BoJ to maintain the status quo in policy rates at least over the next year. 

Anemic growth in the United States and the spillover to the rest of the globe, along with a downside risk to the domestic economy emanating from higher oil prices, will likely continue to dissuade the BoJ from hiking rates.

Citigroup - KM