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I began my recruitment career in 2007 originally starting as a researcher in an executive search firm covering Financial Services, Retail, and Finance roles in Shanghai.
After three years with my first employer, I moved to an international recruitment firm and since then I have focused on recruiting for Financial Services and Commodity industries. In 2011, I moved to Singapore to continue my career in Banking and Commodity recruitment.
Roles I Recruit For
I specialise in recruiting for junior to director levels.
I have developed some fantastic relationships over the years and nothing makes me feel prouder when people come back to me for their next move because of the service I have provided to them in the past.
Outside of Ambition
Outside of work, I love to travel. I enjoy my time in various countries experiencing the culture, trying the food, and seeing the scenery.
My client and candidates treat me as their business partner. I have been serving and advising them not only on the recruitment/job search needs but also on the market trends and industry. My client and candidates consider me familiar with their setup and job responsibilities.Feedback from Clients & Candidates
Articles by Lester Qin
An Insider’s Perspective: How Changes in the Banking Industry Are Affecting Hiring Trends
Singapore’s banking industry is being hit by the big ‘C’ – Change. Hiring trends, recruitment processes and talent management are all rapidly evolv...Read more
Insights from the top: Traits managers look for in finance and accounting professionals.
Finance & Accounting roles involve adaptability now more than ever. Gone are the days where hiring managers only look for technical skills and expe...Read more
Insurance Market Insights H1 2018
The insurance industry has been going through a period of big change and turbulence in 2017. The industry's job market forthe first half of 2018 is...Read more
Finance & Accounting Market Insights H1 2018
The second half of 2017 has seen an increase in demand for finance professionals, particularly across financial planning and analysis (FP&A) and in...Read more
Banking & Financial Services Market Insights H1 2018
Permanent recruitment in the banking and financial services space, both for front and back office, has been very active during the last six months ...Read more
Navigating Your Hiring Process
The candidate market is in a strange place. Yes, there is less hiring and less movement in the industry than there was even 2-3 years ago. Companie...Read more
'Doing More with Less’ - Ambition's Latest Boardroom Series Event
Our latest Boardroom Series event for finance professionals, 'Doing More with Less' featured an excellent panel of speakers including Jody Ong, Reg...Read more
Banking & Financial Services Market Insights Q3 2017
Despite the economic uncertainty around the world and some areas of hiring being flat in Q2 2017, certain areas within the Banking & Financial Serv...Read more