Hi! I’m Julianne Yang. Based in Hong Kong, I'm a career coach and HR consultant from Norway.
As a career coach, I help young professionals, PhD candidates, and university students build meaningful careers. I design and run career workshops and training sessions for universities, co-working spaces, and companies in Hong Kong. I also offer bespoke, one-on-one career coaching both in person and online. A former university researcher, I’m the only career coach in Hong Kong who specializes in helping academics transition into industries.
In addition, I work as a HR consultant, helping small- to medium-sized companies with all things related to talent acquisition and talent management.
If you're looking for personalised support to build a meaningful career, I can help you in several ways:
One-on-one career coaching
How to plan your future career and find direction
How to make a career change and find a new job
How to transition out of academia (post-ac and alt-ac careers)
Job interview training
Support with how to improve job application documents (e.g. CVs, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles)
Get in touch for a free, 20-minute consultation! Let me know what you need help with, and I’ll get back to you.
“Julianne's services was without a doubt a great help in landing me an interview at the university where I wanted to work. (…) I got the job, and I am happy to say Julianne's help was absolutely invaluable!”
– Ida H. S. (30), PhD in Translation Studies
Workshops & training
My workshops and training sessions are tailor-made for universities and companies. If you are looking for someone to motivate, inspire and make professional development exciting for your team/students, get in touch.
Transitioning from university to industry
Networking and career planning
Social and presentation skills
Crafting compelling job applications and CVs
Presenting yourself online through social media
To request a workshop/training session designed specifically for your team, or to learn more about pricing and packages, contact me and I'll get back to you.
Background and experience
Born and raised in Norway, I have 9 years of international experience with mentoring, training, and developing learning solutions at top universities in Hong Kong and Norway. I have my pedagogical training and a PhD from The University of Oslo, where I have also taught and worked as a researcher. Prior to this, I taught and helped develop curricula at The University of Hong Kong.
As a former researcher, I also have extensive experience with managing projects, organizing events, and public speaking. Across the last 5 years, I have been a guest lecturer or speaker at conferences in Hong Kong, Europe and North America. In 2016, I was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley and The University of Washington, Seattle.
In 2018, I started my own consultancy to offer solutions related to career development, employment, and talent management. I work with organizations and individuals in Hong Kong and beyond. To this day, I am the only career coach in Hong Kong who specializes in coaching academics wanting to transition into industries.
Building a meaningful career is hard work – but it doesn’t have to be lonely work. I think many of us believe that applying for jobs, and trying to figure out one’s career, is ultimately an individual project: something you and you alone have to figure out. While this is partly true (it is your life, so it is your project), I’m convinced that asking others for advice is important. It’s part and parcel of understanding who you are, and who you want to become.
I believe that the most exciting opportunities in life come to us only partly because we work hard. It’s just as important to have the right people around us: People who see our potential and let us know they’re on our team. Who listen to and understand our needs. Who help us discover what we need and want in times when feel lost.
I started working as a career coach and career counsellor because I know what a difference it makes to be supported through the different stages of a job search. I’ve had the privilege of having supportive mentors in my life, but am aware that these kinds of people are rare and hard to find. If you’re looking for support, coaching, and help with finding direction in your career, you’ve come to the right place.
“Julianne has an obvious and contagious enthusiasm for what she does. Her workshop [“LinkedIn for PhD holders and PhD candidates”] is well-structured, (…) and she’s attentive and ensures that everyone’s on board, adjusting her workshop in response to people’s needs.”
– Feroz S. (31), PhD in Philosophy
One-on-one career coaching
“It was so therapeutic and uplifting to talk about career-related issues together. (…) I even felt a little bit high/excited afterwards: I almost wanted to apply for a job right away, just to keep working with you.”
– Maya T. V. (31), BA in Literary Studies