Hi! I’m Julianne Yang. Based in Hong Kong, I'm an independent career coach from Norway who helps young professionals, PhD candidates, and university students build meaningful careers.
I offer bespoke, one-on-one career coaching, and also design and run career workshops and training for universities and companies.
When I’m not career coaching, I freelance as a talent acquisition consultant, helping small- to medium-sized tech companies with all things related to hiring.
If you're looking for bespoke, one-on-one support to build a meaningful career, I can help you in several ways:
One-on-one career coaching
Planning your future career
Making a career change
CV and/or job application editing
LinkedIn profile editing
Job interview training
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
As an education professional and former researcher in the humanities, I draw on years of international experience with teaching, mentoring, and developing learning programs at top universities in Hong Kong and Norway.
I have pedagogical training from The University of Oslo, where I was a PhD researcher between 2015 and 2018. Prior to that, I worked for 4 years at The University of Hong Kong, where I taught and mentored hundreds of students and helped design courses in the humanities.
I also have extensive experience with public speaking and organizing workshops and events. Over the last 4 years, I have been a guest lecturer or speaker at conferences in Hong Kong, the UK, the US, Romania and Norway, in addition to being a visiting Fulbright Scholar at UC Berkeley and The University of Washington, Seattle.
Born and raised in Norway, I have lived in Hong Kong for 7+ years. As a Norwegian-born Chinese who has earned a BA and MPhil from The University of Hong Kong, I understand life in Hong Kong and the challenges that my clients face, whether are local, international, or a combination. Drawing on my international work experience and cross-cultural background to support and guide my clients, I am devoted to helping people discover where they want to go – and how to get there.
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