Hi! I’m Julianne Yang. I'm a Hong Kong-based career coach who helps young professionals and students build meaningful careers. I design and run career workshops for universities and other organisations, and also offer bespoke, one-on-one career coaching for individuals.
Trained as an educator and film/media scholar, I also freelance as an HR recruiter, enabling smaller tech companies to hire the talents that they need to thrive.
My workshops are tailor-made for students, recent graduates, PhD candidates, and young professionals looking to build meaningful careers.
Transitioning from university to industry
Rethinking work/life balance
Crafting compelling job applications and CVs
Presenting yourself online through social media
Past and upcoming workshops
Beyond the CV: LinkedIn and presenting yourself online
The University of Hong Kong, March 2019
Networking for people who don’t do networking
The University of Hong Kong, February 2019
LinkedIn for PhD holders and PhD candidates
The University of Oslo, December 2018
Life after a PhD in the humanities: Jobs beyond the academy
The University of Oslo, November 2018
Get in touch to learn about rates and formats, or to suggest a topic for a future workshop.
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
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.
More information about pricing and packages coming soon.
“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
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 of taking responsibility for your own life.
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.
Experience and background
Over the years, I have taught and mentored hundreds of students and designed curricula at top universities in Norway and Hong Kong. In 2016, I was a Fulbright Scholar at UC Berkeley and The University of Washington, Seattle, where I was a guest lecturer.
I have pedagogical training and a Ph.D. in Film Studies from the University of Oslo (2014–2018). I also have an M.Phil. in Comparative Literature from The University of Hong Kong, where I have taught a range of subjects over a period of 4 years (2010–2014).
Born and raised in Norway, I have lived in Hong Kong for 7+ years. In my sparetime, I freelance as a writer, covering issues related to Hong Kong society.
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
“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