Julianne Yang

Career Coaching & Workshops | Hiring




Hi! I’m Julianne. I'm an independent career coach in Hong Kong who helps young professionals, PhD candidates and university 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.


Career workshops


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!

Workshop themes

  • 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

Get in touch to learn more about pricing and packages, or to request a workshop / training program designed specifically for your team!

Recent workshops

  • The University of Hong Kong:

    • Inspiring Women: An intimate conversation with three female founders

    • Beyond the CV: LinkedIn and presenting yourself online

    • Networking for people who don’t do networking

  • The University of Oslo

    • LinkedIn for PhD holders and PhD candidates

    • Life after a PhD in the humanities: Jobs beyond the academy

Career coaching


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

    • Career planning

    • 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.

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


My philosophy


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.

Experience and background


Trained as a film/media scholar, 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 and a PhD in Film Studies from The University of Oslo (2014–2018). I also have 4 years of teaching experience from The University of Hong Kong (2010–2014), where I earned an MPhil in Comparative Literature.

Over the years, I have designed a range of workshops and events, and also been a guest lecturer or a speaker at conferences in Hong Kong, the UK, the US, Romania and Norway. In 2016, I was a 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.



Career workshops

“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


Let me know how I can help you or your organization, and I’ll get in touch.

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