Relationship Hiring: East vs. West
As with anyone who's about to post a topic regarding networking/connections and doesn't want monkey shit thrown at him, I'm going to preface to this by saying: I used the search function and nothing of substance came up. That said, here's my prompt and question. I was born in Asia and was raised in America. My old man has been doing business in both places for as long as I can recall. As far as I'm concerned, the cultural dynamics between the two differ in such a way that a relationship/connection for the entrepreneur gets you further in Beijing than in New York. My question to those of you who know of or have had first hand experiences working in a corporate environment in both the East and West is: Am I right to assume that relationship hiring* in Hong Kong is far more prevalent than in the US? Specifically in the case of banking/consulting, have you ever seen a person of influence go to bat and simply create a job for someone?
*I don't mean immediate family when I say relationship hiring. Getting an offer because your dad is the CEO doesn't count.