activity to increase in 2017
Vietnamese professionals are expected to have more job
opportunities across various industries due to favorable market
conditions in 2017, according to data from international
recruitment firm Robert Walters.
The data shows that qualified candidates moving jobs in
2017 can expect average salary increments of 10-25%. Employers will
also be focusing on hiring returning Vietnamese talent with
overseas work experience, commercial mindsets, and familiarity with
the local working culture.
"Vietnam's reputation as an emerging economy has attracted
overseas companies and encouraged the development of startup
companies in the country," Gerrit Bouckaert, Country Manager of
Robert Walters Thailand & Vietnam, said. "This will drive
recruitment activity and professionals will have access to a wider
pool of job opportunities. Employers should consider retaining high
performers by offering clear career development paths and conduct
annual reviews of remuneration and employee benefit
Meanwhile, growth in electronics manufacturing and
building and construction will drive demand for mid-to senior-level
engineers in the semiconductor, high-tech electronics, and factory
automation sectors, as well as the automotive and chemical
industries. The IT sector is also expected to grow along with
accounting and finance.