Apr 16, 2018
Hao Huang is the Director of Brand & Digital Strategy at
Glentel Wireless. Glentel is one of the largest mobile phone
retailers in Canada. Prior to Glentel, Hao was the Head of Creative
at Sony North America.
Growing up in Toronto, Hao started his career in copy-writing at
an advertising agency. In this podcast, Hao shares career
advice for cross-cultural professionals. Here are some
- Deliver excellent quality of work is a baseline. Your career is
not a straight line. Having had failures in the early stage of
career can be valuable - it’s not just ok to fail, sometimes it’s
good to fail so you can learn.
- Communication skill is the ability to tell your story and the
ability to bond with your team. To excel at work place, you
will need sell your ideas like Hao did when he was at the
advertising agency. Come off as “likeable” can make your job
much easier. Understand your audiences and adjust your
communication style accordingly.
- Be open minded and be observant - as a cross-cultural
professional, you probably were not raised as your North American
peers who learned the subtlety of communications when they were
young. It’s important to be observant of your North American
peers’ communication style and to keep an open-mind so you can