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Kuala Lumpur


Searchplus Asia is quality-driven human capital consulting firm that is results-oriented, responsive and committed to exceeding our clients and candidates expectations. We provide a comprehensive range of services that are supported by our industrial expertise, insightful local market knowledge and exceptional methodology. We are a leading provider of executive search, market research and market entry services in Greater China and in APAC Region. We have offices located in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Seoul and Kuala Lumpur. Searchplus is a Swedish-Chinese quality-driven human capital consulting firm that is results-oriented, responsive and committed to exceeding client expectations. We provide a comprehensive range of services that are supported by our industrial expertise, insightful local market knowledge, and exceptional methodology. We are a leading provider of senior-level executive search and leadership consulting solutions such as executive assessment, executive coaching, external benchmarking, succession planning and market mapping. Currently, we have offices located in Shanghai (Headquarter), Beijing, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur. 


Since our founding in 2007 Searchplus has conducted numerous high-level searches and projects for a prestigious list of clients in our specialized industries that we cover. At Searchplus, we have one simple mission: help our clients find the right people they need to grow and prosper. Our Clients and top executives count on us to work with them in partnership to find the perfect fit between company and candidate to ensure long-term success for both.


The people at Searchplus are highly energetic and fun. We also highly value personal development and in a short time frame. Searchplus is the place to work when you're passionate about achieving results and care about the one-team spirit. To work at Searchplus is to work with a very diverse set of people with different nationalities and backgrounds in terms of degrees and work experience.



Searchplus’s Management Training Program is a unique, entry-level program that offers career growth potential in a fast-paced professional environment. Our goal is to set the stage for you to grow your career with us.


Candidates who get selected to join as a Recruitment Consultant Trainee at Searchplus will face a highly intensive 6 months program that will kick start their journey to become a full-fledged Executive Search Consultant specialist. During this program you will have clearly defined weekly targets and monthly achievements to measure and track your growth and skill sets. Each month you will receive intensive training to nurture your commercial & professional knowledge, as well as soft skills and gain more knowledge through on-job training. Regular quality feedback sessions will be held each month to keep track of your progress so that we customize your career progress plan at Searchplus.

Each Trainee will be closely mentored by our Consultants, Industry Subject Matter Experts and Partners about the skills that will enable them to deliver highly effective solutions for both our candidates, clients and other external/internal stakeholders. The training will cover basic skills such as market research, candidate calling, how to fully utilize recruiting sourcing resources (professional job platforms, internet, and our internal database), to more advanced skills such as interview techniques, candidate assessment, cold calling, managing clients/candidates and business generation. 


Joining the Searchplus Trainee program will give your career a head start and at the end of your Trainee program you will have gained excellent verbal and written communication/influencing skills, and you will have the ability to build rapport and talk credibly with any kind of high level candidate.


Our program is structured around training you to acquire key skillsets that every fresh grad needs in order for him or her to have a successful career. At the end of the Trainee program, outstanding performers will be offered a fulltime position either in our Kuala Lumpur office or Shanghai office. 



You enjoy solving problems and you love taking on difficult challenges and finding creative solutions. You don´t get frustrated easily and you are a hard worker who is willing to put in the hours to achieve. You are patient, persistent and cool under pressure. You stay focused and you never miss any details. You like learning new things, and you can learn quickly. When things change, you know how to adapt fast to the new situation. You´re motivated and driven.


The job requires numerous skills including analytical abilities, exceptional communication, time management and organizational skills to name a few qualities.  The job demands a high performing individual with the ability to communicate and influence a broad range of stakeholders in both English and Mandarin. Above all, if you’re the ultimate ‘people person’ who can build solid, lasting relationships- this is the role for you.


Title: Recruitment Consultant Trainee

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Common Ground, Q Sentral

Working Hours: 10:00-19:00, Monday-Friday

Report to: Country Manager, Malaysia

Duration: 6 months (Can lead to a full-time position)

Salary: Fixed Salary + Bonus

Salary: We provide free accommodation to our staff in Shanghai during their first year as a full-time employee at Searchplus.



  • Our Trainees are integral members of search execution teams, combining research, consultative and advocacy skills to deliver extraordinary service to Searchplus clients.

  • Connecting with passive candidates via our database, cold calling, and referrals from current/past talent and candidates

  • Our Trainees are active members of client service teams, gathering, synthesizing, and presenting information and data associated with client engagements and market opportunities.

  • At the beginning of each assignment, they assist our consultants in the development of the search strategy, including constructing company target lists, researching candidate profiles and matching necessary competencies to executive experience, drawing from internal, external and contracted resources.

  • Writing of candidate reports, conduct reference check, prepare related files for clients and follow up with candidates

  • Trainees can be included on business development activities and are encouraged to develop in-depth knowledge of given industry sectors and/or functional specialties. This includes gaining awareness of current news and issues, developing a perspective on competitive landscapes, understanding market influences, tracking share performance and explaining relevant trends.

  • Outstanding Trainees will be considered for full-time positions in Searchplus over time if their performance meet´s our expectations.



  • Must be fluent in Chinese, both written and oral

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English is a must

  • Excellent project management skills – ability to manage multiple projects at once

  • Analytical skills, organized and methodical

  • Excellent spirit as demonstrated by high level of collaboration and a willingness to go the extra mile, supplemented by curiosity, energy, maturity and self-confidence

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work with people at all levels within the organization, as well as with candidates and clients

  • Prior experiences in a client facing or sales-related background would be an advantage

  • Result driven and solution focused

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree

  • A great customer service focus and a great team player

  • Creative thinker, flexible and high integrity


We expect a lot from our people. But we also believe in giving a lot back. We are passionate in creating an environment where talent thrives, where excellence is always recognized and rewarded generously, and where every contribution matters.



  • Global mobility - International career opportunities across all our global offices for high performers

  • Global opportunities – As we continue to expand rapidly across APAC region, you can and you will connect and meet with people from a vast network both regionally and globally

  • Mentorship from the players of the executive search world in Asia

  • Uncapped Commission, high earnings in your first year, quarterly bonuses and Individual targets to win rewards.

  • Unlimited career progression potential – we want you building our future teams or offices across the region

  • Gain valuable and exclusive networking opportunities through participation in external and internal events (incentive trips, business luncheons, seminars)

  • Learn how to Partner with companies of various industries and size by understanding the strategic goals of their business

  • Strengthen your interpersonal skills through stakeholder management

  • Leadership and management training workshops

  • The opportunity for you to develop key skills that you will need in any company for the rest of your career

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