Mentor - Practice Leader (Recruitment)

Alan McIvor

I am a Scottish headhunter who has been working in Asia since 2009. Currently a partner in the headhunting company Paul Wright but I previously worked in Robert Walters, Bo Le and ZW HR in Shanghai. Expertise would be in finding a job, networking, career coaching, LinkedIn, personal branding, career psychology, professional English, cross-culture communication, moving overseas and Taiwanese returnees. I am confident, professional and outgoing. Outside work I enjoy playing music in a band, playing golf and writing articles.

Popular topics

  • Job searching
  • Headhunting
  • Career Coaching
  • Confidence Training
  • Cross-Culture Communication
  • Leadership
  • Sales
  • Market Information
  • Interview Tips
  • LinkedIn


  • Practice Leader (Recruitment)
    Paul Wright Group, 2 year

    I am a headhunter focused on mid-to-senior level Taiwanese candidates mostly within sales, marketing, PR, digital, strategy and e-commerce functions. I have a huge amount of experience working with a variety of clients, both foreign and Taiwanese. For example; Apple, Samsung, Nike, Shopee, Alibaba, Estee Lauder, McKinsey, Asus, TSMC, Uber, Foodpanda, Netflix and hundreds more.

  • Senior Associate (Consumer Goods Team Leader)
    Bo Le Associates, 3 year

    Headhunting in Taipei market

  • Consultant
    Robert Walters, 2 year

    Headhunting in the Taipei market

  • Consultant
    ZW HR , 2 year

    Headhunting in the Shanghai market

  • University Lecturer
    7 year

    I lecture at various Universities in a guest lecturer capacity, mostly for MBA and GMBA programs. I teach practical market advice such as job searching, networking, industry and function specifics, interviewing, CV and LinkedIn profile and job opportunities for expat talent. I have spoken at the following academic institutions: University of Central Lancashire, UK (2021) Chung Hua University, Hsinchu (2020) NTNU National Taiwan Normal University (2020) NTU National Taiwan University (2020) NYU New York University, Shanghai (2015)


  • University of St. Andrews, M.A. International Relations and Modern History

More about me

    Average Working Hours per Day

    4-8 hours

    Level of Stress

    High stress

    Personal strength

    Intelligent, personable, informed, warm

    Expection on Mentee

    I'm open to whatever they want to improve upon

NT$ 2500 / 50 minutes

Mentoring style
Open and honest conversation works best for me

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