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  • How a talent specialist can widen your opportunities

    8 days ago

    As a professional with an elite set of skills and expertise, it’s important to work with a specialist talent partner who understands both you and your sector. There can be stiff competition at the top of the ladder, and landing a new top tier position where your level of expertise have the opportunity to be both utilised to their full potential and encouraged to grow further...

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  • Finding a company culture that fits

    8 days ago

    For professionals seeking a new job, it’s often factors like salary, the day-to-day of the role itself, and the company brand that are central to the decision process. But each company has its own culture, customs, and values, even if they aren’t clearly defined, and they actually have more of an influence on your productivity, success, and even earnings than might be immedi...

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  • How can finance firms ensure their offer is accepted?

    9 days ago

    ​Post-offer care is just as important, if not more important than the steps leading up to an offer. With lengthy notice periods and visas required for so many, this leaves room for error and time for finance professionals to get cold feet. In this market especially, companies are doing anything they can in order to retain their employees. At Selby Jennings, we have seen empl...

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  • Does working from home attract talent?

    9 days ago

    It is hard to go day without seeing an article, a poll, or an argument about working from home. What was once a necessity during the peaks of the Covid-19 pandemic has become a hotly debated topic that is still going strong. Strong opinions and policies have formed on both sides of the debate, and at Selby Jennings we believe it is to beneficial to both professionals conside...

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  • 3 ways to navigate bidding wars for Quants talent

    9 days ago

    Bidding wars are becoming a regular occurrence in the Quants market. Historically, a Quants professional could have 1-2 competing offers on the table, but nowadays that number is closer to 2-4 offers. There are a variety of non-monetary factors for job candidates to consider when in a bidding war for them, and for businesses wanting to snap up the very best Quants profession...

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  • Competitive compensation in Quant finance

    9 days ago

    ​Quant finance professionals are known for good compensation, but with the demand for talent having grown even stronger, the bar for substantial salaries has been raised even more. ​Buy side and sell side salaries An experienced Quants professional on the buy side, those that would constitute as a ‘Senior’, have a base salary ranging approximately from $185,000 to $250,000. ...

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  • Why it pays to know your co-workers salaries

    9 days ago

    Professionals within the banking and financial services sector have the potential to make very high earnings. The average salary of a Financial Manager is around $120,000, According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with further lucrative opportunities available in investment banking.If you work in the finance sector, chances are you haven’t reached the height of your ...

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  • How to decide if a job offer is worth taking

    9 days ago

    Landing a job offer is a great achievement and it can be tempting to grab it with both hands, particularly if you’ve been focused on the interview process for some time. Yes, crafting resumés and cover letters, researching companies and positions, preparing presentations, and attending interviews are all time and energy consuming parts of the process, especially for senior-e...

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    7 Ways To Decide If A Job Offer Is Worth Taking
  • How to get the most out of a long and challenging interview process

    9 days ago

    ​​Interviewing at a banking or financial services firm, particularly for senior-executive level positions, will often entail a rigorous process that includes a lot of prep, energy, and tough technical questions to assess if you have the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle the role. In certain instances, you may even be invited to attend an all-day interview, which entai...

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    How To Survive A Marathon Job Interview Process
  • Negotiating the salary you deserve

    9 days ago

    When seeking a new job, it’s imperative to know the market, understand where you fit within it, and form a realistic salary expectation to stick to. A good talent partner will help you to know your worth within the industry and organization you’re interviewing for and will assist with communicating those expectations back to the hiring manager, but no one is a better advocat...

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  • ​New economy venture – the hot new space in financial services you need to know about

    26 days ago

    ​At Selby Jennings, we have noticed seasoned financial professionals leaving more traditional companies and moving into an exciting and developing area in the industry, new economy venture capital. Multinational investment banks and financial services now have an even bigger fight on their hands for the best and brightest talent as this new sector grows, meaning many firms m...

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  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    about 2 months ago

    Finding the perfect candidate for your latest role can be a long and arduous road. Once you have found the employee with the skills you need and an attitude which will fit perfectly within your team, it is time to make your job offer. In a perfect world, you will get an enthusiastic acceptance. However, if you are hiring in a busy sector, or trying it is likely you may have ...

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  • How to Negotiate a Salary

    about 2 months ago

    Finding the perfect role can be a long and arduous road. Once you have found an employer that fits your requirements, and your skills and attitude fit perfectly for the job, hopefully it is time for an offer to come through.In a perfect world, you get an offer that you would enthusiastically accept. However, if you are in a candidate-driven market, you may be in a position t...

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  • A new dawn for commodity trading and talent?

    2 months ago

    ​Global net-zero targets have altered the commodities landscape, which now sees the industry playing a defining role to supply essential materials, from copper to rare earth, that work towards a carbon neutral future. What’s more, commodities remain the best-performing asset class of 2022 and enjoyed healthy activity in Q1, rising to nearly 30% as calculated by the S&P G...

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  • Insurance Industry Outlook

    3 months ago

    Insurance hiring trends shaping 2022 The insurance industry, like many other financial services verticals, has been gripped by change. The global climate crisis, new entrants, flexible working structures, and candidate expectations, to name a few, are facets that have been a disruptive force for the insurance sector. Today, opportunity could be a turning point for the indust...

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  • Investment banking briefing: economic outlook & talent market in focus

    4 months ago

    ​Looking into the future of investment banking, what are the talent trends shaping the global financial arena?Despite a backdrop of post-pandemic volatility and economic uncertainty in 2021, the global investment banking sector is poised on a slow but steady growth trajectory, forecasted to slowdown to 3.8% by 2023. While many uncertainties remain, the overall economic outlo...

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  • Hiring strategies in an ever-changing investment banking landscape

    4 months ago

    ​The investment banking sector has never been more competitive. From digital disruptions, new fintech incumbents, to rising inflationary pressures, these are some of the driving factors creating many challenges – as well as opportunities – for firms.However, to embrace new realities and reap the rewards, organizations will need an agile talent strategy. That’s why understand...

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  • The risk management landscape: industry & hiring trends

    4 months ago

    The complexity of today’s business landscape, from a global pandemic, supply chain disruptions, cyber attacks, to name but a few, are some of the main contributors to organizational risk exposure. But, with great complexity opportunities abound; and they are certainly exuberant for risk management professionals who are in higher demand than ever before. Our specialist risk m...

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  • Larson Maddox, Regulatory & Legal talent partner expands into APAC

    5 months ago

    ​​Under Phaidon International group, alongside Selby Jennings, Regulatory and Legal talent partner Larson Maddox has now expanded its services across the Asia Pacific region, by setting up dedicated teams in Hong Kong and Singapore. The expansion in the Asia Pacific region will enable Larson Maddox to support the growing hiring demands in the regulatory and legal sector. “We...

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  • Transformation and inspired growth in fintech recruitment & industry trends

    5 months ago

    The fintech industry is poised in a state of transformation. Last year saw rampant growth across most fintech verticals, with the third quarter of 2021 up by a staggering 147% year-on-year. What’s more, with funding continuing to be pumped into the sector, amplifying to $132bn last year, the fintech space is certainly garnering attention from a wide pool of investors and hi...

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