• The risk management landscape: industry & hiring trends

    about 1 month 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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  • Moving from a top-tier bank to an asset manager, and what the future holds for EAMs.

    3 months ago

    It is becoming increasingly apparent that external asset managers (EAMs) are no longer the future of wealth management - they are the present. The wealth management market in the Middle East has always been dominated by the banks, insurers, and independent financial advisors. The idea of EAMs with their independent, multi-bank approach was never previously that widespread, ...

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  • 7 Ways to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    6 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​If you have emerged from a rigorous interview process within the banking and financial services sector with a job offer and an attractive salary offer, it can be tempting to say “yes” before considering elements of a job offer that will impact your quality of life.Even if a job offer has it all on paper, you may have seen a few warning signs within the company during the re...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    7 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​Winning a brilliant new role within the global banking and financial services sector is certainly a cause for celebration, but your first day in your new position can be considered an extension of your interview process. Now the pressure is on to sell yourself to your new team members, and reassure your new boss that they have made the right choice in hiring you.While your ...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    8 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​You may struggle to keep your cool when leaving a challenging role within the banking and financial services sector. When stress has become too much, or you have secured a dream new role you can’t wait to start, it can be tempting to air your grievances when handing in your notice.Keep in mind that it never does good to burn bridges in business. Quitting a job you hate in a...

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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    about 1 year ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​​Interviewing at a banking or financial services firm will often include tough technical questions to assess if you have the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle the role. For senior or crucial roles, the interview process can become even tougher with more candidates being invited to all-day long interviews. These involve a day with multiple rounds of interviews with st...

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  • 5 Self-Care Practices that Put Your Mental Health First

    about 1 year ago

    ​In light of the anxiety and stress caused by the global health crisis and its fallout, it’s no wonder that many have felt the weight of the past twelve months on their shoulders. Social isolation, video call fatigue, and an increase in employee burnout are some of the driving factors impacting the lives of so many this year. Whether you are struggling to stay motivated, fee...

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  • Why Joining an Edgy Company Could Impact an Executive's Career

    over 1 year ago

    ​A resume with a variety of experiences can be a great weapon in an executive candidate’s arsenal. However, when planning your next career move, be wary of those edgy companies who may end up being a stain on your resume.What do we mean by ‘edgy’ companies? These companies are usually startups and small businesses who pride themselves on being the ‘different’ option in the m...

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  • What to Expect When Moving to an Elite Financial Boutique

    over 1 year ago

    ​Moving from a large firm, such as a bulge bracket, to a smaller specialized firm, like a boutique investment bank, requires an employee with the confidence to take a risk, but the rewards and experience can be worth it. Boutiques offer greater exposure, experience and have a company culture that places greater value on the individual.The number of SMEs and start-ups within ...

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  • Standing Out: How to Get Hired in Fintech Sales in the Wake of Covid-19

    over 1 year ago

    The holiday season is usually a time for companies to admire (or admonish) their performance in the rearview mirror. Political and economic headwinds aside, one thing we can all agree on is that 2020 was unlike any year in recent memory. The same is true in the recruitment industry, and for those who were planning to explore a new challenge or were displaced by the pand...

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  • 12 Days of Career Advice

    over 1 year ago

    ​2020 has been a year like no other; the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on many markets, resulting in a rise in unemployment rates across the globe. The U.S has an unemployment rate of 6.9%,  the  UK  has 4.8% - the highest in 3 years and Hong Kong is seeing their  biggest rise in 16 years.  With this uncertainty surrounding the job market, how can you improve y...

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  • Career Advice for Risk Management Students

    over 1 year ago

    Selby Jennings has founded a great relationship with the UConn School of Business - Financial Risk Management Program to help their students better understand the career paths and opportunities in Risk Management. Recently our specialist recruiters, Charlie Vaca, Principal Consultant - Risk and Audit Lead and Matthew Stehl, Senior Recruitment Consultant - Risk, Analytics &am...

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  • Smaller Fish in a Bigger Pond: How Finance Executives Can Deal With Moving to a Bigger Company

    almost 2 years ago

    ​It feels good to be a big fish in a small pond. In the banking and finance sector, those who work for smaller or startup companies will be used to holding a lot of influence over processes and business development, and enjoy regular communication with company leadership. However, when moving to work within a bigger company - a huge financial institution, a global company wi...

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  • Navigating Your Career During the COVID-19 Crisis

    almost 2 years ago

    2020 will be remembered as one of the most disruptive times in modern history. As millions transition in and out of lockdown, entire sectors have disappeared overnight and job losses are in the millions; creating an uncertain economic environment and a difficult job market. Times are undeniably difficult as nations work together to tackle the coronavirus, but this is also a ...

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  • Ready to Return? Six Steps to Get Back to the Office

    almost 2 years ago

    ​Financial services professionals, the office is calling and it wants you back. You’ve been away far too long. Yes, home has its own comforts – and many of your colleagues are jetting off on last minute holidays – but the office has a certain type of charm that you’ve grown to miss. Unfortunately, the pandemic still rages on. It’s important to read-up on new guidelines and p...

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Ally

    about 2 years ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every jobseeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals trying to advance their careers, but for members of the LGBTQ+ community recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career ally.Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need career allies?While great progr...

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  • Alleviate Video Call Fatigue With These Top 5 Tips

    about 2 years ago

    ​​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For professionals working in the financial services sector, that might mean more time in front of the camera than you signed up for. Even those who usually have the verve and stamina to withstand back-to-back meetings may experience video call fatigue.​Why the video call fatigue?Evolving from social animals, most human...

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  • The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote Working

    about 2 years ago

    Working-from-home will endure long after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. Before government lockdowns, only 3.4% of the U.S. workforce telecommuted at least half the time. Yet, many businesses have had to adapt to their employees remote working. This forced organizational shift may change the very nature of work forever; many employees have found they enjoy avoiding the com...

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  • How to Navigate a Difficult Job Market

    about 2 years ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    The Covid-19 has rattled markets and the global economy, leading to increased unemployment. Whether you are actively looking for a new job or have decided to move, we have put together this guide to help finance professionals navigate these challenging times. Read on to discover how to hide, move or target to get your desired job without lingering for too long on the market....

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  • Being Business Critical in the New Virtual Workplace

    over 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    The continued Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside a period of great economic uncertainty. The World Bank has approved an increased US$14 billion package of fast-track financing to assist companies and countries in their efforts to prevent, detect and respond to the virus. In the US, President Trump has signed t...

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