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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 a talent specialist can widen your opportunities

    8 days ago by Lara Edgcombe

    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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  • Negotiating the salary you deserve

    9 days ago by Lara Edgcombe

    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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  • How to decide if a job offer is worth taking

    9 days ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    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
  • Why it pays to know your co-workers salaries

    9 days ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    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 Find Out Your Co Worker's Salary
  • How to get the most out of a long and challenging interview process

    9 days ago by Ashley Sylvin

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

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

    10 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 Make A Great Impression In A New Job
  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    11 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 Leave A Job Without Burning Bridges
  • 5 Self-Care Practices that Put Your Mental Health First

    over 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

    almost 2 years 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

    almost 2 years 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

    almost 2 years 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

    about 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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