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

    21 days 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 months 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

    2 months 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

    4 months 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

    4 months 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

    5 months 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

    6 months 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

    7 months 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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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    7 months ago

    As the Covid-19 epidemic continues, more of us will be working from home. During this time, it is more likely that a candidate will be asked to interview via video conference call. Even before the global crisis, video interviews have rocketed in popularity over the past decade as the technology required becomes universally accessible, and the time and cost savings for both s...

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  • How to Feel Happy on Blue Monday

    9 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    With colder temperatures across many parts of the US, and the festivities of the holiday season fading away, January can be a difficult time to stay motivated at work. These factors lead to what is officially called Blue Monday, or the most depressing day of the year. In many financial services hubs in the US, such as New York, Chicago, and Boston, freezing temperatures keep...

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  • The Holiday Hiring Freeze: Fact or Fiction?

    11 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​Oh, December – it’s a time for jubilation and not applications, so the conventional wisdom goes. Employers are not in the business of hiring. Instead, it’s the season when faithful friends gather to share an unreasonable amount of mince pies and where work seems a million miles away. Everyone has heard of the holiday hiring freeze, but is this just another seasonal myth? Is...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss that a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    11 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​According to the Society for Human Resource Management, 23% of US companies offer sabbaticals. With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. ​Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital opportunity for a company to identify stres...

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

    12 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 which will impact on 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 th...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    12 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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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    12 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​As the financial sector evolves with fintech and the market continues to speed up, workers can face high levels of pressure. If you have ever felt overwhelmed by your work environment, you are not alone. The American Institute of Stress reports that worker stress costs the American economy $300 billion annually in both long and short-term sick time and high job turnover.Thi...

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  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker’s Salary

    12 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​The banking and financial services sector has the potential for very high earnings. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of a Financial Manager is around $120,000, 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 earning potential yet, an...

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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    12 months 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 more tough with more candidates being invited to all-day long interviews. These involve a day with multiple rounds of interviews with...

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  • How to Resign and Leave on Good Terms

    12 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​Leaving a role within the banking and financial services sector for a new opportunity can be a bittersweet moment for both you and your current employers. If you are a valuable asset to your company, you will want to continue that reputation through helping your employer throughout your notice period and planning a comprehensive handover for your replacement.Read ahead for ...

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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    12 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    The global banking and financial services sector have a very high earning potential, and those with sound commercial acumen can develop a successful and fast-moving career. However, it is now up to the professional to drive their own careers as technological advances transform the sector and remove the traditional career ladder.Self-motivated professionals may face issues in...

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

    12 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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