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

    about 1 month 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

    about 1 month 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

    4 months 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

    4 months 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

    5 months 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

    6 months 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

    8 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

    8 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

    10 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

    10 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

    11 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

    12 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

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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?

    over 1 year 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

    over 1 year 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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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    over 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 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

    over 1 year 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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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    over 1 year 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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