Compensation – Going Up?

Compensation – Going Up?

With both trading profit and underwriting business rebounding in many markets, the newspapers are rife with stories about the return of boom-era paydays. Goldman allocated $11.36 billion for…

Choosing a Resume Consultant

Choosing a Resume Consultant

It's a daunting task for anyone to prepare a good resume, especially if you're the kind of person that has difficulty expressing yourself on paper. If you are…

Basics of Cover Letters

Basics of Cover Letters

When you think "first impression," an image of you, confidently shaking the hiring manager's hand, might come to mind. But a hiring manager has a very different picture…

Guide to Surviving a Merger

Guide to Surviving a Merger

The news hits you like a truck: the financial institution you work for has agreed to be acquired. Now what to you do? While it might feel like…

Success with Behavioral Interviews

Success with Behavioral Interviews

Interviewing for a job can be nerve racking. Even experienced professionals can have a hard time demonstrating their capabilities and expressing themselves effectively, given the tension of an…

Tailoring Your Resume Isn’t ‘Cheating’

Tailoring Your Resume Isn’t ‘Cheating’

Do you ever feel pigeonholed when you're looking for a job? Make sure you're not pigeonholing yourself. Some job-seekers paint their skills and experiences in identical language whenever…

Five Ways to Become Job-Search Savvy

Five Ways to Become Job-Search Savvy

Some people scour jobs boards, others network like there's no tomorrow. Whatever your job-search strategy, here's five tips to help you stand out from the pack. Think Strategically…

Job Market May Be Stabilizing, Recruiter Says

Job Market May Be Stabilizing, Recruiter Says

Although Canada's unemployment rate stands at 8.4 percent, its highest level in years, and the jobs picture in the Canadian financial industry is not exactly frothy, recruiters say…

Repairing Bank Regulation

Repairing Bank Regulation

The broad dimensions of the Obama administration's regulatory overhaul set for release this week have been sketched out in media reports. According to The Wall Street Journal, the…

Profit Drops Push Banks to Cut Staff

Profit Drops Push Banks to Cut Staff

Big Canadian banks shed 4,000 jobs between the first and second quarters of this year amid declining profits. Here's how the cuts stacked up, according to Bloomberg: Royal…

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