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Career Crunch: Firm expands graduate recruitment by 30%, freaky hires at top investment banks

Missed out on the machinations of the financial services job market over the past seven days? Fear not – catch up on the top stories from eFinancialCareers over the last week.

KPMG to increase campus hiring by 30% within advisory. Here’s what you need to get the job

Like most professional services firms, KPMG has plans to increase headcount by thousands over the next year. At a graduate level, however, it has increased its intake by a nearly a third.

Bankers of the future: “Say this word in a finance interview today, you’ll be instantly dinged”

Banks want to see committed conformists, not the sort of free spirits who would set up on their own.

Five freaky recent hires at Deutsche, Goldman Sachs, Barclays and UBS

Journalists, physicists and other unexpected people moving into investment banking

Simple CV tricks that will massively improve your chances of getting a banking job

How to ensure your resume is revered rather than dumped into the ‘no’ pile.

The ultimate list of all the colleges, universities and business schools JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs target in Europe

It’s no secret that large investment banks target an elite band of universities for their graduate recruits. If you have aspirations to work for either JPMorgan or Goldman Sachs, sign up to one of these colleges.

How to dress like a stylish French banker for your finance interview

Never, ever wear a green tie, unless you want to be mistaken for a public sector worker (and other rules of French style).

An ex-Goldman Sachs insider’s 10 tips on how to sail through investment banking interviews

How do you know what the person on the other side of the interview table is thinking? We asked an ex-banker who has extended offers to scores of graduates and MBAs for his top tips.

RBC Capital Markets has made two equities analysts redundant just before bonus time

Harshly, RBC has made some cuts to its research team just before bonuses have been decided.

Deutsche Bank has pressed the pause button on hiring

Deutsche Bank has some big plans to expand in certain locations, but for now recruitment is locked down.

Godfather of equity research offers words of wisdom for long-term unemployed bankers everywhere

How do you get a new job when you’re over 50 and focused on a part of the business that’s getting smaller? Tony Shiret offers his pearls of wisdom.

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