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Career Crunch: Hot banking jobs for the second half, the low-down on Credit Suisse’s hiring plans

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It’s reporting season for investment banks, with Credit Suisse the latest firm to unveil its Q2 results. We also cover career dilemmas for bankers created thanks to the EU bonus cap and where the hiring is in the second part of 2014. Take a moment to catch up with the top stories on eFinancialCareers over the past week.

Credit Suisse jobs: what’s safe, what’s not, why you should be worried now

After a week of positive results from US investment banks, Credit Suisse dampened the parade. Here’s what you need to know about pay and hiring.

Banker’s dilemma: “I haven’t had a pay rise for 4 years and my only alternative job offer won’t pay the mortgage”

The new complex pay system of performance related ‘allowances’ over fixed salary simply won’t pay the bills.

The 6 best front office banking jobs for the 2nd half of 2014

What’s hit for the final six months of the year?

The two worst interview blunders that resulted in job offers

A ‘high-heeled bond’ and other slip-ups that surprisingly didn’t scupper candidates’ chances of securing the job.

Senior commodities duo exit Deutsche Bank

As Deutsche Bank winds down its commodities business, two managing directors have headed for the door.

The best recruiters for banking jobs that pay £100k or £200k+

The Executive Grapevine rankings of the best headhunters in the business are out.

28 places to live in the UK if you want to rub shoulders with successful financiers

You will only be living here if you’ve really made it.

HSBC has snared another top investment banker

HSBC is emerging as an attractive destination for some very big-hitters.

When the MBA managing you is incompetent

Associates fresh out of business school collide with comparatively grizzled analysts with years of investment banking experience.

When finance recruiters in Asia tell you NOT to quit your current job

Recruiters usually do everything they can to convince candidates the move is right so they can receive their commission, but in Asia they’re taking the dual role of career consultants.

The best time of year to apply for a banking job

The summer lull is a myth – at least in terms of vacancies – and the competition is diminished.

Which is the best bank to work for if you want to keep your job across the cycle?

Investment banking is a cyclical business, but in which divisions in which banks is there the least volatility?

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