Tokyo techies search in SG and HK for jobs

Tokyo techies search in SG and HK for jobs

With jobs drying up in Japan, more and more IT professionals are eyeing up vacancies elsewhere in Asia, with Singapore and Hong Kong heading their hit list. Matt…

The dos and don’ts of finance CVs in Japan

The dos and don’ts of finance CVs in Japan

With competition for finance jobs intense, a good CV can make the difference between getting a chance to impress at an interview and getting left on the banking…

Nomura and Lehman: culture clash or tame takeover?

Nomura and Lehman: culture clash or tame takeover?

As Nomura gears up to integrate Lehman Brothers staff across Asia-Pacific, should LB bankers be preparing for a complete change in their working culture, or even jumping ship…

Are Japanese bankers going global?

Are Japanese bankers going global?

Japanese banks have been increasing their overseas investments lately but they aren't the only ones going global: it seems more Japanese bankers are inclined to develop their careers…

Wall Street’s woes slow down recruitment in Japan

Wall Street’s woes slow down recruitment in Japan

The crisis in the US finance sector is creating a climate of increased caution within the Japanese hiring market. Both employers and candidates are treading carefully. "Candidates are…

Women still battling for equality in finance sector

Women still battling for equality in finance sector

A recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has slammed Japan for wasting its well-educated female labour force (Forbes). And it seems the financial services…

Did accounting rules do for Lehman?

Did accounting rules do for Lehman?

Dick Fuld may be widely seen as an ogre guilty of hubris and ineptitude, but some people are coming out on his side. The argument in favour of…

Jobs market still active for accountants

Jobs market still active for accountants

Despite the credit crunch, there is still a strong demand for accounting-trained personnel at banks in Singapore, mostly in departments like product control, tax, compliance and financial planning.…

Headhunters swoop on bankers leaving Lehman

Headhunters swoop on bankers leaving Lehman

Not all Lehman Brothers bankers in Asia are bothering to stick around to learn their fate. Headhunters in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo are already helping rival banks…

Work dominates life for bankers in Japan

Work dominates life for bankers in Japan

Work-life balance (WLB) is starting to gain a foothold in Japan, but just how important is it to the country's beleaguered bankers? Michael Craven, a senior manager at…

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