Would you take a pay cut to save your bank?

Would you take a pay cut to save your bank?

What's worse for your career (and your ego) - being thrown on the redundancy scrapheap, or having your salary slashed by a quarter? That was the dilemma faced…

Falling hiring in fixed income

Falling hiring in fixed income

With hiring levels down and bonuses expected to shrink, it seems fixed-income roles in Tokyo are feeling the heat of the financial crisis. James Incles, managing director at…

Can Dubai or Shanghai really save your career?

Can Dubai or Shanghai really save your career?

Touted as possible sanctuaries from the problems crippling the Western financial system, do the Middle East or Asia really offer ample job opportunities or even any shelter from…

What’s in store for graduates?

What’s in store for graduates?

Banking jobs may have taken a hit in the current economic malaise, but banks in Tokyo are still on the hunt for able graduates. Barclays Capital in Tokyo…

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…

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