The hot candidates that buy-side firms in Asia are clamouring to hire

Fund accountants at private-equity and other buy-side firms in Asia are becoming more hotly sought after this year.

Daily Dispatches: A bank says no to more Asian offshoring

Offshoring from Australia to lower-cost Asian countries is working well, but we’re not going to do any more of it this year: this is the latest, rather mixed,…

Morgan Stanley cuts Asian MDs

Morgan Stanley has started to lay off MDs from its investment bank in Asia this week as part of its global cull of 1,600 jobs. Nick Strain, head…

As private equity firms pile into Singapore, these are the skills they are seeking

Their hiring plans might best be described as niche and selective, but private equity (PE) firms are expanding in Singapore, the industry’s hub for South East Asia, as…

Would gender-based hiring targets work in financial services?

A Melbourne Business School (MBS) report released earlier this month has recommended that establishing gender-specific recruitment targets is crucial to improving diversity in the workplace. The report ind

In this job, it’s a case of only the best; forget the rest

The job market for commodity candidates in Singapore is changing: out go the risk takers, and in come the steady earners. And although employers continue to import talent…

When the interviewer asks, “Why were you laid off?” Five tips to help justify your job loss

You may be facing the daunting prospect of job hunting while unemployed. Those fortunate enough to get an interview will of course be asked why their old employer…

So the interviewer says “why were you laid off?” Here are five tips to help justify your job loss

A spate of layoffs in recent months means some financial services professionals face the daunting prospect of job hunting while unemployed. Those fortunate enough to get an interview…

Six ways to work well with recruiters

1) More is not better Contact a minimum of three and an absolute maximum of six recruiters – any more and you risk losing control of your job…

More Aussies head home, but market is tight

As layoffs batter London, more and more Aussies are coming home this Christmas in search of work in 2009, with bankers at the forefront of this trend. And…