Posts by Simon Mortlock

“Too far from the food court” and nine other awful excuses for job hopping in Singapore and Hong Kong

“Too far from the food court” and nine other awful excuses for job hopping in Singapore and Hong Kong

If you’ve changed roles a tad too often of late, avoid mentioning any of these reasons to justify your job hopping to recruiters.

Seven Singapore finance jobs where banks still have to hire from overseas

Seven Singapore finance jobs where banks still have to hire from overseas

Despite a drive to hire more local candidates, there are still some jobs where banks in Singapore are recruiting people from abroad.

This ex-Barclays unit is now hiring over 40 people in Hong Kong and Singapore

This ex-Barclays unit is now hiring over 40 people in Hong Kong and Singapore

As Barclays cuts back in Asia, one of its former businesses is ramping up recruitment in the region.

DBS hires 622 as pay continues to climb at Singapore banks

DBS hires 622 as pay continues to climb at Singapore banks

DBS and OCBC have been hiring in large numbers over the past year, and not just to replace departing employees – their total headcounts are on the up.

Young private bankers now making their mark in Hong Kong

Young private bankers now making their mark in Hong Kong

Private bankers in Hong Kong who've taken rapid (and interesting) routes into client-facing roles.

Don’t bother putting CFA Levels I or II on your CV in Asia – only the charter will get you a job

Don’t bother putting CFA Levels I or II on your CV in Asia – only the charter will get you a job

The pool of people sitting the CFA exams in Asia is growing, but employers only care if you're one of the elite few who's actually passed all three levels.

This is what your compliance salary and bonus should be in Singapore

This is what your compliance salary and bonus should be in Singapore

How do your Singapore compliance salary and bonus measure up against the market average?

From 30,000 feet to finance: meet the young bankers who used to be cabin crew

From 30,000 feet to finance: meet the young bankers who used to be cabin crew

A surprisingly large group of young finance professionals in Singapore and Hong Kong started out not as analysts at banks but as...flight attendants.

Goldman Sachs and HSBC hiring for this hot Asian banking job

Goldman Sachs and HSBC hiring for this hot Asian banking job

Keen on a career change into a newly hot job function where banks in Singapore and Hong Kong are short of talent and are offering candidates 20% pay rises?

Junior bankers in Singapore who’ve made exciting early career changes

Junior bankers in Singapore who’ve made exciting early career changes

You don't need to clock up years of experience to make a big career change. These young Singapore finance professionals have already made interesting moves.

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