Lessons for keeping your job: You do NOT want to be working for a bank’s hobby business

Lessons for keeping your job: You do NOT want to be working for a bank’s hobby business

Piyush Gupta, chief executive officer of Singaporean bank DBS coined the phrase. Thanks to a lot of ill-thought out expansion under his predecessors, DBS had ended up with…

The frosty outlook for the Nordic banking sector

The frosty outlook for the Nordic banking sector

Even when Europe’s big winter freeze finally eases, the climate for bankers (and bankers’ bonuses) is likely to remain distinctly icy this year. Full-year and Q4 2011 results…

There are still some opportunities for investment bankers in the Nordic region

There are still some opportunities for investment bankers in the Nordic region

The decisions by Nordea and Danske Bank last year to shelve 2,000 jobs apiece was initially viewed as disastrous for good reason. Banking jobs, in the front or…

Nordea job cuts leaving the front office unscathed – for now

Nordea job cuts leaving the front office unscathed – for now

Remember those iconic images of shell-shocked newly-redundant Lehman Brothers’ employees wandering about with boxes containing their worldly possessions? You're unlikely to see similar scenes in the Nord

Nordea isn’t hanging around when it comes to job cuts

Nordea isn’t hanging around when it comes to job cuts

This year will be “challenging”, Nordea chief executive Christian Clausen predicted today, as the bank revealed that more than half of its 2,000 planned job cuts have already…

How long are you out of the market before you become completely unemployable?

How long are you out of the market before you become completely unemployable?

Someone has asked a question.  Specifically: they’ve been unemployed for 10.5 months having previously worked in fund derivatives structuring and sales and want to know when to give…

Nordic banks may have already see the worst of the jobs pain

Nordic banks may have already see the worst of the jobs pain

The reporting season gets into swing next week, with Nordea the first Nordic bank to lay out it stall in 2012, with Q4 and year-end results due on…

All this sniffing around RBS’s equities business is inhibiting people’s chances of re-employment. Meanwhile: redundancies are revving up in credit

All this sniffing around RBS’s equities business is inhibiting people’s chances of re-employment. Meanwhile: redundancies are revving up in credit

Who’s buying RBS’s equities business? The Telegraph reported today that, “all of the units up for sale had received indicative offers from potential buyers,” and that, “interest is…

This is what Gary Cohn (of Goldman Sachs) and Jamie Dimon (of JPMorgan) are saying now about hiring, firing and pay

This is what Gary Cohn (of Goldman Sachs) and Jamie Dimon (of JPMorgan) are saying now about hiring, firing and pay

As you may be aware, Gary Cohn, COO of Goldman Sachs gave a long and important interview to the Sunday Telegraph yesterday. Equally, Jamie Dimon spoke during the…

Five top tips to ace interviews in a difficult job market

Five top tips to ace interviews in a difficult job market

Nordic banks may not be shedding staff at the levels seen in the UK, where Royal Bank of Scotland alone axed an additional 3,500 jobs, but with the…

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