Don’t scream because your job’s over: Five tips on how to cope when you’ve just been retrenched

Don’t scream because your job’s over: Five tips on how to cope when you’ve just been retrenched

Your world is crashing down as your line manager tells you that you’ve been made redundant. Much as it may be tempting to let loose an expletive-filled rant…

Guest Comment: Why it’s important to talk in numbers, not percentages. This and other tips for negotiating comp with a new employer

Guest Comment: Why it’s important to talk in numbers, not percentages. This and other tips for negotiating comp with a new employer

You saw a position advertised, you were curious, you investigated, they met you, you like each other and now it’s getting serious. HR or the recruiter flat-out asks…

How many applications must you make before you get a job?

How many applications must you make before you get a job?

Last week Channel 4 News reported on the case of a visually impaired man who finally found a job after making 2,000 applications.  Stephen Stubbs had reportedly considered…

Guest Comment: Here’s how frustrated private bankers in Asia can cope

Guest Comment: Here’s how frustrated private bankers in Asia can cope

Life isn’t easy for private bankers in Asia even if the sector is seemingly more robust than others. Wealth managers currently operate in tough and extremely competitive markets.…

Why it’s so important to talk to recruiters face to face; and how to go about setting up a meeting

Why it’s so important to talk to recruiters face to face; and how to go about setting up a meeting

You send your CV to a recruiter, you wait, you don’t hear back, or you only get a brief phone call or email. But what you really want…

My Masters: Put things in perspective – there is more to life than worrying incessantly about the job market

My Masters: Put things in perspective – there is more to life than worrying incessantly about the job market

Google “how to stay unemployed and yet be happy” and all sorts of websites will pop up telling you how to keep yourself sane when you are jobless.…

GUEST COMMENT: How to rework your CV for roles outside the financial services industry

GUEST COMMENT: How to rework your CV for roles outside the financial services industry

In the current environment, many of you may be thinking of broadening your job search so that it's not restricted to financial services. If so, it is advisable…

How to ask for a pay rise when your bank has frozen hiring and is sacking your colleagues

How to ask for a pay rise when your bank has frozen hiring and is sacking your colleagues

With not as many external vacancies around as last year, you could be stuck in your current job and have to negotiate with your boss if you want…

Guest Comment: Private banks are making hiring mistakes by not testing the strength of client relationships – here are seven questions they should be asking

Guest Comment: Private banks are making hiring mistakes by not testing the strength of client relationships – here are seven questions they should be asking

Hiring good relationship managers in private banking is becoming increasingly an art rather than a science. Private banks that rely on conventional recruitment techniques are finding that their…

Grieving your job loss: Here’s some advice from doctors about dealing with redundancy

Grieving your job loss: Here’s some advice from doctors about dealing with redundancy

If you’ve just been laid off in Asia, reality bites. Here’s advice from a psychiatrist and psychologist on how best you can cope. Let’s be clear: you are…

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