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Six signs you have to quit your banking job in the next six months

Your bonus is (probably) in the bank. Should you stay? Should you go? Are you still ‘learning in your job’? Are you still climbing the corporate edifice? How…

Beware pleasantly tepid water.

This is why you need to change your banking job every five years

In the past few weeks, several long-serving, highly-settled bankers who had become part of the fabric at the firms they’d worked for moved on. Take Blythe Masters, who…

How to achieve the idyll

How to have a happy home when you work in banking

A happy banking career may seem inimical to a happy life at home. People in banking work notoriously long hours. Divorce is not unheard of. Nor is addiction…

From one middle-aged lion to another

Invaluable advice for bankers in their 30s, from bankers in their 40s

A few weeks ago, we ran an article about the psychologist specializing in the problems of 20-somethings who’s been lecturing analysts and associates at Goldman Sachs. ‘Don’t think…

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Nine ways to snare a job in Singapore’s three expanding local banks

Singaporean banks are both expanding their headcounts and increasing their ability to attract the best candidates – a rare example of equilibrium in the Asian banking job market.…

A counter offer gone wrong

Nine careful ways to refuse a counter offer in Asia without burning bridges with your boss

If you’re a banker in Asia and you’ve just landed a new job, there’s a good chance that your current boss will greet this news by making you…

Difficult question

Eight awesome answers to the most critical interview question in Asian banking

If you’re looking to relocate to (or within) Asia for a new banking role, be well prepared for the seemingly innocuous but crucial job-interview question that could make…

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The candidates in Asia who spam 50 identical emails to 50 recruiters at the same firm

Mainland China is still a candidate-led job market in which finance professionals are frequently enticed to change companies. But job searching in the PRC is by no means…

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Six questions you should prepare to answer in any junior trading interview

We can’t tell you the exact questions that you will be asked when you sit down in an interview for a trading position: that will depend not only…

Don't go there

How to destroy your finance career in years one to five

There’s a phrase for the people banks want to hire now. It’s “first bouncers,” or maybe even “second bouncers,” meaning people who’ve spent a few years in banking&

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