CV errors to avoid when applying for a finance job in the Middle East

The Gulf is something of a hub for finance professionals; a melting pot for local candidates, Western professionals and those from Asia and Indian sub-continent. However, when to…

Ten job-hunting tips in foreign climes when you only have a tourist visa

Hunting for a new job in the Middle East used to be easy for expats – if an employer was interested, they’d fly you out for an interview,…

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…

Recruiters confess the real reasons they ignore your resume

You’ve sent your CV off for a gazillion jobs and you’ve had an equal amount of automated responses. Something tells you humankind is overlooking your job applications. Why?…

Red Flags and opportunities: What to look out for while choosing an MBA internship

You’re halfway through your MBA and are on the lookout for a financial internship. How do you decide where to look? And, if you’re lucky enough to get…

Eight skills that will get you hired in the Middle East financial sector today

A strange thing is happening to financial services headhunters and recruiters in the Middle East; for the first time in five years, clients are actively inviting them into…

A good, simple trick for making yourself far more interesting to finance recruiters

You may have an impeccable CV for a job in banking (or hedge funds, or fund management). But is that enough? If you want to get shortlisted, it will…

Pay $7k+, get a job at Goldman Sachs, or J.P. Morgan, or Morgan Stanley?

We spoke to Peter Harrison, the former Goldman Sachs banker whose company, Harrison Careers, has spent the past decade helping people get their first jobs in banking. Harrison Careers…

Recruiters reveal their nine worst resume nightmares

Getting an interview at a bank in Asia isn’t easy these days, with employers tightening their hiring criteria to focus on locally-based candidates whose skills are a mirror…

Thirteen real life examples of extreme stupidity on display in CVs

Next time you write your CV (or résumé if you’re in the U.S), then be warned. On one hand your CV is a wonderful platform for promoting your abilities.…

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