GUEST COMMENT: Networking is hard work work, there’s no guarantee anything will come of it, you may be seen as a taker, but it must be done (properly)

GUEST COMMENT: Networking is hard work work, there’s no guarantee anything will come of it, you may be seen as a taker, but it must be done (properly)

The Good Samaritan principal applies to networking. It’s about adding value, helping people in your network with no expectation of anything in return. Networking well is hard work…

GUEST COMMENT: If you’re going on an international assignment, you need to think about its ending at the beginning

GUEST COMMENT: If you’re going on an international assignment, you need to think about its ending at the beginning

Agreeing to be seconded overseas to work as an investment banker may seem like a great opportunity. Often it is, but it needs to be approached from a…

GUEST COMMENT: How to get and keep a mentor that will make all the difference to your career in investment banking

GUEST COMMENT: How to get and keep a mentor that will make all the difference to your career in investment banking

Achieving career longevity in investment banking has never been harder. At any point, you may fall foul of foul personalities or a change to your job spec. Your…

GUEST COMMENT: Be aware that networking in financial services can simply lead to being stabbed horribly in the back

GUEST COMMENT: Be aware that networking in financial services can simply lead to being stabbed horribly in the back

I’ve been done over twice by networking contacts in the past twelve months, and I’m angry. Conventional wisdom holds that networking is never a bad thing. It allows…

GUEST COMMENT: If you’re stressed, and anxious, and it’s affecting your performance, try this

GUEST COMMENT: If you’re stressed, and anxious, and it’s affecting your performance, try this

A while back, a young guy came to me to inquire about learning to meditate. His story went like this: He was in his late twenties, working for…

Should you ever accept a verbal guarantee?

Should you ever accept a verbal guarantee?

You will be very, very lucky to receive anything resembling a traditional guaranteed bonus (a contractual agreement to pay you a specified bonus, no matter your performance) in…

GUEST COMMENT: These are the things you must do if you want to excel in the hell that can be a front office banking job

GUEST COMMENT: These are the things you must do if you want to excel in the hell that can be a front office banking job

I met a friend of a friend in a Mayfair hostelry the other day who was determined to get into M&A. He was interning in the operations division…

You need a Plan B. These are your options

You need a Plan B. These are your options

If you're trying to find a new job in financial services, or think that you will soon be trying to find a new job in financial services, you can…

7 ways of remaining employable whilst you’re unemployed

7 ways of remaining employable whilst you’re unemployed

As a rule of thumb, you have six months. It's excusable to be out of the market for 120 working days. Beyond that, things will start getting awkward…

GUEST COMMENT: A legal checklist to determine whether you could challenge your investment banking redundancy

GUEST COMMENT: A legal checklist to determine whether you could challenge your investment banking redundancy

It may be unpleasant, but redundancy can be a fair reason for dismissing someone. Sometimes, however, a redundancy is not what it seems. Investment banks will sometimes use…

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