GUEST COMMENT: A 10 step strategy for cold-calling investment bankers who may employ you

GUEST COMMENT: A 10 step strategy for cold-calling investment bankers who may employ you

Some cold calls and cold emails do result in a job. If you can get hold of some quality contacts in an investment bank try putting in a…

GUEST COMMENT: What to look out for when you’re signing an international contract

GUEST COMMENT: What to look out for when you’re signing an international contract

For many financial services professionals, a secondment to Asia may seem appealing in the current market. Such assignments can be successful, both for employer and employee. However, they…

How to recalibrate your thinking so that you excel at work without becoming a crazed workaholic

How to recalibrate your thinking so that you excel at work without becoming a crazed workaholic

These are challenging times. People are losing their jobs. Keeping your job may seem contingent on high performance, day after day, week after week. Keeping that up may…

How to look employable when you are unemployed

How to look employable when you are unemployed

If you lose your job in financial services now, it may be a good while before you find one again. Careers consultants talk of six months, or more.…

The misguided job search tactics of the alpha male

The misguided job search tactics of the alpha male

Being an alpha male can be a good thing.  Alpha males are confident, natural leaders. They’re usually intelligent. They’re analytical and they’re doers. Lloyds is so keen to…

GUEST COMMENT: Advice for JP Morgan Scapegoats

GUEST COMMENT: Advice for JP Morgan Scapegoats

First the good news: being fired from JP Morgan is far better than being fired from a less admired bank like Deutsche and if you’re one of the…

10 tips for getting hired when nobody seems to be hiring

10 tips for getting hired when nobody seems to be hiring

For anyone who has been searching for a financial job for more than a few weeks, the dreary and continued drain on time, effort, energy and spirit make…

7 facts that you’ll need to assimilate if you’re going to get a job in banking now

7 facts that you’ll need to assimilate if you’re going to get a job in banking now

In the event that you’re seeking a gloom-laden metaphor to describe the current state of the banking industry, Bloomberg news has the answer. It’s spoken to Kevin Conn,…

GUEST COMMENT: 73% of analyst hires have quit banking within six years. This is when YOU should get out

GUEST COMMENT: 73% of analyst hires have quit banking within six years. This is when YOU should get out

A career in banking is by definition brief. In fact, the phrase, “burning the candle at both ends,” must have been thought up by an M&A analyst. This…

GUEST COMMENT: This is what you need to know BEFORE you sign a new contract to work in an investment bank

GUEST COMMENT: This is what you need to know BEFORE you sign a new contract to work in an investment bank

When you have been offered a new job, the last thing you usually want to do is read through the small print and to try negotiating your terms…

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