The five questions that will convert your banking interview into a job offer

The flood gates have opened. The streets are awash with financial services employees who’ve decided they’d like a new job. According to recruitment firm Morgan McKinley, 8,300 new…

How to get a job in banking when you’ve only worked as a barista

You’ve done all of the hard work for your degree, you’ve gotten a great mark and now you’re interviewing for a banking position. But then they ask you…

What to do if you’re under 20 and want to work for Google or a hedge fund when you’re older

You’re a young person at that difficult stage of life otherwise known as adolescence and you figure that you want to work in a quant hedge fund. What…

Six tips on how to get finance jobs you may not be entirely suitable for

Financial services firms are being urged to be more flexible with who they take on. After years of demanding a 100% fit, recruiters are now calling for banks…

Unable to retire, ex-UBS MD tries hand at writing ‘silly’ children’s stories

Eighteen months ago, Simon McWhirter was gainfully employed at UBS. A managing director in the business advisory, treasury and analytics business, he’d spent nearly two decades years scaling…

How to make it in M&A: Follow your passion and always have an eye on the next career move

If you’re a student trying to break into a role in M&A in Europe, you’d have every reason to believe that prospects were a little bleak. Investment bankers…

How to keep your finance job despite everything

Working in financial services can be hard work. There are the sadistic clients, the relentless travel, the early mornings, the late nights, the falling away of non-financial services…

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…

Banks draft in generalist interns to help manage the workload

Rotation programmes for interns and graduate employees have become popular again in Australian banks since the global financial crisis, with the four major domestic retail institutions offering exposure&he

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…

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