Be the first to volunteer and the last to complain: Tips for managing a career in financial services

Be the first to volunteer and the last to complain: Tips for managing a career in financial services

Even in the current age of crisis, the financial industry remains an attractive proposition for many graduates. Whether it’s the investment banker lifestyle, the thrill of taking on…

The dangers of being ubiquitous and four other job-hunting essentials for experienced bankers

The dangers of being ubiquitous and four other job-hunting essentials for experienced bankers

Senior bankers, SVPs and above haven’t been exempt from layoffs at the various banks over the last few months. If you’re a seasoned professional on the prowl for…

A Little Appreciation Goes a Long Way Toward Employee Satisfaction

A Little Appreciation Goes a Long Way Toward Employee Satisfaction

Want to keep employees satisfied in their jobs without spending a fortune? Why not give them a little credit? A new survey by OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service,…

The Growing Demand for Liquidity Risk Managers

The Growing Demand for Liquidity Risk Managers

In these turbulent times, risk management is the key concern for both board members and shareholders. Therefore, while many areas of banking are facing headcount reduction, risk management…

Want to Ace Your Next Job Interview? Act Like a Narcissist

Want to Ace Your Next Job Interview? Act Like a Narcissist

Narcissists do much better in job interviews than their less obnoxious counterparts, says a new study from researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln scheduled to be published in…

Could TD’s Colleen Johnston Emerge as Canada’s First Female Bank CEO?

Could TD’s Colleen Johnston Emerge as Canada’s First Female Bank CEO?

Although the odds are against it, one of the potential candidates to be TD Bank’s next chief executive officer is a woman: the bank's current CFO, Colleen Johnston.…

Credit Suisse is Hiring U.S. Capital Markets Talent For Its Canadian Operation

Credit Suisse is Hiring U.S. Capital Markets Talent For Its Canadian Operation

Credit Suisse has been poaching U.S. Capital Markets professionals for its Canadian offices. The Swiss bank also hired four people in Canada this month, bringing the total to…

Closing the Deal – How to Conclude an Interview for Maximum Impact

Closing the Deal – How to Conclude an Interview for Maximum Impact

A job interview is a fluid situation, with changes in direction possible at any moment throughout the voyage. But particularly in the financial industry, the way you manage…

TD Bank Imposes a Hiring Freeze and Expense Cuts

TD Bank Imposes a Hiring Freeze and Expense Cuts

Toronto-Dominion Bank, the second largest bank in Canada, has established a nationwide hiring freeze and has entered an expense reduction mode for the first time in recent memory.…

Knowing RBC’s CEO Will Hang in There, Employees Will Focus on Business at Hand

Knowing RBC’s CEO Will Hang in There, Employees Will Focus on Business at Hand

Royal Bank of Canada Chief Executive Gordon Nixon has confirmed he will remain in the role he’s been in for almost 11 years now—something that can only benefit…

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