Activities for the purpose of turning on recruiters in tough markets

Activities for the purpose of turning on recruiters in tough markets

You want a new job. As we noted on this morning, the first and hardest step nowadays appears to be putting yourself out there. The dynamic has changed. It's…

GUEST COMMENT: How I passed CFA Level II only four months after passing Level I

GUEST COMMENT: How I passed CFA Level II only four months after passing Level I

In January 2009 I passed the CFA Level 1 qualification, using the method I elaborated for you before. This gave me around four months to prepare for CFA…

Q&A: An anonymous Russian trader at Deutsche Bank in London explains how to build a trading career

Q&A: An anonymous Russian trader at Deutsche Bank in London explains how to build a trading career

eFinancialCareers continues its series of interviews with Russians who have moved to work abroad. This week, we've spoken to a senior trader in Deutsche Bank’s London office who…

GUEST COMMENT: When you’re joining a new firm, be careful it’s not just someone’s trophy-lifestyle personal-fiefdom business

GUEST COMMENT: When you’re joining a new firm, be careful it’s not just someone’s trophy-lifestyle personal-fiefdom business

If you’re getting out of a big investment bank into a start up on the buyside, you might feel excited. You might feel like you’re leaving behind the…

GUEST COMMENT: Four habits of unscrupulous recruiters

GUEST COMMENT: Four habits of unscrupulous recruiters

It’s almost a rite of passage for a banker to fall foul of a recruiter. I’d even go so far as to say that you haven’t really cut…

Do you genuinely want to get a new job? Try this, this and this

Do you genuinely want to get a new job? Try this, this and this

If you, like our guest columnist last week, have been sending out applications and CVs and getting no response, you may be feeling annoyed. Worse: you may be…

GUEST COMMENT: The three things you should never do whilst networking

GUEST COMMENT: The three things you should never do whilst networking

As you will know if you have read much at all on the best method of finding a new job, networking is invaluable. A large majority of new…

GUEST COMMENT: The dark art of having a mentor

GUEST COMMENT: The dark art of having a mentor

If you want to scale the pole in investment banking, it helps to have a mentor – especially if you are not an Oxbridge-educated white male-type. Mentors are…

GUEST COMMENT: Accepting financial services redundancy with grace

GUEST COMMENT: Accepting financial services redundancy with grace

Having talked to many refugees from failing firms, I know that promises will have been broken, the wrong person let go, and the cost of your departure may…

GUEST COMMENT: A simple trick that will suggest you are busy and reduce the risk of job loss

GUEST COMMENT: A simple trick that will suggest you are busy and reduce the risk of job loss

“What are you DOING? Listen, read research on your way to work in the mornings or heading home in the evenings.  Or on the weekend!  I don’t want…

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