What employers want from you in an interview

What employers want from you in an interview

It’s the most stressful part of the job seeking process: the interview. When you are fortunate enough to have your job search reach that level, there is at…

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: How to misjudge, and then disastrously misfire in a private equity interview

GUEST COMMENT: How to misjudge, and then disastrously misfire in a private equity interview

It is a thing of Torres-goal-scoring-beauty to pass on to the next level of interviews for a job in private equity. And just as with Chelsea’s over-priced player,…

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…

GUEST COMMENT: I passed all three levels of the CFA in 18 months. This is how I tackled Level III

GUEST COMMENT: I passed all three levels of the CFA in 18 months. This is how I tackled Level III

I’ve already written about my tactics for passing CFA Levels I and II. Now I’d like to share my method of passing CFA Level III. As I’ve pointed…

How to ensure your CV is read by the robots

How to ensure your CV is read by the robots

Recruiters report that due to the overwhelming supply of talent today, desperate job seekers are flooding every position—but that 50% or more of applicants are unqualified for the…

GUEST COMMENT: How to send out three hundred job applications for an equity trading job, and still get nowhere

GUEST COMMENT: How to send out three hundred job applications for an equity trading job, and still get nowhere

I have a friend who was a junior equities trader. He joined the bank straight out of university, worked there for a few years and was made redundant.…

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: The final countdown to the CFA Programme June Examinations

GUEST COMMENT: The final countdown to the CFA Programme June Examinations

(Or The Final Countdown (you have to hum the tune as you read this) 4 WEEKS TO GO… By now you should have finished your first reading of…

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