Would a call from your CEO convince you to take a counter offer?

Would a call from your CEO convince you to take a counter offer?

Some counter offers are successful because they come straight from the top. "We were trying to recruit someone out of Citi when Vikram Pandit [CEO of Citigroup] calls…

Four questions to ask at the end of an interview (and avoid sounding stupid)

Four questions to ask at the end of an interview (and avoid sounding stupid)

The interview draws to a close and you are asked if you have any questions. What to say? How best to make a final, lasting impact on the…

Why getting a job in October or November could be a bit tricky

Why getting a job in October or November could be a bit tricky

On Tuesday we told you that salary increments were returning to their pre-GFC peaks. Now here's another, slightly more sober, return to normality: unlike this time last year,…

Dispatches: AIA seeks independence

Dispatches: AIA seeks independence

AIG is set to sell more than 50 per cent of AIA in the Hong Kong listing of the Asian life assurance group due to a special clause…

Dispatches: Fortress opens in Singapore

Dispatches: Fortress opens in Singapore

Fortress Investment Group is returning to Asia with a new office in Singapore. Adam Levinson, the New York-based alternative investment giant's global macro co-chief investment officer, will move…

Front-office salary increments surge back to pre-GFC levels. Expect to get 20 per cent

Front-office salary increments surge back to pre-GFC levels. Expect to get 20 per cent

If you're moving to a new revenue-generating role in Singapore or Hong Kong, your base pay should be getting a good boost. Pernille Storm, managing director, ALS International…

Message to salespeople in Asia: Just sit back and wait to be poached

Message to salespeople in Asia: Just sit back and wait to be poached

French brokerage Newedge, a joint venture between Société Générale and Crédit Agricole CIB, plans to recruit at least 50 people for Asian sales in the next year. But&hell

Dispatches: AIG lowers AIA valuation

Dispatches: AIG lowers AIA valuation

AIG has been forced to lower its valuation for the Hong Kong initial public offering of AIA, its Asian business, to secure a US$1bn commitment from the Kuwait…

Bank to candidate: We’ll change your name if you get the job

Bank to candidate: We’ll change your name if you get the job

Here's our final list of real-life "killer interviewer questions" submitted by eFinancialCareers readers in Asia Pacific. Killer interview question 1: What's the English version of your name? The…

Dispatches: ICICI Bank plans to expand in Singapore

Dispatches: ICICI Bank plans to expand in Singapore

ICICI Bank opened its first retail branch in Singapore yesterday and unveiled ambitious plans in the process. ICICI, which is India's second largest lender, set up here in…

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