The delicate art of disguising desperation when chasing banking jobs

The delicate art of disguising desperation when chasing banking jobs

These are still desperate times. According to research from Bloomberg, by the end of this year the U.K. banks Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC and RBS, will have cut a…

Why other people are getting jobs and you’re not

Why other people are getting jobs and you’re not

Gore Vidal famously said that, 'whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.' Much the same might be said when a friend - or ex-colleague -…

How female bankers handle their househusbands: a user’s guide

How female bankers handle their househusbands: a user’s guide

If you're a woman and you want to combine working 70-hour weeks in a financial services job with raising a family, you will probably need one of two…

Confessions of a Recruiter: What Candidates Should Watch Out For

Confessions of a Recruiter: What Candidates Should Watch Out For

Confession: Before becoming a journalist and covering financial careers, I spent nearly four years as a recruiter. Generally speaking, most recruiters are moral and trustworthy. But everyone uses…

How to tell your wife — or husband — you got a bad bonus

How to tell your wife — or husband — you got a bad bonus

Most banks have announced their bonuses already, and so most bankers will have had the experience of divulging the size of their bonuses to their spouses. In some…

Six Things to Do if you’re Unemployed and Trying to Get a Job in the New Year

Six Things to Do if you’re Unemployed and Trying to Get a Job in the New Year

It’s a new year, the holidays are behind us, and you’re starting a job search, or you’re restarting the one that you had going before everyone checked out…

How to unearth highly competent headhunters – Guest Comment

How to unearth highly competent headhunters – Guest Comment

If you’re trying to move into a new job, a recruiter or headhunter can be a great ally. On the other hand, dealing with a recruiter can be…

Five steps to extraordinary productivity – Guest comment

Five steps to extraordinary productivity – Guest comment

Almost however you look at it, employees of investment banks are going to have to do more with less in future. There is going to be less money…

Five Best Ways to Handle a Bad Bonus: GUEST COMMENT

Five Best Ways to Handle a Bad Bonus: GUEST COMMENT

It’s bonus time again, a time of anxiety and a time of hope. Some may be high-fiving their colleagues – but inevitably some will be unhappy with the…

The jobseeker’s guide to Christmas

The jobseeker’s guide to Christmas

A guide to Christmas job-seeking right now may seem a little like a serving of mince pies in August, but Christmas is coming very soon. We're already in…

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