GUEST COMMENT: The three things that investment banks look for in CVs now

GUEST COMMENT: The three things that investment banks look for in CVs now

Candidates often wonder what makes a CV attractive to an investment bank.  The answer will vary from one bank to another but here are some things that make…

GUEST COMMENT: Moving out of your team in an investment bank is like tightrope-walking

GUEST COMMENT: Moving out of your team in an investment bank is like tightrope-walking

Moving teams in banking is a bit like picking your way across a rope between two skyscrapers. It’s possible in theory, but in practice it is fraught with…

GUEST COMMENT:  There’s a strong sense in which CVs are over-rated, nevertheless here’s how to improve yours

GUEST COMMENT: There’s a strong sense in which CVs are over-rated, nevertheless here’s how to improve yours

Does the perfect CV really exist? You need a CV that works for you. If you ask a career coach or recruiter about CV format you’ll get a…

FACTS FROM OUR DATABASE: Abnormal hobbies which will differentiate you from the masses

FACTS FROM OUR DATABASE: Abnormal hobbies which will differentiate you from the masses

As part of our series of Friday articles based upon facts gleaned from our database, we'd like this week to provide you with some insights into the favourite…

GUEST COMMENT: Three significant steps to improving your interview technique

GUEST COMMENT: Three significant steps to improving your interview technique

Becoming an exceptional candidate is something you can do. Most people don’t take the trouble. Most interviews don’t go that well; most people are bad at them. The…

GUEST COMMENT: Instant M&A interview death

GUEST COMMENT: Instant M&A interview death

There have been one or two articles on this site about interviewing for jobs in M&A/corporate finance. As someone who has been both interviewer and interviewee in M&A/corporate…

What you can negotiate when you lose your job in a bank

What you can negotiate when you lose your job in a bank

The worst has happened: your banking job has gone the way of countless others. You’ve been offered a palatable redundancy package, but there’s little clarity as to what…

GUEST COMMENT: How to blow the whistle without blowing your career

GUEST COMMENT: How to blow the whistle without blowing your career

Collective eyebrows were raised yesterday following news that a convicted fraudster Brad Birkenfeld has been paid over $100m by the US tax agency (IRS) for blowing the whistle…

GUEST COMMENT: 50 tips for writing a CV that will get you a job in investment banking and financial services

GUEST COMMENT: 50 tips for writing a CV that will get you a job in investment banking and financial services

This is the most comprehensive list of tips for writing a resume or CV on the internet yet! Ensuring that your resume is very well crafted and answers…

GUEST COMMENT: How to handle the cunning case study in the private equity interview

GUEST COMMENT: How to handle the cunning case study in the private equity interview

If you’re interviewing with a private equity fund, the chances are that you will come across a case study. For many candidates, this can be one of the…

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