GUEST COMMENT: Everything you could possibly want to know about results to the CFA exams

GUEST COMMENT: Everything you could possibly want to know about results to the CFA exams

In the run up to CFA results day, I thought you might find it useful to have a quick FAQ covering some of the questions most asked by…

GUEST COMMENT: The best time to cold call or email an investment banker if you’re in search of a job

GUEST COMMENT: The best time to cold call or email an investment banker if you’re in search of a job

When is the best time to cold call or email an investment banker? After 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. On Monday morning, there’s always a multitude…

GUEST COMMENT: The due diligence you should do before you join a private equity fund

GUEST COMMENT: The due diligence you should do before you join a private equity fund

So you want to work in private equity? But how do you know the fund you're thinking of joining is a good one? The due diligence you do…

GUEST COMMENT: What to do when your investment banking interviewer is inept

GUEST COMMENT: What to do when your investment banking interviewer is inept

When you get the call to interview with firm X and meet with person Y, you might think that person Y would ask relevant questions to evaluate whether…

GUEST COMMENT: How to be resilient when you’ve been made redundant

GUEST COMMENT: How to be resilient when you’ve been made redundant

In the current climate, it helps to be resilient. Goldman Sachs even runs a specific Resilience Week. If you're working in financial services, you'll need to be resilient to…

GUEST COMMENT: What to do when HR goes quiet during an interview process

GUEST COMMENT: What to do when HR goes quiet during an interview process

Interviewing for a job is a lot like dating. There are rules to be followed. The goal is to create chemistry. Appear too keen and you’ll come across…

Recruiters have little time to review your CV. Here’s how to ensure it gets selected, not rejected

Recruiters have little time to review your CV. Here’s how to ensure it gets selected, not rejected

If you work in financial services recruitment, your day will be spent reading CVs. Sometimes, hundreds of them. Understandably, they don't spend long on each one. “We receive…

Following a 77% increase in private equity job postings, a test that determines whether your CV will be binned when you apply for a private equity job

Following a 77% increase in private equity job postings, a test that determines whether your CV will be binned when you apply for a private equity job

Private equity and venture capital firms appear to be hiring. In March 2012, the number of private equity/venture capital jobs advertised on eFinancialCareers was up 36%. In April,…

Friday thought: Is it acceptable to wear the same clothes more than two days running to work in an investment bank?

Friday thought: Is it acceptable to wear the same clothes more than two days running to work in an investment bank?

We've been wondering this all week, but as it's Friday (afternoon) we only feel comfortable in asking it now: can one wear the same stuff to work on…

GUEST COMMENT: I suggest you take control. Don’t just wait for the redundancy payment

GUEST COMMENT: I suggest you take control. Don’t just wait for the redundancy payment

Goldman Sachs in particular is infamous for its annual cull of the bottom 5% of performers. Other bulge bracket banks may not be so explicit about getting rid…

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