GUEST COMMENT: A 10 step strategy for cold-calling investment bankers who may employ you

GUEST COMMENT: A 10 step strategy for cold-calling investment bankers who may employ you

Some cold calls and cold emails do result in a job. If you can get hold of some quality contacts in an investment bank try putting in a…

Bank-by-bank, these are the qualifications that should make the most difference

Bank-by-bank, these are the qualifications that should make the most difference

As a follow-up to last week's ranking of the qualifications most likely to get you a job in financial services today, we've looked again at our CV database and extracted…

GUEST COMMENT: What to look out for when you’re signing an international contract

GUEST COMMENT: What to look out for when you’re signing an international contract

For many financial services professionals, a secondment to Asia may seem appealing in the current market. Such assignments can be successful, both for employer and employee. However, they…

A statistical ranking of the qualifications most likely to get you a financial services job in London today

A statistical ranking of the qualifications most likely to get you a financial services job in London today

There are a few things that can improve your employability. One is some strategic networking. Another is dogged persistence. Another is a willingness to go out and get some…

Can you get an accounting job in an investment bank with an ACCA?

Can you get an accounting job in an investment bank with an ACCA?

This is a subject to which we return intermittently: which sort of accounting qualification will get you a job in an investment bank? Most notably, can you get an…

Where to study quantitative finance if you want to work on Wall Street

Where to study quantitative finance if you want to work on Wall Street

Admittedly, it's not that easy to get a job in the US if a European without a green card. Nevertheless, it has been known for quants to work in…

How to recalibrate your thinking so that you excel at work without becoming a crazed workaholic

How to recalibrate your thinking so that you excel at work without becoming a crazed workaholic

These are challenging times. People are losing their jobs. Keeping your job may seem contingent on high performance, day after day, week after week. Keeping that up may…

How to look employable when you are unemployed

How to look employable when you are unemployed

If you lose your job in financial services now, it may be a good while before you find one again. Careers consultants talk of six months, or more.…

GUEST COMMENT: Is a CFA qualification really useful? Will it genuinely help you to get a job in investment banking?

GUEST COMMENT: Is a CFA qualification really useful? Will it genuinely help you to get a job in investment banking?

In Sep-2006, when I was a second-year Goldman analyst, one of my associates texted me to ‘show-off’ that he had just passed level 3 of the Chartered Financial…

Please note: If you achieve a CFA Charter, you are statistically very unlikely to become unemployed

Please note: If you achieve a CFA Charter, you are statistically very unlikely to become unemployed

Today is the 50th birthday of the CFA Charter. Someone, somewhere will be having cake and completing a celebratory item-set. If you're really keen, the CFA has published…

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