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BLOG: Get the CV right to secure City interview

Monday 25 July 2011 at 08:42 am

When it comes to securing a new position in financial services, if you have the experience, skills and knowledge, it really just comes down to a couple of pieces of paper that will determine whether you get the opportunity to showcase your abilities face-to-face. The CV has the power to make or break a career move, and despite being something that can written in minutes, those that take care and attention in making sure they get it right, will be the ones preparing for the all-important interview.

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BLOG: Time to job hunt once again in City

Friday 22 July 2011 at 11:27 am

You wouldn’t be alone if you thought yourself lucky just to have a job right now. The newspapers have been full of bad news about slow growth, rising unemployment and the pay squeeze.
However, the truth is, this provides just one side of the story. Just as the first signs of economic trouble were seen in the City, the same place is showing the some huge strides in terms of turning things around, and while at one stage it was very much a case of ‘sit tight and be thankful you have a job’, now it’s time to keep an eye out for the next position.

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BLOG: Does London hold all the financial recruitment cards?

Friday 22 July 2011 at 09:56 am

Change is something that all industries must deal with from time to time, but while the economic downturn had the country in a firm grip, it was a day-to-day occurrence. The finance sector was no different, if anything the role that the sector was perceived to have played in the downturn meant that the industry was changing on a daily basis, sometimes good, sometimes bad. Today, there seems to be plenty of good news, firms are reporting recruitment and profit drives and stability is around the corner.

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Morgan Stanley announce higher than expected results

Thursday 21 July 2011 at 5:43 pm

Despite a dark cloud remaining over the financial services industry, more good news has come to light after another firm announced higher than expected second quarter results.

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Blackrock generate positive profit news

Thursday 21 July 2011 at 5:41 pm

Asset management firm Blackrock has announced a 43% hike in quarterly profit, just one week after JP Morgan also surprised analysts with a profit climb.

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BLOG: The internet, a City candidate's best friend

Friday 15 July 2011 at 3:04 pm

The internet has revolutionised the way we collect information on both people and places, and then the way in which we pass that information around to one another.
Statistics, email addresses, life history, and career paths can be identified in minutes, simply by keying in the right words and phrases into search engines and hitting return. So, what’s this got to do with recruitment?

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BLOG: City war for talent is fierce, but we’re not alone

Thursday 14 July 2011 at 4:18 pm

Despite increasing support, in terms of press coverage and looming government legislation, for women at work to break through their ‘glass ceiling’ and achieve top level status within global companies, boardrooms across the UK and much of the world, remain unbalanced.

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Bank reveals Q2 recruitment and profit hike

Thursday 14 July 2011 at 3:19 pm

Financial services firm JPMorgan Chase & Co has delivered a second quarter hike in profit and added staff to its workforce, much to the surprise of sector analysts, indicating that buoyancy has returned to the financial sector.

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New jobs in City rise by 6%

Wednesday 13 July 2011 at 4:06 pm

New jobs in the City rose by 6% month-on-month in June, while the number of new professionals entering the financial services jobs market rose 3% from May to June, the Recruiter website has reported.

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Deutsche Bank identify joint chief exec solution

Tuesday 12 July 2011 at 09:45 am

Deutsche Bank has recruited investment banking chief Anshu Jain as chief executive along with, according to reports, global head of regional management, Jürgen Fitschen.

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