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No time for excuses. 9 phrases you should scratch out of our vocabulary today

  • Sept. 30, 2014

Although you might be tired or feel the pressure of post-vacation depression, but this is no reason to reduce productivity in the office now that you are back. It might seem you have a legitimate excuse for being late on tasks and assignments, yet you just cannot afford to.

Here are a couple of phrases you should simply delete from your dictionary to ensure that your boss doesn’t pick you as the moaning, procrastinating under-delivering employee which could in turn put your job on the line.

  1. That’s not ...

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5 Phrases no boss should ever say!

  • June 17, 2014

Too many things keep you managers busy in the day to day business of a company. At times you might value employees as irreplaceable and at others you would consider renewing the entire staff, especially the problematic ones – the ones who do not keep to themselves, the opinionated ones, the ones who are always testing your patience. But be careful. As workers they have the liberty of expression, but you as managers often do not. A good manager could not show rage and frustration or speak their mind without first ...

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How to Stand Out in the Office

  • May 13, 2014

When you have been working in a company for some time it is only natural to want to grow within it and develop your career. You believe that it is time for your bosses to put their trust in you and give you more responsibilities so that you can demonstrate what you are made of. is here to give you a couple of advice on how to successfully stand out in your corporation without generating envy or disapproval from your colleagues

Be productive. It is not enough to ...

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4 Job Search Things You Should STOP Doing

  • April 25, 2014

You have been searching for a job for quite some time now. You spend time on job portals, browse LinkedIn, or have Google Alarms set for new positions. You keep on sending out CVs and following up with the recruitment agents. But your phone does not ring…

Einstein put it bluntly “Craziness is doing the same thing over and over and expect different results.” So it might be time to change. Here are some of the most common mistakes we all do when entering the job search market.

1.       Apply ...

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Headhunted? Feel proud!

  • March 10, 2014

The main function of a headhunter is to scout professionals in a given field and pick the best candidate for an open position. The candidates might or might not be employed already; might or might not want to change jobs; might or might not live in the same geographical zone as the company which they have been headhunted for. Most importantly, you will not know you are being reviewed for a job until you have been chosen. Then, the headhunter will contact you and if you are interested in what ...

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BBVA bets on banking online. The finance corporation bought Simple Finance Technology Corporation just short of $120 million.

  • March 5, 2014

Simple Bank advertises itself as the alternative to traditional banking. It operates exclusively online and is currently focused on savings accounts while still shying away from credits. The co-founders claim that Simple provides users with all the necessary tools to manage their personal finance. Physically, the money of the 100 000 Simple Bank clients are kept in their partner bank, the Bancorp Bank. Josh Reich, one of the top managers of the company, is convinced that this new partnership will allow his company access to resources and international recognition which ...

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Latest figures show Asia is no longer the answer. The future lies in the US again

  • Feb. 14, 2014

The Asian job market in finance and banking was looking pretty bright a few years ago but there seems to be a shadow falling over the countries of the rising sun. While in 2011 Hong Kong and Singapore seemed to be the dreamland for young ambitious bankers looking for a successful career, recruitment experts say that 2014 will hit Asian job market hard, especially after the FTSE all-world index fall of 5% and the Chinese economic instability.

Europe has also been pretty quiet and may have lost its appeal for ...

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Share your experience: Financial Risk Team Leader

  • Feb. 11, 2014

- What made you choose this job?
I decided to entered the world of consulting because I offered myself the opportunity to expand my knowledge in the short term in addition to the possibility of working on different projects, companies and countries. I found I had a wide range of opportunities to be more professional in the sector of Risk and Finance.

-What does it take to be a professional in this field?
Flexibility, be open to new challenges, understand the customer sensitivity and willingness to learn and never settle down ...

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What to do if you think you might be getting laid off?

  • Jan. 24, 2014

The economic situation is still challenging and lay-offs are a daily reality to many. It might cross your mind that you might be at risk of losing your job. Although it is true you might simply be paranoid, being a realist is also key to a successful career path. So if there are rumors in the office about cut backs and layoffs, here are a few tips on what you need to do.

  1. Keep up the good work – although there might be a risk of being fired, you are still ...

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Top Recuriters Talk About What to Expect in 2014

  • Dec. 18, 2013

2013 can be characterized with significant cutbacks in front-office hiring in an effort to become more efficient and secure return on capital to shareholders. In contrast, hiring back office professionals was rather high in absolute numbers but also rather sporadic and uncertain.

Hopes are up that in 2014 we will finally be coming out of the economic stagnation and might get over the 2013 slow hiring dynamics. 7 out of 10 companies announce their plans to increase recruitment in 2014, HR Consulting experts predict. The general expectation is that there ...

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