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5 things to ask your interviewer that will get you the job. And what not to ask

  • Dec. 10, 2014

At the end of every interview the recruiters allow interviewees to ask them questions about the job. This tends to be a complicated moment for the candidates who would often not have prepared any questions or would ask all the wrong things. If the questions seem too probing you might come out as aggressive. If they are too obvious you could be labeled bland or, even worse, uninformed.

Here is a list of 5 possible questions which have just the right amount of baace and would help you get the ...

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Which is your dream job? M&A. vs. sales and trading

  • Nov. 12, 2014

You are set on working in a high-paying, client-facing, dynamic job in investment banking. But how do you decide which profile specifically? You need to make a detailed analysis of your personality, skills and preferences in order to be able to decide whether M&A. or sales and trading fits you best.

Although there might be some differences, in general banks insist that the skill set of a successful candidate for either position are pretty much the same.

While it might be true that senior M&A professionals focus their ...

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Things Are Looking Good for Wall Street Bankers as Bonus Season Approaches

  • Oct. 15, 2014

2014 is looking good for finance specialists in the US. Compared with the general pessimistic overview of autumn 2013, this year promises a significant rise in bonuses especially in comparison with their British colleagues, a recent sector survey showed.

While close to 20% more US bankers expect to see a fat check in the end of 2014 ( 59% in 2013, 76% in 2014), 56% expect that their end-of-year rewards will be higher than in 2013, and nearly ¾ of those are looking for a double digit increase compared to the previous ...

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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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