4 More Essential Pointers to Getting Yourself Promoted 1

4 More Essential Pointers to Getting Yourself Promoted

What would you do to further your career today? We’ve previously written about promotions and gone through 4 tips that will help you pursue your next phase in career development. If you haven’t gone through them, you can read them here. In this post, we go through another 4 tips that may not be as conventional, but …

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4 Essential Pointers to Getting Yourself Promoted 4

4 Essential Pointers to Getting Yourself Promoted

Do you wish you could be promoted sooner? Chances are, you’re not alone. Especially in the finance industry, everyone is in pursuit of advancing their career as quickly as possible. You’ve looked at your company handbook and you think you’re doing everything right, but things aren’t moving quite as you’d hoped. So what’s going wrong? …

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How the CFA Charter Helped Me Get A Job 6

How the CFA Charter Helped Me Get A Job

By Sophie Most of us took up the CFA exams for career advancement and development opportunities – so did I back in 2009, amongst other reasons. Upon scraping through the last Level III battle and obtaining the elusive CFA charter, I embarked on a job search, not because I wasn’t happy with my current role at …

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Ace Your Phone Interview in 7 Simple Steps 7

Ace Your Phone Interview in 7 Simple Steps

My first phone interview was a magnificent disaster. I fumbled my own bloody name, couldn’t go through my  work experience without mixing up words, and I forgot the name of who I was speaking to.  Basically, I was ripped to shreds. At the first round, over a phone, by HR. As interviewing is really one …

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3 Steps to Become Incredibly Valuable to Your Company 9

3 Steps to Become Incredibly Valuable to Your Company

We all want to be the superstar of our company – the one that everyone thinks is simply awesome. But how do we do it? How do we develop the skills we need to be the MVP of our company? In a previous post I’ve written about my experiences across 3 different industries. My observations …

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6 Points To Remember When Negotiating For A Promotion or Salary Raise 11

6 Points To Remember When Negotiating For A Promotion or Salary Raise

It’s insane that we’re never taught about negotiations in classes, given how much we actually need it for important milestones in our lives. I suppose it was something where actual practice is needed, but it certainly helps to have some guidelines or emphasis on it. Just like interviewing, networking, or just knowing what to do …

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An Insider's View on Private Banking, Hedge Funds & Investment Banking 13

An Insider’s View on Private Banking, Hedge Funds & Investment Banking

By Peter Editor’s Note: We have a new contributing author – Peter, who’s also based in the UK. Peter is a bilingual finance professional with experiences in asset management and banking. He likes staying active and is a big sports fan – football (Arsenal fan) and boxing. Peter has had a varied financial career. In …

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6 Important Lessons I Learned from My Job Seeking Experiences 14

6 Important Lessons I Learned from My Job Seeking Experiences

By Stephanie Proper, founder of ProperResumes The job-searching process is a difficult one and, very often, you don’t get any results for long periods of time. This was my case, as well. At the time, I was having almost no background in finance, but I wanted to keep on working in this industry. ​The entire …

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How to Effectively Evaluate and Negotiate Your Job Offers 15

How to Effectively Evaluate and Negotiate Your Job Offers

By Christine After a long and hard job search, you’ve gotten yourself a job offer. Do you know if it’s a good one? Should you accept it? Should you negotiate for a better offer? How should you try and get a better deal? Deciding to accept a job can be a big decision, and evaluating …

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9 Things You Should Be Doing If You Are Fired From Your Job 16

9 Things You Should Be Doing If You Are Fired From Your Job

You’ve been told that you no longer have a job. What on earth do you do now?More than 20 million people lose their jobs in the US alone every year. Losing your job is one of the most challenging life experiences you can face, but the steps outlined in this article will help you make …

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