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  • How to get the most out of a long and challenging interview process

    about 2 months ago

    Interviewing at a banking or financial services firm, particularly for senior-executive level positions, will often entail a rigorous process that includes a lot of prep, energy, and tough technical questions to assess if you have the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle the role. In certain instances, you may even be invited to attend an all-day interview, which entail ...

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  • Negotiating the salary you deserve

    about 2 months ago

    When seeking a new job, it’s imperative to know the market, understand where you fit within it, and form a realistic salary expectation to stick to. A good talent partner will help you to know your worth within the industry and organization you’re interviewing for and will assist with communicating those expectations back to the hiring manager, but no one is a better advocat...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    about 2 months ago

    Landing a job offer is a great achievement and it can be tempting to grab it with both hands, particularly if you’ve been focused on the interview process for some time. Yes, crafting resumés and cover letters, researching companies and positions, preparing presentations, and attending interviews are all time and energy consuming parts of the process, especially for senior-e...

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  • Finding a company culture that fits

    about 2 months ago

    ​For professionals seeking a new job, it’s often factors like salary, the day-to-day of the role itself, and the company brand that are central to the decision process. But each company has its own culture, customs, and values, even if they aren’t clearly defined, and they actually have more of an influence on your productivity, success, and even earnings than might be immed...

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  • How a talent specialist can widen your opportunities

    about 2 months ago

    ​As a professional with an elite set of skills and expertise, it’s important to work with a specialist talent partner who understands both you and your sector. There can be stiff competition at the top of the ladder, and landing a new top tier position where your level of expertise have the opportunity to be both utilised to their full potential and encouraged to grow furthe...

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  • Are You Banking on Your Next Career Change?

    12 months ago

    Embracing change, whether professionally or personally, can be a headache. However, whilst some change might be an uphill battle for individuals, it can also be an enabler of professional development and enhance a growth mindset.  In your professional life, are you longing for a change in direction? Maybe you stayed put at the same business for a decade, but now is the righ...

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  • How to Secure the Pay Raise You Deserve

    about 1 year ago

    Salaries and pay are often difficult to bring up in discussion, but are you missing out on a hard-earned raise? Time to break the taboo and secure the pay rise you deserve. Start by asking.Know your worthBe prepared. Don't let impostor syndrome get the better of you and undervalue yourself. Likewise, don't expect your line manager to have a new salary already calculated for ...

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  • Learning During Lockdowns

    about 1 year ago

    As the global health crisis brings us more challenges to face, ​many are becoming more and more comfortable staying at home for more extended periods of time. With the days blending seamlessly into the next, how have individuals made productive use of this time during local lockdowns and periods of self-isolation?Some have utilised this new-found time to prioritise self-care...

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  • 5 Tips on Maintaining a Mentally Healthy Mind, Body and Soul

    over 1 year ago

    Singapore has experienced serious mental health consequences as a result of Covid-19. The Straits Times reported in March that The Samaritans of Singapore received over 39,000 calls for help in 2020 – an 18 percent increase from the year before. In light of the anxiety and stress caused by the global health crisis and its fallout, it’s no wonder that many have felt the weigh...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    almost 2 years ago

    ​​As the coronavirus epidemic continues, more of us will be working from home. During this time, it is more likely that a candidate will be asked to interview via video conference call. Organizing, scheduling and conducting a video interview takes an employer half the time it would take to conduct an interview in-person.  More large businesses within the professional sectors...

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  • 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    about 2 years ago

    ​It is understandable that the majority of people cannot wait to have a brand new start for 2021. While we can all be eager to put the challenges of 2020 behind us, reflections can, perhaps, achieve more and help to shape 2021 and beyond. Download report.

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  • South East Asia Financial Services Market Update

    about 2 years ago by

    2020 proved itself to be a very interesting year, one that turned our early 2020 predictions upside down. If COVID-19 brought anything positive, it was helping our clients realise the importance of their technology talent and how vital the cloud proved to be in creating a fluid working environment. Some firms were well-positioned and their staffs benefited from a seamless...

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  • 12 Days of Career Advice

    about 2 years ago by

    ​As the holidays approach, often full of end-of-year reviews, promotions and job hunting, it’s more important than ever to demonstrate your abilities. We have put together the 12 most fundamental tips that will help you excel in your career.

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  • The Best Country For Tech Talent

    about 2 years ago by Katrina Chui

    Throughout 2020, despite Covid-19 has interrupted the whole world, KPMG's latest survey reported that Singapore has taken the top spot as a potential world-leading technology hub. Singapore is considered as a top alternative tech hub to Silicon Valley. Moreover, recently on the Swiss report, it has been named the ninth-best country for attracting talent - which is apart from...

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  • Salary for Private Banking in Singapore

    about 2 years ago by Katrina Chui

    Time flies, we are now in November, almost the end of the year 2020. Getting closer to the end of the year means we are closer to the salary review and bonus period. Although it has been an uncertain year, private banking remains a priority for many financial institutions in the city-state during the pandemic.HSBC Plans to Recruit 500 Private BankersAlthough there has been n...

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  • 5 Tips for Dealing With Back to the Office Blues

    over 2 years ago by

    ​Returning to the office after a long absence can be more than just a bump in the road. For some, frequently resulting in a case of back to the office blues.  Having overcome the anxieties and tensions of working from home, it is not unreasonable to expect that the transition back into the office environment might be somewhat intense.Sharing space, adjusting to the commute a...

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  • What to Do If You're Made Redundant at this Difficult Time?

    over 2 years ago by

    Covid-19 has disrupted the global economy and the job market, leaving some employers little choice but to downsize their headcount to survive. Being made redundant can affect everyone mentally, financially, and emotionally. However, the key to surviving this is to overcome the challenges and make the most out of it. Why? It's a temporary state of being. This article aims to ...

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  • Return to the office - Six Steps to Get Back to the Work

    over 2 years ago

    Financial services professionals, are you working in the office? Or are you still working from home? Are you ready to return?Singapore ended the circuit breaker on Jun 1, 2020, and a three-phrase reopening plan has been rolled out. The reopening plan is allowing businesses to open slowly - with following the guidance from the authority.Businesses withing the finance and insu...

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  • Why You Should Not Hesitate to Find A New Job

    over 2 years ago by

    In times of uncertainty, we are supposed to lay low and wait for better days, right? With the global pandemic looming over our heads, this argument is strengthened by lower economic activity and reduced expectations. However, staying where you are in terms of your career may be just the thing you should not be doing. Finding a new job could be more beneficial.Someone says th...

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  • How a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job In a Difficult Job Market

    over 2 years ago by

    Using a specialist recruiter is like having a sector insider working on your behalf to help you find a better job—and at zero cost. At Selby Jennings, we hold long and rich relationships with some of the biggest or most successful companies within banking and financial services—and represent up-and-coming businesses who are seeking the hottest talent to help support their gr...

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