Careers in Banking and Finance
eFinancialCareers.com – the leading global careers site for financial professionals – has just launched Careers in Banking and Finance 2010/11, the definitive guide to clinching that first job, aimed at students considering a future in the world of high finance.
This year’s guide is broader in reach, both in terms of content and distribution, discussing career opportunities in the US and Asia in addition to Europe, and will also for the first time be available to students across Asia and Australia. The guide focuses on the different sectors within the industry, including the recruitment process as well as the first steps on the career ladder in each specialist field, and featuring profiles of recent entrants to the industry, to give a flavour of what it’s really like to work there. Graduate recruiters give their top tips on what makes a good CV for the banking industry – and the most common howlers which are guaranteed to ensure a speedy rejection. Another chapter features some of the tricky questions candidates may well encounter during banking interviews, as well as some helpful advice on how to handle assessment centres commonly used to filter candidates by the larger banks and financial firms. Careers in Banking and Finance has proved an invaluable resource for finance students. Spyros Couppis, who gained an MSc in Finance from Cass Business School, said: “Last year’s guide was a huge source of help for me in tackling the interview and application process. At first I wasn’t 100% sure what recruiters would be looking for – but the guide gave me the kind of inside tips which I think made me stand out from the crowd.” He is now on the Graduate programme at RBC Capital Markets. James Bennett, Managing Director for EMEA and APAC for eFinancialCareers said: “With competition for graduate places in investment banking becoming ever more intense, students hoping for a future in the financial sector have to be at the top of their game. We’ve worked very closely with professionals across the sectors to ensure Careers in Banking and Finance 2010/11 offers a real insight into the industry – so that candidates can be best prepared.” Careers in Banking and Finance 2010/11 is available to download from: http://www.efinancialcareers.co.uk/careerguide/ and is available to pick up in hard copy at many UK and European university and business school careers offices.