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What Makes A Great Relationship Manager in the Finance Sector

by Pegah Gol in employer
A relationship manager is a critical part of a high-performing financial team.  These individuals become trusted advisers to important clients, helping to maximise long-term revenue opportunities and strengthen your brand reputation. Of course, not all relationship managers are created equal. To find the perfect person for your team, you'll need to learn how you can separate the sales superstars, from the rest of the pack.  A specialist financial recruitment expert is the easiest way to make sure that you get a refined selection of candidates from which to make your hiring decision. However, first, it helps to know which characteristics define a great relationship manager.   The Basic Soft Skills   An effective relationship...

Why Writing A Stand-Out Finance CV Is Crucial In The Middle East

by Chris Atkinson in career
Home to some of the most influential financial institutions in the world, the Middle East represents a hub of opportunity for those with money processing and mathematical skills. Of course, while many organisations are searching for the ultimate finance star, you can't expect to simply walk into a bank or accounting agency and walk out with a new job.  The first step in impressing any employer is writing a CV/Resume which demonstrates your skills, showcases your experience and blows the competition out of the water. While a specialist recruitment agency can provide you with the resources you need to make the right impact every...

How to Prepare for a Competency-Based Interview in the Finance Sector

by Mark Nancarrow in career
As daunting as they seem at first glance, competency-based interviews can be a great way to start the relationship between employer and employee. Using carefully-structured questions, these interactions help hiring managers to decide whether you're the right fit for their role, and they give you a chance to show what makes you special.  Like any aspect of job hunting, preparation is the key to success with your competency-based interview. To make the right impact, you'll need to think about how your financial skills suit the role in question, and how you can present your experience relevantly.  The following strategies will ensure...

5 Reasons Why Candidates Decline Your Job Offer

by Pegah Gol in employer
Hiring the perfect employee isn't always as straightforward as you might hope. After all, just because you feel you've found the perfect candidate, doesn't mean that your candidate believes they've found the ideal employer. Companies assume that they should be the ones deciding who to hire and who to reject, yet the truth is that anywhere up to 50% of all job offers are rejected. Missing out on the chance to employ your ideal applicant is a frustrating experience. Not only are you presented with the expensive, and timely process of starting your search all over again, but your next...

Great Questions to Ask at The End of An Interview Part 2

by Pegah Gol in career
In our previous article about interview questions to ask we shared how to prepare your thoughts pre interview in order to make the most impact possible during the process.In this companion post, we share several additional questions to ask that will:Validate in your own mind that this really is the company for youThe role will deliver for you what you want as you develop your careerDemonstrate to the hiring team your level of commitment and interest in the rolePrepare in Advance…… AgainAs we mentioned last time; prepare your questions well in advance considering the key areas we have shared...
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