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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 Mark Nancarrow 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...

Great Questions To Ask At The End Of An Interview Part 1

by Pegah Gol in career
Your Banking & Finance search company have helped you land an interview with a company you are super keen to join.You have carried out your interview preparation and feel condident that you can answer all their questions; you have even got a string of examples to share for all the key competencies that are important in the role you are applying for; so what next?It’s time to prepare for an important part of the interview process that many candidates forget.It starts with that moment when the interviewer says something like; “Well, we have asked you a lot...

7 Guaranteed Ways to Ensure Your New Hires Stay

by Pegah Gol in employer
While hiring the perfect new employee in a financial services setting can be challenging enough - holding onto those new staff members could be even more difficult.According to the latest data, more than a quarter of all job candidates (28%), are willing to leave their position within the first three months. On top of that, approximately 31% of new team members leave within 6 months of being hired.So, what's going wrong?The simple answer is that the world of employment is far different today than it was only a few years ago. As various crucial industries become increasingly desperate...
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