• The Ultimate Guide on Passing your Virtual Interview

    3 months ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    ​As the coronavirus epidemic continues, regulations of the Swiss government on social distancing mean more of us will be working from home. During this time, it is more likely that you will be asked to take part in a video interview when applying for financial services roles. Though most video interviews take place using a webcam, anyone with a smartphone is able to take par...

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  • Scientifically Proven Ways to Beat Blue Monday

    5 months ago by Deleted user

    ​With the festive spirit of December faded away, the lack of daylight hours can make January a tough month to stay motivated. Many financial service professionals tend to stay in the office to hide from the Swiss cold, reducing access to sunlight, fresh air and exercise levels even further. If today is leaving you feeling particularly down, you might be affected by Blue Mond...

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  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    7 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​The Swiss Federal Statistics Office places the banking and financial services sector as one of the highest paid industries in Switzerland. Its thriving private and investment banking sector means there are plenty of opportunities to harness your skills and build your career.   If you are currently feeling undervalued, or are not receiving performance related bonuses, it pay...

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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    7 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Switzerland’s banking and financial services sector holds a reputation for excellence and is filled with professionals who are both highly skilled and ambitious. However, even the most driven individual can hit a roadblock in their career when working under a boss who holds no interest in helping them develop their career.  Being in a role with no clear career path can lead...

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  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    7 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Sometimes, getting a new role is the easy part when you are seeking to make a next step in your career within the Swiss banking and financial services sector. The really tricky part is how to approach resigning your current role in a way which ensures you leave on good terms.  When leaving your role, don’t hand in an official resignation of notice stuffed with complaints an...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    7 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Winning an exciting new role within the high quality banking and financial services sector in Switzerland is a brilliant new opportunity, but it is vital to make important choices to make a stellar impression on your first day of your new role. Rather than sitting quietly and taking in all of the new information, it is important to introduce yourself to all of your new co-w...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    7 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​You may have felt overwhelmed with stress, be hungering for a career change, or simply found a role that pays more. Whatever your reason for leaving your role within the Swiss banking and financial services sector, it is important to plan ahead when it comes to your timing, official reasons and attitude when it comes to the moment you hand in your notice.   Though it may be...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    7 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Health Promotion Switzerland publishes an annual Job Stress Index which keeps track of the stress levels and mental health of workers in the country. Last year's results revealed 27% of the Swiss workforce have experienced ‘critical’ levels of stress. Prolonged or chronic stress can lead to a condition known as burnout, classed as a recognised illness by the World Health Or...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    7 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Did you know that 34% of the “100 Best Workplaces in Europe” offer paid sabbaticals, according to the Great Places to Work Institute? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital oppor...

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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    7 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Hiring within the Swiss banking and financial services sector means sourcing the best candidates across the globe who can upkeep the sector’s reputation for world-class customer service and confidence with the latest technologies. This means that hiring decisions need to be smart, and require the input from several stakeholders within an institution.   Candidates applying f...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    7 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Receiving a job offer within the lucrative and high quality Swiss banking and financial services sector is more often than not a reason for celebration. However, there are many pros and cons of a role to consider before you say ‘yes’ to a job offer.  It is important to take note of your immediate ‘gut feeling’ when you receive a job offer. Are you passionate about making a ...

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  • How to Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    7 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Working in the banking and financial services sector in Switzerland can be a high-pressure environment where high standards are expected. However, even the most brilliant and driven worker can be affected by the presence of a toxic colleague within their company.   If you are experiencing consistent negative and energy-sucking behaviour from a co-worker such as gossip, bull...

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  • Why Your Business Should Invest in Work Life Balance

    11 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​For many employers and HR professionals in financial services, developing work-life balance strategies that bring tangible benefits to the business and their employees can be challenging. In a candidate-led market, employees have more choice than ever, and after salary and job security they state that work-life balance is the most important factor for job satisfaction. To a...

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  • How to Negotiate Your Salary

    about 1 year ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Salary negotiation. Those two words fill most people with dread, but with the average salary up 9.3% from a decade ago and continuing to rise – can you afford not to negotiate?Women, in particular, are less likely to try. Linda Babcock’s book, Women Don’t Ask, revealed that only about 7% of women attempt to negotiate their first salary, compared to 57% of men. People who ne...

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  • How to Get the Pay Rise You Deserve

    about 1 year ago

    ​No-one likes to talk about pay but are you missing out on a hard-earned raise? The average salary in the financial sector has increased by 9.3% over the last decade. 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 manag...

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  • Managing Millennials and the Future of Leadership

    about 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​It is evident that when it comes to work, millennials are very different than the generations that came before them. In order to support and manage this type of talent, it is essential to address the generational differences, to better understand their priorities and behavior in the workplace.Millennials all have one thing in common: they want to make a difference. Research...

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  • A Guide to Becoming a Contractor

    over 4 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Many professionals are now considering contracting at some point in their career. The numerous benefits afforded by this way of working include flexible working environments, tax break benefits, and increased compensation. There are however also a number of considerations to take into account before accepting work on a contract basis.Whilst millions of candidates around the...

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