Headhunting in the Finance & Banking Sectors

As with all sectors finding the most talented candidates from within the banking and finance sector is an area we are specialists in and positions we have helped fill range from mortgage and investment consultants to bank managers and financial institution directors. This particular industry is very demanding and essential that the right candidates are

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Headhunting for Private Aviation Companies

Searching for the best candidate for your vacant executive positions in any sector can be a very costly and time consuming process but in the private aviation world using our specialised headhunting services will make the process as cost effective and easy as as possible as we employ specialist research and networking techniques ro track

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Your employment questions answered

Q. Since our company underwent a 16-month restructuring programme, the whole dynamic of our department has changed. There have been several redundancies and promotions and ­ as a result ­ trust among us is at an all-time low. We feel like the survivors of war. Everyone seems to be out for themselves alone.

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How to Deal with an Annoying Boss

We’ve all had bosses who made our lives difficult: the chronic micromanager, the chatterbox who over-shares embarrassing details from his personal life, or the Houdini who magically disappears whenever you need her. How should you handle a boss’s annoying habits? We turned to the experts to find out.

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Resist the Urge to Take Employees for Granted

We’ve been here before, the point in an economic cycle when managers need to take special care. The job market is awash with candidates and the competition for available jobs is intense; it’s a recruiter’s dream. This type of situation always encourages managers to become lazy about how they treat their employees. As business psychologists,

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How to Gain Control Of Your Job Search

Only 25% of all positions are found through published and defined markets, such as employment ads, placement agencies and recruiting firms. Unfortunately, job seekers favor these markets even though they face less competition for the remaining 75% of jobs found through networking and direct unsolicited contact with employers.

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Jumping Through Hoops: A New Job Requirement

Memo to Human Resources: I am following up on the job candidate I sent you several weeks ago. I wanted to review his status after his most recent interview. You’ll recall I met this young man through one of my professional groups. He has excellent credentials and just earned his M.B.A. He was doing some

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Application no-nos

Potential, experience, talent and enthusiasm are meaningless if you can’t fill in an application form properly, or submit a decent CV and covering letter. Read this guide to avoiding job application crimes and, with luck, you should stay out of trouble for the rest of your career.

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Are gimmicks a good idea?

Enclosing a teabag with your application to encourage the recipient to make a cup of tea before they read it is one way to make sure they remember you. But will it ensure you pass that first big hurdle and get an interview? It may get you noticed but the content and presentation are more

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Online applications

According to some surveys, nearly two-thirds of companies now accept online applications alongside paper forms. Email is fast and informal, qualities not normally associated with the filling out of application forms. But recruiters report that job-hunters can easily slip into the sort of bad email habits that do not impress. These include rambling (because space

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Successful applications

You’ve seen your ideal job and sent off for the application form only to find it leaves a big dent on your doorstep when it arrives. It’s huge and you’re having second thoughts about applying. Don’t be daunted. Read it through slowly and carefully. Chances are it’s not as horrendous as it looks at first

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Interviews – Mansur Khawar

Mansur Khawar, 30, had tried his hand at a number of things – including writing, decorating, and pupil barrister – before joining headhunting firm Armstrong International in February 1998. He tells us why the headhunting business is the one that really stimulates him

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Interviews – Telecoms – Vicki Field

Vicki Field, 23, is a graduate human resources (HR) officer on a two-year graduate training scheme with Vodafone AirTouch. She joined the company in October 1998 after graduating from Durham University, where she studied combined social sciences. Vodafone employs 100 HR professionals across the UK

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