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Posted January 21, 2015 by

Skills recruiters look for Hedge Fund Job in Investment banking professionals

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Hedge fund word cloud. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The transition from investment banking into the field of hedge funds is quite common and natural. Banking professionals choose to dive into the frantically competitive world of hedge funds because these jobs are challenging, highly rewarding and open the doors to a whole set of new opportunities in the future.

Prior experience in the banking sector is an added advantage and increases the chance of success in the hedge fund market. Here is a comprehensive guide to assess the experience, specialisation and other skills required to excel in this job profile. (more…)

Posted October 29, 2014 by

The Go-Getters Guide to a Smart Career

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Successful career. Winner on the top. Concept 3D illustration. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

All you youngsters out there that are starting off a new, and very important chapter in life, you’re probably a little jittery about the future. It is scary going into the great unknown that is a career, making hard choices, choosing your life’s path, going to the office every day, and all the other myriad responsibilities that crop up when you make the transformation from free-spirited teenager to career-focused grown up.

The apprehension then, is normal, but that shouldn’t take away from the seriousness of the situation and the possible ramifications of misguided choices made at this stage. So, if a successful career is what you’re looking for, here are some tips, tricks and lessons that will help you achieve just that. (more…)

Posted August 20, 2014 by

College Students, Considering Jobs as Entrepreneurs? What You Can Learn from Beyonce

For any college students wanting jobs as entrepreneurs, the following post has things you can learn from one of the biggest stars in music, Beyonce.

You may not immediately think of the queen “B” when you’re seeking a business role model, but maybe you should. We’ve watched this global icon rise from a girl band to become her own established brand. Through relationship networking, co-sponsorships, powerful storytelling and audience reach, Bey has positioned herself to be an

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Posted July 29, 2014 by

Attention Millennials – This is Not Your Parents’ World

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Young relaxed successful businessman in the city. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Much has been said about the generation known as the “Millennials.”  Baby Boomers see them as lacking in commitment, reflective of instability in lifestyles, and not focused enough on career, family, and long-term goals.  Many even call them the “Lost Generation,” a reference perhaps to the “Lost Boys” of Peter Pan.  But take heart, you Millennials – this is not the world of your parents nor will it ever be again.  You are a generation that is coming into its own and adjusting to a very different global mindset.  As members of this generation, you have a much better handle on how your world will “work” during your lifetime and how best to navigate it.  Consider the following: (more…)

Posted July 03, 2014 by

Why UK Universities should invest in Technology

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Computer with button for United Kingdom. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Income generated from “International students” contributes significantly to the UK’s universities. International university student market contributes to the UK economy in numerous direct and indirect ways. In 2013, they supported over £80bn ($110bn) of UK economic output, which is roughly one third of the total contribution of the aviation sector to UK GDP, and generated over £25bn ($40bn) of Gross Value Added (GVA).

Over the past few years, educational institutions have gone through harsh times, the challenging financial environment and increased international competition require innovative approaches to ensure that the UK remains a recognized leader in world-class teaching, training and researches. (more…)

Posted June 26, 2014 by

Social Media Mistakes that May Put Off Recruiters

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Computer keyboard with blue button for Social media. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

During the last few years, the scope of social media has expanded to include not only our personal but also professional lives. We tend to leave plenty of digital footprints all over the web, allowing for recruiters to see our full profile not just the part we present in our resumes. Learning more about a candidate through social media can sometimes have disastrous effects. Here’s a comprehensive list of all the little details that bother recruiters when checking a candidate’s suitability for the job through social media profiles. (more…)

Posted June 24, 2014 by

Help Your Gen-Y Traits Stand Out Among Job Seekers

The things that matter to today’s graduates when it comes to finding workplace happiness are a bit different than that of generations past. In fact, when comparing Gen-X (born during the mid 1960s through the late 1970s) to Gen-Y (born early 80s to early 2000s), there are a number of factors that make them very distinct kinds of employees.

While Generation X is known for its entrepreneurial nature, confidence, and self-motivation, Generation Y is more technologically savvy, can multitask with ease, and isn’t afraid to take risks. As a member of Gen-Y, you’ll want to learn how to play up those attributes to employers so that they are perceived as strengths. For instance, it’s typical for more recent graduates to prefer a workplace that provides staff members with a lot of feedback, has team-building exercises, and gives recognition for a job well done. (more…)

Posted June 20, 2014 by

5 Ways to Succeed at Your First Professional Job

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Road sign with first job on an arrow. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Summary: Get the most out of your first professional job by staying in the present, giving your very best effort, and recognizing when it’s time to move on.

As you step into your first professional job, keep in mind that that’s exactly what this is: your first. Of many. And as with so many other aspects of life, there’s only one first. Even if we can’t remember old significant others, past birthdays, or the addresses of the places where we used to live, we all remember our first real job. And most of us are grateful for the lessons we learned and the valuable mistakes we made during that challenging early chapter. (more…)

Posted May 20, 2014 by

3 Fears You Can Overcome on Entry Level Jobs

Young professionals, are you afraid of anything concerning your entry level jobs?  Perhaps, it has to do with any of the three fears mentioned in the following post, which can be overcome.

It’s perfectly logical to cling to things we love. Most of us are not natural gamblers when it comes to taking risks with our safety, our future and our relationships. When we associate something with our sense of security, it can seem impossible to put that thing at risk — even if the potential harm might be minimal and the

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Posted March 28, 2014 by

Browse Innumerable Opportunities To Build Successful Forex Trading Career

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Currency exchange. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you are passionate about trading currencies, and happenings in the currency market across the globe interest you, consider a career in forex. It is the ideal career which can help you to earn large profits as you enjoy your job. If you like to take risks and can take strong decisions in a short span of time, a career in forex would be the ideal choice. Forex refers to dealing with the aspects of currencies and making the best of fall and rise of their prices. If you want to excel as a forex dealer, you will have to study reports of the market, ascertain the rates of the different currencies and get the right view of the market. (more…)