Applying for a job is a daunting process. It requires extensive research into multiple companies and industries, deep self-reflection on one’s own interests and an objective assessment of one's strengths and weaknesses.
While all companies and industries have their own quirks, the process is typically similar. There is an initial screening, where a candidate is assessed via a CV and cover letter; this may be followed by some form of testing dependent on the skill set required and should a candidate manage to progress through these initial filtering stages; it is on to what most consider the m...
Aug 17, 2017
The accepted knowledge and popular rhetoric when it comes to careers is to follow one’s passion. Find what you love and go for it. This has been discussed in a previous blog post, but, obviously there are multiple ways to approach any question. In more developed labour markets and in the US in particular, there appears to be a blueprint that anyone who wants to be ‘successful’ needs to subscribe to. It is some version of the following: First, finish an undergraduate degree from the most prestigious University one can possibly get accepted to. Second, go and work in finance, some other selectiv...
Aug 17, 2017
The 5 year question has become a favourite in the interview process and you're bound to have to face it at some stage. Instead of finding yourself dumbfounded, use these useful tips to make sure you're prepared, poised and professional in your answer.