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How to beat the other Bulge Bracket redundancies’ - achieving your next career opportunity

When there seems to be large amounts of Bulge Bracket Bankers being thrown overboard, or due to uncertain conditions talented bankers are jumping ship before being asked to walk the plank! Hence making competition tough when looking for that next opportunity!


So how does a Bulge Bracket Banker shine brighter then the rest of their talented competition?   

Below are some very basic, maybe even obvious, but none the less top tips on how to be the most wanted banker paving the streets of Mayfair or Bank, the Boutique Banking havens.


Think of finding your next professional home like dating. 

 - You need to appear to be wanted by everyone, however not arrogant and aloof. It is also vital to be enthusiastic yet not desperate.


Keep your CV short and simple – advertise your achievements!  

 - Your CV is your promotional tool and your personal brochure. What would you want to read if you were looking at 40 CV’s a day – keep it relevant! 


Ensure to build a good relationship with your recruiter make sure they have all the tools to sell you correctly

 - a face to face meeting is essential for you. This will ensure your consultant will be able to talk about you with knowledge and animation. Remember that your consultant might have a very influential relationship with the client and therefore could be very beneficial when closing the deal and getting that contract with your name on it.


Register with 3 agencies MAX!   

 - This will help you keep tabs on where your CV is going and be certain to know exactly which company your CV is being sent too. If your CV goes out to too many companies; you can appear desperate and will eventuate in not receiving interviews.

 - Demand to be prepared from your Recruitment Consultant before your interview. 

 - Even though you may be an interview genius, your Consultant might have that one interview tip that could put you that little bit in front of the rest! “It only takes a horse’s nose to win the race”.



You can never over research!

 - Be Suited and Booted and have a good hair cut and clean nails!  

 - This may be seem obvious (so you have thought?!) – However a good suit is essential – this will also make you feel more confident and relaxed.   

 - Relax and be your self, show them you’re human!!  

 - People want to work with people they can get on with…. Simple!

Hope this helps you secure your next Bulge Bracket Banking Job!  Happy interviewing…. 


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If you have been made redundant and are looking for outplacement support, Circle Square now provides an outplacement

service through Always Forward Outplacement Support - Part of the Circle Square Talent Ltd Group. 

We are hired by companies who wish to provide an outplacement service to soften the blow of redundancy and also by executives

who would like our help moving on. Always Forward also offers an online Careers Service and Redundancy advice to support you through this transitional time.


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