• International Women's Day 2021: Interview mit Nathalie Zetzmann

    8 months ago

    ​Der diesjährige International Women’s Day 2021 steht unter dem Motto #ChooseToChallenge, um gesellschaftliche Normen im Bereich Gender Equality zu hinterfragen und Veränderungen zu bewirken. Als Selby Jennings Team stehen wir für Gleichberechtigung und Diversität und setzen uns aktiv für die Gleichstellung und Inklusion aller Geschlechter ein.​​Nathalie Zetzmann, Princi...

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  • From High Rise to Home Office: How to Virtually Onboard New Talent

    over 1 year ago

    ​For many German companies in the Financial Services sector, these are testing times and uncertainty is high. Some are working from home for the first time in their career, others might be more used to it already. Nonetheless, with the full organization likely to work remotely for an undetermined time frame, new challenges arise.Securing business-critical talent takes time a...

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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent through video interview

    over 1 year ago

    ​During the Covid-19 epidemic, many of us in Germany are grappling with a new reality. While some companies in the financial services sector are slowing down their hiring process, securing the best talent remains a high priority for a number of our clients. This demonstrates they are committed to ensuring that their businesses are affected as little as possible by Covid-19. ...

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  • How to Make Your Virtual Interview a Success

    over 1 year ago

    ​Over the past decade, more companies in Germany have been including video job interviews as part of their hiring process, especially in roles with remote applicants or those which attract a large number of applications. In light of the current coronavirus pandemic and most financial service professionals working from home these days, virtual job interviews are becoming even...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    over 1 year ago

    ​​​The majority of leaders within financial services say diversity is a business priority – 90% of CEOs say it is their most important one according to McKinsey & Company. Yet little progress has been made in recent years and women, particularly women of color, remain underrepresented at the top.In this article, we explore the current ‘state of the union’ for women of co...

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  • 5 Useful Tips to Beat Blue Monday

    almost 2 years ago

    ​It’s January. Christmas and the New Year’s celebrations are truly behind us, and the weather is grim in most parts of Germany. With the daylight hours per day at an annual low, many financial services professionals find this a difficult stretch to get through mentally. This is particularly true on the dreaded Blue Monday, so if you are feeling unusually down today, you are ...

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  • 5 Reasons Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time

    almost 2 years ago

    ​The banking and finance sector in Germany is filled with skilled and talented employees who may face lucrative job offers from competitor companies, especially as the labour market evolves towards requiring more technical skills and knowledge.   If one of those skilled workers hands in their notice of resignation, it seems like an obvious choice to extend a counter-offer to...

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    5 Reasons Why Counter Offers Are A Waste Of Time And Money
  • How to Deal With a Toxic Employee

    almost 2 years ago

    ​The German banking and financial sector is filled with talented and high-performing individuals. But a stressful and high-pressure environment can also breed toxic behaviours such as bullying and gossiping.  Just like toxic waste, a toxic employee can quickly spread and affect the environment they are in. You may notice other members of your team spending time handling dram...

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    How To Deal With A Toxic Employee
  • After the Crash: Banking and Financial Services Outlook

    almost 2 years ago

    ​September 2018 saw the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers - often portrayed in popular culture as the high profile starting pistol for the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). During the aftermath, banking and financial services were put under intense scrutiny and continue to be subject to incredible levels of political intervention, commentary, enhanced re...

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    Lehman Brothers Spotlight
  • 9 in 2019: The Financial Stories that Shaped the Year

    almost 2 years ago

    ​This year saw the 21st century in its final throws of adolescence. A government shutdown, low unemployment, record stock market highs, and continuing trade wars all played a role in shaping 2019’s financial markets and economy. In a world of 24 hour news, recounting what happened yesterday, let alone at the beginning of the year, can be a challenge. The final year of the de...

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

    almost 2 years ago

    Approaching your first day in a new and challenging role in your career can be nerve-wracking even for the most confident and skilled candidate. Companies within the German banking and financial services sector will likely have created an onboarding process to help you learn the ropes, but there is pressure to make an impactful first impression on team members who you will b...

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    How To Make A Great First Impression In Your New Job
  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    almost 2 years ago

    ​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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    5 Steps To Convincing Your Boss That A Sabbatical Is A Good Idea
  • The Key to Writing a Great Employer Value Proposition

    almost 2 years ago

    ​Competitive sectors such as banking and financial services are relying on technical innovation while facing competition from emerging disruptor banks. This has led to a battle for the best recruits, from fintech developers to specialists in investor relations.   While attracting the best talent can take a lot of time and work on developing an employer brand, the first step ...

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    The Key To Writing A Great Evp
  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    almost 2 years ago

    ​Taking the next step of your career path within the German banking and financial services sector is certainly a cause for celebration, but first you have to face the difficult task of leaving your current role. Quitting your job is never pleasant, but there are ways you can leave your current role in a graceful, tactful and professional manner which will help both you and y...

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    How To Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges
  • How to Resign and Leave on Good Terms

    almost 2 years ago

    ​When resigning from your role within the banking and financial services sector in Germany, it is best to plan ahead and ensure you walk away with professionalism and tact. Avoid burning bridges, and instead quit in a way which will leave a good last impression.    For example, instead of airing your grievances in your official notice of resignation, it is best to save your ...

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  • 7 Ways to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    almost 2 years ago

    ​Many roles on offer within the German banking and financial services sector attract candidates with generous and attractive salary and bonus packages, but it is important to look at an opportunity from different angles when considering a successful job offer within the sector.  Even if you fought hard for the job offer, the best decision for both your career and general qua...

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    7 Ways To Decide If A Job Is Worth Taking
  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    almost 2 years ago

    ​The German banking and financial services sector is a highly competitive job market, and senior roles attract a wide range of talented candidates. When making a crucial hiring decision, banks and financial firms may invite you to an interview which takes all day. This will involve several rounds of interviews with a range of stakeholders. Though this is a great way for comp...

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    How To Survive A Marathon Interview Process
  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    almost 2 years ago

    ​Hiring within the banking and financial services sector in Germany requires pouring through piles of CVs which may not quite tick the full requirements you have for the role you are advertising. Instead of despairing, there is value in using hiring methods beyond reviewing resumes and find those candidates who hold potential to grow within a role and provide long-term value...

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    How To Look Beyond The Cv To Find The Right Talent
  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    almost 2 years ago

    ​The German banking and financial services sector is a busy job market bristling with skilled and talented candidates. This means high-quality roles will receive many applications, and it is the responsibility of the hiring manager to ensure each of those applications are handled correctly.   While it is tempting to leave CVs in your inbox unanswered, or not respond to an in...

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    How To Reject A Candidate And Gain A Brand Advocate
  • How to Negotiate Salary with a Successful Candidate

    almost 2 years ago

    ​The German banking and financial services sector has always been a competitive job market, with a recent shift in growing demands for digitally savvy candidates with skills such as big data analysis and experience in new technologies such as AI. Hiring within the fintech hubs such as Berlin and Hamburg requires preparing for salary negotiations with hires who know the value...

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    How To Negotiate Salary With A Successful Job Candidate