with the Inside Careers guides. Find out about the areas of work available in a sector, recent intern and graduate profiles as well as industry specific application and interview advice:
- How to job hunt if you get a 2.2 when you graduate
- Targeting the finance sector? Find out which companies may employ you and how to explain in your applications mitigating circumstances such as illness
Careers consultants can check your applications, CV or cover letters. Quick Query sessions are ideal for this. No worries if you’re not able to come back to Uni as you can also get help by email, ‘phone and Skype – just let us know when you contact us!
Fifth and final post in this series of posts about working in the city.
Here are some specialist recruitment agencies and job portals that you might find helpful when looking for city/financial jobs:
City Jobs – specialist recruitment covering recruitment in: banking, accounting/accountancy, insurance, financial services and finance related IT/financial marketing
Here is the City – jobs portal for city jobs. Sectors covered include corporate and investment banking, asset management, risk/compliance, capital markets and retail banking
Jobs Financial – specialist recruitment in accountancy, banking and financial services
Finance Recruitment – specialist recruitment agency for finance jobs. Search by UK location or type of job – accountancy firm, banking or graduate roles
Randstad – specialist recruitment agency for jobs in financial and professional services, commerce and industry. Includes accountancy and finance jobs, jobs in compliance, investment management, operations and tax
Another post with links to some of the organisations which make the city tick. Look at these sites to further your knowledge of these city institutions – more knowledge will help with your future job search.
Take a look at:
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) The FCA regulates the financial services industry in the UK. The aim is to protect customers, ensure industry stability and promote healthy competition between financial services providers.
The FCA has rule-making, investigative and enforcement powers which they use to protect and regulate the financial services industry.
Baltic Exchange A membership organisation at the heart of the global maritime marketplace. They provide independent daily shipping market information, maintain professional shipbroking standards and resolve disputes.
Baltic Exchange members are at the heart of world trade, arranging for the ocean transportation of industrial bulk commodities from producer to end user. The bulk freight market relies on the co-operation of shipbrokers, shipowners and charterers to ensure the free flow of trade.
Bank of England The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom. The Bank sets interest rates and monetary policy, issues banknotes and takes action to remove or reduce systemic risks to protect the UK financial system.
Office of Fair Trading UK’s consumer and competition authority, a non-ministerial government department whose mission is to make markets work well for consumers. They achieve this by promoting and protecting consumer interests throughout the UK, while ensuring that businesses are fair and competitive. Work by project type includes consumer protection/enforcement, credit licensing, markets and mergers.
Find out more about what makes the city tick – look at these sites to deepen your knowledge of these city institutions:
London Metal Exchange (LME) – world centre for the trading of industrial metals
London Stock Exchange – the latest on prices and markets, finance news and events
Futures and Options Association – industry association for firms and institutions, carrying on business in futures, options and other derivatives
Lloyds of London – world’s leading specialist insurance market, specialist underwriting and broking expertise
More next week …/
Keep yourself informed of all the latest city and finance news by taking a look at these sources of online news and economic analysis:
Business Week – business news, investing, small business news, global business news
Financial Times – financial news and issues and a financial news blog
Pensions World – pensions news, analysis, jobs, investment banking
The Economist – economics news, analysis and comment
The Gateway – news for law, business, finance and accountancy students, with career-related articles and a graduate focus
The Banker – worldwide financial news
More next week …/
This is the first of five posts (one per week) on working in finance, banking and insurance roles.
Two sites you might like to look at:
AskIvy is a knowledge base created by industry professionals, with articles and advice to help you find or further a career in investment banking, private equity, venture capital and hedge fund trading. Also contains some job listings.
Finance Interns helps people who want to work in finance and banking. It is run by a team of market professionals who currently work in the City and Canary Wharf as traders, analysts and investment bankers. The website, workshops and blog are full of information, opinion and analysis on the key topics dominating the headlines and facing investors and institutions today.
More next week …/