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Raise your Game: Training

So many resources are available; whether your firm provide them or you are proactive and look externally, it is only through training that you can progress and excel! If you are truly passionate about raising your game, reading around your subject will enhance your...

We love placing the best candidates in the City!

The best candidates in the City are also effective networkers. Apply these simple tips to raise your game: You will find that networking gives you a platform to grow whether you host a dinner with an agenda, attend seminars or social groups If you are interested and...

Raising your game: Reading

With technology at our fingertips, there is a temptation to plug in and turn off but we encourage you to use your morning commute to help raise your game. Here are a few examples of how: Expand your mind by reading or listening to insightful podcasts; it is the...

Raising your game

Do you have a career goal? We find that candidates who have clear objectives have certain traits in common; they read more, they are effective networkers and they look to build on their skills by taking courses internally and externally. By being better informed and...

Planes Trains and Automobiles – the best advice in town!

We know the best PAs in town and we have been asking them to share their advice on travel management. The essentials: A travel management company (TMC) who have their own in-house 24 hr 365 day service. Find an organisation where you really will matter - you are a...

We are listening, the future’s bright

Week 4 We thought you might like an update on what is happening in the job market. We have reasons to believe that there has been no slowdown in the employment market. Our clients in the Financial Services sector are hiring and yes they are being specific and...

5 tips for shining at your first interview

You cannot go wrong if you follow these 5 tips! Make an outstanding first impression: Whatever the role, the first impression is vital so you need to show all of your best traits. So what exactly do people look for? Put fear aside - be enthusiastic, confident and...

Finding the Perfect Balance

Every day of this new year we have been bombarded with media about leading better lives. We are encouraged to look at our lives and consider making better life decisions, to eat better, sleep sounder, exercise more, feel happier, be more positive. Crikey, it can be a...

New Years Resolution – plan to make more of the City!

You may not have quite reached the moment to consider New Years’ resolutions yet however, one to consider… plan to make more of your City! Below are just a few of a great number of options on offer in the City over Christmas and into the New Year. 1. One for the diary...

A Breath of Fresh Air

You must have noticed, the City is getting cleaner. The City Corporation has undertaken work to reduce air pollution working with transport, local authorities and industry; trees are being planted, traffic closed, bike lanes improved and a crackdown on drivers who...

Cracking Cranberry Sauce Recipe

We have a cracking cranberry sauce recipe for you to try, that is easy to prepare and absolutely delicious! Ingredients: 450 g fresh cranberries Rind and juice of 1 large orange 1 teaspoon of freshly grated root ginger or ½ level teaspoon ground ginger 75g caster...

The Dream Team

Every company relies on great teamwork which will drive a company to success. Here are the qualities we deem to be the perfect combination of a team player: Be open minded to opinion Be supportive, fair and respectful Communicate well and don’t be afraid to ask for...

A Festive Evening at The Queens Chapel of the Savoy

We were lucky enough this week to host and enjoy a beautifully festive carol concert at The Queens Chapel of the Savoy. The carols were sung by the outstanding Brandenburg Sinfonia and conducted by Robert Porter. Max Barley accompanied the choir on the organs. The...

Five Top Tips from Reggie Nelson

Following our coverage of Reggie Nelson’s remarkable journey securing an Analyst role in the city, Reggie kindly shared with us some top advice, breaking this down into his five top tips on how to secure an internship in the corporate sector - invaluable for anyone...

Christmas Is Coming

The City is the place to be to feel in the Christmas Spirit. For a special treat you must pop into the Ned Hotel for a glass of champagne and the best manicure and hammam in town. We would recommend you take a short walk across the Thames by way of the Millennium...

How to land a top city job

Reggie Nelson a determined, 22 year old eager, to pursue a career in the City went to great lengths to ensure that his dream would become a reality. Equipped with only his excellent interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, a winning smile and passion for finance, he simply...

Ekte.

Ekte has soared to the top of our favourite restaurants, a truly unique and scrumptious spot to visit. Danish-born restaurateur Soren Jessen, has officially launched Ekte Nordic Kitchen in the Bloomberg Arcade in the City of London. Ekte, meaning genuine or real in...

What Follows Next…

After a four year career break, I have decided it’s time to re-enter the workplace, re-engage the old grey matter and escape the School Gate. With over 15 years’ experience in financial services it seemed a good opportunity to retrieve my black book and seek a new...

Brown Spelt Bread Recipe

Daunted by the need to knead I hadn’t tried to make bread until this summer, when staying with friends in Devon I had my first experience of the simplest recipe with excellent results. Try it. You will get plenty of satisfaction... Ingredients 500 g Spelt flour 500 m...

‘The Greater Game’

This week we saw  ‘The Greater Game’ at the Waterloo East theatre. The Play tells the remarkable and true story of the 41 members of Clapton Orient (now Leyton Orient) Football Club who enlisted at the outbreak of World War I. Perfectly fitting for this time of year,...

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