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Achieving Work-life Balance in Private Equity Jobs

Achieving work-life balance in financial careers seems to be a dream, at least for the juniors there. Most of the finance graduates are attracted by high-paying financial jobs like private equity jobs, investment banking, or venture capital.

Though the career is more promising, the main drawback is that they are gradually losing track of their other aspects of lives. They feel they are becoming slaves to their…


Added by Lucia Adams on April 6, 2021 at 4:56am — No Comments

Who will drive Hiring in AI – Tech or People?

Looking ahead to 2030, it could well be a year straight out of a science fiction novel. Technology is making inroads everywhere, already marking its presence not just in production but even in recruitment. While this may create the fear that HR technology will be all about algorithms and robots, the human presence is not going to go away – it may in fact become stronger.  …


Added by Lucia Adams on March 23, 2021 at 2:21am — No Comments

Why Turn To Executive Headhunters For C-Suite Hiring?

When it comes to the process of sourcing top-performing talent to fill a C-suite, executive, or senior-management position within an organization, it involves so much more than finding the most relevant candidate. It also involves reducing the stress, cost, and time it takes to fill a senior management position. 

Because the hiring process can be such a difficult process to effectively navigate through, many large businesses and established organizations throughout the world outsource…


Added by Lucia Adams on March 17, 2021 at 3:53am — No Comments

What is the impact of COVID-19 on College Graduate Jobs

COVID-19 led economic slowdown has reached the graduate job market.

Promises faltered, offers taken back, and few places to begin your career – this is what characterizes the job market today for many college graduates. It was much worse when the world was right in the middle of the storm during 2020.

Is there a need to innovate academic programs for educators and align…


Added by Lucia Adams on March 17, 2021 at 2:19am — No Comments

Top 6 Emerging Tech Jobs to Rule in 2021

Concerns about rapid digital transformation have never been greater.

The world is already undergoing a paradigm shift. Many organizations have started embracing technologies like AI, data science, virtual reality, and more. As we move forward in 2021, there are certain emerging job roles that are likely to rule this year and in the foreseeable future.…


Added by Lucia Adams on March 3, 2021 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Talent Management Paradigms in Remote Work – with Mukta Arya

In the ‘2020 In Review’ series of the Talent Management Institute (TMI), Mukta Arya, Head of Human Resources–Asia Pacific at Société Générale, explains how the company responded to the pandemic lockdown with ‘bouncing back’ sessions plus support tips and tools for employees. Talent management practices went virtual and aimed at…


Added by Lucia Adams on February 25, 2021 at 5:30am — No Comments

How to Step Up Your Career Ladder in M&A in 2021

Working in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As) is challenging as it puts you at the core of finance, unlike any other position. You will be exposed to industry expertise and seniority level at the beginning of the career in M&A. M&A refers to a business strategy where purchasing or combining of companies occurs mainly to save costs, witness expansion, and improve capital, among other objectives.

Generally, companies engage in M&As for revenue synergies, cost synergies,…


Added by Lucia Adams on February 3, 2021 at 2:38am — No Comments

The Importance of Executive Education For Career Growth

Have you ever thought about the reasons behind the blockages in your career?  

I've seen various people excelling in academics but not yet able to grow in their career despite having exemplary domain-knowledge and extensive work experience. Are you someone facing a similar situation?  

Lack of leadership and cross-functional skills or problem-solving abilities can be some of the reasons behind the hindrances in your…


Added by Lucia Adams on January 27, 2021 at 5:30am — No Comments

Onboarding New Hires? 5 Questions That Leaders Ask

The first month of a new hire is not only crucial for her but also for the organization and its teams. This became even more challenging for global business strategy leaders during the pandemic as onboarding went remote.

If you lead a team or an organization, it’s highly likely that you have been involved in the hiring process.

Here we…


Added by Lucia Adams on January 18, 2021 at 6:43am — No Comments

The Upsides of a Private Equity Job

For people looking to work in finance, careers in private equity are a popular option. The chance to work closely with companies, evaluate investment and acquisition targets, learn closely about how businesses function, and earn great salaries in a prestigious, high-flying profession attracts the best candidates each year. These flock to apply…


Added by Lucia Adams on January 14, 2021 at 4:00am — No Comments

Ways to Engage Your Remote Workforce

The pandemic has compelled many businesses to opt for a remote workforce. However, as the organizations make the shift to remote work, they are facing many challenges in communication and trust-building leading to employee turnover.

Employee turnover is indeed costly and reports suggest that 20% of employees leave within the first 45 days of…


Added by Lucia Adams on December 23, 2020 at 12:30am — No Comments

Job Opportunities in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Sector

The Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sectors have been hit hard ever since the pandemic struck.

However, the industry is slowly recovering post lockdown. Hiring activities have been quite active within the BPO sector in October and September.

The ITES and BPO services showed a growth of 7 percent as people started getting comfortable with the virtual and digital-enabled world.

As different services have started showing an uptick in the market, it is ideal to say that…


Added by Lucia Adams on December 22, 2020 at 7:14am — No Comments

AI jobs trends to Watchout in 2021

Increasingly, businesses are moving to artificial intelligence and machine learning. These technologies are proving to be the go-to technologies for businesses to improve business efficiency and productivity. Banking, public safety, healthcare, and nearly every other sector is either in the planning or implementing phase of artificial intelligence.…


Added by Lucia Adams on December 21, 2020 at 3:00am — No Comments

Discover 4 Ways How Technology Transforms Recruitment

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, industries across the world have experienced uncertainties, and the recruiting industry is no different.

The global health crisis caused by the pandemic has transformed the hiring process. How will talent recover when the pandemic is over?

As the crisis continues to sweep nations after nations,…


Added by Lucia Adams on November 16, 2020 at 1:00am — No Comments

HR Certifications and Recruitment Career: The Close Connect

Breaking into your HR career, it’s considered enough of educational qualifications that you have an undergraduate or a master’s degree to your name in an HR-related subject discipline. But, that was the traditional thinking and eligibility requirements in the HR field. Nowadays, on top of the requisite educational qualifications, you need to acquire a few extra industry-relevant skills to bag an HR job role. For instance, HR tech skills are hot these days, and every other HR job…


Added by Lucia Adams on November 12, 2020 at 12:06am — No Comments

Innovating Education Access Norms: Income-Sharing Agreements

Access to good education is critical to the overall development of a human being. And that’s true to any person on the planet, across geographies. Besides, access to education decides our earning power, or the ability to earn a livelihood. The future of your next three to four generations depends on what level of education you acquire today. And hence, access to world-class education becomes of paramount importance. But then, the biggest problem with having access to higher education is the…


Added by Lucia Adams on October 23, 2020 at 3:12am — No Comments

Varied Job Roles Associated With a Big Data Career

In the past few years, a plethora of data science job roles have originated, but it’s really difficult to differentiate among them distinctly. Besides, the skill set required is different for different data science job roles. For big data aspirants, fortunately, the job market had kept hot in the past several years, given the unprecedented rise in the generation of digital data. As a matter of fact, 90% of all the world’s data has been produced in the last two years alone. Herein, we will be…


Added by Lucia Adams on October 23, 2020 at 1:22am — No Comments

How to Land a Private Equity Job

 Private equity is a dream career for anyone in finance. It might not be as challenging as the Olympic games, but getting into private equity is certainly a formidable feat, that too right after under graduation.  

 So how do you do it? 

The Traditional Path  

 There are rare chances that private equity firms will hire you as an undergraduate. Most undergraduates are hired for investment banking roles, preferably for investment banking…


Added by Lucia Adams on October 16, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

Top HR Jobs to Consider for the Future

The COVID-19 crisis has altered the course of every industry.

The pandemic has led to the shifting of work across every sector; reshuffling of priorities brought upon us by the adoption of AI, automation, digitalization, eLearning, and remote workflows. Predictions of what jobs will be most likely in demand in the future have shifted, with new and emerging new roles.

The HR industry has already been on the road leading to the future of work for a while now. Meanwhile, in the…


Added by Lucia Adams on October 5, 2020 at 5:50am — No Comments

COVID Impact on Training for Investment Banking Jobs

The COVID pandemic has drastically changed the business landscape across the globe, and so is the case with the banking sector.  As per an April 2020 Statista report, 92% of CFOs of banks across the US have confessed that their firm’s revenue this year is going to decrease in the wake of the ongoing pandemic. It is noteworthy that the coronavirus was first discovered in December 2019 in Wuhan, China and since then, it has spreader across the globe with catastrophic damages to the world…


Added by Lucia Adams on September 24, 2020 at 1:25am — No Comments


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