The Western Canon

The Western Canon

‘Avid reader’ you write on your CV. This opens up the opportunity for all interviewers you meet to ask you what you are currently reading. You would be shocked at the number of candidates who are apparently ‘avid readers’ but haven’t read a full length book since...
5 Facts you didn’t know about Trafalgar Square

5 Facts you didn’t know about Trafalgar Square

Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson was born 259 years ago today!   We wanted to celebrate Nelson by sharing 5 little known facts about Trafalgar Square with you.   Nelson’s column Built in 1843, Nelson’s column was built to honour Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson and...
Alternative Studying

Alternative Studying

Most people working within Financial Services in the UK follow a very streamlined educational path. GCSEs, A-Levels and then a Bachelor’s degree, occasionally with a gap year in between A Levels and university. Although this is the traditional educational route, some...
Recruitment: Caesar to the City

Recruitment: Caesar to the City

Recruitment  –  an industry with a long and rich history that dates back to at least 55BCE. The first recorded consultancy arrangement was during the reign of the Roman Emperor, Gaius Julius Caesar. In 55BCE Julius Caesar signed a decree stating that any soldier...
“What is your definition of success?”

“What is your definition of success?”

What a tricky question to be asked in an interview! This is more than merely a test to see if you think on your feet. Your definition of success reveals a multitude of unspoken values, and if you hadn’t previously taken the time to really consider your answer, you...