How to write a job application: Think of it as a pitch deck!

With pitch decks, the goal is to draw your reader to the relevant points – it’s the same for job applications. Job applications. They’re not easy to write, and they don’t ever seem to get easier, no matter how many you submit. We’ve found an alternative way to think about them so that the next application you write feels like […]

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How to put soft skills on your CV

This article is part of our “Get started in finance” series for young professionals. Here, you’ll find tips and tricks to help you get your foot in the door.  Building quality contacts won’t happen overnight, but here are some tips to increase your chances of getting the response you want to your networking efforts. Read more from our “Get started” […]

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Get started in finance: How to network for your career

Taking the time to build your network will serve you well in an industry saturated with bold personalities. Building quality contacts won’t happen overnight, but here are some tips to increase your chances of getting the response you want to your networking efforts. Find people online whose work you admire This isn’t an age for shrinking violets! Many people will […]

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What’s it like to be an operations manager for an investment institution?

We love to keep in touch with our past candidates. Today, we speak to Sophia Everitt.

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Supporting future talent

© IntoUniversity 2020 “Research shows that young people from the UK’s most disadvantaged postcode districts are nearly five times less likely to go to university than those in the most advantaged areas.” IntoUniversity Even in times of stability, it is harder for less advantaged young people to succeed. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic is poised to widen this gap – a […]

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How to accept a job offer

You have a job offer – time to celebrate! But before you plan your leaving party, here are five actions you should take to ensure that your transition goes as smoothly as possible.  This is the final part of our three-part series on navigating recruitment, from surviving the interview to what to do once you’ve got the job offer. Part […]

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How to prepare for a remote interview

Many of our candidates feel surprisingly relaxed about remote interviews. But a phone interview can be one of the most critical stages of securing a job. Often, they’re your first touchpoint with the company, and there is a craft to getting them right. To help you increase your chances of getting hired, we’re publishing a three-part series on navigating recruitment, […]

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How to prepare for an interview

Placing our handpicked candidates is always an exciting moment for the Aldrich & Co team – every time we find someone a new role, we know exactly how much hard work has gone into their recruitment success. To help you increase your chances of getting hired, we’re publishing a three-part series on navigating recruitment, from surviving the interview to what […]

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Virtual interviews

At Aldrich & Co we’re delighted to be helping candidates to get virtual interview ready. So here’s  our best tips to help get you there. 1. Line up your technology and test it VC such as Zoom and Teams (with video turned on!), is preferable for a fully virtual meeting as it allows all attendees to be seen and it […]

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Elevate your CV

Are you frustrated by the impact of lockdown on your search for a new role? Here are a few pointers to get you going and help you to be proactive for when the time comes to apply!  Now’s the perfect time to refresh, tweak, or even start again on your CV to ensure you stand out when it matters. 1. Make sure it’s […]

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Office skills

Got time on your hands during lockdown? Position yourself for success once it’s over, by investing in your skills now. Here’s our pick of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to learn online. 1. YouTube: a good place to start, but has its limits YouTube is perfect for when you need a quick ‘how-to’ for a particular task, like creating […]

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Remote working

Here are some of our favourite tips for staying happy and productive when you’re working from home. Check out our special offer below for a fantastic online course to keep you honing your skills from home! 1. Be prepared to over-communicate When everyone’s working from home, you need to make an extra effort to stay in touch with colleagues. So […]

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Career goals

Hello, Emily from Aldrich & Co here. Whilst we’re all in lockdown it might feel like life is on hold. But I just want to say, this is not the time to put your goals on ice. Now is absolutely the right time to listen to yourself and identify what you want from your future. I have had a career […]

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