It will come as no surprise to most of us in the financial services sector that the uncertainty of Brexit has put a dampener on new job opportunities, with many firms favouring increasingly cautious hiring policies. So how can you stand out from the crowd and secure your ideal role? Chris Stappard, Managing Director at Edward Reed Recruitment, shared what recruiters and employers are looking for in this difficult employment market.
There can be little doubt that it’s currently a tough employment market for the financial services sector. Amid the turmoil of Brexit, new vacancies dropped 39% in 2018, according to research published in the Independent, making competition for top roles fiercer than ever before.
While there might be less opportunities, the good news is that many companies are still looking for top talent where it counts: they just have higher expectations than ever before. And, employers are willing to offer excellent incentives to find the best hires, with firms offering 21% higher pay packages to the right candidate (Independent).
In such a tough employment landscape, you need to demonstrate a varied skill set, stellar interpersonal skills, and highly relevant experience. Here, I’ll tell you how you can boost your chances of getting a top financial role.
Interpersonal skills are key in all roles
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