What is Career Cushioning and what does it mean for Financial Services?

As recession looms over the British economy, redundancy is becoming an increasingly likely possibility for many Britons. Inflation is at a high of 11.1% and it is a common concern for many households to pay for essentials like food and heating. The instability of the economy is bound to make people restless, and will provoke …

A guide to R05 | How to revise, the benefits and more!

What is R05? R05 is a level 3 qualification provided by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) upon completion it provides 10 credits. When and why do you need R05? The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) require retail investment advisers to hold a recognised qualification. Therefore, it is recommended Advisors providing protection advice hold an R05 or …

A guide to Adv DipFA (Diploma in Financial Advice)

What is Adv DipFA? Adv DipFA is a level 6 qualification provided by the London Institute of Banking & Finance and is registered with Ofqual in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and recognised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It succeeds the DipFA qualification which is the qualification that is required to provide professional advice …

What to do after getting qualified in Financial Services

Steps to take after getting qualified in Financial Services Many people when they become qualified in their desired role believe that they can walk straight into their dream job. This is unfortunately not the case! In this blog hopefully, we will be able to give some practical and applicable advice on how you can obtain …

The COMPLETE guide to writing a fantastic Financial Services CV

One of the most challenging aspects at the start of job hunting can be writing a CV, especially when it is a Financial Services CV. Often you have to ‘brush the dust off’ your old CV; reformat the old word document and rack your brain on how to summarise your current role into a couple of paragraphs. This is a common problem many modern-day professionals face, often to no …

Whole of Market Financial Planning Recruiters

A deep understanding of financial planning and mortgage advice is an important requirement when providing financial services recruitment support. How you operate In order for you to provide financial advice to your clients, it is important: An in-depth factfind is carried out to fully understand your clients’ current situation and future aspirations (short, medium and …

How to identify and rectify unhappiness in your Financial Services role

Increasingly, people are recognising they are unhappy at work and sometimes are unsure of how to solve their unhappiness. Hopefully, this blog will help give more clarity to those looking to make changes. Unhappy at work? If yes, a good first step can be to ask yourself what are the reasons are making you unhappy?: …

Make 2019 your year!

Why not get your 2019 off to the best possible start by landing your dream role? You could set yourself up for a great year with hopefully many more to come. Are you tired of your employer failing to deliver on promises? Do you believe your role isn’t fulfilling your needs? Do you feel like …