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 …

How to navigate Zoom and Microsoft Teams

In today’s blog, we are going to cover how to join Zoom meetings and Teams meetings. Joining online meetings is becoming more and more important. The financial services industry is becoming increasingly remote, so important conversations between clients and candidates, colleagues and businesses are progressively likely to be held on an online service like Microsoft …

CeMAP (LIBF) vs Certificate in Mortgage Advice (CII)

In the UK to provide Mortgage Advice, you must have a qualification recognised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). If you don’t have a recognised qualification, you can’t legally provide regulated Mortgage Advice in the UK.  Although there are many mortgage qualifications the two main qualifications that are recognised as industry standards come from the …

Top Six Signs That Your Present Financial Services Career Isn’t Right For You

Top Six Signs That Your Present Career Isn’t Right For You As a child, you must have answered the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” a lot. Many people grow up without really knowing what career path they want to take. Finding a fulfilling career is a long journey and …

A guide to the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning (CII)

What is the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning? “The RQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning builds on existing knowledge enabling advisers to develop specialist planning capabilities and offer a sophisticated and comprehensive approach to financial management. Members with over five years’ sector experience can apply for Chartered Financial Planner status on completion of …

A guide to Financial Services competency-based interviews

Competency-based interviews have been a staple in the recruitment process for decades both in and out of Financial Services, yet many candidates still struggle to understand and prepare for competency-based interviews. Hopefully, in this blog, we will be able to help you understand and prepare for the competency based interviews. What are competency-based interviews? Competency-based …