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How to get Guaranteed Interviews with Elite Companies

How to get Guaranteed Interviews with Elite Companies

I recently ran a webinar over on LinkedIn giving participants some tips on how to get guaranteed interviews with elite companies. In the event, I demonstrated: 🚀 How to run an online application campaign that increases your interview probability from 5% to 25% 🚀 How...

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Get Technical!

Get Technical!

This week, I'm writing about technical knowledge, and why it matters so much in an interview. The most important interview of my life! To prepare for the most important interview of my life with the Goldman Sachs Convertible Bond team, I managed to get hold of a...

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How to Succeed in Video Interviews

How to Succeed in Video Interviews

  Given that we’re all in the thick of interview season right now, I wanted to share with you some of the tips and tricks that we use at Harrison Careers to help our clients succeed at the video interview stage. Typically, by this point, candidates will have...

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Want to be sure you get interviewed?

Want to be sure you get interviewed?

  You can expect to read a lot from me about securing interviews. I know a LOT about this. Getting the right interviews is the biggest problem candidates face at the moment. I’m not saying that passing the interviews is easy – but if you can land 10 of...

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How to deliver Interview-Winning Presentations

How to deliver Interview-Winning Presentations

  So… you’ve written brilliant application forms, you’ve made it through the online tests, you’ve succeeded at the online video interview, and yes, you’ve even passed the Round One interview because you were totally prepared for all the tough competency questions...

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What makes a résumé stand out from the crowd?

What makes a résumé stand out from the crowd?

  At Harrison Careers, I get asked almost daily by clients and prospective clients how to make their resumes stand out from all the other thousands of applications that employers receive. I have looked at tens of thousands of resumes in my time – for my clients...

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3 Keys Strategies to Further your Job Search

3 Keys Strategies to Further your Job Search

  It’s recruiting season again – the busiest time of the year for Harrison Careers – and it seems like the market for internships and jobs in Finance, and in multiple other areas, has never been more competitive. One of the questions I am often asked is how can a...

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Why Didn’t You Get Hired?

Why Didn’t You Get Hired?

Well, why not?! I'll tell you why you didn't get hired. And I bet it isn't the reason you think. It wasn’t a bad cover letter or resume. It wasn’t a lack of interview ability. It wasn’t because you were of the wrong gender, race, or sexuality. You didn't get...

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When can 1 + 1 = 3?

When can 1 + 1 = 3?

  Today’s post is about getting interviews by networking. Yeah, I know I talk about that a lot! At Harrison Careers, we provide extensive, in-depth networking coaching and advice to our clients, because networking is a guaranteed way to get interviews. However,...

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The Professional Athlete’s Secret to Success!

The Professional Athlete’s Secret to Success!

  Think about your favorite athlete. No matter who comes to mind – the quarterback of your hometown football team or your favorite gold medalist – you can be sure they have one thing in common. This one thing unites them no matter what sport they play. You could...

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The Journey from Middle Office to Front Office

The Journey from Middle Office to Front Office

  You can blame globalization and the outsourcing to technology consultants like Accenture. During the years from 2005 through 2012, many of the Operations and Support functions at London financial institutions were dismantled or outsourced. Yes, the jobs went...

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How to get Guaranteed Interviews with Elite Companies

I recently ran a webinar over on LinkedIn giving participants some tips on how to get guaranteed interviews with elite companies. In the event, I demonstrated: 🚀 How to run an online application campaign that increases your interview probability from 5% to 25% 🚀 How to unlock the power of your alumnus network 🚀 How to find the right professionals on LinkedIn – and what to say to them 🚀 How to unlock your friends and family network to

How to Convert your Summer Internship into a Full-time Job

If you’re in the thick of applications for summer internships – good luck! Crazy to think that companies recruit for their summer internships more than a year ahead of time – so if you’re one of the lucky ones who has managed to land a summer internship (for this year or next) then congratulations! As you no doubt already know, the summer internship is essentially a 10-week interview – with many companies now recruiting the

Get Technical!

This week, I’m writing about technical knowledge, and why it matters so much in an interview. The most important interview of my life! To prepare for the most important interview of my life with the Goldman Sachs Convertible Bond team, I managed to get hold of a couple of Convertible Bond research reports, and I read them cover to cover. They were quite technical and were promoting yield-enhanced securities. I thought I would be able

You are completing job applications… Time to get moving on your Video Interview Prep!

Hi everyone, Application season is here and you are ready to get started. It’s time to get moving on these applications! You already know that there is a first-come, first-served advantage – the earlier you submit your applications, the higher chance you have of getting selected for interview. Most companies now require you to record answers to screen-based questions via the HireVue system (or similar). At Harrison Careers, we spent a lot of time prepping