Banking & Finance
This highly regulated sector has worldwide reach. It is constantly evolving to keep pace with and anticipate change, and its success relies on cutting edge technological developments that can accommodate the shift to a digitised culture. It is a sector that often operates at high pressure, where strategic thinking, interaction with colleagues and the ability to build productive business relationships based on trust are paramount.
Because it is such a highly competitive sector, hiring practices for jobs in banking and financial services can be particularly sophisticated and exacting. A CV will almost certainly have to get through the initial test of the automatic candidate tracking systems before moving up to the next level of rigorous personal scrutiny. To be fit for purpose, any CV must satisfy both technological and human requirements, while it is equally crucial to have a winning interview pitch that is polished, professional and inspires confidence.
City CV knows how to address and overcome these challenges. Our team of writers comprises former industry professionals and recruiters, who have perfected the art of writing attention-grabbing CVs, cover letters, compelling LinkedIn profiles and whose interview coaching sessions are specifically designed for banking and financial services. At the same time, our executive coaching packages and career transition service prepare clients for both a sideways and an upward move.
Whatever background, expertise or level of seniority, personal branding in every job search will ensure that each individual stands out and has the greatest chance of success at all stages of their career.
Specialist Expertise from a Committed Team
City CV is proud to have won the award for Best Finance CV in the international CV writing industry awards, the only UK careers firm to have done so. Our team of financial services professionals has an exceptional track record in helping clients to find new jobs in banking and financial services, and indeed the firm was originally founded with this sector in mind.
CEO, Victoria McLean’s background includes managing recruitment at Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She travels across Europe, North America and the emerging markets as a keynote speaker at CFA events to advise CFA Charterholders on how to make the most of their CV, interview technique and LinkedIn profile.
City CV’s banking and finance writers and coaches form a distinctive arm of the company. They include bankers, traders, analysts, brokers, wealth managers and former investment banking HR professionals and recruiters, with impressive international credentials and an in-depth understanding of financial markets, products and services.
We have created CVs, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles for C-suite leaders and non-executive directors on the boards of major financial institutions through to recent graduates seeking their first role in the industry. Our clients have secured roles and promotions at all the leading investment banks, asset managers, Big 4 firms, and a range of specialists and boutiques across the buyside and sellside.
Clients who choose City CV benefit from:
Expertise and experience:
Our dedicated Banking and Financial Services team members are financial services professionals. You will benefit from first-hand experience of how to distil and articulate your value. Team credentials cover front and back office in Investment Banking & Markets, Wealth Management and Asset Management, including roles in DCM, ECM, trading, broking, research, analysis, private equity, corporate banking and insurance, as well as senior experience recruiting into these roles.
We know how hiring decisions are made in leading financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, BAML, BlackRock, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Mercury Asset Management, Fidelity, Macquarie, Gartmore, ICAP, Sumitomo, Visa, Santander, Credit Agricole, Barclays Investment Bank, Coutts & Co, ING and Commerzbank.
Proven track record:
City CV clients have secured roles in a range of organisations, including JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, BAML, Citi, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Barclays, Deutsche, BNP Paribas, UBS, HSBC, Soc Gen, Credit Agricole, Jeffries, Lazard, Mitsubishi, Mizuho, Nomura, Sumitomo, Deloitte, E&Y, KPMG, PwC, BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street, Fidelity, BNY Mellon, Fidelity, L&G, Wellington, Pimco, Glencore, Cargill, Koch, Trafigura, Gunvor.
We are confident we can provide a structured solution to your needs whatever your field of expertise.
Debt Capital Markets (DCM)
Equity Capital Markets (ECM)
Sales & Trading
Sales and Trading
Fixed Income, Currencies, Commodities, Derivatives
Alternatives, Real Estate
Quant Trading / Quantitative Analysis
Distressed, Special Situations
Client Relationship Management
Middle / Back Office
Private Wealth Management
Financing & Equity
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