Tag: Financial Services

Your Career: How to Say Goodbye

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There are few things that are more important than first impressions (that tagline: “You only have one chance to make a great first impression“), the time in-between, and leaving that lasting impression by how you say goodbye. People can forget at times a lot of bumpiness in that in-between period if the bookend hello and […]

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[CFO Job Hunters Version] What Do Employers Really Want?

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One mystery for more senior job hunters is the  question of “What do employers really want?” in terms of backgrounds, skill sets and experience. Thanks to one executive search person you can get one good answer – particularly if you’re looking fill a Chief Financial Officer role. Karen Quint of Spencer Stuart addressed the San […]

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Can You Trust the Recruiter?

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The voice at the other end of the voicemail sounded sincere and the message they left earlier about the possible job sounds great. But is too good to be true just that: too good to be true? And can you trust the recruiter who left the message? The short answer is “maybe”. And here’s more. […]

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[Through the Glass Door] The Sale of BGI to BlackRock: Does I Do Mean I Will?

It appears that the done deal is in fact a done deal: New York City-based BlackRock Investment Management will purchase Barclays Global Investors, a unit of London-based Barclays PLC, for $13.5 billion. As part of the transacton, Blackrock will pay $6.6 billion dollars in cash and the rest in shares to Barclays. Barclays will hold […]

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[Through the Glass Door] Barclays and iShares: Is Breaking Up Hard to Do?

While breaking up was tough in high school, if it happens with BGI’s iShares you can see first hand how tricky – or easy – it gets in business. For people in financial services it offers a chance to see if a new owner brings better – or worse performance. For organizational development and human resources types, it will offer a first hand peek at things that work, and things that don’t in organizational change.

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