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Five Ways to Prepare for a Phone Interview

Prior to the interview, it is important to address the key challenges that phone interviews present to potential candidates. These problems are not issues you have to worry about in live situations so it is best to deal with them

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Post Trade-Ops Not Just for Traders Anymore

Post-trade operations is evolving beyond its status as a stepping-stone to the front-lines of trading. As the front office slashes staff, the back office is quickly becoming an attractive career path for new entrants into the financial services sector. But

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Five Ways to Supercharge Your GRC Career

Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) is one of the fastest growing career disciplines in the financial services industry. As such, there are many opportunities for both individuals who seek to get into these fields as well as those who wish

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MBK Market Commentary – IT Audit

Information Technology Audit/Technology Risk Management continues to be a very active subset of the broader Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) market for talent. Talent Demand: High Talent Supply: Moderate Active Industries: Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Management Consulting, Investment Management, and

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Cybersecurity Talent Outlook for 2016

The cybersecurity hiring market is tight, and while it will open up in the future, supply and demand are unlikely to reach parity anytime soon. As governance, risk and compliance becomes a greater concern for many companies, the cybersecurity professional

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Five Things to Look for When Recruiting Internal Auditors

We have found that there are specific characteristics that determine whether or not a candidate becomes a successful internal auditor. In the years following the credit crisis and subsequent fallout, ensuring strong corporate governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) has been

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The War for Quantitative Risk Talent – Key Takeaways

Financial services firms are fighting tooth and nail for qualified individuals who can help them meet to their growing requirements for quantitative analytics. The demand for quantitative risk and compliance candidates in the financial services sector has drastically increased over

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Building a GRC platform is complex, so keep it

​Having worked through the implementation of a GRC platform at a few medium to large financial institutions, I have had the opportunity to experience many different learnings. Guest Post by David Nickles, Vice President, Business Leader – Operational Risk &

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What Your Compliance Officer Wants You to Know

Your Compliance Department is there to guide and protect the Bank and the Business Lines against compliance risks that could jeopardize not only the product or the Business Line, but the organization as a whole. Guest post by Melanie Smith,

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Five Ways to Turn Off Prospective Candidates

Over the years we have found that the companies who consistently fail at recruiting – extremely long time to hire, abandoned searches, and/or turned down offers – usually make the same mistakes. MBK Search has worked with clients of all

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The High Costs of Cyber Attacks

There is no doubt that businesses, nonprofit organizations, and governments benefit from interconnectivity—by access to new markets, client support, shared information, and interpersonal communications. There is also no doubt that connectivity brings risks and that all firms need to anticipate

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Risk management in an age of uncertainty

“Risk is not an exact science, so HR needs to help create cultures where all employees embrace the unknown A new year is a chance for a fresh start: for organisations to take stock of what they do and how

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Weekly Briefing – Feb 23 2018

Weekly industry content specific to the risk, audit, compliance, and information security career disciplines. The Weekly Briefing is a collection of industry content curated specifically for GRC professionals by the team at MBK Search. As always, please feel comment and

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Top Five Reasons Why You Don’t Receive the Offer

It’s always disheartening to be rejected. When you’ve been on a job search for a while and come across a position that really piques your interest, your hopes couldn’t be higher. After interviewing for this job, not hearing the news

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Trends in The Internal Audit Hiring Market

Hiring practices within any industry can change a lot as different sectors or economic and even technological opportunities evolve. Because finances are so intrinsically linked to every business, regardless of focus, accurate accounting and financial management are the foundation of

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5 Sure-fire Ways to Prep for Your Onsite Interview

Preparing for an onsite interview can be nerve-racking for anyone. Whether you are a person starting to job hunt, or you are an individual re-entering the job market after a hiatus, feelings of uncertainty are common. Preparing for an onsite

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10 Mistakes that Candidates Make on LinkedIn

At MBK Search, we have looked at tens of thousands of profiles over the years. We’ve seen great profiles and we’ve seen some downright terrible ones. Here is our list of what we consider the biggest fails that a candidates

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8 Ways to Prepare for an In-Person Interview

We are pleased to announce the launch of MBK Career Advisory – a fully customizable service for job seekers of all levels. Interested in learning more? Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions: There are many variations of

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