The CA Blog

 

Our blogs are written by our experienced financial recruitment consultants who have seen it all! Our blog focuses on helping job seekers and those new to the workforce with topics surrounding CV writing, interview etiquette, career advice and the intricacies of the modern work environment.

Why I Decided On Starting My Career With A Small Company

This time last year I was swamped in submissions and the never-ending game of catch up in university. Fast forward to a year later and I am an employee starting my career, an entire taxpayer who has to clock in every day of the week - on time. I cannot skive out of...

Current Trends Shaping The Modern Workplace

Technology is advancing. Awareness of diversity and the lack thereof is rising. Mental health challenges are becoming less stigmatized. The reality is that these factors – and many more – are changing the way society views the modern workplace. The current trends, in...

Funny CV Writing Mistakes You Can Learn From

Recruitment can be a pretty serious business and we are often very busy speaking to clients or responding to candidates but every now and then we have a little humour seep into the office when we encounter CV writing errors - intentional and unintentional. Now...

What You Can Expect From A Financial Services Career

Are you dreaming of a career in financial services? Does the glitz and glamour of The Wolf of Wall Street fascinate you? Well, there are a number of things you need to know before you embark on a career in this sector. It’s not all fun and games, and your options are...

Know Your Rights While Working A Contract Job

There will likely be a point in your career where you will take on a contract job. This could be for many reasons. Maybe you have been retrenched, are coming back from being a stay at home parent or are returning from a stint overseas. Whatever the reason, always be...

Starting A New Job? Here’s How You Tackle Your First Three Months

Starting a new job can be tough—you’re still figuring out not only your responsibilities but also how to navigate office politics and best communicate with your colleagues. Chances are you are most probably going to do this exercise a good few times in your lifetime....

A Job Reference Can Make Or Break A Career

Have you ever wondered whether your recruiter or potential employer is receiving the great job reference from your ex-employer that you expect? On the other side of this, are you guilty of giving a less than flattering job reference on an ex or departing employee,...

Are Contract Jobs For You? Here Are The Pros And Cons

Are you looking for a lifestyle change or are you wanting to explore a different career path? Contract jobs may be just the thing for you.   Why do companies hire contractors?   Maternity Cover - Maternity cover is not given to contracted employees. Staff...

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