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.

What You Can Expect From A Financial Services Career

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

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? 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

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 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...

Office Etiquette – What We Think People Already Know

Office Etiquette – What We Think People Already Know

So you're new to the corporate environment and feeling out of place, or you're experiencing some passive-aggressive behaviour in your office and don't know what you're doing wrong. A refresher on Office Etiquette may be the solution. There is some generally accepted...

How To Answer: Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?

How To Answer: Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?

This question can be a really tricky one. Are they genuinely interested in your career goals, or are they trying to find out if you're gonna jump ship before 5 years is up and that you might be a bad investment? We at CA Financial Appointments, have some advice on how...

How To Answer: Tell Me About Yourself

How To Answer: Tell Me About Yourself

Often one of the first questions to come up, this one provides a great opportunity to set the tone of the interview and provide some insight into who you are.

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