Global financing for the fin-tech industry hit a new record in 2018, according to a recent report from CB Insights. The amount of venture capital money pouring into fin-tech climbed to US$39 billion, more than double what it was in 2017. After the 2008 financial crisis the banking industry needed a face-lift. Even ten years later, many
Before you decide you want to get a job in fin-tech, do you really understand what that means? Broadly speaking, it is the the innovative use of technology in the design and delivery of financial services and products. Fin-tech is already widely used in areas such as lending, financial advice, investment management and payments. There
At Pathfinder we work with candidates in clients in Asia and North America. Regardless of the seniority or function of a role, there are several criteria that we consistently recommend our candidates carefully consider. Obviously the financial package is important but we believe these more subtle indicators are also incredibly important – definitely in the long term.
The “elevator pitch” sounds simple but is something very few people do well. Everyone should have one to reel off in a job interview, a networking event or a social cocktail party. If you’re looking for a new job, one of your first tasks should be crafting an ideal “elevator pitch”. it’s the 30-second speech
Whether you are actively looking for a new job or just exploring possibilities, part of your process will involve leveraging your personal contacts and referrals to meet with or speak to business owners and industry experts. Irrespective of how you have been introduced to someone and regardless of the purpose of the meeting, at Pathfinder we always
Hiring managers are often disappointed if a strong candidate doesn’t have at least one thought provoking question at the end of the interview. Make sure you are always well prepared for this situation and have a couple of good questions about the company culture and career progression.
Everyone has bad work days but how do you know the difference between ordinary, occasional dissatisfaction and genuine misery? How do you know when you’re truly ready to move on? And how do you then get out gracefully? Leaving your job can have a negative impact on your career and disrupt your personal life, but
It’s the time of year when there is typically high turnover in the job market, bonuses have been announced and you may be at the stage where you are going to leave your current position – so how do you resign? Ideally, you should tell your manager that you are resigning in person but it’s
Top Ten Tips for Negotiating / Getting the Offer Congratulations, you have passed all the interviews and the company is talking about making you an offer….this is the point where a lot of people get very uncomfortable Make sure you have the full job description so you understand what you’re being hired to do and
Finally you have got to the point where you are in a positions to leave your job, so how do you resign? Write a short letter of resignation stating your last date of employment and send it or hand it to your boss and the HR department You will know from your employment contract what