How Finance Interns Benefit Your Business

Whether you operate in the corporate, public, investment or accounting sectors of the finance industry, there will always be eager and willing workers looking to be a part of your company. The biggest finance companies have found continued success with hiring interns, with this list of Forbes top 10 financial internships showing that the top organisations regularly hire between tens and hundreds of interns annually, and this Financial Times article which claims that Internships are “the key to a job in financial services”. According to the statistics from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Internship & Co-op Survey Report 2014, employers made full-time offers to 64.8 percent of their interns. If you’re not yet convinced, here are a few more reasons why recruiting a financial intern is worth your while: Continue reading

The Faults in Hiring your Secretary’s Nephew

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You posted the vacancy, and received 30 applications. In two hours. By the end of the week it is well into the hundreds and the vacancy needs to be prematurely pulled. So do you continue with the daunting task of finding the candidate-needle in the application haystack, the academic diamond in the rough, the high-potential limited edition toy among the mediocre cereal flakes…or do you just scrap the recruitment process altogether? Continue reading

‘Why won’t anybody respond?’ Intern concern


Days spent scouring job and internship boards, submitting countless applications and receiving little to no response from recruiters and employers, can drive the confidence out of the most optimistic people, especially those fresh out of academia

Why the un-reciprocated interest from companies? When you feel like you can’t relate to anybody more than this guy, it is time to review your job hunting techniques. Continue reading

Hire a Content Writing Intern!

You may or may not have heard about Google’s Panda,  Penguin or Hummingbird updates. For the uninitiated, those aren’t the names most searched for attractions at the zoo – they are updates that have progressively made the content you publish, the most important way for your online presence to be tracked and indexed by Google. Continue reading