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Internship: Regional sell-side firm seeking analyst intern

We have news of a research internship opportunity at a regional sell-side firm.

Job Scope
The intern will be reporting directly to the Head of Research and need to: Continue reading

Career Success in the New Work Environment for Investment Professionals

I had an interesting read about Career Success in the New Work Environment , available at the CFA Institute website, which focuses a lot on self awareness, awareness of the environment and career planning and navigation. The e-book also offers interviews with successful finance executives to understand their career decision making processes, as well as detailed scenarios of how different finance professionals carve out their careers amid achievements and disappointments in both their career and lives.

Apparently, work-life balance is not a given, but a cause of sacrifice at times. It is an outcome based on the work culture of our employer and our personal decisions. Something we must be responsible for, the benefits and the costs.

Though written mostly from a Western work ethic and culture, some points remain close to our hearts. The big fives of personality fits to the need to be pro-active in planning our careers or in allowing big events to steer us on a different path.

If you are short on time for the 120 page content and the subsequent 100 pages of interview Q&A with top executives, the CFA website also offers link to key portions of the book where key actionables and tools allow you to start planning your career.

A recommended read.

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Expert Seminar: Sum-of-parts Valuation for Conglomerates (14 Jul)

SpringBoard’s Expert Seminar series aims to allow our members to acquire more in-depth knowledge in the investment industry.

Sum of parts valuation is the most popular way to value conglomerates, such as Sembcorp Industries or Jardine Cycle & Carriage.

However, are you aware of the tricks when you are valuing them, especially for the first time?

Are you curious about how institutional investors value this group of companies and how do they make profit?

Workshop Highlights

In this two-hour workshop, we will introduce to you how to use the sum-of-parts framework to value conglomerates in Asia: Register Here!
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Exclusive Networking with Investment Analysts (Jun 23)

Springboard’s exclusive networking event is coming back again!

SAVE your day on Jun 23 and come join SpringBoard’s upcoming exclusive networking event to hear from insiders and recent success stories! Register here now! Continue reading

Exclusive Networking with Oil & Gas Head of Research (June 10)

Despite a tough market this year, SpringBoard always does our best to offer hope to career switchers and anybody currently on the lookout for jobs.
In our intimate setting, you will get to establish contact with front office professionals and veterans and possibly hear from them about how they joined the finance industry.

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How to profile yourself on LinkedIn and get hired

“Resume: a Written Exaggeration of only the good things a person has done in the past; as well as a wish list of the qualities a person would like to have.” – Bo Bennett

And what about your CV that everyone can now read? On LinkedIn, what do you want employers and your peers to know about you?

Advanced Writing Strategies for Your linkedin Profile (video: 50 min)
https://www.cfainstitute.org/learning/products/multimedia/Pages/74812.aspx

Link to presentation slide.

Resume to replace CV? Recorded in 2012 and revisited by the CFA magazine in 2016, Jared Redick predicted in his video clip that the growing influence of LinkedIn would overshadow our own CV. Indeed, now our LinkedIn profile reaches out to an audience so wide that we ourselves may not fully comprehend, opening ourselves to opportunities never open before. One day, I may be contacted by a hiring manager, the next a business partner.

Jared’s detailed presentation gave his audience a deep insight into how we should present ourselves on LinkedIn, from the choice of photo to what exactly we should write to be concise yet impressive in each section of our LinkedIn profile.

By getting your profile right, both offline and online, you are off to a great start in securing your next career move.

Write to us if you have any comments on writing your LinkedIn profile or CV.

Career Management Tip: So much more than job searching

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things work out.” Art Linkletter

Recently, I came across this short article, which advises that career management is not just about the job search that you do from time to time. It is a conscious effort that takes place all the time. You should be mindful and intentional about all aspects of your career, from delivering your best performance for your current clients and employer to thinking about job opportunities you might wish to pursue in the future.

The short article also introduces a book on career management comprising the following elements:

  • Building self-awareness
  • Gaining environmental awareness
  • Achieving a good fit between self and environment
  • Planning ahead for your career

For more details, you can read the article via the attached link.

https://blogs.cfainstitute.org/investor/2014/10/30/career-management-so-much-more-than-job-searching/

If you feel that you need to enhance your career development, pls contact us.