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How to Explain Your Career Transition

How to Explain Your Career Transition | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

''Shifting careers is often hard to explain...The most important step in getting others onboard with your caeer transition is crafting a compelling narrative.''


Via Bob Corlett
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For candidates that are interviewing, this guide may be worth checking out as it explains how to speak about transitions within your career where some can sometimes struggle with in an interview situation.

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Bob Corlett's curator insight, June 25, 2013 7:02 PM


Great advice that seems somewhat obvious, but is often hard for candidates to do well. Follow these steps for a better chance at success.

CATHLEEN SLONE's curator insight, June 27, 2013 3:44 PM

Identify underlying themes that connect professional experiences #innov8u #careers #hiring #transition

Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, December 15, 2013 10:39 AM

The good news is when you are able to explain your career transition face-to-face. 

 

Good tips in this article. 

 

My advice:  Once you know what you are going to say -- how your going to say it is just as important. 

Practice with friends and make sure that you sound honest, genuine, and real.  You won't land a job when the recruiter feels sorry for you.

 

Remember how you say it is an inside job.  You have to believe it inside first.  Believing in what you are saying so that it doesn't sound like you are making excuses for yourself is important.

 

What tips have helped you?

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What Women Wear | Harrington Starr

What Women Wear | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

Disclaimer. The thoughts and opinions expressed are not that of Harrington Starr; merely my own. If the opinions noted below stir up any heated emotion, I do not apologise – maybe it is time to evaluate what I will be discussing below…for the better. My colleague Will Palmer has touched on the male dress code in the working world and I think it is high time we tackled the female equivalent.

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It's edgy but sometimes we need to see past the cringe and look at things that are worthy of discussing! Image in the workplace - read / like/ share/ discuss! 

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Is your hiring process costing you? | Harrington Starr

Is your hiring process costing you? | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

I don’t tell clients that a hiring process needs to be quick because I am going to benefit from it. The most important thing is that it works for the client as well as valuable candidates on the market. Typically, the most important things are what is actually required from a candidate and how long can you do without them?

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Are you a hiring manager? How long do you typically take to make a decision when recruiting for your team? Have a read and a think about this....

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Luis Carranza: What's next for Fintech Week?

Luis Carranza: What's next for Fintech Week? | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it
A fortnight after the first ever Fintech Week, Luis Carranza tells us what he wants to do next year...
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Cucumber & Gherkin: The Way Forward for FinTech Testers. | Harrington Starr

Cucumber & Gherkin: The Way Forward for FinTech Testers. | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

Over the last 3 / 4 years a new set of tools has become very popular within the testing world for Agile Test Analysts and QAs across the globe. Cucumber & Gherkin for BDD have taken the testing world by storm, and more and more corporate companies are now looking to hire testing professionals within FST to bring on this experience in this ever competitive market space.

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Great punchy article by Hari Sopal from Harrington Starr. If there is anything you wish to discuss or would like to see featured, please get in touch on 0203 587 7007

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More FinTech M&A Activity. An Analysis of Simcorp's Acquisition of Equipos | Harrington Starr

More FinTech M&A Activity. An Analysis of Simcorp's Acquisition of Equipos | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it
We featured an article about the Markit-thinkFolio takeover in February and most people involved in this space agreed it was an astute purchase for both parties. Markit got a leading, front office software provider with an impressive list of buy-side clients to help expand their offering and thinkFolio joined a business that they were already integrated with via Markit’s EDM solution (formerly known as Cadis) and also the chance (presumably) to go global using Markit’s network of offices and clients.
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Soft Skills List - 28 Skills to Working Smart | Harrington Starr

Soft Skills List - 28 Skills to Working Smart | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

Allison Kay of Be My Career Coach recently got in touch with us to talk about Soft Skills. Here she shares her blog on the 28 skills for working smart and improving your career. You can read this and more from Allison and the team at https://bemycareercoach.com/

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The Trading Technologist - March 2014 | Harrington Starr

The Trading Technologist - March 2014 | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

March's issue of The Trading Technologist Magazine has interviews with three of FinTech's most exciting names: IB Boost, Systemathics & CloudMargin. To read our interviews with them and the usual blend of hot skills, market news, salary developments and client and candidate advice, download today.

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Another big win for LMAX Exchange at the 2014 WSL Institutional Trading Awards

Another big win for LMAX Exchange at the 2014 WSL Institutional Trading Awards | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it
London, UK - 27 February 2014 - LMAX Exchange has been named "Best FX Trading Venue - ECN/MTF" and “Best Infrastructure/Technology Initiative by Exchange/ATS” at this year’s Wall Street Letter (WSL) Institutional Trading Awards. LMAX Exchange has been recognised alongside leading global exchanges and financial services firms, including NASDAQ OMV, ICE NYSE Euronext, BNP Paribas Securities.
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Great to see LMAX continuously doing so well - looking forward to the year ahead and further successes in store! 

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Next Generation Technologies - Why MPLS is the First Choice for Service Providers | Harrington Starr

Next Generation Technologies - Why MPLS is the First Choice for Service Providers | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

Since the inception of MPLS back in the mid to late 1990s, the proficiencies of MPLS have come a long way. Whilst MPLS is now fast becoming the de-facto standard for many carrier and service provider networks, the networking technology is definitely one that many organisations within Financial Services are hastily switching to, as many organisations need a scalable WAN that can carry both voice and data.

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Is the Yearly Appraisal Still Appropriate for all Members of Staff? | Harrington Starr

Is the Yearly Appraisal Still Appropriate for all Members of Staff? | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

Discussing the company’s views can help you get employees brought into the vision of the company which can go missing during the year. Having your employee understand how they can achieve their personal goal and how that will have a positive effect on the outcome of the company’s vision is fantastic.

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Talent Time Bomb Ticking as Grad Salaries Fall and Experienced Hires Rise! | Harrington Starr

Talent Time Bomb Ticking as Grad Salaries Fall and Experienced Hires Rise! | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it
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Sir David Brailsford's 20 Lessons in Leadership | Harrington Starr

Sir David Brailsford's 20 Lessons in Leadership | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

Sir David Braislford is a sponge, a man constantly striving for knowledge and without doubt one of the greatest leaders of his generation. So what can we in business learn from his incredible achievements in cycling?

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2014 Financial Services and Commodities Technology Salary Survey | Harrington Starr

2014 Financial Services and Commodities Technology Salary Survey | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it
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Check out our 2014 salary survey for permanent hires across the financial services and commodities technology industry. Feel free to contact us with any queries. 

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Three reasons why you should brave networking events... | Harrington Starr

Three reasons why you should brave networking events... | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

Reflecting on the huge success of our 7th financial and commodities technology networking event, and listening to the feedback from some of the delegates, I was inspired to share this information about why they are an essential tool for the modern business professional.

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Great article by Lee Harding. For clients that are a little hesitant - the benefits of attending are in abundance. If you wish to attend or find out more contact the HS crew on 0203 587 7007.

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Finextra: The boom in global fintech investment

Finextra: The boom in global fintech investment | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it
The UK and Ireland has emerged as the world's fastest growing region for financial technology investment over the last five years as London establishes itself as the fintech capital of Europe.
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Day One of London FinTech Week 2014 | Harrington Starr

Day One of London FinTech Week 2014 | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

Greg Rogers also touched on the fact that London was at the forefront of the global FinTech movement. A large part of this FinTech movement will be happening in London and there is one main reason for this - we are hungry for it. We want it more than any other capital city in the world. Everyone wants the FinTech movement to happen in London  – even the regulatory bodies and government do. Everything is in favour of London being the leading capital for the movement within FinTech.

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Looking forward to the rest of the FinTech Week movement

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FinTech Week London 2014

FinTech Week London 2014 | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

London has a thriving FinTech community. Our aim is to unite that community regardless of where they work. We want to enhance the dialog between established multi-national and disruptive start-ups. We feel that by doing this everyone down to the end consumer will benefit.We also love disruptive technology that makes a positive change, so we’re celebrating it

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FIRST EVER event of its kind - will we be seeing you there???

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3 Reasons to Work in a FinTech Start-Up | Harrington Starr

3 Reasons to Work in a FinTech Start-Up | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

Individuals are often wary of working in start-ups due to the common misconception that these types of companies provide little job stability often involve long hours with little pay and do not have the global brand names that most crave.

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Great take on reasons to join fintech start-ups by Yaroslav Writtle... With so many people turning to start-ups and seeing the benefits - will this trend continue? 

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FinTech Hiring - The Tides Are Turning and What You Can Do About It! | Harrington Starr

FinTech Hiring - The Tides Are Turning and What You Can Do About It! | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

The direction recruitment is now journeying towards is that of lots of vacancies and far less candidates in the marketplace suitable for those positions. Many hiring managers and companies are suffering from this shift because their processes are not agile enough to secure the talent they desire.

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NEWS RELEASE: MahiFX Launches MFX Compass e-FX Suite for Banks | Harrington Starr

NEWS RELEASE: MahiFX Launches MFX Compass e-FX Suite for Banks | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

Institutional clients now have instant access to an integrated solution to profitably internalise e-FX flows, including price formation, portfolio based skewing, optimised hedging, comprehensive analytics and rate customisation.

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Evaluating Commodity Trading Systems | Harrington Starr

Evaluating Commodity Trading Systems | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

If you plan on undertaking the development of a commodity trading system, it will take a great deal of work and you could spend countless hours in a pursuit that never pans out. Most critics of the C/ETRM market will advise that the best solution is a simple solution. Keep the variables low and keep it in line with new market trends and regulations.

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5 of the Biggest Trends for Big Data | Harrington Starr

5 of the Biggest Trends for Big Data | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

Big Data has become a huge part of our everyday lives and we are seeing it truly embed itself into the financial services technology world. Its benefits are undeniable as we see more and more firms turn to big data to enhance their decision making.

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Top 5 Questions Asked When Researching Low Latency Providers | Harrington Starr

Top 5 Questions Asked When Researching Low Latency Providers | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

The Low Latency area is a massive growth area in the world of financial trading technology and as the area grows, so does the volume of providers in the market.  The chosen provider is a critical decision so make sure that the key questions are being covered.

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4 Ways to Build Personal Resilience Within Your Employees | Harrington Starr

4 Ways to Build Personal Resilience Within Your Employees | Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

The Financial Services sector has always demanded that people work for their money including bonuses and it has traditionally been seen as a lucrative sector to work within. However, with the emergence over recent years of the wider technology marketplace and salaries starting to even out, is the finance market doing enough to stay on top and attract the best talent?

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The Art of Retaining Your Staff Through Bonus Time - Constant Communication - Harrington Starr

The Art of Retaining Your Staff Through Bonus Time - Constant Communication  - Harrington Starr | Financial Services Updates from Harrington Starr | Scoop.it

Communication is the key element and the time invested into simply having discussions around each of these points makes the difference between investing thousands of pounds in time and money replacing a very valuable individual who has left. Please contact Nadia Edwards-Dashti to discuss further and read the White Paper on our website “The Real Cost of Losing Staff”.

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