Style in the City 2018

Consultant Leanne Reid is hosting our usual table at the charity event Style in the City on 22nd June. It is an incredibly fun day with fashion, music, top notch food and free-flowing wine/champagne. Obviously, it is a massive sacrifice for her to leave her desk behind for the afternoon and head down to The […]

Writing a CV – some helpful tips

Writing A CV – Some Helpful Hints There are many websites dedicated to the art of writing a CV and the generally accepted mantra is to “sell yourself” and “stand out from the crowd”.  Astute advice indeed, though one suspects that thoughts such as “be meek” and “blend in to the background” would be swiftly […]

Standing out from the crowd – a guide for graduates

  By Andy Taylor, Director of Financial Services Recruitment at Exchange Street Coming to the end of your time in education can be one of the toughest periods you will face. The certainty you have had to date, the knowledge that how you do is largely down to yourself, the security that being in education […]

February Highlights

We have had a really busy start to the year at Exchange Street so despite filling record numbers of vacancies already we still have plenty of opportunities for you if you are looking for a job. We would like to wish the very best of luck to Neil in Edinburgh who joined the asset management […]

January Highlights

January is always one of the busiest times of year at Exchange Street as we receive lots of new vacancy instructions from firms who plan their business on a calendar year. We also had a number of new starters including Andrew who started a new role as Head of Compliance at an extremely successful family […]

Interview tips – how it is not just word or deed that convinces people to hire you

Sadly, a reasonable proportion of people suffer from nerves at interview to an extent that harms their chances of securing an offer.  Don’t let that be you. Here are some tips on how you can create a great impression without saying a word. 1. Slouching or assuming other powerless poses before the interview It’s a […]

What to look for in a recruitment partner

Exchange Street Financial Services Director Andy Taylor discusses what companies and individuals can do to improve recruitment practice and get the results they want.   Thanks to networking tools such as LinkedIn, recruitment bashing continues apace, and quite frankly, a lot of the criticism the sector receives are valid. Whilst there are lots of fantastic […]

Exchange Street Financial Services is 10 year’s old; today!

Ten year’s ago Robert Perry and Andy Taylor set up Exchange Street Financial Services. Our big accounts at the start of 2008 were firms like Alexander Forbes, Co-Op Bank IFA, Standard Life Private Client Management and Private Banks like Kleinwort Benson seeking to get established outside of London. Within 12 months they were either gone, […]

Why counter offers should be avoided

The counter-offer Of course it’s flattering. Who wouldn’t want to receive one? But the reason you receive a counter-offer is not the complement you would always imagine and every candidate should think very carefully before accepting one. Why do companies counter-offer their staff? That extra few thousand pounds will come in handy, and the possible […]

November Highlights

November Highlights November was a really busy month for new roles across all divisions at Exchange Street so keep sending your CVs as there are lots of exciting opportunities at present. We also had a number of new starters including Mike in Bristol, a lovely guy who has started a new role as a technical […]