Candidate Guides

Career Corner: The Pros and Cons of Contracting

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You’re a Governance, Risk & Compliance professional. You’ve developed a portfolio of skills and gained an excellent bank of knowledge about your chosen niche and you’ve been working hard the area of the industry you’re really interested in. You’ve been in your current role for some time now, and you know you’re great at it…

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Is it time to leave your job?

Career Corner: Time to Leave My Job?

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Is it time to leave my job? It’s a good question. In these guides, we’ve focused on various aspects of how best to conduct yourself across the process of applying and interviewing for a new job. But how do you know when it’s time to set out on that journey? A lot of people face…

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How to Resign the Right Way - resigning in a professional and positive manner

Career Corner: Resigning the Right Way

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So, you’ve decided it’s time to move on to your next challenge. Every time you leave one company to join another, there’s one unavoidable, potentially unpleasant pressure point on that journey – resigning. How can you let your employer know you’re on the way out with the minimum of stress and drama? Even if you’ve…

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Career Corner: The Benefits of a Business Mentor

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You’ve invested in your career within Governance, Risk & Compliance. Maybe you’re in your second or third position within your specialism and you’ve built up a good bank of technical skills and knowledge, but you’re not sure where to go next. This is the ideal time to find a Business Mentor. Not to be confused…

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How is your social media footprint affecting your job search?

Career Corner: Your Social Media and Your Job Search

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Technology moves fast. Ten years ago you wouldn’t have had to think too much about your internet presence during a job search. Now, it can be the first thing your potential new boss looks up after seeing your CV. Don’t worry though, you can easily minimise risks and even use your social media presence to…

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Career Corner: Achieving Interview Excellence

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Being the right candidate for a job is about a number of factors. You need to have the right experience, built up across a career in relevant positions. You need to have developed the skills, honing your abilities and expanding your knowledge. You can have the perfect CV (read our guide on building a better…

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How to learn and recover from an interview rejection

Career Corner: Bouncing Back from Interview Rejection

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The interview – the crucial turning point in any recruitment process that allows the potential employer and the potential employee to get a good sense of each other in person, asking any questions that haven’t been addressed, drawing out the wider story that exists beyond just a CV and a job description. And sometimes, despite…

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Career Corner: Secrets to CV Success

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Studies have suggested that recruiters and hiring managers will sometimes look at a CV for as little as six seconds before deciding if the candidate is worth keeping. So how can you make sure you clear the very first hurdle of the job application process? Here are a few tips to give yourself the best…

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How to deal with a counter-offer

Career Corner: Considering a Counter-Offer

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You’ve found a new Governance, Risk and Compliance role that you like the look of. You’ve submitted a CV, dazzled your potential new boss across two rounds of interviews, and they’ve made you an offer. You let your manager know that you’re handing in your notice because you’re heading off to this new job –…

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The Kind Guide to securing Promotions and Pay Rises

Career Corner: Promotions & Pay Rises

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Almost every hard-working professional is looking for career progression. It’s human nature to seek new challenges and, in turn, greater rewards. Yet many people feel very unsure about how to navigate potentially difficult conversations with their managers about promotions or pay rises. The most important thing in any situation is to be prepared. Why do…

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