Candidate Guides

Career Corner: Time to Leave?

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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 frustrations in their jobs, and no workplace is perfect, but what are the signs that you should start looking for a new position elsewhere? Sometimes a situation is clearly not working. If you work with un-cooperative colleagues and managers who you don’t get on with, there’s really no other option than to get out of that toxic work environment. One person…

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Career Corner: Resigning the Right Way

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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 had a negative experience with your current employer, it’s important to try to part on good terms. Tempting as it may be to air out your grievances, there are numerous reasons to maintain a good relationship with a past employer. First, on a practical front, you don’t want to do anything that might create an issue when the company you’re moving to…

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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 with a coach or a consultant, a Business Mentor is someone who works with a mentee on their personal development, utilising their lived experience, industry expertise and professional network to aid the mentee’s career. A good mentor will help you to fully develop to the maximum potential within your current…

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