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Monthly Archives: November 2012


Banking Goodbyes and the Rise of Self- Employment

Posted onNovember 29th, 2012 by Maite Baron | Filed Under: Blog, Career Advice, Made Redundant, Professional Direction: What is Next?

Banking, and in particular investment banking, has lost a lot of its kudos of the past few years. Of the 29 banks, from Europe’s biggest bank, HSBC, to the US investment bank Morgan Stanley, just over 83,700 net jobs have been lost since 2009, with 167,200 jobs axed and 83,500 created. Squeezed by regulations forcing […]

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More layoffs at Credit Suisse: It’s never too late and you’re never too old

Posted onNovember 28th, 2012 by Maite Baron | Filed Under: Blog

Credit Suisse Group is about to slash 100 jobs in Britain in an effort to increase profits and reinforce its balance sheet. The layoffs are a part of this Zurich-based bank’s strategy to achieve CHF 4.0 billion ($4.3 billion) in cost savings by 2015, said a Nasdaq blog this morning posted by Zacks Equity Research*. […]

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Hedge Your Future Against Bank Layoffs and Create an Alternative Career Option

Posted onNovember 22nd, 2012 by Maite Baron | Filed Under: Career Advice, Made Redundant

Bank Layoffs How to Hedge Your Future Against Bank Layoffs and Create an Alternative Career Option. On the 16th Nov Reuters published an article outlining that 29 major banks have layoff off 160,00 jobs in approximately the last 18 months, and that one respected financial services consultant estimates that there are still 300,000 too many […]

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Ingenious Britain Published Article

Posted onNovember 21st, 2012 by Maite Baron | Filed Under: Blog, Corporate Escape, Made Redundant, Starting A Business

It doesn’t matter how much we resist change or how much we want things to remain the same, we all know this is impossible. Therefore accepting what it is just in front of each of us is a way of getting the power within to be able to progress and feel in control in our […]

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More Talent Drain: French Entrepreneurs Make their Move

Posted onNovember 15th, 2012 by Maite Baron | Filed Under: Blog, Growing an Entrepreneur Business

There was a Blog entry in the Guardian a few days ago about the fact the French entrepreneurs spurred on by a local marginal tax rate of 75% are setting up in Silicon Valley. Surprising? Probably not. By all account the exodus is not just to the West coast of the USA. Much closer to […]

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From Worker-Bee to Entrepreneurial Freedom

The Future of Work: From Worker-Bee to Entrepreneurial Freedom

Posted onNovember 14th, 2012 by Maite Baron | Filed Under: Corporate Escape, Made Redundant

The Comedy has become a Tragedy. It’s time to go! When it came to jobs, our parents didn’t have much choice. Talent was recognised, but being the right person in the right place still meant a lot – though whoever you were, it was mostly a case of filling dead men’s shoes. All of which […]

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UBS layoffs not the first nor the last investment bank letting employee know they have been made redundant, but what can you do about it now?

UBS Redundancy Not the First and Not the Last

Posted onNovember 4th, 2012 by Maite Baron | Filed Under: Blog, Made Redundant

Investment Bank Employees Facing Redundancy I feel for the 10,000 or so UBS employees who are at the receiving end of redundancy. Their redundancy is making this weeks news, news nobody really wants to hear. Many will no doubt have thought that working for a Swiss bank was one of the safest options in a […]

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What Self Employed Business Owners and Entrepreneurs can learn from Hurricane Sandy

What Business Owners and Entrepreneur Can Learn From Hurricane Sandy

Posted onNovember 2nd, 2012 by Maite Baron | Filed Under: Growing an Entrepreneur Business

Lessons For Business Owners and Entrepreneurs from Hurricane Sandy: How the weather can help you understand the fragility of your professional future The disruption that Hurricane Sandy has caused in New York and New Jersey is perhaps a timely reminder that even the most well organised infrastructures and corporations can be completely turned on their […]

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