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MERJE Candidate advice, Credit Risk & Analytics, Compliance...

We asked some of Team MERJE to give their advice on Candidates looking for jobs within their Disciplines. If you are a looking for a role and want to discuss your options, get in touch and we'll get back to you to find out more about your career.


Eleanore Sykes, Managing Consultant, Credit Risk & Analytics
"Really think about where you want to take your career. Someone who has a couple of years’ experience in Credit Risk or Analytics will have multiple different routes they can take, but going down certain avenues can make it harder to come back the other way. So think very carefully about each move as you don’t necessarily need to go for the first thing that goes your way because you’ve got a skillset that is low in supply and high in demand.

"Also, think quite carefully about your technical knowledge and where you can get experience and exposure to different technical skills, for example SAS is something that the vast majority of my Clients would need but certain roles could involve you relying more heavily on SQL or Excel."

James Flood, Senior Consultant, Compliance
"Keep an open mind about the role you apply for and what experience you can gain from going into a new role even if it’s not in your traditional area. Take on board further qualifications where you can, and stay updated with hot topics, such as SMR and GDPR, and also if you are in Payment Services you have PSD and PSD2 that have come out too.

"It’s constantly evolving – the biggest thing for you to do is to make sure you evolve as changes come through to understand the new regulations. And get that experience on your CV to put you in a much stronger position when applying for new roles."

Darragh Lee, Senior Consultant, Customer Contact (Telecoms, Utilities & Retail)
"I believe there is an increasing need to bring out your transformation experience. You need to show that the service your team provides for the customer is strong, but to stand out you also should highlight what strategies you have introduced and the technology you have embraced that has improved how your team operates and improved the customer experience."

Read more advice for jobseekers from Team MERJE here.