Risk Careers Advice

Welcome to the CareersinRisk.com Careers Advice area. Here you will find exclusive articles, information and resources about Risk jobs, Risk careers and the Risk industry. 

We cover a range of Risk career related subjects, including starting your Risk career, tips for creating your Risk CV, what to expect in Risk job interviews, and skill-building articles to help you move up the ladder in your Risk career.

All articles are written exclusively for CareersinRisk.com, which means you won't find them anywhere else!

  • When assessing a role opportunity for work-life balance it’s important in the first instance to be clear on what it is that you value. So, how do the different risk roles available stack up when it comes to keeping your work-life activities at acceptable levels to you?
  • Risk professionals require a diverse skillset to do their job, shielding companies from the barrage of risks faced as part of doing business, but what skills are key to making a success of your career in risk?
  • Is it feasible to switch career path into risk management? The answer is, as usual, “it depends”. We look at what you need to take into consideration before planning your move.
  • At its simplest level, risk can be divided into two groups - financial risk and everything else. We look at the variety of risk jobs that fall into these two categories and the different skill sets needed for each.
  • What will be the talent hotspots in Risk and Compliance in 2023? We’ve taken a look at some of the trends of the last 12 months and identified four key skillsets for Risk and Compliance professionals that are likely to be in high demand over the coming year.
  • Risk management models are designed to help organisations identify, analyse, and mitigate risks so they’re prepared to deal with them should they occur. So, what is the three lines of defence risk model and where do risk professionals fit into it?
  • If you were to rank order different professions by the importance of stakeholder management to them, Risk Management would be close to the top of the list. Why? Because individuals are behind every risk a business faces.
  • Organisations face many different types of risk, that without proper identification and contingency planning, can seriously impact their performance, which is why risk management is so important. This is where the Risk Management Consultant comes in, to guide businesses through potential hazards.
  • You may have seen job titles like ‘Risk Actuary’ and ‘Risk Actuarial Analyst’ while searching for your next risk role and wondered what this particular branch of risk is all about. This article explains the basics of Actuarial Risk, a type of risk which may be difficult to say, but is easier to u...
  • In evaluating career opportunities in risk it is important to have a good understanding of different risk roles. Here we share the differences between risk analysis and risk management.
  • Third-party relationships have become a fulcrum of successful operations for agile organisations in the transformative age – a time of both limitless opportunity and unprecedented risk. So, it’s important for businesses to ask themselves: do we really know who we are doing business with?
  • How is the risk recruitment market bouncing back from the trials of 2020 and what is influencing risk salaries and risk recruitment in 2022?
  • You will find risk jobs in pretty much every type of company you can think of as each has its own risk needs. However, risk extends beyond the parameters of money alone, so we look at different areas of risk that you could find yourself working with as a risk professional.
  • What does a Risk Modeler do? What are the necessary skills for a Risk Modeler to be successful in his/her role?
  • We look at what you need to prepare for your risk interview that will make you stand out, and hopefully will secure your career in risk.
  • Undeniably no one day mirrors the next, in large part due to the highly reactive nature of working in risk analysis. There are things that are relative constants throughout their working week.
  • What are the key things to mention in your Risk CV that will make a hiring manager pull your name out of a pile of candidates for interview?
  • If you are looking to make your career in risk without a background in risk, you should consider what you can bring to the role and how best to network and position yourself accordingly to get in front of the right people.
  • No matter what area of risk you work in, there are a number of soft skills you can foster to help build your career.
  • The financial services industry is facing unprecedented pressure in tackling climate change.