How to return to your old firm without creating enemies

by Siobhan Riding

Client Partner Sarah Dudney spoke with IGNITES EUROPE about investment professionals returning to their former firms.

Employees who have left a company sometimes “realise that the grass is not necessarily greener” or find that that their new company does not live up to their expectations, Sarah observed. By maintaining contact with their former colleagues, people may be offered the chance to return to their old firm either in a more senior role or to work on a new project or initiative.

Sarah advised returning employees to be humble, re-engage with former colleagues and take time to answer their questions. If you are asked about why you left and are now returning, make sure you have a “clear narrative”, which is concise and conveys your positivity at being back at the company, she said.

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