6 Tips for Working with a Headhunter

Headhunters can be a great resource to shore up your job search. However, you need to approach this avenue a little differently than with the HR department of a firm. Here are some tips from our side of the table to help you navigate your search. 1. Find the right one: Do your research and

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Off the Beaten Path – Roads to a Finance Job

So, Dorothy was told that there was one road, of the yellow persuasion, that would take her to the Wizard. If she strayed from that path, she would never make it to Oz. Unfortunately, many job hunters have applied that same view to jobs on Wall Street and in finance. They tend to believe that

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Tips on How to Find a Job: Keep Track of Job Listings

You’ve heard this before: looking for a job is full-time work. In order to be effective, we apply to many job listings but it’s hard to keep track of everything. Some positions require a job application, others require a resume/cover letter. When a hiring manager calls for an interview you’ll be scatterbrained. You won’t know

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Getting Your Foot in the Door with Project-Based Finance Jobs

Finding finance jobs in today’s market can be tough. But being creative in your search can lead to lucrative long term employment doing what your love. For this reason, many professionals have “tried on” a few firms by taking project-based jobs. This has allowed for more freedom in the job market as well as possible

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Work Environment Matters

There are many reasons why people leave their jobs — perhaps their salary was not something their were comfortable; maybe their boss was insane; or its possible that they could no longer deal with the commute (I am sure you know at least one person with the commute from hell—the person who has to take

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How to Get Recruiters to Come to You

In an uncertain job market, it can seem impossible to get your foot in the door of a company you are interested in working for. Even for experienced job seekers with an impressive array of skills and experience, it can be tricky to get recruiters interested in what you have to offer. How can you

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Interview Attire Tips for the Ladies

Gentlemen have it easy: a clean suit, collared shirt and conservative tie and they’re polished and good to go for their interview. With so many options and so many places to go wrong, it’s a different story for the ladies. I say the following not to start a rant about fairness, but simply to acknowledge

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One Step Ahead Of The Competition: Securing A Promotion

Victor1558 Before you inquire about any possible promotions, you will have to set a goal. One of the misconceptions that are connected with most job promotions is that they occur naturally. Yes – promotions might come your way if you are an exceptional worker, however, finance jobs tend to be fiercely competitive. You will have

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Finance Jobs: The Important Role of the Business Analyst

The role of the business analyst is one of the most important positions in the financial services industry, especially within operations. Acting as a liaison between the financial goals of the business customers and the technical environment within the organization, the business analyst plays a critical part in the success of the company. Some of

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Getting Back to Work After Being Unemployed

You have a job, lose it (or quit) and have high hopes for your next job. You’re hitting the pavement each day. Months start to pass and the drive you once had is going away. Those months become longer and longer until you apply numbingly to every job available. Your self-esteem, confidence and bank account

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