Professional Resolutions: 2014

We are just a few weeks into 2014, and it still has that new car smell. However, I’m certain that many of us have already cracked some of those shiny, simple-seeming resolutions. For my part, I deleted my Facebook account and lasted an admirable six days before accessing it, and my resolve to make a

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Getting A Foot In The Door For Jobs On Wall Street

On Wall Street, it is often more about who you know rather than what you know. While an education helps, getting jobs on Wall Street is often just as much about personality and preparedness. Beef Up Your Credentials Investopedia.com discusses what most banks on Wall Street are looking for when they look for employees: Although

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Finance Recruiting Outlook for 2014

Recently quoted in efinancialcareers, Peter Laughter, Wall Street Services CEO offers up some insights on forthcoming finance recruiting trends for 2014. Read on to find out where hiring is going in the new year. By all counts, 2014 looks to be a strong year for financial services and many sectors will see an increase in

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Mentor Manners

The importance of mentors – they help in decision making, building up your industry knowledge, by lending you the benefit of their name, reputation and, depending on the strength of your relationship and the situation, their professional muscle. Think of the ultimate mentor as a mix between the Godfather and Consiliere, but applied to careers

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Privacy and the Job Seeker

Given the recent focus on privacy, or the lack thereof in our country, I thought it would be a good time to look at social media privacy and how it pertains to job hunters and employees. Consider this recent article from the New York Times, where a college applicant posted negative Tweets about other prospective

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Wall Street Services wins a 2013 North American Candidate Experience Award

Boutique recruiting firm in the finance industry receives recognition for candidate experience in job application process New York, NY (11/4/13) – For the second year in a row, Wall Street Services, a boutique recruiting firm for financial consultants based in New York City, was presented with a North America Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards at the

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Millenials—Over-Educated and Under-Employed? (PART 2)

Welcome back, Millenials. In the first half of this piece, I explained that the answer was “Yes.” Many sources will tell you this — Huffington Post, TIME, or friends who have two degrees but are working low-paying gigs with no growth prospects and are still living at home. We are indeed overeducated and underemployed. My

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The Secret to Finding Entry Level Finance Jobs: Consulting

If you’ve been looking for entry level finance jobs, you already know that it’s a tough market out there. What you may not know is that many finance rock stars began their careers on a path you may have overlooked: Consulting. There are a number of benefits to working as a consultant: You’ll work with the

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