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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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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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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Your Credit Report and Searching for a Job in Finance

When you apply for financial jobs, you expect potential employers to verify your previous workplaces, confirm your educational qualifications, and ensure that you have no criminal background. Recent financial scandals have made these examinations more necessary than ever. What may surprise you is that interviewers also look at your credit history. They assume that how

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How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile Title When Looking for Work

The many debates of whether to let employers on LinkedIn know that you’re unemployed or not are ongoing. Some sites say you should by covering up employment with fancy phrases such as ‘seeking work,’ in transition’ and ‘open to opportunities.’ Others are saying it’s a mistake because they’ll know you’re unemployed and they will skip

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Clean Up Your Online Profile Before Searching for Financial Jobs

In your search for financial jobs, you most likely looked up potential employers using the Internet. You examined their websites, checked up on news reports about their financial dealings, and even visited forums run by their employees and customers. These investigations gave you a more balanced picture of the companies. Don’t be surprised if these

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3 Characteristics of Finance Recruiters

Financial institutions are under the pressure to compete, to perform, to understand market complexities, to innovate with their own services, and to comply with a host of regulations. The skills to be able to meet these needs are rare. In addition to top graduates and senior professionals in economics, business, and finance, financial firms also

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