Harnessing Social Media to Find a Job in Finance

Careers in finance are difficult to land during the best economic times. Now, with our country’s slump and more job seeking graduates flooding the market every year, many are left wondering how to find a job in finance. Is it even possible given our current climate? With so many qualified applicants all seeking the same

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Finding Jobs by Referral—Your Alumni Network

With millions searching for jobs and few resources to commit to sorting through applicants, employers are eager for determined job hunters to save them the time (and money) that would be spent on a months-long search to find the right person to fill a position. That is why a large proportion of today’s job openings

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Five Tips for Recent Graduates on How to Find a Job in Finance

How can you find a job in finance? This question weighs on the minds of many in the finance industry, especially recent graduates with limited experience. High unemployment rates have made the job market highly competitive. The good news is, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the finance industry is predicted to grow

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Career in Finance – Operations

The operations division in the finance industry is a growing career opportunity for both experienced and entry level finance professionals. Assisting in across all divisions of investment products, the operations roles are key to ensure a smooth flow of information from the front and back office processes. The most common positions for operations include support

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Top Job Search Takeaways for 2013

As a writer for Wall Street Services, I’ve spent this past year combining employment and economic news research along with interviews and my own observations of the recruiting industry in order to offer the best advice possible to financial job seekers in New York. In this same spirit of sharing the best, following are of

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Featured Resource: Bloomberg Assessment Test

The Bloomberg Assessment Test (BAT) is a global, standardized online exam that the Bloomberg Institute has developed in collaboration with financial professionals, recruiters and academics. Designed for undergraduates and recent graduates, the BAT tests both financial knowledge and job-related skills and abilities. Available at over 750+ universities and testing locations, the BAT is FREE to take

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Wrapping up 2012, Looking forward to 2013

This year has been GREAT for Wall Street Services. In 2012, our focus has been on building strong structures that will propel our growth in the years to come and I am very proud of our accomplishments.  Here are some key highlights: Candidate Experience – Consulting at the top banks in Finance means you have

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A Job Seeker’s Guide to Navigating Holiday Parties

Holiday parties tend to be tough for everyone, but especially for those who have been looking for a job. Questions about work seem inescapable.  First come greetings from folks you know, a simple “how are you?” that always manages to elbow a response related to family welfare, that ex they don’t yet know is an

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The Coming Shortage of Financial Professionals

In late September Staffing Industry Analytics (SIA) released a report comparing expected demand for talent in 2013 against pre-recession high in 2007 and 2008.  The results for those who use finance and accounting professionals look good on the surface, but taking current market conditions into play they point to an impending shortage of financial professionals. The

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