Should I connect with my boss on LinkedIn?

Your boss is on LinkedIn? Great!  Ignore the butterflies in your stomach and connect. LinkedIn is an enormously popular business communication tool that is essentially a network of professionals all trying to meet the right people and make the right relationships. You want valuable professional relationships? Don’t pass up opportunities to connect on Linkedin. You’ll

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Must-Have Job Skills for 2013: Flexibility and Productivity Improvement

A few weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal wrote an article entitled Must-Have Job Skills in 2013.  I usually get pretty snarky about these things but this one is very good.   The article points to 4 skill sets: Clear communication, Personal branding, Flexibility, and Productivity improvement. While the article detailed the importance of having

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Wall Street Jobs, Pay Creeps Up and Become Competitive

In the past few years, economic uncertainty has triggered a downsize of Wall Street jobs and wages (perhaps rightfully so) to a fraction of what they used to be in their pre-2008 heyday.  But a recent report of a survey conducted by Johnson Associates, a privately held New York based firm, shows that year-end pay

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2012 Elections: How Financial Professionals can Continually Bring Value During Uncertain Times

Volatile markets, a looming presidential election, and ever-changing regulations for the financial industry – these are major signals for financial industry leaders to remain conservative, as they enter the last quarter of 2012.  According to CFO Signals: 2nd Quarter CFO Survey, changes in government regulations are slowing down strategic decision-making and forcing leaders to increase

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Risk Management – An Expanding Avenue for Finance Jobs in New York

For job seekers with excellent judgment, risk management is the it job of the year among financial services employers. According to a survey by the Institute for International Finance and Ernst & Young, more than half of financial services companies are opting to strengthen their risk management this year by increasing the number of risk

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How to Secure Private Equity Jobs

This article gives advice and guidance to individuals who are seeking employment dealing with the private equity marketplace. Exclusive Positions Private equity jobs can be some of the most desirable due to the huge financial rewards on offer. For the same reasons, they are often highly sought after, with private equity funds only recruiting candidates

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Do you Love your Job? (Part 1)

photo via A few weeks ago we participated on a discussion on the Wall Street Job Report with a Financial Professional who felt that recruiters were not doing enough to make inferences when reading candidates resumes and therefore not doing enough to advocate for prospective employees.  We responded stating that the expectations of hiring managers

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