A Story of Commitment to our Consultants

An interesting situation occurred this week – a consultant who had been put through an uncommonly difficult and unnecessarily arduous background process was really pissed off.  For almost a month after she was offered the position by our client, she was held in limbo as to if and when she would start due to series

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3 Communication Tips to Stay Positive

Whether networking, interviewing, or working at a new job, it’s important to remember to stay positive in your outlook.   As cliché and overstated as some might believe this statement is (i.e. “the power of positive thinking!”), it’s an important one to reiterate because it can have multiple benefits to your job search. photo via

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What Hiring Managers Don’t Tell You

Last summer, a friend of mine who recently graduated from university was elated to have finally found a job directly related to his skill set and career ambitions. Five months later, the company downsized because of its inability to generate sufficient revenue and he was laid off. The small business, it seems, really wanted an

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Care Leading to Collaboration – Continued

“As soon as you set a commitment all the obstacles standing in the way of achieving your goal suddenly become apparent.” These are the words of a mentor that my last post brought to mind. Basically you don’t notice difficulties associated with an endeavor until your commitments bring them to light. Nicotine fits are not

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There’s No Crying on Wall Street!

Build an ’emotion management toolkit’ From the time Plato depicted the battle our souls endure between reason and passion as two horses, where the horse of reason is an “upright and clean-limbed” white horse — and the other “with thick short neck, black skin…hot-blooded, consorting with wantonness and vainglory…hard to control” we’ve come to believe

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Care Leading to Collaboration

In the last blog post – I spoke of the power of collaboration, my frustration with our inability to create a stronger partnership relationship with our investment banking clients, and the desire to have more collaboration with the consultants who work with Wall Street Services. It is fitting that I would take on this question

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Partnership as a Problem Solver

Great things happen when we work together – two pieces from the New York Times this month illustrate this brilliantly. The first piece describes a simple yet effective way for families to get out of poverty – the method – a regular conversation where families meet to discuss their goals, dreams and struggles. The study

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Lessons from a Wall Street Woman’s Memoir

Suits: A Woman on Wall Street, which has been touted as The Devil Wears Prada of investment banking is about author Nina Godiwalla’s experience at Morgan Stanley during the dot-com bubble. It is written from an outsider’s perspective—woman, Texan, and second-generation Indian immigrant. It recently launched and it has already been chosen by USA Today

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Job Satisfaction – The Ultimate Benefit

Running a Contract and Temporary staffing firm and providing good benefits is a struggle. The sad truth is that our margins do not allow people in this industry to provide benefits that can compete with that of our clients. This is not unique to Wall Street Services – it is endemic throughout the industry. Not

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Don’t Let Your Commute Kill You

Researchers from Umea University in Sweden recently published a study that found workers who commute 45 minutes or more are 40% more likely to divorce than couples with a shorter distance to work. The risk of separation is highest within the first five years of the daily long distance trekking. The lead author of the

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