Getting Hired at a Boutique Finance Firm

M.B.A. students may dream of landing a job with major firms like Goldman Sachs, UBS or Morgan Stanley. But as the recent recession either shutdown or downsized many Wall Street behemoths, applying to boutique investment banking firms may be a more productive route for job hunters. NewOak Capital, a financial advisory firm founded in 2008

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Our Responsibility to our Applicants

I have been thinking about my post last week about how our online reviews are written by applicants who have not met our standards and we have declined to employ.  We are attempting to provide clients with employee who excel in productivity.  Not everyone is designed for temporary consulting work.  With the screening we do,

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Will Wall Street Jobs Spring to Life?

By Tanya, Wall Street Services Reporter It’s a new week and America learned on Friday that the national jobless rate finally dropped below 9% for the first time in nearly two years, according to the Labor Market report. The nation gained 192,000 jobs in February. Also last month, the private sector, which has recovered much

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Reviewed by Duds

Imagine this – you are helping a teenager look for the right college and look up some online reviews for colleges they are interested in.  Here is an example of what you find: “Harvard University is a snooty and mean institution – Don’t waste your time applying!  They make you take an arduous entrance exam,

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Evolving to Catch Up to Our Evolution: Healthcare

The notion that temporary and consulting staffing is shifting toward higher level placements staffed by professionals has always been a theme of this blog.  The economy is a big factor in this shift; companies who need to expand their staff, but are apprehensive given the state of the economy.  Last year we saw companies hiring

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Temporary Positions on the Rise

Last week the New York Times wrote this article on the increase in temporary hiring.  It is a very complete article.  It points to the huge percentage of newly created positions made that are temporary.  For example 80% of all of the 50,000 jobs added by private sector employers in November were temporary positions.  This

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Opening the Kimono Too Wide?

So after my last post on the process for creating questions for Behavioral-Based Interviews, someone in my office questioned “Is this post too revealing?”  He was concerned that we were displaying too much of our internal process for candidates and competition.  It is a valid point – but I am not worried. Here’s why… Regarding

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Identifying Talent

My favorite route is to pick the 3 most successful employees who have held the role.  Ask yourself what it was that they did that set them apart and made them successful. 

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