Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from Financial Professionals Interested in Consulting
What types of consulting opportunities does Wall Street Services offer?
We offer a wide array of project-based consulting opportunities in investment banking, operations, private equity, wealth management, trading, accounting, MBA consulting, and financial engineering. We list all of our financial consulting opportunities online.
Where can I expect to work?
Our clients are some of the most respected names in finance, including many fortune 500 companies, top investment banks, private equity/hedge funds, and management consultants. We are contractually bound not to disclose publicly a specific client list, but if you would like to know more please contact us.
What is consulting versus direct hire?
Consulting is working on a project-basis, often supporting or leading mission critical and time sensitive projects that can last anywhere from 3 months to 3 years depending on the needs of our clients. Direct hire is when you are offered a position directly by an organization on a permanent basis. Ninety percent of our consultants work full-time, 40+ hours per week for the duration of their project. Learn more about the a benefits of working as a consultant in finance.
Does Wall Street Services charge for their services?
Absolutely not. We are not one of those firms that charges applicants to find them a job. All of our tools, training, and career development services are available at no cost to consultants we represent.
What types of training are offered to me as a Wall Street Services employee?
Talent can’t be taught—but skills can. Demonstrating our commitment to excellence in business software skills, we developed the Wall Street Services Skills Acceleration Institute. Through this innovative program, qualified applicants can obtain the necessary training to master the vital software that keeps today’s businesses running.
The Skills Acceleration Institute enables us to provide candidates with the opportunity to learn, and clients with the skilled personnel they require. Training is currently available in virtually every major software program, including Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Word, Macromedia Flash, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, QuarkXPress and Corel Draw.
In addition, we work individually with each of our consultants to understand their career path and set goals to advance professionally including insights for their job search, resumes and interviews, and professional development strategies.
What does Wall Street Services look for in a consultant?
In a word: excellence. Wall Street Services looks for candidates who will excel in a consulting environment, who are adaptable, who consistently strive to improve their working environments, and who have the drive to succeed. All interested in Consulting Opportunities at Wall Street Services must have a bachelors degree, a history of accomplishments in their educational and professional background, and a demonstrated ability to move fluidly from project to project. Energy, focus and commitment are key qualities in a Wall Street Services Consultant.
How do I apply for a position with Wall Street Services?
All professionals interested in applying must submit their resume online. Learn more about our recruiting process.
What kind of testing should I expect when I come in to Wall Street Services?
Wall Street Services has a series of proprietary assessments that measures adaptability, attitude towards work, and ability to follow directions – all critical attributes for a professional to succeed in a consulting environment. Additionally, we evaluate Excel and Power Point skills if needed. Candidates should reserve at least two hours to complete all evaluations.