Beware Big Signing Bonuses That Come with Strings Attached

Beware Big Signing Bonuses That Come with Strings Attached

Any financial advisor with a decent book of business has gotten the call before: a recruiter from a rival firm is offering big upfront money to change teams.…

GUEST COMMENT: What do investment banking recruiters look for?

GUEST COMMENT: What do investment banking recruiters look for?

What makes the difference between a candidate I will talk to, and one whose resume I file away for future reference? Well, there’s the obvious point that if…

A guide for everyone who doesn’t get promoted – at Goldman Sachs and elsewhere

A guide for everyone who doesn’t get promoted – at Goldman Sachs and elsewhere

Along with lower bonuses and fewer jobs, another unappealing new reality is dawning on the financial services industry: fewer promotions. The Wall Street Journal says Goldman will only…

Five Ways for Women to Win at Work in the Highly Competitive Financial Services Sector

Five Ways for Women to Win at Work in the Highly Competitive Financial Services Sector

Do you want to get promoted at your investment bank, or at least attract the type of mentoring that leads to a promotion? Are you ready to turn…

Unemployed? Don’t Let That Stop You From Becoming the Candidate of Choice

Unemployed? Don’t Let That Stop You From Becoming the Candidate of Choice

For a variety of reasons, employers are reluctant to hire people who’ve been out of work for years and in some cases even just a few months. “There…

Still Not Getting Any Callbacks? Maybe You Need to Refreshen Your Brand or Do a Better Job Marketing

Still Not Getting Any Callbacks? Maybe You Need to Refreshen Your Brand or Do a Better Job Marketing

Selling a product to consumers is no different than looking for a job. You have to make yourself attractive to prospective employers. That involves the "m" word. Marketing.…

Stalking the Hiring Manager is Not a Good Career Strategy

Stalking the Hiring Manager is Not a Good Career Strategy

A job candidate hadn’t heard from the hiring manager within a week as promised. So the candidate called every half hour. He ended up calling 18 times. “The…

The Art of Networking Means Creating Value for Others Without Expecting Anything in Return

The Art of Networking Means Creating Value for Others Without Expecting Anything in Return

The Good Samaritan principal applies to networking. It’s about adding value, helping people in your network with no expectation of anything in return. Networking well is hard work…

Poison Pills: What Makes Your Resume Deadly?

Poison Pills: What Makes Your Resume Deadly?

Career coaches and resume writers often spar and tussle about what you must include in your resume or how to present certain items. But what most people agree…

Improve Your Chances of Landing Your Next Job with an Image Makeover

Improve Your Chances of Landing Your Next Job with an Image Makeover

Age discrimination in the job search process is more than about just age. The age barrier can be compounded by the image you project through your resume, your…

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