How do you find a job in the new economy? Use a new approach

How do you find a job in the new economy? Use a new approach

There is little question that the new economy has brought changes in the way business is done. It is painfully obvious to those seeking positions in the financial…

Giving Off the Sweet Smell of Confidence After a Layoff

Giving Off the Sweet Smell of Confidence After a Layoff

Everyone loves a winner, so the cliché goes. And, financial services executives need to be especially concerned with the air of authority that the industry demands. So, how…

How “Candidate Optimization” Might Increase Your Chances of Getting a Job Interview

How “Candidate Optimization” Might Increase Your Chances of Getting a Job Interview

Would you be surprised to know that at most companies: Computers, not humans, read your resume? At least 75 percent of resumes are discarded for using the wrong words?…

How to Get Recruiters to Really Like You

How to Get Recruiters to Really Like You

How do you turn an ambivalent recruiter into someone who really wants to hire you? Three investment banking career specialists volunteer their insights, and by "recruiter," we mean…

The Phone Interview: Overcoming That First Line of Defense

The Phone Interview: Overcoming That First Line of Defense

In today’s interview process, a new level—some would say barrier—has been added to the process: the phone interview. This is no longer a courtesy screening meant to simply…

How to Handle Three Tedious Types of Interviewers

How to Handle Three Tedious Types of Interviewers

As any exceptional salesperson will testify, knowing not only your client’s needs but also his idiosyncrasies (and tailoring your behavior accordingly) considerably enhances your chances of getting the&h

Five Ways to Refine Your Resume If You Want to Get into an M&A Boutique

Five Ways to Refine Your Resume If You Want to Get into an M&A Boutique

There are numerous reasons why you might want to work for an M&A boutique. First, they’re still hiring actively. Second, they offer excellent experience if you’re junior, with…

Working for a Younger Boss: 10 Tips for Success

Working for a Younger Boss: 10 Tips for Success

It's not always easy taking orders from someone 20 to 30 years younger than you are. But with many senior financial services professionals returning to the workforce or…

Do you genuinely want to get a new job? Here are seven tips you should try

Do you genuinely want to get a new job? Here are seven tips you should try

If you have been sending out applications and resumes and getting no response, you may be feeling annoyed. Worse: you may be feeling apathetic. Don’t. And don’t be.…

Need advice on salary negotiation with a potential employer?

Need advice on salary negotiation with a potential employer?

You saw a position advertised, you were curious, you investigated, they met you, you like each other and now it’s getting serious. HR or the recruiter flat-out asks…

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