Finally, good news for debt traders: positions are beginning to open up at an array of big houses. According to a May 22 Bloomberg.com article, firms like Nomura and Deutsche Bank are betting that anticipated increases in interest rates will translate to corporate debt profits.
Since these positions are rarely posted, you will need to use your network to vet opportunities.
Current wisdom is that your resume should not include an objective statement. And yet, I still see them.
At best, an objective is a waste of space and adds no value.
To obtain a position as a financial analyst with XYZ company.
(No kidding. You’re applying for the position, so I would hope that getting the job would be your goal.)
At worst, it can sound like you’re looking for a date.
Experienced equity trading assistant seeking a position with a respected financial services organization.
At its essence, a Presidential Debate is a job interview. The most public, high-stakes job interview I know of. While most of us will never have to go head-to-head with our competitors in an interview (whew!), we can learn a lot about what works and doesn’t in an interview by considering how Mitt Romney and Barack Obama handled the Denver debate.
Here are eight takeaways:
I was speaking recently with a client whose son landed his first job – in financial services, no less. Laughing, she observed: “It takes a village to get a job in finance these days.” Indeed, it does.
Although her son was a recent MBA grad who’d had solid industry internships, there was no queue of people waiting to hire him. Not a real surprise; it’s a rough market.
And it wasn’t like he was sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring. He had Continue reading