The Art of Resigning

Robin Judson |

Congratulations, you have landed the job of your dreams or maybe just a better role than what you have.  You cannot wait to resign but hold on.  It’s important to think through the process. What do you need to do to get ready to join the new employer?  Are references all done?  Did you have

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Take Five Crucial Steps To A Successful Job Search

Robin Judson |

The end of the summer, long weekends and vacations will arrive soon.  Are you excited about getting back to more intense work?  If not, it may be time to consider a change.  Collecting a year- end bonus and starting fresh in a new role may be a good solution.  It’s important that your search gets

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The Truth Always Comes Out And It Almost Never Works Out Well

Robin Judson |

It was such a disappointment!  We sent the resume of this great analyst, call him Joe Smith, to one of our clients, ABC Hedge Fund.  Joe completed a two year analyst program, top of his class, at a well-regarded investment bank.  He then spent two years at a private equity fund where he worked on

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Never, Ever, Ever Accept A Counteroffer

Robin Judson |

Jack G. complained constantly that he was not appreciated in his role as a Director in XYZ Investment Bank’s Financial Sponsor group.  He had significant revenue attached to his name and was close to bringing in another new assignment.  The bank made no promotions to MD in his department during the last cycle and Jack

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I Don’t Want to Read Your Resume Summary!

Robin Judson |

Job hunters often send us resumes that have extensive summaries at the top.  Professional resume writers love to advise job hunters of the necessity of including those summaries.  When we see these in-depth statements on resumes, we assume that the resume was written by an outplacement company or a resume service, not the job hunter. 

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How Traders in Investment Banking are Escaping Trading

TOM GROENFELDT | EFINANCIAL CAREERS

If you work in trading now, you should be concerned. First came the algorithms wiping out thousands of jobs, and now large investment banks are unveiling programmes to rapidly downsize their fixed income, currencies and commodities trading businesses. This isn’t exactly a great advert for fresh graduates looking for their first job on Wall Street,

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How Much Would Your Boss Pay to Stop You Leaving?

Sarah Butcher | E-Financial Careers

Times are tight. If you work in banking and you want a pay increase, recruiters say there is really only one way of securing one: you’ll need to threaten to leave. And then you’ll need to hope that your employer likes you enough to buy you back again. “It’s become incredibly common for banks to

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Don’t Quit Your Day Job: Advice From a Famous(ish) Quitter

Marina Shirfin | LinkedIn

Have you ever walked into a crowded cafeteria only for it to grow silent because every one was staring at you? I have. It’s weird. Before I could bask in the undivided attention, I had to take care of one quick thing first. I walked over to one of the plastic tables I would share

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