Exit Interview Advice: Keep Your Mouth Shut!

Beecher Tuttle | E-Financial Careers

Bonus announcement season is approaching, and with it comes the realization of many in the industry that they are ready to move on. Typically, hundreds across Wall Street will saunter into the office of their boss and quit after receiving their bonus check, whether it be to take another job in banking or to leave

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The 6 Interview Pet Peeves of Goldman Sachs Recruiters

Beecher Tuttle | E-Financial Careers

There are nearly a limitless number of things you can do to screw up an interview. We’ve heard them all, from calling someone a high-heeled bond trader (rather than high-yield) to showing up to a hedge fund interview in a sports jersey. These are obvious blowups that can be easily avoided. But what about the

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LGBT and Straight Bankers Not On The Same Page When It Comes To Discrimination

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Compared to other industries, Wall Street has proven itself to be a champion of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) equality. Banks have installed innovative and productive workplace programs aimed supporting the LGBT community, while several CEOs have come out publicly to support gay marriage, including Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein. Still, a divide appears to

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Why Life Isn’t Getting Any Easier For Women In Banking

Paul Clarke | E-Financial Careers

When Barclays revealed its new “purpose and values” in February, outlining exactly how it expected its investment bankers to behave under the new regime, it faced the problem of imparting details of this new era to the hundreds of female employees on maternity leave. The solution was to invite them into its Canary Wharf office and

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The Hardest Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

Beecher Tuttle | E-Financial Careers

For most people, the toughest interview questions aren’t quantitative or theoretical. They are those that deal with a candidate’s weaknesses, employment gaps and salary demands, among others potentially difficult personal questions. If you misstep on these, you’ll hurt you chances of getting an offer, or at least getting the offer that you’re hoping for. But the

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Six Ways To Cement Your Relationship With a Recruiter

Beecher Tuttle | E-Financial Careers

Whether or not you prefer working with a recruiter during your job search (based on a few previous comments, some of you certainly don’t), you have to admit that the good ones can open career opportunities that would otherwise be closed to you. So how do you cement your relationship with a recruiter, making sure

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Is The Value of a CFA Certification Improving or Declining?

Beecher Tuttle | E-Financial Careers

Hundreds of Wall Streeters and other finance pros likely spent the better half of Tuesday shopping for new business cards. Raised lettering, pale nimbus, eggshell white, but with room for three more letters: CFA. More than half of applicants (54%) passed the third and final Chartered Financial Analyst exam, according to the CFA Institute, marking the

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CFA or MBA: Which Is Best For a Finance Career?

Paul Clarke | E-Financial Careers

Both an MBA and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification have the potential to advance your financial services careers. There are pros and cons to each, but can one really help propel you up the career ladder? The MBA is the traditional route into an investment banking job, particularly in the U.S., but job opportunities have

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