Tag Archives: career advice

How to Go On Interviews While You’re Still Employed

When looking for work, unemployed job seekers do not have to hide their search for a new gig. More often than not, it is better to loudly tell the world that they are currently looking for work. The more people they talk to, the more doors that will be opened. On the other hand, job seekers that are still employed […]

Five Skills You Should Obtain to Advance Your Career in 2013

With every new year comes a host of new challenges. In the financial sector, those challenges include an evolving job market and a growing number of people who are fighting for every job. What can a job seeker do to stand out? What skills can he or she obtain to become a stronger candidate? To find out, StreetID turned to […]

Recruiters Hate Cover Letters, But You Still Need One

Will the debate surrounding the importance of cover letters ever come to an end? Earlier this month, former recruiter Anne-Marie Baiynd told StreetID that recruiters don’t read cover letters. “The managers don’t read them either because it’s all fluff,” she said. But Kunal Desai, who is also a former recruiter (as well as the CEO of Bulls on Wall Street), […]

The Easiest Way to Get a Job Is…

Job seekers can send out a million resumes, but there is a much better way to get a job: by networking with as many people as possible within a particular field. But whatever you do, don’t confuse networking for a LinkedIn connection. “Networking is huge,” Kunal Desai, a former recruiter and the CEO of Bulls on Wall Street, told StreetID. […]

Unexpected Areas of Financial Job Growth

According to the Houston Chronicle, Texas has reported its 22nd month of job growth. In May alone, the state added more than 12,000 nonfarm jobs. That growth is helping a lot of industries — including finance. “[Texas is] one of the spots that will probably still be growing for a long time,” Kunal Desai, a former recruiter and the CEO […]

What’s the Best Way to Write a Resume?

There is no “I” in “team.” There shouldn’t be an “I” in your resume either. That’s the advice of Anne-Marie Baiynd, President and CEO of TheTradingBook.com and the former CEO of a recruiting firm. “Resumes that are focused in ‘I’ space are a really big turnoff to managers,” Baiynd told StreetID. “Managers who are serious about building good teams for […]

Can Twitter or Facebook Prevent You From Getting a Job?

We have all heard the horror stories regarding the crazy stuff that people publish online — especially in social media — and how it can hurt their job prospects. From images of senseless and/or illegal acts to foul tweets and vulgar status updates, social media is a dangerous place to blow off steam. That said, not every employer is on […]

New Financial Startup Hiring in Silicon Valley

“We’re definitely in hiring mode,” says Motif Investing co-founder and CEO Hardeep Walia. “If you know any talent, send it our way.” The company, which aims to make it easy to invest in trends and big ideas, is looking to fill a wide variety of positions ranging from accountants and engineers to marketers and research analysts. More specifically, Motif Investing […]

If You Want to Get Hired, Leave the BS Behind

Bob thought that it was a good idea to exaggerate his knowledge of the financial markets. He was wrong. He tried to play it cool, pretending to know a little too much about how to trade options. But when Frank (the man who would have become Bob’s boss) started asking specific questions, Bob scrambled. His true colors were shown, and […]

Five Ways to Break Into Wall Street

Do you have what it takes to work in the financial sector? Scott Bell, CEO of the wealth management firm MyGDP, has provided StreetID with his blueprint for breaking into Wall Street. I say this kind of tongue-in-cheek, but if you haven’t watched the movie Trading Places more than five times in your life before you’re applying for the job, […]