Tag Archives: Finance Jobs

Who’s Getting Hired on Wall Street?

From a wealth management veteran to an M&A exec, Wall Street’s brightest and best are securing new roles this month. John Sullivan, who once served as the Executive Director of Wealth Advisory Services at Morgan Stanley, the Director of Wealth Management at Smith Barney, a Business Development Officer at Citibank, and an Account Manager at Citigroup Global Equipment Finance, has […]

Where Will You Work if JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Other Institutions Break Up?

Sometimes a relationship can last a lifetime. But just because two people might seem perfect for each other does not mean their marriage will last a lifetime. All too often, it ends in divorce. That could be the case for our nation’s biggest banks, and that is exactly what Sanford I. Weill, the former Chairman and CEO of Citigroup, wants […]

Benchmark’s Michael Eisenberg: Pay Attention to Micro Businesses

If you want to know where the job market is headed, Benchmark’s Michael Eisenberg recommends that you pay attention to the trend surrounding micro businesses or sub-SMEs, “where we have a lot of talented people that have gotten laid off or have left their jobs in corporate America that are starting businesses on their own.” “This is creating incredible opportunities […]

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), […]

Forget the Big Players, Smaller Brokerages May be Your Future Employer

As Wall Street firms continue to consolidate, many financial professionals are losing their jobs. Others are having a difficult time finding work. Very few have been able to walk away from the financial crisis completely unscathed. “What happens when a big company buys a smaller one is that they find out that they’ve got functions that are duplicating each other,” […]

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 […]