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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 […]

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), […]

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. […]

Hedge My Job

  It looks like the market for `financial dream jobs´ may have actually perked up amidst the financial turmoil of the past few months.  Investment managers saw a 22% increase in job offers as rival firms take advantage of the increasing number of financial services workers looking for a job by “snapping up the cream of the crop on much less than […]