Tag Archives: Finance Careers

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, […]

Five Quick Tips for Struggling Job Seekers

If you’re looking to get to work right now, Tom Busby has five tips to give your job hunt a boost. Busby is the founder and CEO of DTI, the Diversified Trading Institute. He’s bringing his wealth of knowledge to The Traders Expo Dallas, where he will be speaking on the topic of trading exotics (grains, bonds, gold and silver, […]

How to Build a Superior Wall Street Workforce

Don’t hire analysts fresh out of college, says one analyst. Let them gain experience in their respective industry first. “I would say it’s very important to have industry experience, because you only get insight by working in the industry,” Trip Chowdhry, the Managing Director of Equity Research at Global Equities Research, told StreetID. “When I say industry, I mean that […]

Movers and Shakers on Wall Street

From hires at TCW and Wunderlich Securities to a new firm built by former Merrill Lynch advisors, Wall Street has been very busy this month. Jerry Cudzil, a former Morgan Stanley managing director who specialized in trading high-yield debt, has joined the ranks of TCW. He comes to the firm as the Head of U.S. Credit Trading. According to On […]

Preparing for a Career in Security Analysis

After narrowing down your list of options, you’ve finally decided where you want to be on Wall Street. Now what? James D. Ragan, a senior equity analyst at Crowell, Weedon & Co., recommends that you start by taking an active role in following the financial markets. “Learn about a sector or a group of stocks and become an expert in […]