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High-Paying Jobs More Secure on Wall Street
“As long as we’re in a stimulus environment, and the Fed is talking $85 billion a month, there are lots of very high-end jobs that are available,” said Chris Martenson, Ph.D., an economic researcher who tracks economic trend on Wall Street. “It is a very rich and lucrative time to be close to the spigot.” At the same time, Martenson […]
What Do Hedge Funds Want From New Employees?
Hedge funds have become some of the most exciting firms within the financial sector. It isn’t just the money that attracts job seekers — applicants are also drawn to the culture and fast-paced environment. Before applying for a job with a hedge fund, it’s important to know what the industry wants most when acquiring new talent. To find out, StreetID […]
Could a Scandal at JPMorgan Chase Create New Jobs?
As many as two-thirds of organizations are said to be ineffective or inefficient in some capacity. Sometimes the inefficiencies are brought on by laziness — other times they are the result of a massive corporate scandal. JPMorgan Chase is one of many multinational institutions that endured a scandal last year. When that happens, investors often run for the hills. But […]
How Connecticut Lost a $10 Billion Hedge Fund Manager
Edward Lampert is one of the wealthiest people in America. He is the chairman of Sears Holding Corporation and the founder and CEO of ESL Investments, a hedge fund that is estimated to be worth more than $10 billion. Up until last year, he brought most of his wealth to Greenwich, Connecticut. That changed as soon as the state raised […]
Why One Man Left UBS for a Better Life in Florida
For now and the foreseeable future, New York will continue to be the leader of the financial sector. But as we have learned, you don’t have to be on Wall Street to succeed in this industry. Evan Rapoport, CEO of HedgeCo Networks, recently lured Brett Langbert away from New York City. With more than 17 years of experience (he spent […]
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 […]
Is it Wise to Sell Out and Take a Lower-Paying Job?
There are few things in life that are as awful as losing a job. In addition to the loss of financial security and the independence that comes with having a job, there is a tremendous amount of stress that comes with the loss. When a new job is finally attainable, some individuals are surprised to learn that their next employer […]
The Secret to Getting a Raise
There are many challenges that every job seeker must face, even after landing a job. One day every man and woman must walk over to their boss’s office and politely ask, “Can I have more money?” Obviously the question is never that simple and cannot be asked so plainly. Rather, the quest for a raise must be approached delicately, thoughtfully […]
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 […]
The Hedge Fund Industry Has Two Barriers to Entry – Can You Break Them?
The hedge fund industry is regarded as one of the most appealing sectors within the financial community. That appeal has created unprecedented demand for fresh talent and skilled investors who are looking to make their mark. But how difficult is it for job seekers to break in? “It’s a hard industry to break into if you don’t know the right […]