The Weekly Minute Apr 02 2012

Hiring for Students and Compliance

By Julie Steinberg

Tip: Companies On the Lookout for Compliance Officers

Financial service firms have many looming deadlines ahead of them, like registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. To meet them, they need to hire qualified compliance officers. Over the past two months, more than 300 companies have posted 1,200 jobs for compliance staff, up 49% from the year earlier for the same period. Demand is highest in New York, Dallas and Chicago.

Tools to get the job:

How to Get a Job in Compliance

Private Equity Firms Scoping Out Compliance

Best Books for Jobs in Compliance

Tip: Nomura Hunts for Top Students

Japanese bank Nomura may be undergoing a slight shift in strategy after the departure of wholesale banking head Jesse Bhattal, but it's still worth looking into if you're a college graduate. In order to best its rivals in finding top talent, Nomura's university recruiting program will triple the typical salary for an incoming analyst. So far, the bank has hired 50 graduates for the program. Don't get too complacent, though, you're expected to show up to work the day after the academic year ends in Japan!

Tools to get the job:

How to Get a Job Through On-Campus Recruiting

What to Wear to a Finance Interview

How to Apply for a Finance Job in Asia

Tip: Wall Street Remains the Place to Be

Even though its ethics and culture have been attacked by critics and former employees, Wall Street is still seen by many as the ultimate launching pad for a successful career. Both undergraduates and M.B.A. students are lining up to drop their resumes with career services centers, representatives of which say interest hasn't receded with the layoffs and dull earnings of recent years. Here's how to better your chances.

Tools to get the job:

What Not to Say in an Interview

Networking for Success

Seven Ways to Keep Your Resume Out of the Trash

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