The Weekly Minute Mar 19 2012

Hiring at Goldman, Cantor Fitzgerald and How to Quit Your Job

By julie steinberg

Tip: Cantor Fitzgerald Hiring in 2012

With big Wall Street banks laying off thousands, smaller firms are enticing displaced talent to their front doors. Cantor Fitzgerald will hire 200 people this year in investment banking, asset management and in sales and trading. The firm plans additions in the U.S., Europe and Asia and hopes to bring on seasoned talent, Chief Executive Shawn Matthews told FINS.

Tools to get the job:

The Perfect Sales and Trading Resume

The Perfect Asset Management Resume

Ten Dumb Things to Say in an Interview

Tip: Goldman Looking Out West

If you're sick of crazy prices in the Northeast, you may want to head west, specifically to Salt Lake City, Utah. Goldman Sachs has been piling on hires in its fourth-largest office located there, and plans to hire 300 new employees by year's end. Accountants, analysts and operations types currently round out the employee roster, but the firm wants to eventually bring on investment bankers to help with the region's IPOs.

Tools to get the job:

The Perfect Investment Banking Resume

How to Get a Job at Goldman

Ten Worst Things to Put on Your Resume

Tip: How Not to Quit Your Job

Last week, a disgruntled Goldman Sachs employee gave notice of his resignation -- in the New York Times. You may have an ax to grind when leaving your company, but if you want to maintain ties with people (you never know who you're going to have to work for again), it's worth leaving on good terms so you can show your face again in the industry, experts say.

Tools to remember when leaving your job:

Quitting Your Job Gracefully

How to Quit the Right Way

Lessons from Greg Smith

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