The Weekly Minute Mar 05 2012

Hiring at Retail Banks and in Emerging Markets

By julie steinberg

Tip: Happy Times at Standard Chartered

Sometimes tradition pays off. Standard Chartered, which focuses on emerging markets like Asia, Africa and the Middle East, is having a banner year. The firm's corporate and consumer banking units reported record earnings; the bank plans to hire 2,500 employees as a result. Headcount grew by 1,600 people last year, a marked difference from competitors like HSBC and RBS, which are laying off thousands.

Tools to get the job:

How to Get a Job at Standard Chartered

Finding a Finance Job Abroad

Finding a Job in Asia

Tip: JPMorgan Revamps Branch Strategy

J.P. Morgan will cut back on the number of branch locations set to open in 2012, but it's still pouring resources into a few key states. Hiring will take place in California, Florida and Georgia, according to bank officials, as the firm seeks to expand its retail footprint.

Tools to get the job:

The Perfect Retail Banking Resume

Job Hunting for College Grads

The Ten Worst Things to Put on Your Resume

Tip: Moving Up in Private Equity

Don't discount private equity as a sector to go into because you're a woman. New research shows that more and more women are claiming spots at the top of the private equity food chain at firms in Asia and around the world (with the exception of North America and Europe). Look for firms with six to 10 senior employees; at those firms, women account for more than 10% of the senior team.

Tools to get the job:

Jobless in America? Try Asia

Secrets of Success for Women in Asia

The Perfect Private Equity Resume




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