The Weekly Minute Oct 31 2011

Hiring at BNP Paribas, KeyCorp and among MBAs

By julie steinberg

Tip: BNP Paribas Hiring for Japan Equities

BNP Paribas is hiring analysts, traders and sales staff for its Japanese equity coverage, hoping to take advantage of a rebound in the Japanese economy. It plans to add three equity research analysts to cover each of the commodity, technology and machinery industries as well as three salespeople, bringing the total new hires in Japan to nine.

Tools to get the job:

So You Want to Be an Equity Research Analyst

The Perfect Sales and Trading Resume

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Tip: Midwestern Banks Looking for Talent

Getting a job now on Wall Street might be tough, but expanding your horizons beyond New York could land you a finance job. Regional banks such as Cleveland-based KeyCorp and Cincinnati-based Fifth Third are hiring investment bankers as they expand into stock, bond and loan offerings as well as mergers and acquisitions. KeyCorp has hired 150 people for its capital markets and investment banking unit since the beginning of 2010, bringing total headcount in the division to around 565.

Tools to get the job:

The Perfect Investment Banking Resume

Five Best Books to Read for a Career in Investment Banking

Don't Kid Yourself: You're Not Steve Jobs

Tip: Wall Street Still Loves MBAs

Banks, hedge funds and other financial firms are hiring large percentages of graduating business classes at Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Columbia Business School. Even though vice presidents and directors are getting laid off, there's still demand for lower-level folks to do the grunt work. Compensation starts at $130,000 the first year out of business school.

Tools to get the job:

Banks Still Big on Campus

How to Get a Job from On-Campus Recruitment

What to Wear to a Finance Interview

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