Career Advice

Career Advice Jun 26 2012

The Perfect Financial Adviser Resume

If you're an experienced financial adviser, an attention-grabbing resume can be what gets you through the door. And while you still need a stellar book of business to actually get that offer letter, a well-written resume will leave a lasting first impression.

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Career Advice Jun 26 2012

The Perfect Insurance Resume

While the insurance industry has not been able to avoid the fallout from the financial crisis, recruiters are focusing on areas of finance like securities and mutual funds to staff some of the newest opportunities. Here are ways to build an impressive insurance resume.

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Career Advice Jun 26 2012

The Perfect M&A Resume

Instability in the global markets means that investment banks and M&A advisory firms are continuing to hire during a busy time for M&A professionals. If you're eager for a mergers and acquisitions role, presenting a well-written resume can help get you past the initial gatekeepers.

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Career Advice Jun 26 2012

The Perfect Mortgage Finance Resume

Demand has shifted within the mortgage industry – these days, refinancing gurus have fallen from grace and companies are eager for hires that possess more traditional management skills. When it comes to resumes, hiring managers are paying more attention to leadership experience and the project-management qualifications of potential employees.

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Career Advice Jun 26 2012

The Perfect Private Equity Resume

For many finance professionals this area of finance has long been known for its high salaries and elite roles. Bottom line: Competition is fierce and if you're eager to break-in, a less-than-perfect resume can easily eliminate you from the running.

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Career Advice Jun 21 2012

How Hiring Managers Mess Up

Did you hear the one about the hiring manager who asked about her former lover? How about the woman who conducted the interview barefoot? FINS decided to turn the tables and asked job candidates about the stupidest things hiring managers asked.

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Career Advice Jun 21 2012

Military Veteran Hiring Could Reach 240,000, White House Says

The 1,600 employers supporting Joining Forces, the White House's initiative to rally job support for veterans, have committed to hire 170,000 veterans and military spouses over the next two years, in addition to the 70,000 already hired.

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Career Advice Jun 20 2012

Say Goodbye to PowerPoint

Small businesses are increasingly using iPad apps to make sales presentations, citing the flexibility, portability, intimacy, and an element of the unexpected as all being good for sales.

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Career Advice Jun 15 2012

How to Get Off the Career Ladder and onto the Lattice

Joanne Cleaver was tired of seeing employees getting stuck on the career ladder, unable to move up and unwilling to fall behind. In her new book, "The Career Lattice: Combat Brain Drain, Improve Company Culture and Attract Top Talent," the business journalist and consultant suggests what she thinks is a better way: a jungle gym-like paradigm that encourages lateral moves.

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Career Advice Jun 13 2012

Employees Want Rewards for Performance

Perhaps not surprisingly, employees want to be rewarded for their performance, rather than their tenure. Companies that focus on what employees actually achieve rather than how long thev've been on the job have lower turnover rates.

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