Banking and Career Articles

May 4, 2013
How to Get an Investment Banking Job at J.P. Morgan
Here are some tips on how to nail down an investment banking job, directly from Joanna Lee, an investment banking MBA recruiter at J.P. Morgan.

May 3, 2013
Lazard Hires Senior Banker in Investment Banking
Lazard has announced that Larry Slaughter will join the firm as a Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, effective June 3.

May 1, 1013
Meet Credit Suisse's new co-heads of European investment banking
Credit Suisse this morning turned to two of its most seasoned dealmakers to run its investment banking department in Europe, the Middle East and Africa....

March 24, 2013

Standout Resume Key to Helping Students Land Jobs
...“My advice is that you have a whole section of achievements first, so that the first thing somebody sees about you is that you get things done.”...

March 19, 2013
Why Technology Can't Fix Our Need for Traditional Resumes
Recently, while driving to work, I heard a report on the radio about a company choosing to forego traditional job interviews or collecting resumes for an open position, choosing instead to base their entire candidate selection process on “Twitterviews.” ...

March 18, 2013
Writing a Resume That Doesn't Land in the Discard Pile
.....A good résumé is only one or two pages long, although it’s OK with three pages when someone has a lot of experience....A good résumé is concise, uncluttered, and emphasizes experience that matches the position for which the person is applying.....

March 17, 2013
Do Recruiters Really Care About Cover Letters?
When recruiters organize a candidate binder/folder in preparation for interviewing, they often place the cover letter on top of the pile as the first item introducing the candidate. The cover letter may not have been the first thing the recruiter read, but it does create a lasting impression of who you are and what you offer. So, why not take the time to provide that info and sell yourself as the best candidate? ....

March 16, 2013
Teach Your Teens the Art of Trading
.....Jeff Cooper, when he was still young, learned the art of trading from his father, and he later became a legend of the Wall Street. He had love for trading that kept him searching until he discovered the secret of permanent success. Mike Baghdady learned from his father, and has now become a blessing to the trading world. Peter Soodt learned from his father, and he’s now a celebrated and profitable trader/coach. Joe Ross was taught by his uncle when he was as young as age 14, and he’s now one of the most experienced and the most eclectic traders in the world. He trades for a living and has insatiable passion for teaching how the markets work. Philipp Schroeder and Valentine Rossiwall are both young and highly profitable traders. Philipp and Valentine have other goals in mind, yet they take trading serious. Oh, how bright and beautiful the future of these young men would be! Anton Kreil started trading while in his late teens and he retired from the investment banking industry at the age of 28. He now trades his own money and enjoys financial freedom, and he’s still in his early 30s. Kenneth L. Fisher learned about trading from Philip Fisher, his father (who was a great investor) before he founded his own investment firm. He’s on the 2011 Forbes 400 list of richest Americans. He was worth $1.7 billion in the year 2012. As of 2010, his company manages $41.3 billion in 38,521 customer accounts and has been called the largest wealth manager in the United States.....
March 14, 2013
Stop Fast-Tracking Your Career
.....If everything you do needs to work on a three-year time horizon, then you're competing against a lot of people. But if you're willing to invest on a seven-year time horizon, you're now competing against a fraction of those people...Just by lengthening the time horizon, you can engage in endeavors that you could never otherwise pursue.....

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