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For those who have recently shied away from applying to finance related roles due the current fluctuating state of the economy and the constant threat of layoffs, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for three particular roles within finance: mortgages, accounting, and financial analysis. In a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at The Finance Whisperer
The New Year allows for a fresh start and whether you are currently unemployed or looking for a career change, a fresh start is a great opportunity to revive your job search. However, with 12.2 million Americans currently unemployed, the competition to get the job offer is fierce. In a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at The Finance Whisperer
The New Year brings new resolutions, and if you’re one of the many who has resolved to look for a new job, you’re not alone. According to TheLadders, January to March sees the biggest jump in job-seeking activity and in a new study by Right Management, they found that out... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
Recent college graduates and students have been especially hard hit by the current mediocre state of the economy; 54% of this population is either unemployed or underemployed. Luckily, there seems to be a new path to take when trying to secure a job: the internship. In a recent Forbes article,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
Happily, a new year brings new jobs. For those on the hunt for a job, this is exciting news! However, job openings will not be distributed evenly across sectors and for some occupations; it will be easier to find a job than others. In a recent Forbes article, Jacquelyn Smith,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
A job interview is not only an opportunity for the company to evaluate you, but also a time for you to decide if the company is a place where you would like to work. During your interview, make sure to observe the company environment and employees. Take a tour of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
Feedback is an important tool that leads to growth and innovation. By both sharing and receiving feedback, you participate in an exchange of viewpoints that can lead to an improvement in work performance and to the next step in your career. In a recent Forbes article, Glenn Llopis, discusses how... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
During a time when the economy is uncertain and the unemployment rate is high; finally some good news about jobs! In a recent article, Beecher Tuttle reported that despite the ongoing economic crisis and highly publicized news of layoffs, the finance sector continues to grow and the number of financial... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
As people remain uncertain of the economy and await the upcoming political election, it has become apparent that times are changing. These changes can also be reflected in the business school arena. Prior to the financial crisis of 2008, many business schools solely aimed to produce an abundance of graduates... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
Congratulations! You beat out the competition and received the job offer. You should be nothing but proud of this accomplishment. But in your excitement, don’t forget to look before you leap. Whether you have one or several job offers to consider, before accepting anything, there are important questions that you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
As is common with many young professionals, you may not have begun your career exactly where you wanted to; however, that doesn’t mean that you should associate age with career success and advancement. As a recent college graduate, you must proactively seek out ways to learn and grow. In a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
No matter if you’re an intern or a vice president and no matter how many job interviews you’ve been through, it’s always a challenge to determine what exactly a recruiter looks for in an interviewee. What they look for can then vary across both companies and industries. To help bridge... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
The fall season is upon us and classes are back in session. With the current fluctuating state of the economy, college students more than ever are wondering: what can I do to make myself more employable? In a recent Forbes article, Bill Conerly, indicates that there are 6 classes that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
As expected, work experience and education are the go-to categories to include on your resume. They display your skill set, knowledge, and capabilities. However, you are not limited to just these two categories. You can include additional topics to re-enforce your qualifications, and showcase your interests and personality. This can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
Professionals often search for ways to develop their careers, succeed, and get ahead. They network, take on additional tasks, and find ways to enhance their skill set, but a key career development component that can sometimes be overlooked, is responsiveness. In a recent Forbes article, Sherri Edwards, indicates that professionals... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
You’ve researched, you’ve networked, and now you have applied to the job. You’ve taken all of the necessary steps and now the big job interview day is approaching. You should be excited but with big life-changing events, comes an even bigger set of nerves. In a recent U.S. News &... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
As the economy fluctuates and young professionals are unsure about the security of their current jobs, there is a job that is being labeled as one of the most stable and significant careers in the finance space: the financial advisor. In a recent Forbes article, the Bureau of Labor Statistics... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
As college graduates struggle to find jobs, it is a reassuring metric that 60% of paid internships result in job offers, as reported in a recent Forbes article (unpaid internships had a lower conversion rate of 37%). The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conducted the study which surveyed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
You’ve taken your GMATs and now it is time to choose your MBA program. When applying to business school, it is important to sell yourself and cater your abilities to each individual school. Each school is looking for something slightly different and each school has a completely different audience that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
Faced with a highly fluctuating economy, job layoffs are becoming more prevalent and many finance professionals who are normally working, suddenly find themselves without a job. Unfortunately, hard workers are becoming a product of economic conditions. However, you should not feel defeated. You are a desirable candidate for another company.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
After graduating college, you enter a world of rent, loans, paychecks, and money management. It is more important than ever to have a keen understanding of your personal finances. A greater understanding will lead to a more fluid transition into the adult world. In a recent article found in Forbes,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
In today’s competitive job market, your resume can make or break your chances of a potential interview and hire. In addition to having a resume that is clear and concise, it is important to include information that sets you apart from other job applicants. Most individuals are under the impression... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
Despite an increase in on-campus hiring this year, less than half of graduates are expected to have a full-time job by the time they leave college. According to a recent study by Rutgers University, only 49% of graduates from 2009 to 2011 found a full-time job within a year of... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
College graduation is a time for congratulations, excitement, and…debt. Fortunately, 2012 is seeing an uptick in the economy and hiring. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) indicates that employers are hiring 10.2% more graduates than they did in 2011. Landing your first job is the perfect time to... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer
The U.S. Bureau of Labor announced this week that jobless claims remained almost unchanged from last week and worse than economists’ predictions. As a result, there is growing concern that the job creation we saw earlier this year may be short-lived. Jobless claims have been above 385,000 for three weeks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at The Finance Whisperer