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Posted January 21, 2015 by

Skills recruiters look for Hedge Fund Job in Investment banking professionals

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Hedge fund word cloud. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The transition from investment banking into the field of hedge funds is quite common and natural. Banking professionals choose to dive into the frantically competitive world of hedge funds because these jobs are challenging, highly rewarding and open the doors to a whole set of new opportunities in the future.

Prior experience in the banking sector is an added advantage and increases the chance of success in the hedge fund market. Here is a comprehensive guide to assess the experience, specialisation and other skills required to excel in this job profile. (more…)

Posted January 09, 2015 by

They Want You To Relocate? 5 Questions to Ask First

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Woman walking on the road to the city, in front of an empty billboard concept. Moving to the city. Billboard on the road leading to the city of skyscrapers. Back view. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

So you finally made it. You have conquered the long and strenuous road known as college. With your degree in one hand and ambition in the other, you hit the job market full steam ahead. As a young cultivated individual, there should be no problem landing a job, right?

I wish that were the case. No matter how long you have been on the scene, finding a new job can be exhaustingly difficult, but, jumping at the first available opportunity is not always the optimal decision for your career. Especially if relocating for the job is a requirement.

Landing your first job out of college is exciting, but before accepting a job that requires you to move, make sure that you have considered the following questions: (more…)

Posted December 31, 2014 by

Didn’t Land a New Job in 2014? Correct These Mistakes for the New Year

If you did not get an entry level job or other position of employment this year, then chances are your job search was missing something.  What could you have done wrong that turned employers off from you as a job candidate?  What could you have done differently that would have left them with a more favorable impression of you?  That is what you need to figure out going into the new year.  Here are some mistakes that may have kept you from getting hired in 2014. (more…)

Posted December 16, 2014 by

Entry Level Students: Ways to Boost Your Job Prospects even With No Experience

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Cheerful young volunteers with garbage bag after cleaning the streets. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

For anyone approaching college graduation looking to step straight into the world of work, it’s surely about time you began an active job search. However, as many of you begin writing your first resume, you may start to feel that a lack of professional experience is going to jeopardize your chances of landing an interview.

Job-hunting with minimal experience has always been difficult, regardless of the economic climate, and with record levels of graduates entering the American job market, your concerns are well founded. However, it’s not all bad news. The growth of websites like LinkedIn now offer new ways in which you can network within a specific industry, and a plethora of job board websites also help open the door to more job openings than ever before. If you prepare well and do the right things early on, it’s quite possible to land a really great job fresh out of college. However, this preparation means taking immediate action to gain the experience you need, along with writing an inspirational resume that a fairly represents your potential as an applicant. (more…)

Posted December 10, 2014 by

Advice for Graduates Seeking Opportunities Overseas

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Ready for success. Four college graduates standing in a row and smiling. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Finishing university sends people in a variety of different directions. Some people miss the academic setting they are leaving, but others yearn to begin their working lives. Fortunately, options for both types of people have increased dramatically as the world has become more connected. For some students, pursuing work or additional training abroad can lead to exciting opportunities that they might not have access to in their home countries. Before jumping on a plane, though, graduates should consider a few important issues. (more…)

Posted December 10, 2014 by

How to write an amazing internship cover letter

 

A cover letter for an internship highlights the answers to 3 main questions:

1. What is your reason to pursue the internship program? The answer to this question will include details such as ‘what do you know about the program?’ and ‘how it is of interest to you?’

2. What is your reason to pursue the internship with a specific employer? You can write about ‘what you know about this employer?’ and why you have chosen an internship rather than a full-time program?

3. How will you best use this internship opportunity to excel in your career? You can answer with details about your short-term and long-term goals. (more…)

Posted September 18, 2014 by

5 Reasons to Find a Job that Matches Your Skill Set Instead of Your Passion

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Young female student looking through job offers on board. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Most, if not all, job seekers have heard that they should find something they’re passionate about for work.  While it makes sense to do what you really like, should you be searching for a job this way?  The following post shares five reasons why this method could be wrong.

Much of the career advice that’s doled out these days encourages young people to “follow their dreams” and “feed their passion.” And sure, it sounds good. Who wouldn’t want to make money by doing a job that doesn’t really feel like “work”? Who wouldn’t want to turn a lifelong dream into a reality?  But if you’re hoping (or holding out) for your dream job, Ben Carpenter is here with some tough love: What you’re good at should trump what you’re passionate about. (more…)

Posted August 05, 2014 by

Salary Negotiation from an Employer’s Perspective

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Recruiting

After recruiting all levels of job seekers for the past decade, I’ve come to understand that many people lack a true understanding of how to negotiate salary.

The most common mistake we have seen is that interviewees do not know how to accurately gauge if a company is likely to be amenable to accepting a counter offer.

Prior to asking for more money, it’s important to see the hiring process from the point of view of the employer.  The first step in that process is to define what situations will make a hiring company more or less likely to negotiate your salary. (more…)

Posted June 06, 2014 by

Trades Are Cool Again

Carpenter at work on industrial job site

Carpenter at work on industrial job site. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

For some, the “college experience” is an exciting prospect that starts with trying out subjects that will hopefully lead to a career and ends with the rude awakening of abundant student loans and no job post-graduation to pay them off – or potentially worse, being stuck in a career you’ve discovered just isn’t right. When you need a career path re-evaluation, or when you can’t secure a job (or even an interview) post graduation, use this game plan to determine options. (more…)

Posted June 05, 2014 by

Are You Searching Jobs for Recent College Graduates in Sound Engineering?

If you want to be a sound engineer, there are some positions in this area of music where you might explore jobs for recent college graduates.  Learn more in the following post.

These days telling people that you have made the decision to work in the music industry as stage crew doesn’t have the negative connotations it might have had in the past. In the Sixties and Seventies rock music was seen as anti-establishment and declaring an interest in becoming involved

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