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Posted July 09, 2014 by

The Best Paying Wall Street Jobs & How to Make It There

Saurabh Tyagi

Saurabh Tyagi

As a college graduate there are good chances that you must have dreamt of flying in private jets, cruising around the world in your own private yachts and dining out at some of the best restaurants like Noma. But all the good things in life come for a price, and to pay that price you have to have a well paying job (unless you have inherited a goldmine from your father). Wall Street has helped create many rags to riches stories. Here are some Wall Street jobs which can help you translate your dreams into reality with general career advice to make it there. (more…)

Posted April 09, 2014 by

Creating a cold networking email for an internship or job

 

Since you can only make a limited number of connections from your family or friend circle, you must learn how to create and send an effective networking email. The easiest way to find a professional is through your alumni directory or on LinkedIn.

Your first step is to generate a list of about 100 people

This is how you’ll build your initial network. Keep track of these people on an Excel spreadsheet. I typically create a simple color code: Not responded, responded, responded & very helpful. (more…)

Posted March 17, 2014 by

How to get a job on Wall Street after College

An entrance to an office building on Wall Street in New York

An entrance to an office building on Wall Street in New York. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The first step is to know whether you are passionate about finance. I personally like finance as it involves numbers and common sense, and how the main goal is to maximize profit. I learned early on in my pursuit of a Wall Street career to not work on Wall Street for the money. I promise you will either get burnt out or easily beaten by people who actually like finance. (more…)

Posted August 02, 2012 by

45% Fewer Layoffs in July 2012 Than July 2011

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & ChristmasPlanned layoffs declined for the second consecutive month in July, as employers announced job cuts totaling 36,855, down 2.0 percent from 37,551 in June, according to the latest job cuts report released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Job cuts last month were down 45 percent from a year ago, when employers announced plans to cut 66,414 workers from their payrolls in July. This is just the third time this year employers announced fewer cuts than the same month in 2011.

Overall, employers have announced 319,946 job cuts so far this year. The pace of downsizing is virtually even with a year ago; up just 2.5 percent from the 312,220 planned layoffs announced from January through July. (more…)

Posted February 29, 2012 by

68% of Job Seekers Optimistic About Their Job Prospects

Live Career's job outlook pie chartMany U.S. job seekers are surprisingly optimistic about their job search, but critical of current government job creation efforts and doubtful that this year’s Presidential election will dramatically affect their employment prospects. An online survey was conducted by the career website, LiveCareer, and questioned over 6,100 users. These users represent people in the U.S. who identified themselves as looking for work during the last two weeks of January. Fifty-two percent of the survey respondents were unemployed and are part of the staggering 8.3 percent U.S. unemployment rate as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics last month.

“We frequently survey our users to understand their attitudes toward their job search,” says Jamie Freundlich, Co-CEO of LiveCareer North America, “With this being an election year, we wanted to get a sense of how politics might be affecting our U.S. job seekers’ attitudes and optimism.” (more…)