Don’t Let Emotions Get The Best Of Your Move

First, may I wish each of you a very Happy and Healthy New Years! I apologize for missing the first blog of the year. While on vacation, I got that dreaded text saying, “Call home.”  My dad of 92, who is very healthy, was taken into the hospital because he...

My Secret Sauce For 2020

As we enter the new year of 2020, I want to thank each and every one of you that have faithfully read my blogs every Thursday.  Why every Thursday? I had an old (and I mean an older gentleman) that I knew, and every Thursday he would send me a...

This Investment Banking Recruiter Needs Feedback

For this week's blog, I am asking a favor: Would you please respond with the answers to the following questions? This way I can determine if, as an author and investment banking recruiter, I am getting my message across correctly.  I have had the privilege of writing Investment Banking Recruiter...

Hiring Firms Expectations & Offer Timelines

In previous blogs, I have addressed the idea of "Radio Silence" or others may call it patience. Radio silence is the time that passes when you are waiting to see if a firm is going to want to move forward. But today, I want to address patience as to waiting...

The Hiring Process In The New Decade

I do not know about you, but a new decade is both nerve racking and exciting. In the world of getting hired, the game has changed drastically over the last decade or so. We are going to explore these changes. More importantly, what these changes mean to you, the candidate,...

Key Players For Your Next Move

Who is on your team? Sounds like a simple question, doesn’t it? However, there is a significant dialogue hidden in this question. Capital markets recruiters or any recruiters in the financial industry will recommend that you know your team. Knowing who is on your team is a critical element to...

2 Critical Items To Conclude Your Interview Process

Today I want to share, in my experience of executive recruitment and more, two of the most important things you can do after your interview has ended.  Both will be elaborated on in this blog.  Even when you read these two things, you may say, “I know that already.” But...

A Realistic Business Plan Goes A Long Way

In a previous article discussing what was so special about $800,000, many of my readers enjoyed and commented on extensively.  I want to pick up on the main premise of that article, which was talking about the importance of a good business plan.  This is what I believe to be...

The Big Picture: Choosing The Right Firm

“A new focus to my 2015 blog,” was a slogan that was bantered about in the early stages of the PC wars. Managers were so afraid to make a purchasing recommendation, other than IBM, that they missed out on some great technological advances. More importantly, great deals on new innovative...

The Reality of the Beloved $800,000 Projection

What’s so special about $800,000? It appears that whether you're a bond counsel, public finance banker or even a series 7 financial wealth advisor; the requested amount of business the firm wants or expects you to move is $800,000. It does not matter if it's a bulge bracket, a super-regional,...