Your Resume Format Could Score You An Interview

Is there a way of changing the mindset of a hiring manager when he views your resume, and he sees some of the issues we broached in last week’s blog? The answer is yes, and it all comes down to the resume format you choose.  There are various formats to...

How Hiring Managers View A Resume

I do not pretend to be an expert in this field, but what follows below are consistent observations that hiring managers share with me when they view a candidate I am working with.  While some of these flaws are not correctable, others are. These apply both to Investment Banking Firms...

You Don’t Have To Move!

Most calls from a recruiter to a prospective candidate all end the same way, “I am happy and do not want to make a move.” My retort always being, “Would you be open to hearing about other opportunities?” And let’s not even think about you making a move as it...

The Future of the Public Finance Industry

Every day I am asked the same question, “What do you see as the future for our industry?”  My answer is always the same, “We are not seeing a consolidation of the industry, we are seeing a changing of the seats.”  In my opinion, that in a nutshell, is what...

The Next Step: Letter of Resignation

Last week’s post got over 6,000 views, why is that? The obvious reason is that the post hit home with so many of you. Now that we have determined you should not quit without having a new position, what is the best way to resign? There are two thoughts: one...

“I’ve decided to move… without executive recruiting”

First of all, congratulations for coming to a dramatic decision. The hardest part is now over! Once you have mentally come to the conclusion it’s time to move, this needs to become your predominant thought for 2019. You now need to determine if you are going to work with professional...

You Can Say Too Little – It’s Time To Build Rapport

Even though they don’t admit it, the inability to build rapport is the number one cause why someone is not going to be offered a position. Our world of Public Finance and Investment Banking is so small that you will be working very closely with the managers and/or practice chairs...

Baby Steps – Don’t JUST Move To Another Company

Making any sort of change in one’s life is always painful. Whether it’s painful leaving the past behind, or it’s the pain of predicting the future. Nowhere is it more painful than when someone is deciding on a change in their economic future. Well, maybe “painful” is not the right...

It’s not just about the better compensation package!

This week I want to share a story with you about a candidate that has been seeking our advice about his transition plans. He is currently employed, but not as happy as he would like to be. His main complaints are that he is not getting paid what he’s worth,...

Investment Banking Recruiters Got You Down?

Preconceived notions, self-fulfilling prophecies, whatever you may want to call it, is the antithesis of open-mindedness. Either way, it may be holding you back from your next great opportunity. As Investment Bankers, and yes I include myself in that group, we are very aware of what our competition may be...