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Should You Stay Or Should You Go?

"STAY!" That’s right, you read it correctly: stay. A word that most finance recruiters do not use in their normal vocabulary. I am not saying I am the only recruiter that recommends this, but I truly believe that most finance recruiters do not recommend this option enough. Why? Recruiters are...

How To Handle Background Checks

In previous blogs, I’ve talked about time killing deals. As a public finance and bond counsel recruiter, I want to address the very serious issue of background checks.  As we are in a fiduciary relationship with our issuers, whether we are public finance bankers or bond counsels, we can be...

The Walls Have Eyes – With Or Without Staffing and Recruiting

Today's blog is going to be more instructional than most.  This is not meant as a catalyst for companies to let people go prematurely, but as a precautionary message to all job seekers with or without staffing and recruiting on their side.  There seems to be a growing trend that...

Can Time Kill ALL Deals: What To Know About The Candidate-Driven Market

In a candidate-driven market, time can still kill deals. What do I mean by candidate-driven market? Simply that candidates have multiple options when choosing their next firm. I have seen more candidates change their mind about what firm they want to go to as time goes by. The firms that...

Is The Business Fun Anymore?

One of the most prevalent questions I receive from both the Public Finance Bankers, Institutional Sales and Bond Counsels is, “Is it time to look outside of our industry?”   Followed by, “Can I go to the buy side?” Or if more appropriate to your particular expertise, “Can I go...

A Word To Those In Bond Counsel & Public Finance

As a Capital Markets recruiter exclusively for almost ten years, I am asking you to read this blog carefully. Share it with your associates on both the Public Finance as well as the Bond Counsel business. As many of you know, I had stopped writing my blog on a regular...

Keep Your Head In The Game Even After Your Interview Ends

Your interview is completed, and you asked your closing two or three questions. What’s next? The first thing you do when you leave the interview is relocate to a place where you can sit and think about the interview.  While thinking about the interview, start to write down notes of...

Finish Your Interview With Hiring Managers On The Right Foot

We are continuing with our current theme: getting you a new position!  Today we talk about the interview. Everyone knows about the interview and the questions that are usually asked.  If you do not, you should Google popular interview questions and likely responses. I am not going to address that...

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...