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The Top Talents/Skills that Make Finance Recruiters Take Notice

  We all want to make ourselves as appealing as possible to hiring managers. Yet it’s not always easy to divine the formula for optimal attraction. We can, however, make some educated guesses. And one simple yet clever way to determine what interests finance recruiters is to track what they’re searching for in resume and…

Could Punishing Wall Street Work Schedules Soon Become a Thing of the Past?

While bankers may have once worn their impossibly long hours as a badge of honor, larger cultural forces are threatening to upend that tradition. Nowhere is that more clear than in the recent case of Justin Kwan, an investment banker recently fired by Barclay’s. Kwan sent an e-mail to a group of summer interns at Barclay’s, warning them of…

How to Land Your Dream Job

Are you consumed by the idea of landing a dream job at one of the finest financial firms in the world? In that case, here’s some good news — there’s no secret handshake required. Securing this kind of position is relatively simple. Unfortunately, simple doesn’t mean easy. Goldman Sachs receives more than 10,000…

What’s Life Really Like on Wall Street?

Masters of the universe. One percenters. Titans of industry. There’s no shortage of hyperbolic descriptions for Wall Street’s elite. Yet is that what life’s truly like for most bankers and traders? Is it all 80-hour weeks and bottle service on the weekend? Or have times changed? Let’s take a look…

Avoid These Career Crippling Job Interview Mistakes

Here’s the scenario: You’re preparing to interview for the job of your dreams. An hour or two later, you’re feeling confident. You’ve weathered the pressure and have nearly survived the crucible. Then it happens — you’re asked a question for which you’re entirely unprepared. You pause, then fumble for words….

What Can You Really Earn on Wall Street? The Truth May Surprise You.

When it comes to word association, “Wall Street” and “money” go together like peanut butter and jelly. Whether through news stories about millionaire bankers or popular representations in TV or film, Wall Streeters and big salaries are always linked. Yet how much does your typical analyst, banker or executive really…

Now is the Perfect Time to Start Your Wall Street Career – and Here’s Why…

The field is hypercompetitive. The hours are brutal. Stability and security are a pipe dream. Doesn’t exactly sound like the perfect job, does it? Yet while the downsides of a career on Wall Street are obvious to even the most starry-eyed dreamer, the potential payoff is like none other. Sure,…

Harvard Startup Prattle Analytics in Boston, MA is Hiring

A Boston/St. Louis-based startup is hiring financial engineers. Prattle Analytics, founded by a Harvard PhD., is a unique financial data and information company that utilizes its proprietary methods and algorithms to forecast global capital market movements based on central banking communications. Candidates with investment banking and/or hedge fund backgrounds and…

Non-Target School? Here are the Top 10 Master of Finance Degree Programs to Win a Job in Investment Banking

The path into an entry level front office position at a large bulge bracket Investment Bank for a candidate without access to on-campus recruiting is a monumental challenge, there is no doubt about it. However, contrary to popular, media-driven myth, Wall Street’s ranks do not just consist of the trust…

Merry 2015!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year from all of us at The Write Resume! We had a very exciting year – we quadrupled our global reach, launched a second company, and saw a number of clients land their dream jobs in Investment Banking. We are thrilled for all…