Interview Questions

Interview Tips: Advice From a Harvard Career Advisor

Interview Tips: Advice From a Harvard Career Advisor

How can you properly prepare for a job interview? Linda Spencer, the Assistant Director of the Office of Career Services at Harvard, gives some practical advice useful to job-hunters of any age.

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February 24, 2017 | By More
How To Answer “Tell Me About Yourself?”

How To Answer “Tell Me About Yourself?”

Walk into any interview, and you’re likely to hear this question: “Tell me about yourself?”

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February 17, 2017 | By More
What to Say Regarding Hard to Explain Aspects of Your Financial Work History.

What to Say Regarding Hard to Explain Aspects of Your Financial Work History.

Read this article if you might have trouble explaining why you were out of work, staying at home or are changing careers. Nobody’s perfect. But nobody wants to hear about your problems and baggage either. Especially in the job interview. Some people’s lives begin to sound like a Soap Opera because there have been so […]

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June 4, 2014 | By More
Did You Lose Your Financial Job?

Did You Lose Your Financial Job?

How do you explain how you lost your job. This article does a good job of helping you find the best way to explain. If you’ve lost your job – or are going to lose your job – the last thing that you want to talk about is “why” you lost your job. In fact, […]

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June 4, 2014 | By More

Resume Help

What Do You Think About Lying on Your Financial Resume?

What Do You Think About Lying on Your Financial Resume?

It is tempting to put little white lies on your resume. These might include overstating your knowledge of required software (“If they call me, I’ll teach myself over the weekend”), a certification (“They’ll never go through all that trouble to find out”) or extending dates at a former employer (“They can’t find out. The company […]

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June 4, 2014 | By More
Don’t Worry About the “One-Page Financial Resume Rule”

Don’t Worry About the “One-Page Financial Resume Rule”

Contrary to what your college professor said, the one-page resume rule is a myth. Contrary to what your college professor said, the one-page resume rule is a myth. Unfortunately, many listen to this outdated advice and devise ways to cram a complete professional history into one sheet. So much so that most job seekers expand […]

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June 4, 2014 | By More
How Good Does Your Financial Resume Look?

How Good Does Your Financial Resume Look?

This is the second in a series of articles highlighting principles for writing a sparkling resume. Each article presents one or more keys to creating a professional and effective resume that generates interviews. How Resumes are Read Resumes are rarely read. Resumes are first scanned, usually by HR (Human Resources) or the internal recruiter. Resumes […]

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June 4, 2014 | By More
Customize Your Financial Resume for Today’s Job Search

Customize Your Financial Resume for Today’s Job Search

The résumé that landed you a job five or ten years ago may no longer be as effective as it once was, especially if it was the “one size fits all” type. In order to conduct a successful job search, it’s essential that you custom fit your document to the targeted position and its challenges. […]

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June 4, 2014 | By More

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This Week in Career Advice: Interview Questions You Shouldn’t Answer

This Week in Career Advice: Interview Questions You Shouldn’t Answer

It’s not uncommon for interviewers to cross a line when asking questions. However, did you know some of these inappropriate questions are often illegal? Generally speaking, the following topics should never come up in a job interview: Age Marital status or family National origin Race Ethnicity Gender Sexual orientation Religion Disability So what can you […]

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June 30, 2017 | By More
Featured Financial Jobs: June 30, 2017

Featured Financial Jobs: June 30, 2017

See the latest financial job postings from FinancialJobsWeb.com.

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June 30, 2017 | By More
Financial Industry Adds 11,000 Jobs in May, Report Says

Financial Industry Adds 11,000 Jobs in May, Report Says

The financial industry added 11,000 jobs in May, according to preliminary numbers reported by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Economic Situation Report released on Friday, June 2, 2017.

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June 29, 2017 | By More
This Week in Career Advice: Are Managers Obligated to Be a Reference?

This Week in Career Advice: Are Managers Obligated to Be a Reference?

As a manager, are you obligated to be a reference to a former employee? A letter-writers asks Ask A Manager’s Allison Green about the issue, and whether a small token of gratitude is required to former managers who act as references.

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June 23, 2017 | By More