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Resume Strategies to Get You Hired

On 02/27/2013, in Cover Letters & Resumes, by Jordan Wilson

Resume strategies that will help you get hired.

Always good to know.

So what are a few resume keys to get a job offer? 

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CFA Exam Pass Rates

On 03/07/2012, in Career, Formal Education, by Jordan Wilson

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation is beneficial in many career paths. Not just for those interested in becoming financial analysts.

There are many other positions that benefit from a CFA charterholder.

Attaining the CFA designation is not a simple exercise. But this explains, in part, why the CFA designation is highly regarded around the world.

The current exam results reflect the challenge of achieving a CFA charter. 

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Your Parents and Your Job Hunt

On 03/04/2012, in Career, Finding a Job, Professionalism, by Jordan Wilson

Sometimes you read something and pray it is satire. But you know it is not.

Today it is a story on how parents help their children in finding a job.

When I say “children”, I mean adults. Those in their 20s.

And when I say “help” with the job hunt, I mean … 

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Tips to Improve Your Cover Letters

On 02/19/2012, in Cover Letters & Resumes, by Jordan Wilson

We saw in “Cover Letters Are Still Important” that cover letters are very useful in securing a job. In fact, 80% of hiring managers find value in reviewing job applicant cover letters.

So how can you improve your next cover letter? 

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Cover Letters Are Still Important

On 02/17/2012, in Cover Letters & Resumes, by Jordan Wilson

Some people believe that cover letters are irrelevant in finding a job.

I disagree.

Used properly, a cover letter can improve the probability of landing an interview. 

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Terrible Cover Letters

On 02/16/2012, in Cover Letters & Resumes, by Jordan Wilson

Last week a cover letter from a JPMorgan job applicant went viral due to its sheer …

Is awfulness a word?

I did not intend to comment on the cover letter as it seemed to be everywhere. Then my nephew sent me one of his cover letters for feedback and, for some strange reason, the JPMorgan cover letter kept flashing in my mind.

Sadly, a true story. 

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No More Resumes?

On 02/07/2012, in Cover Letters & Resumes, Finding a Job, by Jordan Wilson

Is the resume, or curriculum vitae (CV), and cover letter becoming obsolete?

It seems some firms are using other methods to assess job applicants.

This shift in the hiring process is interesting in a few ways. 

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Make the Most of Your Job Interview

On 01/22/2012, in Finding a Job, Interviewing, by Jordan Wilson

Many applicants for the same job share the same traits.

Similar education, technical skills, and experience.

Makes sense seeing as how applicants respond to a well-defined job advertisement. 

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10 Tips For Getting Hired

On 01/13/2012, in Finding a Job, Interviewing, by Jordan Wilson

In today’s competitive job market, applicants look for every possible edge in their job hunt.

Many job applicants possess similar education, skills, and experience. So you need to separate yourself from the pack.

The question is how.

Courtesy of a former Google hiring manager, some good advice on getting the job offer.  

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A November 2011 survey of financial professionals predicts a somber outlook for 2012.

Each year, a worldwide sample of Chartered Financial Analysts (CFAs) are invited to participate in a Global Market Sentiment Survey. As the title suggests, the survey looks at “market sentiment, performance, and market integrity issues in 2012.”

The survey also provides predictions on growth in the global finance profession.

The report makes for interesting reading.

Although I did not participate in this years survey, I share many of the findings. 

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