WHAT ABOUT RESUME POSTING AND JOB
I was convinced that these were a gold mine waiting to be
exploited. However, searching for an analyst position in investment banking by way of web
sites such as Monster.com yielded very, very few
leads. I posted my resume on over 20 of these type sites. I received one call from a
professional recruiter over four months.
There are many reasons why I suggest you should use your time in other ways but I will
list only the two main ones. First, each site requires you to fill out a form and select
boxes describing yourself and so on. You may easily spend 30 minutes for EACH posting of
The second and most important reason not to post or search by web sites is that I
seriously doubt investment banks EVER scour the net for candidates. Why should they? They
have more candidates than positions; ratios of one hundred candidates to one job are
common for investment banks.
I would, however, advise registering with the
UA Career Center so that you can use their services.
There is one site that does stand far above the rest and is worthy of a recommendation, Bloomberg Jobs. Bloomberg is the
blood of investment banking. I used Bloomberg no less than a dozen times throughout the
day at my M&A analyst position. Recruiters are much more likely to use Bloomberg to
create leads than any other site or resource. The web site is always current, very easy to
use, consistent, and attracts top New York investment banks.
LIST OF RESUME AND JOB POSTING WEB
For the sake of completeness, the following are the sites
that I found had an easy-to-use interface and appeared to be professional (and free).
Bloomberg - Jobs
UA Career Center