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Resume/Job Sites

WHAT ABOUT RESUME POSTING AND JOB WEB SITES?

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 your resume.

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 SITES

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
BankJobs.com

Career Avenue
Career File
Career Site
ESpan
Global Careers
HeadHunter.Net
Monster.com



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