Career Advice and Training

4 Reasons Why the Holiday Season is Great for Your Job Search

The holiday season is upon us. Time to ease off your job search, and reroute that focus toward friends and family, right? Wrong. Now is an optimal opportunity for job seekers to stand out from that crowded candidate pool — to think like a business does. Companies' hiring needs aren't guided by seasonal calendars....
Sabrina Maharaj4 Reasons Why the Holiday Season is Great for Your Job Search

The Truth About a LinkedIn Profile

By Ron Proul, CEO As recruiters, we are constantly asked about how LinkedIn has affected the business of recruiting. Is the impact positive or negative? The inquiry seems to originate from the perception that LinkedIn is a way to find a job and therefore what role does a recruiter play? It may be a valid question if...
Sabrina MaharajThe Truth About a LinkedIn Profile

4 Steps for New Hire Success

Many companies and hiring managers forget that interviewing, making a job offer and getting an acceptance is only half the work when making a successful hire. There is an entire checklist of actions that need to occur in order to complete a successful hire. "Successful onboarding is the completion of the recruiting...
Stacey Monyei4 Steps for New Hire Success

5 Steps to Making the Right Hire

The Department of Labor has reported that unemployment for individuals with college degrees has trended below 2.5%* nationally. The competition for quality professionals is at an all-time high. What can you do to ensure you have the right talent on your team? Make sure you have the best process for making the best...
Stacey Monyei5 Steps to Making the Right Hire

5 Steps to Making the Right Hire

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that unemployment for individuals with college degrees has trended below 3.8% nationally. The competition for quality professionals is at an all-time high. What can you do to ensure you have the right talent on your team? Make sure you have the best process for making the...
Stacey Monyei5 Steps to Making the Right Hire

5 Career Mistakes You Will Regret In 10 Years

Too many of us navigate our careers like we’re paddling across a lake, not sailing across an ocean. We are short-sighted when making decisions. We focus on completing the task at hand, fighting for the next promotion, outperforming a colleague. But there are many seemingly minor actions that can have a major impact on...
Stacey Monyei5 Career Mistakes You Will Regret In 10 Years

What You Need to Know: Your Career Brand

What do you need to know to successfully build and position your career brand? Companies spend tremendous amounts of money on advertising, brand management, product placement, sponsorships, and a whole host of strategies to build their brands. Careful thought is put into branding, and some of the world’s most successful...
ExecutionistWhat You Need to Know: Your Career Brand

5 Questions to Ask During an Interview for Your Management-level Job in Finance

By Ron Blair, President & COO Stepping into a managerial role in finance is a significant career move. Not only do you have a fiduciary responsibility to your employer, but you are also accountable to a group of people who look to you for leadership and support. For that reason, the job interview for such a...
Executionist5 Questions to Ask During an Interview for Your Management-level Job in Finance

5 Common Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

By Ron Proul, CEO Hiring the right person for a role is one of the most important decisions made by managers. And over the years, I've watched managers fall into one or more costly hiring traps. Avoid these five big mistakes and you'll build a great team. 1. NOT TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE HIRING DECISION This is...
Executionist5 Common Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

Financial professionals can use bad news to build better client relationships

There are times when a business leader has no choice but to deliver ostensibly "bad" news to clients, but there is often a way to present the information in a way that actually makes them more appreciative of the service they are receiving. This may seem counterintuitive, but consider an example. Let's say your company...
ExecutionistFinancial professionals can use bad news to build better client relationships