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Wall Street Services Presents Tips for Resume Success

Have you always wondered what makes a resume stand out to a recruiter? Ideally, you want to provide evidence that your skills and experiences are a match for the job description as closely as possible. Apart from that, we want to share one specific insight that will boost your resume’s potential to entice a recruiter to give you a call.

The truth of the matter is that managers want people who get things done. The world is full of people who do things with little eye on the result. We look at hundreds of resumes each week and one of the key mistakes we see is listing tasks rather than accomplishments. By listing your accomplishments you will stand out and be noticed. Having your resume stand out as noticeable is the point of having a resume. If you are responding to a job posting, it is likely that hundreds of other people are responding as well. If your resume does not stand out, it will be lost in the sea of job seekers vying for the same few positions. In fact, the great probability is that your resume will first be screened by a junior person who knows little about the job you are applying for and is looking for three or four specific items.

Some Tips

AVOID: Listing your day-to-day tasks and responsibilities – for example:

-Researched breaks on aged swap payments to determine the cause for each.

-Prepared and analyzed daily reports

-Communicated with clients

INSTEAD: Detail an accomplishment that explicitly informs the tasks and technical abilities you have – for example:

-Extremely productive in risk reduction: reduced breaks from more than 6,000 to less than 100, completing the project ahead of target date

-Designed and implemented new daily reporting schematic which provided management with a wider range of critical information 2 hours earlier

-Provided critical information to over 4,000 clients

Highlighting your accomplishments will indicate to your recruiter that you are a motivated go-getter able to complete projects and ultimately bring value to their organization. To see more resume, interview and job search tips, visit our blog.

If you are interested in having your resume critiqued by an experienced recruiter in the finance industry, be sure to come to our Resumes & Cover Letters That Work: Presented by Wall Street Services event.  It will be held at the Wasserman Career Center at NYU on March 13th at 4:30pm.

Wall Street Services is a boutique recruiting firm in the finance industry. We place financial consultants on a project basis with well-known firms in New York City. Our mission is to place people into positions they love and provide the best consultants to our clients.

A Peek Inside Mashable

David Chen, a first-year Film and Physics student, attended last week’s Welcome Week site visit to Mashable. Below is his account of the visit and the “mashed” tech and journalism outlet that is “the next evolution of tech media”:

Everybody knows The New York Times. It is a Goliath of an organization – with almost 8,000 employees producing approx. 900,000 issues a day that are consumed by many Americans: it is a news force that only a few can rival.

But many also know Mashable. In fact, they are ‘liked’ by 3.4 million Facebook and Google Plus users, followed by almost 3.5 million Twitter users, and attract countless views on their homepage everyday from all over the world. Using the connectivity and networking of the Internet, Mashable has grown into an influential ‘frontpage’ of the news world. In just eight years, it has attracted virtually 8 times the readership of the NYT. But compared to the Times, Mashable is a diminutive David; its total employment numbers just 115.

As a student interested in journalism and multimedia, I jumped at the opportunity to tour its headquarters organized by the staff at The Wasserman Center.

How does such a small company amass such an incredible readership? What makes Mashable different and why does it work?

Stepping into the Mashable headquarters on Park Avenue, I immediately sensed something was very wrong. The cutest dog I’ve ever seen was rolling on the carpeted floor playing with its kibbles, begging for belly rubs. Blue jeans, attractive hairstyles, and Boho fashion dotted the room. No cubicles. Macs and PCs living in coexistence. This office has a personality.

Kamilla greeted our group at the door. Her immediate hospitality, candid answers, and frequent reference and praise to her colleagues created an aura that Mashable wasn’t a company composed of individual entities, but an eccentric family dedicated to constantly evolve the company into something greater. Its collective and collaborative infrastructure allows an open forum for fresh ideas to be discussed, suggested by both the most senior employee to the greenest intern. Mashable is company where the person sitting next to you is not just a co-worker, but a friend who admires your work and values your contributions.

This unique work model breaks from the traditional bureaucracy of large news companies where hierarchy and obedience is imperative. Its open nature combined with its extensive online presence allows for an immediate, fast, and reactive handle over various news sources – it’s maneuverable. While Mashable continues to grow at an exponential pace, far larger corporate media companies are scrambling to replace the dying print form with a fresh online presence, copying many techniques that close knit startups, such as Mashable, have pioneered. Already it seems that Mashable is the next evolution of news media.

For more information, give Mashable a Twitter follow: @Mashable

Resources of the Week: July 8th

Finance and Consulting

Quant Finance is a job board website dedicated to helping you find your perfect job in the fields of finance, financial engineering, mathematical finance, and risk management. This website facilitates recruitment and helps connect you working professionals around the globe. Don’t settle for anything less than the leading niche job board in its employment sector!

Arts & Entertainment

The Theatre Communications Group is a national organization for the American Theatre. TCG offers networking opportunities through conferences, events, research, and communications. This organization seeks to promote and celebrate your artistic talents and achievements in your field and foster a larger public appreciation for theatre!

Science & Technology

Creative Design Pros (on LinkedIn) allows for you to connect with other computer engineers, software and program designers, and graphic designers. Tune in and participate in discussions on this page, connect with others in your field, or even ask questions that have been plaguing you about your field or career! This is a great opportunity for you to gain more insight in different technology related professions as well as build up your network!

Government, Non-Profit & Education

City Year is a non-profit organization set to engage citizens to benefit the common good and demonstrate the power of young people. Corps members of City Year serve as tutors, mentors, and role models to help students stay on track to graduate. If you’re interested in making a different in the lives of the youth and helping the next generations have the opportunity to acquire a better livelihood for themselves, then consider applying to City Year!

Sports, Hospitality & Tourism

The American Hotel and Lodging Association is the sole organization that serves the interests of hoteliers everywhere. Members of AH&LA have access to exclusive bottom line savings, educational resources, and networking opportunities with top-level industry professionals. Want to further your career in the hotel industry? Then the American Hotel and Lodging Association is a fantastic resource for you to sign up for!

Global

International Business Group (on LinkedIn) is a company specializing in international trade and development. Have you already started your business or are you looking to start your own business? IBG will help you build the businesses in areas of sourcing and supplying engineering and automotive products. Join this group on LinkedIn today.