Exclusive Networking with Oil & Gas Head of Research (June 10)

Despite a tough market this year, SpringBoard always does our best to offer hope to career switchers and anybody currently on the lookout for jobs.
In our intimate setting, you will get to establish contact with front office professionals and veterans and possibly hear from them about how they joined the finance industry.

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How to profile yourself on LinkedIn and get hired

“Resume: a Written Exaggeration of only the good things a person has done in the past; as well as a wish list of the qualities a person would like to have.” – Bo Bennett

And what about your CV that everyone can now read? On LinkedIn, what do you want employers and your peers to know about you?

Advanced Writing Strategies for Your linkedin Profile (video: 50 min)
https://www.cfainstitute.org/learning/products/multimedia/Pages/74812.aspx

Link to presentation slide.

Resume to replace CV? Recorded in 2012 and revisited by the CFA magazine in 2016, Jared Redick predicted in his video clip that the growing influence of LinkedIn would overshadow our own CV. Indeed, now our LinkedIn profile reaches out to an audience so wide that we ourselves may not fully comprehend, opening ourselves to opportunities never open before. One day, I may be contacted by a hiring manager, the next a business partner.

Jared’s detailed presentation gave his audience a deep insight into how we should present ourselves on LinkedIn, from the choice of photo to what exactly we should write to be concise yet impressive in each section of our LinkedIn profile.

By getting your profile right, both offline and online, you are off to a great start in securing your next career move.

Write to us if you have any comments on writing your LinkedIn profile or CV.

Career Management Tip: So much more than job searching

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things work out.” Art Linkletter

Recently, I came across this short article, which advises that career management is not just about the job search that you do from time to time. It is a conscious effort that takes place all the time. You should be mindful and intentional about all aspects of your career, from delivering your best performance for your current clients and employer to thinking about job opportunities you might wish to pursue in the future.

The short article also introduces a book on career management comprising the following elements:

  • Building self-awareness
  • Gaining environmental awareness
  • Achieving a good fit between self and environment
  • Planning ahead for your career

For more details, you can read the article via the attached link.

https://blogs.cfainstitute.org/investor/2014/10/30/career-management-so-much-more-than-job-searching/

If you feel that you need to enhance your career development, pls contact us.

Seeking junior PE Real Estate Investment Analyst (closed)

One of our friends is looking for a full-time experienced investment analyst to join their fast growing global Real Estate and Hospitality PE fund.
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Insider Seminar: Buy-side vs Sell-side careers for investment analysts – Apr 20

Are you ever confused by the terms “Buy-side” and “Sell-side”?
Wonder what the analysts on both sides are doing?
Curious to find out the career prospects of both roles?
Do you want to network with Springboard’s Star mentors?

MARK your calendar on April 20 and join our knowledge sharing seminar!
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Success Story: Harvey landed a PE job despite tough market

Harvey has demonstrated strong passion during his mentorship with SpringboardTM and has won our stock pitch competition in 2015 Season 4. He continued pursuing his dream into 2016 and finally landed a private equity analyst job despite a tough hiring market.
I would comment that he possessed the right skillset and meet the right people during networking, lacking of either would not result in his success. Let’s hear what Harvey said. If you wish to chat with Harvey and many other success stories, pls join our next networking event Exclusive Networking on Mar 23.

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Handy tools: Unofficial guide to banking

Saw these two free books online, which are useful for our students (url attached):

Unoffical Guide To Banking: introduce various functions in the banking industry

Jargon Buster: I would expect you to know at least 80-90% of all these terms if you already passed CFA Level 1 exam.

Enjoy!