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Invitation to NYC July 14 Private Dinner: How Operating CEOs Can Work with Private Equity Funds

How Operating CEOs Can Work with Private Equity Funds Gain insight into how you can work with private equity funds at a private dinner. Sponsors: Castle Harlan (leading private equity fund, with $3 billion in cumulative assets managed) CEO Trust (invitation-only group for CEOs of [...continue reading]

Underleveraged talent pool: the unemployed and underemployed

Lately, I have been thinking about the unemployed and underemployed as a pool of talent. I'd argue they are one of the most undertapped economic segments.  Of the global working population, 6.3% is unemployed.  In the US, the long-term unemployed are better educated, older, and more likely to be [...continue reading]

Jobs for the autistic/creating a new business

I recently learned about an entrepreneur with a very clever business model: Thorkil Sonne, founder of Danish software testing company Specialisterne.  The 55-person firm's clients include CSC, Microsoft, and Oracle. Specialisterne claims to be the world's first company focused on leveraging the [...continue reading]

A Career in Hedge Funds and the Price of Overcrowding

I am prone to agree with Robert Frank's argument in A Career in Hedge Funds and the Price of Overcrowding.  "[The market for hedge fund talent] is what economists call a winner-take-all market - essentially a tournament in which a handful of winners are selected from a much larger field of [...continue reading]

Jibber Jobber

Jason Alba at JibberJobber added a JibberJobber profile to the Virtual Handshake social software company wiki. Barbara Safani writes,A successful job search campaign requires exceptional organizational and follow-up skills. Jibber Jobber provides an easy to use interface that takes the drudgery [...continue reading]

Execunet Webinar: Consulting Opportunities with Hedge Funds, VC Funds, and Others

I hope that some of you will join us for the program below. CONSULTING OPPORTUNITIES WITH HEDGE FUNDS, PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS, MUTUAL FUNDS AND OTHERS Webinar with David Teten, Co-Managing Director, Nitron Circle of Experts Friday, June 08, 2007, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST Sponsored by Execunet, [...continue reading]

The Insider's Guide to Interviewing

Career Hub has just released their third free eBook, "The Insider's Guide to Interviewing", featuring articles from 14 top career experts. This book, along with two earlier books, The Insider's Guide to Resume Writing" and "The Insider's Guide to Job Search" can be downloaded at [...continue reading]

Compensation at Private Equity Firms and Investment Banks

Dealmaker Magazine has a useful survey of 2006 compensation at top private equity firms and investment banks. They've done their best to make it hard to replicate this data without sharing your own personal data with them. The page with this data in the printed magazine is written with [...continue reading]

What is your greatest weakness? 3 smart replies

Annie Fisher quotes Ben Dattner, who suggests:1. Focus the discussion on how you've improved over time.2. Talk about how the job you're applying for will help you stretch and build your skills.3. Describe a valuable piece of advice someone gave you, and how it has helped your career.more... [...continue reading]

Insider Guide to Resume Writing

Via Barbara Safani:Career Hub, a career advice blog I contribute to, recently launched their second free ebook, Insider's Guide to Resume Writing. The free download is http://careerhub.typepad.com/main/2007/01/resume_writing_.html [...continue reading]

SeekingAlpha.com: How to increase your consulting revenue and your profile

I had lunch recently with David Jackson, CEO of SeekingAlpha, and a former neighbor of mine. I thought that many of our Circle of Experts would benefit from contributing to David's company. Briefly, www.SeekingAlpha.com is the leading blog source of stock market related commentary by money [...continue reading]

10 Job-hunt tactics you might not know

From the "brazen careerist", 10 Job-hunt tactics you might not know:2. Use proactive recommendations. Instead of waiting for a hiring manager to ask for references, have your reference call immediately. This works well if you have a heavy-weight reference, like a well-known CEO or someone who [...continue reading]

ReputationDefender Protects Your Online Reputation

One of the major themes of The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online (see Chapter 16) is the need to preserve ones corporate and personal virtual reputation. I've long thought that there was a need for a business that would be a personal PR agent, which would monitor what's [...continue reading]

Job Search EBook

Via Barbara Safani, a no-cost job search ebook from Career Hub:I'm excited to announce our very first eBook! The book, which features in-depth job search advice from 17 career marketing experts is available for download now.  We put this book together because we know that so many job seekers [...continue reading]