Wall Street Firms Cut 34,000 Jobs, Most Since 2001 Dot-Com Bust By Yalman Onaran

Wall Street banks hit by mortgage losses and writedowns have cut more than 34,000 jobs in the past nine months, the most since the dot-com boom fizzled in 2001….

…“This crisis is much worse than 2001 and we don’t know how long it’s going to last,” said Jo Bennett, a partner at executive …


Business Basics Checking Your Credit Before Employers Do By Tara Weiss

It’s no longer enough to come to a job interview with resume, references and job experience in hand. A growing number of employers are now studying a candidate’s credit history before making an offer…

…Employers see it as a way to determine the job seeker’s character. “It tells the potential employer …


Golden Global: Building the International Resume by John Cummings

As U.S.-based businesses expand their global reach, finance chiefs with international experience are increasingly in demand. Terence Gallagher, president of New York City-based executive recruiting firm Battalia Winston International, has helped dozens of professionals broaden their experience with placements abroad. …


Career Tip of the Week Create a Personal Board of Advisors

Identify two to three professionals you can regularly go to for career consultations, much like check-ups at the doctor’s office, says Dale Winston, chief executive officer of Battalia Winston International, an executive-search firm.

These might include a senior leader at your company, a member of your …


Feeling good, but sad over the sale By Hanah Cho | Sun Reporter

While Wall Street firms refused to take a chance on Brian Kroneberger when he was just a year out of college, Ferris, Baker Watts Inc. gave him a job.

Now, 17 years later, Kroneberger is one of the Baltimore-rooted brokerage firm’s star managers, overseeing $900 million in client assets under the Dyer Kroneberger …


Yahoo Turmoil Stokes a Recruiting Frenzy

Microsoft’s unsolicited — and recently rejected — bid for Yahoo is apparently creating a feeding frenzy of sorts for Silicon Valley headhunters.
The San Jose Mercury News reports that the resulting uncertainty at Yahoo, combined with Yahoo’s previous plans to lay off 1,000 employees, is being seen as a “tantalizing …