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The Wall Street Journal By: Kathryn Dill and Patrick Thomas Oct. 6, 2021 5:30 am ET Career coaches say these interviewing and résumé tips can help you stand out and land a new role There are more than 10 million job openings in the U.S., so why do so many job seekers remain frustrated by hiring managers who ignore them and online application portals that delete them? There are a lot of jobs out there, but a lot of rejection, too. It’s easier than ever to apply for roles, so companies are swamped, leaving applicants—even ones who have been courted by recruiters—either facing a void or never hearing back again.Read About It
By Stephanie Vozza, Fast Company It’s obvious that some employees perform at higher levels than others—but why? David Maxfield, vice president of research for the leadership-training firm VitalSmarts, studied 1,594 managers and employees and found that high performers have adopted smart habits, one of which is an important ritual for getting more done: a weekly review. “They keep a sacred, non-negotiable meeting with themselves every week to re-sync, get current, and align their daily work and projects with their priorities,” Maxfield says. This step is very different than how the average person runs their week, says Maxfield. “It’s very easy to plan life from theRead About It
By Charlie Wazel In all of my reporting on the future of work, one of the most interesting and potentially profound trends is the growing skepticism around ‘careers.’ ‘Careerist’ has long been a dirty word in the working world — usually it’s meant to signify a cynical, ladder climbing mentality. A careerist isn’t a team player. They care more about the job title and advancement than the work. The current brand of career skepticism I’m talking about is different, more absolute. It’s not a rejection of how somebody navigates the game, it’s a rejection of the game itself. The idea isn’tRead About It
By Alexendra Semenova August 25, 2021 Hiring for marketing roles at hedge funds is at an all-time high, after the industry adjusted to remote work and virtual recruitment – and posted a strong 2020 performance year. But managers still are vying for diverse talent to fill sales, marketing and other front-facing roles as demand in the space booms. “One of the things we are seeing now is the play for more diverse individuals on each platform to represent a firm from a front-office perspective,” said Sasha Jensen, founder and CEO at alts recruiter Jensen Partners. The hedge fund universe is catching up to other private market managers inRead About It
By Mariana Lemann First Sentier Investors has hired Chris Tehranian as a senior director of distribution. Tehranian fills a new position and is expected to cover asset owners and consultants, with a focus on direct infrastructure investments in the North American market. He is based in New York and reports to Bachar Beaini, managing director for the Americas. Previously, Tehranian served as head of U.S. project management for Firstavenue, a global advisory and private placement firm, where he advised infrastructure general partners on fundraising and business development. Tehranian joined Firstavenue in 2017 from Meketa Investment Group, where he specialized in infrastructure and energy investments. Earlier in his career, he wasRead About It
Anyone else feeling "blah" this past year? Make sure to read the section on giving yourself uninterrupted time and boundaries. Good, interesting read from the The New York Times.Read About It