Who’s Hiring in Finance?

By: CareerAlley
Given all that’s gone on in Financial Services in 2008 my first guess would be that no one is hiring in Finance. In reality, there are jobs out there if you are flexible and diligent. To be flexible, you may need to consider leveraging your skills in a different capacity, industry or location. In terms of being diligent – do your research, leverage your network and focus your marketing campaign where it will have the most impact. Speaking of marketing campaign – today’s links follow. Three Financial Services companies and one non-financial company (but looking at their finance opportunities) are reviewed today.

Given all that’s gone on in Financial Services in 2008 my first guess would be that no one is hiring in Finance. In reality, there are jobs out there if you are flexible and diligent. To be flexible, you may need to consider leveraging your skills in a different capacity, industry or location. In terms of being diligent – do your research, leverage your network and focus your marketing campaign where it will have the most impact. Speaking of marketing campaign – today’s links follow. Three Financial Services companies and one non-financial company (but looking at their finance opportunities) are reviewed today.

  • Wells Fargo – Wells Fargo’s career site covers a company overview, Key Opportunities (hot jobs), and resources for students (separate links for undergrad and MBAs). Clicking on “Find a Job” leads to the the job search page where you can register on the site or search for jobs. Searching on keyword Finance yields 150 jobs. The search engine will only list 150 at a time, so adding additional criteria (like location) will narrow the search and provide more specific results.
  • MetLife – The insurance company’s career site has an impressive list of diversity recognition awards (9 over the last few years). The main career page has company information, areas of interest, career search as well as special programs for students. Clicking on Career Search leads to a Getting Started page where your choices are searching for job openings or specialized jobs (you need to look at both). There are 93 jobs listed on the “specialized” page and 441 listed on the job openings page. You can register on the site, post your resume and set up job agents.
  • Intel – Known best for their computer chips, Intel’s career site lists job search, intern/Grad opportunities, student center, recruiting events and more down the left-hand side of the page. There is a special job search function for recent Grads and Students. While the general job search tool only yields 10 finance jobs (based on keyword), there are 411 jobs listed overall at Intel. As with the other sites, you can create a candidate profile.
  • The Hartford – The Hartford is known for both financial products and insurance. They employ over 31,000 employees and are in the Fortune 100. The careers page provides a comprehensive company overview and focuses on job search for experienced hires as well as a link for College Students. Clicking on “View Opportunities” yields 224 jobs.

As a point of reference, searching on keyword “Finance” on Monster returns over 5,000 potential opportunities and using keyword “Accounting” on SimplyHired.com yields thousands of potential opportunities. The point is, there are finance jobs out there, just be diligent in your search.

On the lighter side . . .

Good luck in your search.

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.

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