The Wall Street Professional's Survival Guide: Success Secrets Of A Career Coach (paperback)

Paperback | May 26, 2010

byRoy Cohen

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The Wall Street Professional’s Survival Guide: The Secrets of a Career Coach is the only complete, up-to-date, and practical guide for financial industry professionals seeking new or better jobs in today’s brutally competitive environment. Author Roy Cohen spent more than 10 years providing outplacement services to Goldman Sachs’ employees. In this book, he shares finance-specific job-hunting insights you simply won’t find anywhere else.

 

Drawing on his immense experience helping financial industry professionals find and keep outstanding positions, Cohen tells you what to do when and if you’re fired (or ready to move), how to develop a “game plan” and search targets, how to build your “story”, how to move from the sell-side to the buy side, and much more. You’ll find industry-specific guidance on interview strategy, resumes, follow-up, references, and even negotiation with real examples drawn from Cohen’s own practice.

 

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The Wall Street Professional’s Survival Guide: The Secrets of a Career Coach is the only complete, up-to-date, and practical guide for financial industry professionals seeking new or better jobs in today’s brutally competitive environment. Author Roy Cohen spent more than 10 years providing outplacement services to Goldman Sachs’ empl...

Roy Cohen spent more than 10 years providing outplacement services to Goldman Sachs’ employees. He now maintains an active private practice in career management, executive coaching, and leadership development. He’s spoken to many of the world’s leading business school alumni groups and has been quoted in media ranging from The Wall St...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:May 26, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0134116062

ISBN - 13:9780134116068

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Wall Street Job Search: Winning in Any Market    1

Chapter 2: You’ve Been Fired, Now What?    11

Chapter 3: Self Assessment: The Secret Weapon of Job Search    29

Chapter 4: Stick the Landing: How to Move Successfully from the Sell-Side to the Buy-Side    55

Chapter 5: The Art of the Bear Market Resume    75

Chapter 6: Networking: Just Do It, Please    109

Chapter 7: In the Arena: Mastering the Interview    131

Chapter 8: Write On: Effective Career Correspondence    179

Chapter 9: Win-Win Negotiating in Job Search    197

Chapter 10: References, Skeletons, and You    231

Chapter 11: Conclusion    252

Index    253

Editorial Reviews

 “The author shares with the reader over 20 years of accumulated knowledge in dealing with job searches. A most timely book for those adversely affected by the vicious downsizing the labor force has experienced. Read it and improve your odds of regaining entry into the labor force!” --Leon G. Cooperman, Chairman and CEO, Omega Advisors, Inc.   “Great brands endure through the ups and downs of business. Roy Cohen’s career program will help you get the job you need in any market and power up your personal brand for long-term success. He’s one of the smartest career coaches around.” --Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group   “Roy Cohen masterfully addresses all elements of a job search from self assessment to job negotiation strategies in his book The Wall Street Professional’s Survival Guide. Cohen presents this information through logical steps and exercises, which enables the job seeker to use this book as a practical working guide. To illustrate the points, Cohen skillfully provides examples from his vast experiences as a professional coach. The valuable information in this book is relevant to the recent college graduate and to the experienced finance industry professional.” --Meg Flournoy, Associate Director, Student and Alumni Services, The Fuqua Career Management Center, Duke University   “Every page in this book contains at least one invaluable nugget of wisdom to make your job search more effective. Use it as your guide for getting the attention you want and the job you deserve.” --Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of the international bestsellers Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office and See Jane Lead   “Frank and insightful, Roy Cohen provides a practical roadmap for any finance professional in transition.” --Maryellen Reilly Lamb, MBA Career Management, The Wharton School   “With great jobs on Wall Street difficult to find, Roy Cohen’s career counsel is invaluable. This book brings to life the tools that job seekers need to prevail in a complex and dynamic marketplace.” --Richard J. McNulty, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Executive Director, Career Development Office and Executive Director, Center for Leadership   “In a job world turned upside down by the global financial crisis, Roy Cohen has produced a roadmap for those intrepid souls who wish to begin careers anew--whether in finance or elsewhere. It is never easy to start over, particularly if one is middle aged, but the rewards can be great, both financially and more importantly with relationships. Roy Cohen has written a work about life’s lessons and renewal opportunities. It is a very good read.” --William W. Priest, Chief Executive Officer, Epoch Investment Partners, Inc.