Career Advice


NYSSA Career Advice Articles

Our career resources experts will give advice on how to plan your career and elevate it to new heights. Also, every month a senior NYSSA member will share valuable career advice from their personal experience. Whether you are looking to move up in your career, switch fields, or just learn from others, NYSSA wants to help you! Check here often for a new career advice article.

Career Advice Articles

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Advance Your Career - How do You Best Change Roles?

Advance Your Career - How do You Best Change Roles?

Most recruiters, whether from a headhunting firm or as hiring managers in a company, minimize the risk of getting the ‘wrong’ person by seeking a candidate who is already doing the same role elsewhere – so how do you make a move to a different role?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
How to Manage a Tough Job Environment for Equity Research

How to Manage a Tough Job Environment for Equity Research

The job market for equity research in 2014 is highly competitive.  What with across-the-board consolidation, tightening regulation and a slimmed down banking sector.  How can a candidate stand out given the crowded, narrow space?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Good Habits of Top Performers

Good Habits of Top Performers

Each career is unique.  But, looking more closely, there are a handful of skills and habits that “successful” people commonly share. Here are four of them, based on my professional experience.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
What’s the Right Mix of Technical Skills, Character and Leadership?

What’s the Right Mix of Technical Skills, Character and Leadership?

Professionally, I have worked in highly technical, often abstract fields, first as a scientific researcher, then as a chartered financial analyst. Both lines of work were useful for teaching me a lesson I continually practice as I now enter midcareer: so-called “technical ability” will only take you so far.

Monday, July 7, 2014
Insights from a Career in Risk Management

Insights from a Career in Risk Management

Risk management in finance is a highly specialized role—even for a highly specialized industry.  My experience has taught me some career management principles that are worth keeping in mind...

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