“I emphatically recommend Doostang to anyone looking for a job in finance – especially in NYC. I used it as my primary resource once I quickly struck out with networking. I graduated from college in 2009, and like almost everyone else who wanted to go to New York and work in banking / finance in my graduating class, I did not have a job lined up. And though I did have a strong resume, no one was hiring anywhere in NYC. Once the networking didn’t work out, I really had no other option but hopeless online resume drops and online career aggregators.
I came across Doostang from my school’s career center. To me, I had assumed online was a waste of time and money because ‘everyone was doing it’ and assumed my rez would never get seen regardless if the service was premium. Worse, the job I was seeking was ultra competitive – a first year analyst job at an i-bank or a hedge fund.
But once I signed up for the Doostang trial and started picking around, I was pleasantly shocked by the large number of high quality banking/finance postings they had. They weren’t just blind resume drops like careerbuilder, monster and others.
In fact, most postings had direct email addresses to the HR rep.
Another nice touch is that you can see if your resume has been opened and downloaded by the HR contact. Very underrated feature. That way I knew if people were actually looking at my email and resume.
I liked the nice mix of big and small firms too. I especially liked that Doostang also had a tool that allows you to save a search. That was extremely helpful for me and saved me a lot of time ‘picking through the weeds’. I could quickly and easily submit the same saved search query every couple of days, and the search results would simply populate only the new jobs. Also, another nice feature is once I applied for a job, a list of similar recommended jobs would populate in case my saved search missed any.
Doostang was also helpful to use as a complementary tool for networking. If I saw a job posting on Doostang where I knew a contact at the firm, I would reach out to my contact after I applied through Doostang and reference the job opening that I had just applied to. Sort of like an ice breaker.
Most importantly, of the 20 or so jobs I applied to weekly, the response hit was surprisingly high at around 20%.
Over the course of ten months that I was job hunting, I submitted over 400 resumes on Doostang (they keep track for you), received around ten legitimate phone and in-house interviews from top firms, and ended up landing an incredible job at a NYC hedge fund that I found on Doostang.
I never would have found it elsewhere and I would definitely still be looking for a job if it wasn’t for this website.
Easily worth every penny. Heck, I’d have paid $100 a month for the service in hindsight because my new job is awesome. By the way, my roommate was in the same jobless situation as I was after college, and he landed his new NYC investment banking job through Doostang too.”
Want to be the next Doostang Success story? Start applying to those jobs and see where that takes you!
Here’s a small sample of the exceptional jobs you’ll find on Doostang:
Hedge Fund Analyst / Intern – Premier Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund, New York, NY
Strategic Planning Manager – Top Strategy, Innovation and Design Company, San Francisco, CA
Pre-MBA Private Equity Associate – National Private Investment Firm, Los Angeles, CA
Research Analyst – Leading Economics Consulting Firm, Washington, DC
Equity Research Associate – Global Leader in Equity Research, Chicago, IL
Happy Job Searching!
The Doostang Team