Doostang Success — Summer Associate Job and a Full-Time Offer before Summer’s End

Dave

Fordham University – JD/MBA, 2010
Sales & Trading Summer Associate – Miller Tabak & Co.
Analyst – Aleutian Capital Group

“As my graduation loomed, I found myself quite anxious regarding my job prospects.  I had exhausted the relevant job postings at a variety of websites and was left with little, if anything, to show for all my hard work.  It was around then that one of my friends recommended Doostang.  I was unsure about the idea of paying monthly fees, but I was assured that it would be worth it.

From the very beginning, I was impressed by Doostang’s listings.

The fact that I could not only send my applications directly to employers, but that I could actually ascertain the time and day that my resume was viewed made me feel like I was actually part of a job application process, rather than a wild goose chase.

Within two weeks I was already scheduling interviews.

I received a Summer Associate position from one of my first Doostang-derived interviews, then, having continued sending out applications throughout the summer, I received a full-time offer from another firm before summer’s end.

Doostang ended up being the most valuable tool in my job search and I recommend it to any and all.”



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Here’s a small sample of the great jobs you’ll find on Doostang:

Portfolio Analyst – World’s Largest Manager of Leveraged & Inverse Funds, Bethesda, MD

Chief of Staff – Top Social Gaming Company, San Francisco, CA

Sr. Research Analyst – Boutique Hedge Fund, Palo Alto, CA

Business Strategist – Leader in Innovation Consulting, Alexandria, VA

Equity Research Associate – Long/Short Equity Hedge Fund, New York, NY

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Doostang New Jobs This Week: Nov 29 – Dec 5

Doostang New Jobs

Doostang has thousands of highly sought after positions at companies like Google, Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts, Summit Partners, Time Warner, Facebook, and more. Looking to get ahead in your job search? Be the first to apply to these exceptional NEW jobs just posted on Doostang.


Hedge Fund Intern, New York, NY – Successful Credit Hedge Fund seeks Hedge Fund Intern.


Marketing Manager, SF Bay Area, CA – Leading Power Utility & Renewable Energy Company seeks Marketing Manager.


Associate, Dallas, TX – Prominent Real Estate Development Company seeks Associate.


Consultant Relations Officer, London, UK – Leading Investment Management Company seeks Consultant Relations Officer.


Operations Analyst, New York, NY – Prominent Global Asset Management Firm seeks Operations Analyst.


Sr. VP Information Technology/CIO, Boston, MA – Premiere Economic Growth Advisory Company seeks Sr. VP Information Technology/CIO.


Hedge Fund Analyst, San Francisco, CA – Premier Hedge Fund seeks Hedge Fund Analyst.


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Doostang Success — Jobs Posted Directly by the HR

Eric
Vanderbilt University, 2007
Project Manager – Discover Financials

“The market has changed a lot compared with the time I graduated. I knew I had to try my best to get a new job that I wanted, but it was just difficult under the current economic situation. First, I started networking on LinkedIn, but it did not go very smoothly because there were not enough job sources. Then I read about Doostang from a newspaper – the whole elite school networking concept was the key part that attracted me to join.

I wanted to relocate to a new city, and Doostang quickly sorted out all the related jobs in that area by different distance range. That was very neat, since I was not sure about the suburb city names.

I heard from the HR two days after sending my resume. The job I applied to was posted directly by the HR, so she was able to review my resume immediately.

I flew to the city after two weeks to have an on site interview. Now I am comparing this offer with another one on my plate.

The whole application process and job hunting was not as stressful as I thought. I could see when the HR reviewed my resume and when they downloaded my resume, so I was very aware of the progress of my job application. I will recommend Doostang to my other friends – since it helped me land a job, it probably could do the same for others. Good job, Doostang!”



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from Doostang!

Here’s a small sample of the exceptional jobs you’ll find on Doostang:

Analyst – Top Tier Global Investment Banking Firm, New York, NY

Associate – Premier Benefits & Human Resources Consulting Firm, Chicago, IL

Investment Analyst – Leading Manager of Value-Oriented Mutual Funds, Dallas, TX

Healthcare Strategy Consultant – Prominent Consulting Firm, Burlington, MA

Trader – Billion Dollar Long/Short Hedge Fund, Los Angeles, CA

More recent jobs you might like…

Happy Job Searching!

The Doostang Team

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Doostang New Jobs This Week: October 25 – 31


Doostang has thousands of highly sought after positions at companies like Google, Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts, Summit Partners, Time Warner, Facebook, and more. Looking to get ahead in your job search? Be the first to apply to these exceptional NEW jobs just posted on Doostang.



Jr. Financial Analyst, New York, NY – Well-Respected Hedge Fund Firm seeks Jr. Financial Analyst.


Analyst, Chicago, IL – Prominent Real Estate Investment Company seeks Analyst.


Post-MBA, Sr. Associate (Growth Equity Practice), Austin, TX – Premier Venture Capital & Private Equity Firm seeks Post-MBA Associate.


Associate Consultant, Boston, MA – Global Consulting Firm seeks Associate Consultant.


M&A Research Analyst, New York, NY – Top Tier Middle-Market Investment Banking Firm seeks M&A Research Analyst.


IT Director, Cambridge, MA – Pioneer Finance Provider for Grassroots Businesses seeks IT Director.


Analyst, Houston, TX – Leading Provider of Oil & Gas M&A Advice & Financing seeks Analyst.

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Doostang Success — Taking the Pain Out of Job Search

Jasim
Boston University, 2007
Analyst – HighPoint Solutions

“After the financial collapse, I turned to Doostang in late 2009 on the advice of a friend.  In a tough economy and an even tighter job market it isn’t easy to part with any amount of money, but I feel the money I invested in monthly subscriptions to Doostang was far and away the best money I’ve spent in quite some time.

I only wish I turned to Doostang sooner in my search.  At first I was hesitant to pay for job listings so I networked like crazy, used free job sites and job boards, and applied directly to companies.  Having little luck there I decided to give Doostang a shot and added it to my job search strategy.

Though I put in countless hours and months of work into networking and applying through company websites, I received my job offer through Doostang.
I applied on a Saturday, had a phone interview on Tuesday, and got the job offer the following week.

What Doostang does very well is it takes a lot of the pain out of the job search by completely eliminating trash ads, pop-ups, and phony jobs that a lot of the other free sites have.  It also does a great job at aggregating high quality positions through its filter, so when you search for ‘Analyst’ ‘Boston’ you’re only seeing legitimate, quality job matches.

Applying to jobs is never fun, but Doostang definitely takes a lot of the pain out of it.  I also found that the quality and quantity of jobs on Doostang kept motivating me to keep applying because I would see new listings for analyst positions and I would say to myself ‘there are still a lot of really good jobs out there’. The key to any job search is persistence, and while that has to come from the individual, Doostang certainly makes the search easier.”



Share your Doostang success story and get a
$500 Signing Bonus
from Doostang!

Here’s a small sample of the exceptional jobs you’ll find on Doostang:

Analyst – Established Long/Short Equity Hedge Fund, New York, NY

Associate Consultant – Global Management & Technology Consulting Firm, Chicago, IL

Investment Analyst – Innovative Investment Banking Firm, San Francisco, CA

Consultant – Global Business & IT Consulting Company, Los Angeles, CA

Financial Service Advisor – Leader in The Credit Union Industry, Seattle, WA

More recent jobs you might like…

Happy Job Searching!

The Doostang Team

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Doostang Success — High Quality Job Listings and a Thoughtfully Organized, Intuitive System

Kail
Skidmore College, 2009
Paralegal

“I subscribed to Doostang’s Premium Membership sometime in late 2009, after a friend highly praised and recommended the service. I had hastily accepted a position before graduation, mainly because of worries around the job market at the time, and I was looking to move elsewhere.

I realized that the Premium Membership is well worth the price: the benefits of a thoughtfully organized, intuitive system, and high quality job listings made my job search that much easier.

I would highly recommend using the Saved Search feature, which sends a daily email with new job postings that you are interested in. There are dozens of new postings every week, and if you do not see the job you want immediately, rest assured it will come by.

I applied to a number of jobs directly through the site (which could not be any easier), had interview offers within a few days, and eventually landed the job I wanted.

I am now in an environment filled with highly talented individuals doing genuinely interesting work. What more could I ask for?

My advice: Skip the headhunters, sign up for the Premium Membership, actively monitor the postings you are interested in, and most importantly, be patient!



Share your Doostang success story and get a
$500 Signing Bonus
from Doostang!


Here’s a small sample of the exceptional jobs you’ll find on Doostang:

Analyst – One of the World’s Leading Private Investment Firms, New York, NY

Executive Business Coach – Chief Executive Organization, Nationwide

Investment Banking Analyst – Leading Full-Service Investment Bank, Chicago, IL

Research Analyst – Market Leader in Consulting and Market Research, Westport, CT

Hedge Fund/Principal Investing Analyst – Prominent Hedge Fund, Dallas, TX

Business Development Coordinator – Music Entertainment Corporation, New York, NY

More recent jobs you might like…

Happy Job Searching!

The Doostang Team

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Doostang New Jobs This Week: August 16 – 22

Doostang has thousands of highly sought after positions at companies like Google, Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts, Summit Partners, Time Warner, Facebook, and more. Looking to get ahead in your job search? Be the first to apply to these exceptional NEW jobs just posted on Doostang.


Hedge Fund Research Analyst, New York, NY – Leading Hedge Fund Research and Advisory Firm seeks Hedge Fund Research Analyst.


Entry-Level Ad Sales Assistant, Chicago, IL – Premier Global Media and Entertainment Company seeks Entry-Level Ad Sales Assistant.


Financial Analyst, San Francisco, CA – Leading Technology-Focused Independent Investment Bank seeks Financial Analyst.


VP of Strategy, St Petersburg, FL – Leading Home Shopping Network seeks VP of Strategy.


Associate, Wellesley, MA – Rapidly Growing Investment Firm seeks Associate.


Business Solutions Consultant, Mclean, VA – Leading Financial Marketing & Intelligence Firm seeks Business Solutions Consultant.


PE Associate / Analyst, Philadelphia, PA – Prestigious Middle-Market Private Equity Firm seeks for a PE Analyst/Associate.

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Doostang Success – An Incredible NYC Hedge Fund Job

Andrew
Vanderbilt University, 2009

“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

More jobs we think you’ll like…

Happy Job Searching!

The Doostang Team

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Doostang Success – Doostang Works!

Pete
University of Chicago, 2006

Doostang works! I was working at a hedge fund in Chicago, but I wanted to get out to San Francisco. In the world of hedge funds, jobs aren’t exactly advertised, especially with the credit crisis and recession still causing lay-offs. My firm was getting PhD’s and MBA’s applying for jobs we would normally have given to kids right out of college. Despite the challenges, I started to look on job boards for a way out west. I was disappointed until I found Doostang.

Doostang offered real-time leads for quality jobs. I was blown away by the level and number of offerings Doostang had listed.

I started applying to financial firms of all flavors, but did not receive any interest. Then one day, I saw a unique opportunity in sales and business development at a tech startup in San Francisco. I applied and – surprisingly – got a call. Four phone and two in-person interviews later, I found myself preparing for a move out to San Francisco to start a completely new career at a fantastic startup.

Without Doostang, I would never have had the chance to move out to San Francisco or plug into the incredible tech startup scene.

Doostang was my portal to a fantastic company, a better career, and a sunny California lifestyle.

Whether you work for a hedge fund or are a recent college graduate, Doostang provides you with the information and the ability to find the job or career that you want. Doostang works!”

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:

Investment Analyst – Premier Financial Research Company, Los Angeles, CA
Director of Event Marketing – Leading Entertainment & Brand Marketing Firm, Chicago, IL
Business Analyst – Top Investment Adviser, New York, NY
Project Manager – Nation’s Leading Media Broadcasting Company, Los Angeles, CA
Hedge Fund Research Analyst – Startup Hedge Fund, Hong Kong, China

More jobs we think you’ll like…

Happy Job Searching!

The Doostang Team

If you’re interested in sharing your Doostang success story, contact Kat at katerina@doostang.com

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Doostang News: Private Equity & Hedge Fund Jobs in Focus

Top Premium JobsSenior Equity Portfolio Manager, San Francisco, CA
Private Equity Analyst, Newport Beach, CA
Portfolio Associate, Chicago, IL
Hedge Fund Research Assistant, New York, NY
Venture Capital Associate, Boston, MA

Private Equity and Hedge Fund positions can be extremely rewarding – but difficult to come by at the moment.

Where are the jobs? What if I only have an operations background? How should I think about my search? Read on as Samantha Cerone – an NYU grad with a background in restructuring – helps us tackle these tough questions.

Making it Happen in Finance with Samantha Cerone.

How did you first become involved in Finance? What path ultimately led you to Private Equity?

I graduated from NYU in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Finance. Prior to beginning my full time career, I worked hard during my undergraduate years to secure various internships. I had always known that I wanted a career in Finance. Following graduation, I started my career in Private Equity at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin’s Financial Restructuring group. For those unfamiliar with the term, Private Equity involves making private investments in portfolio companies and managing them actively so as to generate value within each portfolio company. The ultimate goal of the private equity investor is to generate enough cash flow from each of its portfolio companies to pay off leverage and make a return on each equity investment.

Tell us a bit about your experience at a hedge fund. What did an average day look like?

As a hedge fund analyst, I was responsible for staying abreast of several companies within select industries, including gaming and chemicals. I would study each company within my industries in great detail, focusing on its operations, its balance sheet and financial earnings projections. To do this I relied on resources such as public filings, earnings calls, industry consultants and conversations with management teams.

On an average day I would come into the office at 7:00 AM and catch up on the morning news. This could take anywhere from 1 hour to several hours. During the day, I would have set up several phone calls with various research analysts, industry consultants and managers to discuss different companies or investments that I would be looking at. Quiet moments during the day were valuable time for reading financial statements, earnings call transcripts or information on an industry that I covered.

I would meet with my team a few times a week to discuss global macro-economic trends and things that might impact our portfolio of investments. During these meetings I would bring to my team’s attention anything I noticed in my industries that might impact another industry or any investment ideas that I might be thinking about. There was not a lot of variation in my role on a month to month basis. The biggest challenge as a hedge fund analyst is time management. No one really gives deadlines. The analyst is responsible for idea generation and for managing her time and her portfolio manager’s expectations. My portfolio manager never checked in with me so it was important to be self-motivated and proactive, always being in communication with my portfolio manager about what I was working on and how my work was progressing.

At this point in your profession, what do you consider to be the largest comparative advantages and disadvantages associated with choosing to pursue a career in private equity?

The largest advantage would be the ability to actively manage a portfolio investment. As a hedge fund analyst, I am often looking at an investment as a public investor. Many of my questions go unanswered and much of my work involves doing lots of research in order to make very educated guesses. Private equity involves a more formal due diligence process with the assistance and support of the management team in place. Also, when I have ideas for a company as a public side investor I don’t always have access to management so it’s not easy to get ideas implemented. Lastly, I have come to prefer transaction-based work and its emphasis on strategic negotiation and relationships. One of the biggest disadvantages of private equity is that it is very cyclical. The abundance of credit in the market enabled private equity to flourish up until 2008. Now that there is not ample liquidity to get deals done, it is harder to be as dynamic in PE. Investors are seeking more liquid investments and shorter term market plays. There is definitely more opportunity within hedge funds whose mandates are more flexible than those of a traditional PE fund.

How can candidates without previous experience in the finance sector differentiate themselves when applying for these opportunities? Can you offer any advice for young professionals that are interested in become involved in finance during these difficult economic times?

If someone is creative and has experience with strategy and operations he should try to communicate to interviewers how he can relate that experience to a financial statement and why this is valuable. For example, though most of my work day involved sitting behind a computer reading news feeds or other information, on occasion I would visit a company. My first time on a plant tour, I didn’t really know what to look for or what I should be paying attention to. I remember visiting an aluminum smelting facility and being so impressed by the sight of bubbling liquid-hot aluminum that I failed to notice how inefficient the plant was set up. It takes a discerning eye to understand how these inefficiencies show up on an income statement. A candidate should do his best to convey that he brings a fresh perspective to a team of financial experts who might overlook operational or strategic nuances.
How can well-educated, motivated young professionals take advantage of this moment? Where are the opportunities and what types of career paths are showing promise?

There are lots of entrepreneurs and startups that are building businesses from scratch. I think this is a tremendous opportunity to get one’s foot in the door and grow within a potentially burgeoning organization. I started my career in financial restructuring. I think that restructuring is a promising career path right now. There are a lot of insolvent companies and financial meltdowns that require a very special set of skills that only restructuring bankers and legal advisors possess. Experience in restructuring would provide a young professional with a solid real-world education in what makes a business falter. It is a great opportunity to learn how to rebuild businesses and identify potential pitfalls.


What are your future career plans? What advice would you offer to someone with several years of industry experience who is currently trying to navigate the tumultuous job market? (What strategies have you employed?)

I am applying to business school for fall 2010 and concurrently looking for employment. If I am fortunate enough to secure full-time employment then I intend to participate in a part-time MBA program. Should I attend a full-time program, I will be actively seeking a private equity internship because I ultimately want a career in PE. I am also interested in careers in restructuring. My experience in restructuring was a very satisfying intellectual challenge.
Networking is crucial. It is important to communicate that you are unemployed and that you are still looking. People are busy and not always thinking about your career path if you have been remiss in communicating for several months. The one good thing about this economic downturn is that people are more willing to sit and chat than before. I have been setting up informational interviews with various professionals, some of whom are even quite famous. I am very frank in communicating to someone that I desire to emulate his or her successes and I desire mentorship or at least some pearl of wisdom. Most people are very pleased to help a young professional like myself land on her feet once again after this tumultuous period in our economy

I am very gregarious. I make a memorable impression on people and I use this to develop a network. No only do I benefit from the people I meet; I also do a good job of introducing people within my network to each other. I seek to create an exchange of ideas amongst the people in my network rather than establish a one-way flow of information from my mentors to me. This demonstrates that I am conscientious of other people’s objectives and people are very appreciative of this and perpetually willing to support my goals.

And there you have it. Relentless commitment to a goal in conjunction with the proper resources create a critical foundation for achieving your professional goals.

Though we can’t make you more driven, we can provide you with the tools that will help take you to the next level of your career. If you’re ready to take the initiative, visit us at Doostang for more info.

Team Doostang

 

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