Marist College ’94
Chief Information Officer – 1st Global
“Doostang has been an extremely successful and rewarding experience. Originally, when I was sent an email with the name ‘Doostang’ I laughed, couldn’t figure out why anyone would choose that name, and what, if any, significance it retained. However, I had just had a really bad day at the office and decided to click on the website because I needed a good laugh (original thought).
To my amazement, the site was professionally organized, easy to navigate and enticing when I landed on the home page. What was more important to me was the types of jobs listed on the front page, as they seemed almost targeted towards my career without having me fill anything out. Now I have used other sites (theLadders, Indeed, eFinancial Careers, Finbox) and executive search firms, but have always had to do more prep work and spend more time respectively.
However, when I decided to try Doostang, I received relevant hits almost instantly. Kudos to your algorithm!
More importantly, as I read through one of the first job recommendations that matched my criteria, I found that my experience qualified me for approximately 85% of the job’s listed responsibilities. So I decided to apply.
The rest as they say, ‘is History.’ I am now the new CIO of a Financial Services company and have taken the next step in my 20+ year career.
Simply put, Doostang did a better job of (1) posting only high-quality jobs, (2) enabling me to search by relevant/specific key terms, and (3) providing a clean application interface that allowed me to save more time searching than any other resource that I have used.
So if you are looking for opportunities in the areas of investment banking, finance, technology, hedge funds, or private equity, I would highly recommend Doostang. I know that it turned out to be a perfect match for my needs (one search – one application – one job)!
Finally, I have a few tips for current job seekers:
1. Go Premium on Doostang.
2. There is no such thing as luck, actively search with vigor.
3. Apply for each job as if it’s the only job you are applying to and customize your efforts.
4. Do not waste time on applying for positions where you are reaching to meet minimum qualifications.
5. Your time is valuable so act accordingly.
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