6 Factors of Career Success

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What skills do employers value and seek in potential employees? That was the question posted to hiring managers, and the feedback might surprise you! Below are the most common skills mentioned, whether the employee happens to be a manager, network engineer, or a cook.


1. BASIC SKILLS

Employers are seeking employees who can read well, can write coherently, and who can calculate mathematics in a business environment (fractions, percentages, etc.) Add to that the ability to use computer tools to round out the basic skill sets needed for employment success.

2. PERSONAL SKILLS

Can a potential employee speak well? Can he/she answer questions of customers in a positive, informative manner? While not everyone has an outgoing sales personality, successful employees can communicate in a non-confrontational, positive manner with their coworkers, subordinates, managers, and customers. Being able to work well with others is a vital skill for success in all jobs.

3. JOB ATTAINMENT

Job search is a process that requires a great deal of dedication and attention to be conducted successfully. If you put in little effort, you will receive little results. Employers are seeking employees who know how to present themselves in a positive manner and who display enthusiasm and knowledge about the companies they approach. Not only do candidates get evaluated on their skills and experience, but also on how they are approaching the job search. Enthusiastic candidates that follow up and show true interest will win success above equally qualified candidates.

4. JOB SURVIVAL

Now there’s a hot topic in this period of layoffs! True, who gets the ax and who doesn’t is often a matter of numbers, but it is also often a matter of performance. Employees who have consistently demonstrated their worth and made themselves a valuable asset have lower incidences of being downsized than employees who put forth average effort. Surviving in a company during layoffs is a skill that makes a candidate stand out among peers.

5. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Successful individuals are constantly attending seminars, taking classes, attaining training, and otherwise learning new skills that will keep them marketable in their careers. Successful people are lifelong learners. Employers are looking for people who understand this.

6. CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Career Development differs from Professional Development. Professional Development is learning while Career Development is a planning and goal setting process. Successful individuals design a career plan with written goals for short term and long term. They lay out the steps needed to move their careers from Point A to Point B within Time Frame C and plan how they are going to achieve those steps. Employers seek individuals who (believe it or not) wish to commit to the company for a long period of time. Good career progression is a high selling point of candidates to prospective employers.

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Doostang Success – Opportunities that I Could Not Find on Other Websites

Stephanie Doostang SuccessStephanie

Tulane University ’11
Investment Banking Analyst – Group Argent LLC

“I am a Chinese student who pursued a master of Finance degree in the United States. After graduating from Tulane University, I moved to New Orleans to chase my dream job in the Financial world.

However, the recession and the depressed atmosphere of the job market made me feel desperate. People only talked about Ivy League Schools or the University in New York, and I could not find a way to break into the financial world.

I looked everywhere online, networked and emailed the employers, but got no feedback, not even disappointing news.

Then I found Doostang and went Premium to see what would happen.

Doostang attracted me in the first place because it presented a concise search engine for high quality jobs. I could search by title, place, and industry, which really made my job hunt easier.

I found a lot of opportunities on Doostang that I could not find on other websites.

The way they allow employers to download your resume (and notify you when your resume gets downloaded) also improves your chances of getting the job.

After one month, I got several interviews from Doostang and finally settled on one offer.

I will still consider Doostang when I want to seek more job opportunities in the future.”


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

Clean Tech Private Equity Associate – Renowned Financial Company, New York, NY

Corporate Strategy Associate – Global Technology Giant, Palo Alto, CA

Commodity Futures Trader – Growth-Driven Proprietary Trading Group, Chicago, IL

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer – Leading Marketing Services Agency, Cleveland, OH

Financial Planning & Analysis Intern – Top-Notch Investment and Management Firm, New York, NY

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Doostang Success – Offer within a Week

David

Radford University ’10
Associate – Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank Capital Group

“I spent a year networking, cold calling, begging and pleading, with absolutely no luck in finding a position that really enticed me. I was down on my luck and out of options until a friend pointed me to Doostang. I filtered the job listings on the site and applied to one that really peaked my interest.

Within five minutes I had an email response, within two days I was on the phone, and within a week I was flying out to San Francisco to meet the firm and receive an offer.

All I know is Doostang saved my sanity and my wallet, I just wish I had joined earlier and avoided the headaches!”


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

Equity Research Associate, Specialty Retail – Renowned Financial Company, New York, NY

Senior Consultant – Preeminent Consulting Company, Boston, MA

Investment Banking Analyst – Top-Notch Financial Firm, Los Angeles, CA

Valuation Associate – Intellectual Capital Merchant Bank, Chicago, IL

Quantitative Analyst Intern – Leading Boutique Financial Services Firm, New York, NY

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Doostang Success — Interviews from Many Fortune 500 Companies

Heather

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY 2008
SENIOR STRATEGY ANALYST – BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON

I recently resigned from my investment banking position in Hong Kong to move back to the US in search for a career change into corporate strategy. My friends had mentioned that Doostang was a great tool for recent grads and I decided to give it a shot with a 3 month membership.

In the first week alone I received several responses and shortly thereafter I was conducting nearly all of my job queries via Doostang. I really appreciated the feature that alerts me when an employer downloads my resume, which allows me to follow up with those companies.

This site definitely contains higher quality job opportunities than other recruiting websites, including even my university career site.

Using a better filtered site allowed me to be more productive with my time and helped me to better target my ideal job.

Initially I was afraid that seeking a career change would be difficult since I have limited experience and I was seeking a career change in a difficult economic environment.

However, Doostang helped me to obtain interviews from many Fortune 500 companies across many different sectors and all these interviews ended up being an extremely important self-discovery process that helped me to narrow down the type of job function and industry that fit my personality and career goals.

Doostang really made my career transition much easier than it otherwise would have been and I have recommended it to other friends who are in the job market. Thank you Doostang!



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

Private Equity Analyst – Premier European Alternative Investment Firm, New York, NY

Analyst – Leading provider of Program Management, West Los Angeles, CA

Financial Consultant – Premiere Independent Wealth Management, Knoxville, TN

VP of Marketing – Leading Special Care Provider, Philadelphia, PA

Hedge Fund Analyst – Premier Long/Short Trading Focused Fund, Avon, CO

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Doostang Success — A Job at a Fun, Young Company with Room for Growth

Claire
Pomona College, 2010
Accounts Payable Clerk – HauteLook

“I graduated from Pomona College in May 2010 and was completely overwhelmed by the career search. Other career sites were impossible to navigate, and my school system didn’t have what I was looking for. I was a very picky job searcher – I even turned down a few offers. I received an email from Doostang and immediately signed up, as I was incredibly impressed by the quality of the jobs.

I received over 5 interview requests, and now have a job at a fun, young company with a lot of room for growth!”



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

Investment Banker – Startup Online Investment Banking Platform, New York, NY

Analyst – Leading Non-Profit Focused Consulting Firm, Boston, MA

Acquisitions Associate – Premier Investment Manager, San Francisco, CA

Marketing Associate – Top-Tier Internet Marketing & Strategy Firm, New York, NY

Financial Sr. Manager – Nationally Recognized Valuation Firm, Chicago, IL

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Doostang Success — An Investment Banking Analyst Position in New York

Donglin
University of Redlands, 2009
Investment Banking Analyst – Galileo Global Advisors

“I graduated from University of Redlands in 2009 with a BS in Global Business and minors in Economics and Mathematics. I spent my junior year at the London School of Economics. I was also a visiting student at Harvard University during half of my senior year.

I will be working for a company called Galileo Global Advisors based in Rockefeller center as an Investment Banking Analyst.

I had applied to many jobs in finance, but I was finally successful through Doostang because of its extensive database which helped me locate a position where my education, experience, and personal background were a perfect fit for the company.

Of course, Galileo is also the company I wanted to join the most.

During my job searching process, I had to overcame three challenges:

(1) applying to entry level positions (in investment banking) off-season

(2) applying to positions in New York from Redlands, CA, on the other side of the country

(3) applying to investment banking jobs in New York as a graduate from a small liberal arts school on the west coast

In fact, I not only used Doostang in my job search process, but also Monster, Career Builder, GloCap, Onewire, and Career Ladder. I have to say that Doostang is by far the best of all of the above.

Its extensive and up-to-date database had provided a vital information advantage. I recommend Doostang to anyone who believes that they are capable of more.”




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Equity Research Associate – First Class Advisory Service Provider, New York, NY

Analyst – Prominent Consulting Firm, Seattle, WA

Investment Sales Division Associate – Prominent Investment Sales Firm, New York, NY

Partner – New Top-Level Hotel Company, London, UK

Analyst or Associate – Leading Fund-of-Funds Organization, San Francisco, CA

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Doostang Success — More than 5 Interview Invitations

Avery
Trinity College, 2007
Compliance Analyst – ACA Compliance Group

“Purchasing a Doostang Premium membership was worth every penny and it was by far the best job search database that I used!

I applied to several positions that I learned about exclusively through Doostang and I received more than 5 interview invitations and an eventual job offer.

Doostang is a really great career resource that I would highly recommend to anyone searching for a new job. Doostang is different from Monster and CareerBuilder because it advertises a variety of positions across a variety of different fields with good companies. I am extremely happy that I joined Doostang and I am very excited to start my new job!”


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

Generalist Associate – Investment and Technology Development Firm, New York, NY

Analyst – Boutique Management Consulting Firm, Boston, MA

Investment Banking Analyst – Independent Investment Firm,  Atlanta, GA

Senior Manager – High-Tech Provider of Clean Energy, San Francisco, CA

Analyst – Bi-Coastal Financial Advisory Firm, Newport Beach, CA

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Doostang Success – My Smartest Career Move Thus Far

Kevin
Loyola University Maryland, 2008
Analyst – Citigroup

“I’ve experienced nothing but success with Doostang. After the financial collapse in 2008, one of my roommates from college got laid off. He discovered Doostang and received a job offer from the first posting he applied to. He highly recommended Doostang so I decided to make a profile to see what it was all about.

Although I was employed at the time, I continually searched for analyst positions in the financial industry. Soon after I paid for a premium membership, I transferred jobs within my company. I decided to cancel my premium membership but continue to receive daily emails of the jobs that I was interested in. One day thereafter I received an email notification of a job that really sparked my interest. I decided to sign back up for a premium membership and apply for the job.

It was the smartest career move thus far, as I heard back regarding the job, interviewed, and received a job offer.

I owe my success to Doostang as I never would have known this job was available if I didn’t receive daily notifications of jobs I was interested in. Thank you Doostang.”


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

Financial Analyst – Top-Tier Investment Advisor, New York, NY

Consultant – Leading Global Consultancy Firm, San Francisco, CA

Pre-MBA Associate – Top Tier Global Asset Management Firm, Dallas, TX

Research Associates – Premier Economic Consulting Firm, Washington, DC

Analyst – Prominent Private Equity Firm, New York, NY

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Doostang Success – An Opportunity at a Start Up in San Francisco

Adrienne
Stanford 2007, BA Economics
Business Associate – Viagogo

“I signed up for Doostang’s premium membership at the end of my second year at a middle market investment bank. This was mid-2009, and though the market was very bleak, I knew I still wanted to look for something else. I had heard of Doostang before when I was a junior at Stanford. It had just started out of the graduate school of business, I think. Throughout my search period, I also used Stanford’s career website and some networking, gave my resume to headhunters and recruiters, and applied directly on company websites.

However, a significant majority of my interviews came from the applications I’d sent through Doostang, and none came through from the headhunters.

One of the things that I liked about Doostang is that it allows me to be proactive. If I saw something that interested me, there was nothing to stop me from just being assertive and sending my application. I didn’t have to wait and hope that a headhunter would like my resume and background enough to pass on my application to an employer who otherwise would not have had a chance to know I existed.

Applying through Doostang’s website was extremely easy, and sometimes I would get an email with an interview offer hours after I’d sent my application.

Another feature that I found very helpful was the ability to save searches and then have them emailed to me everyday. During the search process I was still working for my old firm, and sometimes I was too busy to go to Doostang and do the searches myself. Having the searches emailed to me daily allowed me to quickly glance at the list of relevant results and bookmark the ones that I would go back to apply for later on. In each saved search email was also a section called “Jobs you might have missed” which were results that might not have fit my criteria exactly but might be close, or they were postings from a day or two ago. These were very useful features because they allowed me to feel that I was still actively searching for opportunities even when I was busy rather than letting opportunities slip by. I felt informed and aware.

I relied on Doostang almost entirely for finding out about job postings and getting interviews. Doostang was good for learning about the breath of opportunities available so that I never really felt like I didn’t have any leads to pursue – so many new jobs are posted everyday.

Through Doostang, I was able to find out about an opportunity at a start up in San Francisco and have recently accepted the offer. This is the type of job that I have been looking for since I started the search process, and I couldn’t be happier.

It is actually a bit of a pleasant surprise that I learned about the opportunity from Doostang, a site that I had gotten used to thinking was geared towards the traditional finance track. However, without Doostang, I probably wouldn’t have known about the opportunity because the start up was going through the personal referrals method before posting on Doostang. I had not seen the opportunity through Stanford’s career website or elsewhere. I am just as happy now to get off the post-ibanking track of corporate development, private equity and hedge funds to explore something entirely different – strategy and operations at an exciting start up.”


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

Financial Analyst – Top-Tier Investment Advisor, New York, NY

Consultant – Leading Global Consultancy Firm, San Francisco, CA

Pre-MBA Associate – Top Tier Global Asset Management Firm, Dallas, TX

Research Associates – Premier Economic Consulting Firm, Washington, DC

Analyst – Prominent Private Equity Firm, New York, NY

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Doostang Success – The Exact Investment Banking Position that I Hoped to Find

Dave
University of Michigan, MBA, 2009

“I graduated with an MBA from the University of Michigan in 2009 and continued what was already by that point a frustrating job search. I spent the next six months networking like mad and applying to postings I found through the career services office and on job boards. With the job market so tough I was struggling to land interviews.

I decided to join Doostang on the advice of a fellow alumnus. I had used the service before when redirected to it by another job board, but was skeptical of paying to see postings that may be listed elsewhere for free. The tip proved invaluable, as within a month of joining the Premium service I found the posting that became my job.

I applied on a Sunday, on Monday received a notice that an employer had downloaded my resume, and by the following Sunday had my new job.

Doostang definitely features high-quality jobs not listed elsewhere, and in my case the employer was very motivated to find candidates quickly. Unlike some other services I tried, Doostang is not just recycling things you can find everywhere on the Internet.

The boutique investment banking position I found on Doostang turned out to be the perfect fit and exactly what I hoped to find. I only wish I hadn’t waited so long to access the great opportunities Doostang provides.”


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

Financial Analyst – Top-Tier Investment Advisor, New York, NY

Consultant – Leading Global Consultancy Firm, San Francisco, CA

Pre-MBA Associate – Top Tier Global Asset Management Firm, Dallas, TX

Research Associates – Premier Economic Consulting Firm, Washington, DC

Analyst – Prominent Private Equity Firm, New York, NY

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The Doostang Team

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