Doostang Success — A Job at a Prestigious Asset Management Firm in NYC

Shaurja
Emory University, 2007

“I became a premium member on Doostang about a year and a half ago mainly due to the quality and diversity of the job listings in comparison with other career sites. I didn’t actively start applying for jobs on Doostang till about a year ago. I work in an investment bank and I was entering the final year of my 3 year analyst program and I was becoming very disillusioned with the countless headhunters I had been using, so naturally I decided I needed all the help I could get in what was an incredibly poor job market.

I am an analyst at a non-bulge bracket investment bank and although I attended a top 20 university (and graduated with honors) I always felt I was being looked down upon by the headhunting firms due to the fact that I wasn’t at an “elite” I-bank or didn’t graduate from an Ivy-league school. I know this because the more prestigious the headhunting agency, the less opportunities were coming my way via that agency whereas my friends at bulge-brackets were constantly being sent listings that I was excluded from. The best part about Doostang is that there is parity amongst all candidates; the employer, not the headhunter decides who is fortunate to have their resume reviewed. By no means was the process easy though.

For the better part of a year, I applied to anywhere from 5-10 listings a week with a hit rate (1st round interview) of about 15-20%. That was way better than the less than 5% hit rate I was getting via the 20 or so headhunters I had been using. I also liked the fact that I was able to write a cover letter in the application that could inform the prospective employer on why I really wanted the job. Some people may not like this aspect – and whilst working 90+ hour weeks makes it near impossible to write a standout cover letter – I feel like it personalizes the process and can really help differentiate you if you spend the time on it.

In the end, I landed a job at a prestigious asset management firm in NYC working in a role which I will gain invaluable experience whilst working with incredibly talented people in a great corporate culture; my three most important objectives when looking for a job were fulfilled.

For anyone actively scouring the market for opportunities (whether in finance, consulting, marketing, etc.), I would highly recommend paying the fee to become a premium member. But remember, being a premium member won’t guarantee you anything; you have to be willing to spend the time and effort to constantly monitor the site and get in on opportunities as soon as they come up. Being patient and not getting down on yourself will be important as well, it took me a year to get my ideal job.”


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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Doostang Success — A Job Offer from the First Position I Applied to

Dina
New York University, 2009
Marketing and Compliance Assistant at Fifth Avenue Financial

“I had graduated from a top school and always imagined that finding a great job when I graduated would be fairly easy. However, with the job market as it has been and my old job being at a dead end, it was not so simple and I didn’t know where to even start looking for a new opportunity.

I then joined Doostang and was instantly pleased with the decision I had made. I found opportunities that were a great fit for me and would probably not have found anywhere else. Its easy-to-use format to keep track of recent searches, as well as the ability to bookmark jobs, made my search simple and almost stress-free.

Although I applied to several jobs, I just received a job offer last week for the first position I applied to upon becoming a member of the site.

I would highly recommend Doostang to anyone who needs some assistance in the quest for a great job opportunity.”


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

Equity Research Analyst – Institutional Equity Management Boutique, New York, NY
Consultant – Premier, Global Strategy Consulting Firm, New York, NY
1st Year Associate – Premier Boutique Investment Bank, Los Angeles, CA
Healthcare Analyst – Global Healthcare Market, Norwood, MA
Entry Level Consultant – Premier Global Consulting Firm, Houston, TX

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The Doostang Team

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Doostang Success — The Smartest Move I Ever Made

Evan
Carnegie Mellon University 2009

“My name is Evan and I recently landed a job at a new bulge bracket investment bank, and I couldn’t have found the position without the help of Doostang.

Doostang was extremely helpful even before I started my first job.  I accepted an offer at a smaller investment bank in the middle of the financial crisis and had the misfortune of my employer going bankrupt and being bought.  Unsure and worried for my career, I turned to Doostang.  After a long absence from the site, I noticed that it had expanded outside of the academic realm, and also offered thousands of new jobs and many different areas.  Sadly, it was no longer free.  This would usually turn me away immediately as I never have luck on these types of sites. Noticing that many of the positions I was interested in could only be accessed via subscription, I thought I’d give it a try.  At the time I was more than willing to spare a little cash for a job that could set me on the right career path.

That was the smartest move I’ve ever made.

Throughout my senior year I had multiple interviews, but ultimately went back to the employer that I had originally signed with. Three months into this job after college, I knew it was time to start looking for something else.  I turned back to Doostang again.  Having had experience in the finance industry and wanting to be based in a financial hub such as San Francisco was very helpful.  It also didn’t hurt that Doostang had many employers looking to hire someone just like me.

For a long while, checking new postings on Doostang became a nightly ritual.  A few of my friends also signed up on Doostang, after I told them how much potential there was for finding a great job.  What we liked most was being able to send postings to each other that we might have missed.  I honestly can’t recommend any site other than Doostang for people interested in investment banking. My friends who have tired of other jobs have also found that the site has incredible opportunities in consulting, corporate development and private equity.

Doostang, hands down, has the largest aggregation of high quality professional jobs I’ve ever seen in one place.”


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 – Prominent Investment Management Firm, New York, NY
Marketing Coordinator – One of The World’s Largest Outdoor Advertising Companies, New York, NY
Hedge Fund Analyst / Analyst Intern – Premier Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund, Philadelphia, PA
Business Consultant – Private Sustainability Consulting Firm, Denver, CO
Investment Banking Analyst – Full-Service Financial Services Firm, Philadelphia, PA

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The Doostang Team

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Doostang Success – 2 Job Offers after 2 Weeks

James
University of California – Berkeley
B.A. Economics 2010

“I was referred to the Doostang website by a friend who had recently landed a position at a reputable investment bank. He told me that the site was particularly resourceful for jobs/internships in finance and banking. The efficiency of the site allowed me to quickly target opportunities that I felt were a good fit given my background/experience. Within one day of utilizing Doostang’s services I had sent out over ten applications for internships in the area. Companies wasted no time getting back to me and by the end of the first week my initial interviews were scheduled.

By the end of the second week, I found myself having to choose between two summer intern programs.

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 – Emerging Financial Services Firm, New York, NY
Entry Level Technology Consultants – Boutique technology consulting firm, Multiple Locations
Pre-MBA Analyst – Multi-Million Dollar Private Equity Firm, Philadelphia, PA
Research Analyst – Leading economics consulting firm, Washington, DC
Associate, Commercial Real Estate Group – Leading regional bank, Los Angeles, CA

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The Doostang Team

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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

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The Doostang Team

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Doostang Success – New Job at an Investment Bank

doostang-success-rishiRishi
Duke, 2006

“When I first started looking for employment, I met a friend for lunch who at that time was also in the job market, and asked him what resources he was using to find a job. He said ‘Doostang’. Until then, I had not heard about Doostang as being a resource for finding a job. I went online and checked it out with some skepticism.

Before signing up, I entered the words ‘Investment Banking’ in the search criteria as that was the industry I was interested in finding employment in given my prior background and work experience. I was pleasantly surprised to see the numerous relevant searches that showed up. I signed up right away.

I recently landed a job at an Investment Bank through Doostang.

Looking back, I am extremely glad I signed up. While seeking employment, I would check Doostang every single morning so that my resume would be amongst the first ones sent out to the hiring manager’s mailbox if I found an opening I was interested in. It is a very competitive job market and Doostang has a vast array of job listings.

I have found Doostang to be an extraordinary resource and would highly recommend it to others seeking employment.”

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 Research Analyst – World Leader in Financial Services, New York, NY
Associate Consultant – Leading Real Estate Strategy Consulting Firm, San Francisco, CA
Marketing Specialist – Full-Service Marketing Communications Provider, St Louis, MO
Research Analyst – Leading Economics, Finance, and Regulation Consulting Firm, Cambridge, MA
Venture Capital Associate – Premier Mid-Late Stage VC Investor, Bay Area, CA

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The Doostang Team

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Doostang Success – Opportunities I Did Not Know Existed

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Rory
SUNY Albany, 2011

“I don’t go to a top 10 business school. With the economy falling behind and the competition being so tough I had to do anything to get an advantage.

I heard of Doostang and was immediately introduced to many job opportunities I did not know existed.

After some time I landed and internship and was glad I joined.”

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 – Top-Tier Private Equity Firm, New York, NY
Entry-Level Business Development Analyst – Innovative, Venture-Backed Startup, San Francisco, CA
Financial Analyst – Comprehensive Financial Counseling Provider, Chicago, IL
Operations Junior Analyst – Global Research-Based Consultancy, Los Angeles, CA
Analyst – Leading Energy Tech and Cleantech Investor, Philadelphia, PA

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The Doostang Team

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Doostang Success – Interviews within Various Industries

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Umair
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009

“Without Doostang, I may have ended up just another former Investment Banking Analyst probing for a job in the harshest economic climate in recent history. When I decided to make an early exit from my Analyst program in San Francisco and return to Chicago, I spoke to headhunters and tapped into the network that I had built throughout college. Though I was receiving attention, nearly everyone reminded me that the market was still very, very soft – but it dawned on me that a former Analyst colleague of mine from Brown mentioned Doostang as the sole reason he landed a banking gig in 2009.

I was always told in banking and consulting roles before, “to make money, you have to spend money.” So it seemed natural to make an investment in opportunities that were not readily accessible through free-of-charge job boards.

Within two weeks, I had landed interviews within the Management Consulting, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking and Private Equity communities.

It took me less than 6 weeks to secure an offer working in an early stage consultancy started by McKinsey Alum. There was no way I could find the perfect blend of a tech-focused, entrepreneurial and front-office strategy consulting role without Doostang.

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 Banking Analyst – Boutique Investment Bank, New York, NY
Entry Level Consultant – Specialized Management and Technical Consulting Firm, SF Bay Area
Trader’s Assistant – Unique Energy Fund Management Firm, Nationwide
Marketing Communications Manager – Global Online Advertising Company, Los Angeles, CA
Senior Financial Analyst – Leading Online Retailer, Chicago, IL

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The Doostang Team

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Doostang Success – The Path I Wanted

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SUNY Geneseo, 2008

“I recently found my job on Doostang. I was a mathematics major in college and wanted to pursue a career using my major, but my current position in international tax was not satisfying enough in that regard.

I was referred to Doostang through a friend who had looked up actuarial positions and let me know there were a multitude of listings.

I signed up and within a few weeks landed an actuarial position that has my career on the path I wanted.

Thanks to my friend for referring me and many thanks to doostang.com for the multitude of listings they provide. I have already recommended to a few friends!”

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 – Bulge Bracket Global Investment Bank, New York, NY
Consulting Analyst – Leading Healthcare Management Consulting Firm, Los Angeles, CA
Trading Assistant – Prominent Trading Company, Chicago, IL
Human Resources Director – Worldwide Non Profit Organization, San Francisco, CA
Private Equity Analyst – Premier Private Equity Investment Manager, Dallas, TX

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The Doostang Team

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Doostang Success – A Career for Everyone

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Dartmouth College, 2009

“I like to think that I followed the road less traveled in my time at college. I threw myself into activities and summer internships that barely had anything to do with each other in terms of a future direction into a specific career or industry. I figured I had enough on my plate during college that I’d worry about jobs after graduating.

Writing up my resume a few days into my unemployed, stay-at-home postgraduate life, I realized I had accumulated such diverse experiences that focusing on any one career path seemed impossible. I spent countless hours refreshing the web page of my college’s Career Services job posting board only to find that I hardly fit any of the listed jobs’ qualifications and descriptions.

After nine months passed by, a friend told me about Doostang. Within weeks of searching the wealth of job posts on Doostang and utilizing its powerful search filters, I found a job that I could incorporate each and every experience on my resume.

In one week, I had a phone interview. A week after that, an in-person interview. And finally a week and a half later, my very first offer.

Now as I finish writing this, I am in San Francisco, having moved just a week ago from New Jersey. I start work in two days for a strategic business consulting firm that focuses on people and the physical spaces they work in. I have no doubt that Doostang was instrumental in bringing me to where I am now, in San Francisco and employed.

Doostang is a fantastic career tool for people with all sorts of experiences and backgrounds.

Thanks, Doostang!”

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:

Private Equity Associate – Preeminent Private Equity Firm, New York, NY
Strategy Consulting Associate – Strategy Consulting Boutique, Boston, MA
Hedge Fund Jr Trader – Progressive Hedge Fund, Englewood, NJ
Commercial Real Estate Assistant – Full Service Real Estate Company, Los Angeles, CA
Investment Banking Associate – Global Leader in Oil & Gas, Singapore, Singapore

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The Doostang Team

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