Doostang Success: The Most Valuable and Frequent Leads

Marc
Boston College, 2008

“To all the new and existing job hunters,

If I had to suggest one job site to utilize during your employment search, it would be Doostang. Not only does it allow you to perform both broad and laser focused searches, but it also has an easy-to-use interface and provides daily updates on high caliber jobs you just cannot find on other commonly used search engines. It was easy to control my job and privacy preferences, and Doostang sent daily job post updates to my email account that were exact to my criteria.

I can attest that during my job hunt at a time when unemployment is at its highest, I received the most valuable and frequent leads from Doostang.

Especially for me, I was looking to switch to a more entrepreneurial company and to a slightly different industry. Although a tough feat, Doostang provided me with unique job opportunities that I just wasn’t seeing on other sites. I am living proof that 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:

Private Equity Associate – Elite Private Equity Firm (New York, NY)
Consultant – Premier Compensation Consulting Firm (Los Angeles, CA)
Investment Banking Associate – Leading Investment Bank ( San Francisco, CA)
Administrative Coordinator – Premier Capital Management Group (Chicago, IL)
Research Associate – Prominent Global Equity Management Firm (Boston, MA)

More jobs we think you’ll like…

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The Doostang Team

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

Doostang Success – A Pair of Offers from Prestigious Companies

Eric
Northwestern University, 2009

“After college I took a job in the financial field in Chicago, IL. However, because of the lagging economy I was let go after 6 months of work.

My job search took me through many venues, from job agents, to websites that promised to strategically place my resume around job boards and the internet. It did not work, as most responses were spam or for jobs that did not match my interests or level of education.

Then I found Doostang.com. Immediately I saw the difference in the caliber of companies and the positions posted on this particular site.

Within two months I was able to secure a pair of offers from prestigious companies, and I could not be more pleased.”

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, Leading Specialty Finance Company (Boston, MA)
Consultant, Premier Management Consulting Firm (Various US Locations)
Private Equity Intern, Upstart Middle Market Buyout Firm (New York, NY)
Jr. Researcher, Multi-Focused Consulting Firm (Chicago, IL)
Financial Analyst – Solar Energy, Comprehensive Renewable Energy Company (Los Angeles, CA)

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The Doostang Team

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

Doostang Success – Incomparable Volume and Quality of Job Postings

Afsheen
University of Pennsylvania, 2007

“Within one month of being laid off, I was able to get a job offer through Doostang.

No other job resource – not even my own Ivy League University’s Alumni Careers site – compares to both the volume and quality of job postings on Doostang

I was able to conduct a targeted job search which was faster and more effective than relying on recruiters or tapping my network. If you want to manage your job search, you should be using 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 Intern, Leading Investment Banking Firm (Los Angeles, CA)
Consultant – Global Financial Services Consulting Firm (San Francisco, CA)
Portfolio Management Assistant – Global Asset Management Company (New York, NY)
Marketing Analyst – Premier Online Lender (Chicago, IL)
Senior Investment Analyst – Premier Institutional Investment Management Firm (Washington, DC)

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The Doostang Team

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

Doostang Success – Job after Just 2.5 Weeks

Toshi
Occidental College, 2009

“Having just arrived in New York City right around the new year, my first priority was finding employment. I was living with a friend from college who had moved to New York, and had figured out a rent plan with him that allowed me a few months to get my bearings before starting to pay him rent. However, as I was accumulating debt on top of college loans that I already owed, I felt strong pressure to find a job right away.

Another friend from college informed me about Doostang, the job search website that helped him find his current job. I thought it was a little expensive as I had only used free job sites previously like Monster and Craigslist. However, since my friend raved about Doostang, I decided to give the website a try and signed up for a month.

Within 10 days of signing up I had received my first job interview and within 2 and 1/2 weeks I was offered a job.

Now, thanks to Doostang, I am happily employed and able to make my payments.”

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 – Reputable Investment Banking Firm (New York, NY)
Healthcare Strategy Consultant – Leading Healthcare/Biotechnology Consulting Firm (Boston, MA)
Private Equity Associate – Prestigious Private Equity Fund Company (Shanghai, China)
Account Coordinator – National Marketing Company (Los Angeles, CA)
Jr Investment Associate -Hedge Fund Investment Fund (Bay Area, CA)

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The Doostang Team

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

Doostang Success – A 14% Response Rate!

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Ron
Cornell University, 2008

“On completing an internship at a major financial institution between junior and senior year of college, I was offered and accepted a full-time position. After graduating, I moved to New York to start my new life. Several months down the road the impact of the financial crisis set in and mass layoffs began. It was a much different scene than when I had interned there in the summer of 2007, when the stock price was high and interns were taken out for drinks three times a week on the company’s tab.

One morning, barely five months into my new job, I walked to work like on any other day, sat at my desk and got started. I learned shortly after getting there that my position in corporate finance was being eliminated. In short, I was out of a job. This unexpected loss of my job during a deteriorating employment environment last year, left me along with thousands of others in a real bind. Faced with disappearing employment opportunities and a high New York City rent, a general feeling of hopelessness was my world.

I immediately began searching for new employment, and with the economy the way it was (and still is), I decided I would settle for internships, even unpaid internships – just to get the experience and stay on my feet. Luckily, within weeks I was interning at an investment bank, but working significantly more hours than my full-time job while not getting paid. I continued my search for full-time employment, leveraging the valuable experience I gained at the internship. I wasn’t having much luck using the job search resources I had, and was growing even more desperate. Then another intern told me about Doostang.

The Excel monkey that I am, I tracked the progress of job applications by the different sources and found that I had by far the most success with Doostang postings.

I received responses (including rejections) from 14% of the positions I applied for, compared to around 5% from other sources.

I felt that 14% was great, considering the vast number of people applying for fewer and fewer available positions. Even a rejection from HR was somewhat comforting, knowing that my resume was actually being reviewed and not getting lost in cyberspace. Ultimately, I landed 9 first round interviews, 4 of which progressed to further rounds.

Within 6 months of subscribing to Doostang, I received an offer for a consulting position from the firm I currently work for, and I love it here.

Had I not heard about Doostang, I wouldn’t be where I am today and could very well still be out of a job. What was unique about Doostang was the quality and variety of jobs listed, and that they were current openings. With most other sites, my experience was that it was hard to find something good that I could get excited about and (being a recent graduate) that I was qualified for.

Doostang: Thanks for helping me land on my feet. I’m sure that others will find you as helpful as I did.”

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 Intern – Hedge Fund Capital Management Company, Philadelphia, PA
Strategic Consultant – Spatially-Focused Strategic Business Consultancy, San Francisco, CA
Investment Banking Analyst – Reputable Investment Banking Firm, Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Business Editor – Premier U.S. Daily Circulation Newspaper, Houston, TX
Analyst – Long Only Investment Partnership, New York, NY

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The Doostang Team

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

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

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The Doostang Team

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

Doostang Success – Doostang Opened Up an Industry of Opportunity

Samir
Lehigh University, 2009
B.S. Economics, B.A. Design Arts, History Minor

I always thought that I’d have scored my dream job right out of college. Unfortunately, much of the class of 2009 walked down that graduation aisle with a feeling of uncertainty, and out of that aisle with a sense of urgency.

Lehigh University did a lot to prepare me for the real world. I was a dual-degree student-athlete, so I definitely knew the value of hard work. I was surrounded by some of the brightest students, learned from highly accomplished professors, and was able to pursue academic areas that really interested me. Unfortunately, despite Lehigh’s prestige, the job market I graduated into consisted mostly of engineering jobs in PA and finance/accounting jobs in NY. I was interested in the tech scene, all the way across the country in Silicon Valley – a scene in which not many Lehigh Alums had conquered.

I didn’t have a job, I was living with my parents, and I spent much of my days applying for positions posted on my school’s job board that I had little interest in – never receiving a response. This wasn’t the life I wanted.

Enter Doostang. IN MY FIRST DAY OF USING IT, I SCORED A SWEET INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY AT A NY BASED SOCIAL-MEDIA STARTUP. There, I learned so much about the industry, startup culture, and about myself and what I’m good at.

Nine months later, while besting the economy on an intern stipend, Doostang brought another opportunity to me. On a long-shot, I applied to a startup ad network, one of those places I could only imagine about working at. Less than a year old, nimble, innovative, on the cusp of extreme growth, and cradled within the startup culture of San Francisco – THIS WASN’T A JOB THAT I’D SEE ON MY SCHOOL’S JOB BOARD.

After a rigorous interview process, I find myself now a week into my dream job. I’m learning, networking, and I just signed a lease for an apartment in North Beach, San Francisco.

I came a long way since I left graduation aisle, but I’m finally starting the life I wanted, and it’s all thanks to 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 – Top Acquisition and Investment Firm, Boston, MA
Marketing Intern – Prominent Wireless Network Provider, San Francisco, CA
Greentech Venture Capital Intern – Top Greentech VC Firm, New York, NY
Associate Product Manager – Leading Specialty Coffee Retailer, Seattle, WA
Trader Trainee – Global Proprietary Trading Firm, Chicago, IL

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The Doostang Team

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

Doostang Success – University Career Center Quality

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University of North Carolina, 2006

“Out of all the sites, Doostang was the only one that provided postings of jobs that were of quality. They were equal quality to postings to what I experienced through my university career center.

The only tip I have is to ask follow up questions in the thank you letters. This always ensured I received a response from employers one way or another.

Also, apply to a posting as soon as possible. Pretty much all responses I received was when I responded to the post right after it was posted. If I waited until right before it closed often they didn’t even look at my resume.”

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 – Well Established Hedge Fund, New York, NY
Associate Consultant – Homeland Security Consulting Experts, Washington, DC
Venture Capital Associate – Leading Venture Capital Firm, Los Angeles, CA
Senior Marketing Strategist – Global Airline, Chicago, IL
Investment Banking Analyst – Top Investment Banking Firm, San Francisco, CA

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

Doostang Success – New Job in 3 Weeks

Doostang helped me find a job remarkably quickly. I was sitting at my new desk a mere three weeks from the day I began my job search.”

- Sara, Yale 2001

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:

Junior Hedge Fund Analyst – NY Based Hedge Fund, New York, NY
Strategy Consultant – Top-Level Financial Consultancy, Chicago, IL
Investment Banking Analyst – Top Investment Firm, Boston, MA
Film Producer – Specialty Film Production Company, Los Angeles, CA
Private Equity Associate – Energy Private Equity Group, Houston, TX

More jobs we think you’ll like…

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The Doostang Team

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

Doostang Success – Quick and Effective!

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Stanford 2007

“I graduated from college in 2007 and started a career in finance (investment banking) immediately afterward. I was fortunate to have attended a university where job fairs were organized every quarter and major corporations held information sessions throughout the year. I also had a valuable career center to help me coordinate interviews. After graduating, I realized that I no longer had easy access to this comprehensive network of employers. Furthermore, after my two-year investment banking program, I decided to pursue a career in a different industry. This career change rendered my finance network somewhat irrelevant.

The biggest obstacles in my job search were finding high-quality opportunities and getting my resume into the hands of someone who could make hiring decisions. Doostang solved both these issues.

I was able to browse through a wide range of job listings spanning multiple industries. When submitting my resume for an open position, it was routed directly to the inbox of the HR director.

I received a call from the company less than 24 hours later and was in their office the following week for my first round of interviews. Within one month, I had interviewed with four companies and received two job offers. Doostang made my job search quick and effective!”

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 Intern – Multi-Billion Dollar Investment Management Firm, Chicago, IL
Associate Editor – Respected Provider of News and Media Information and Analysis, Los Angeles, CA
Research Analyst – International Wealth Management Firm, Hong Kong, China
Consulting Analyst – Well-Established Strategy Consulting Firm, New York, NY
Vice President of Investor Relations – Multi-Billion Dollar Long/Short Equity Hedge Fund, Boston, MA

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Happy Job Searching!

The Doostang Team

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