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How To View Any Profile On LinkedIn — B2B Digital Marketing

How To View Any Profile On LinkedIn — B2B Digital Marketing | Cross Cultural Competency Companion | Scoop.it
Recently LinkedIn cut off access to profiles of all but your first and second degree connections. Here is a simple way to find and view the full public profile of anyone on LinkedIn without upgrading to a premium account.

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Sneaky tricks to using LinkedIn!

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Key_Influencers_International_Student_Satisfaction.pdf

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The report shows that of the 1,480 respondents, only 1% cited "career prospects" as a "key influencer" with respect to the level of satisfaction they felt about their period of study. 

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RecruitmentTrendsJapan.pdf

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Wired Science - News for Your Neurons | Wired.com

Wired Science - News for Your Neurons | Wired.com | Cross Cultural Competency Companion | Scoop.it

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First Impressions: The Science of Meeting People

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Fantasy sports becoming big business as popularity continues to rise

Fantasy sports becoming big business as popularity continues to rise | Cross Cultural Competency Companion | Scoop.it

Int'l students - take note!

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How I Prepare and Engage in Networking – A Perspective | Dreambridge Partners LLC

I've had the wonderful opportunity to support many professionals and students as they embark and improve on their professional networking. It's the one thing we know we should do but it's one of the most challenging things to actually do.
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Correct These Body Language Tics Before Your Next Interview

Correct These Body Language Tics Before Your Next Interview | Cross Cultural Competency Companion | Scoop.it
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Learning a new field

Learning a new field | Cross Cultural Competency Companion | Scoop.it
It was Monday morning in the higher-education capital of the universe, and 35 students were absorbed in a lecture on perhaps the critical subject of our times. Rising health care costs? The global economy?
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Retiring Abroad, One Country at a Time

Retiring Abroad, One Country at a Time | Cross Cultural Competency Companion | Scoop.it
How one couple walked away from all they owned and are spending their retirement living in different places around the world. It doesn't have to be expensive.
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Life In A Big Multinational: Stay Focused!

Life In A Big Multinational: Stay Focused! | Cross Cultural Competency Companion | Scoop.it
Advice from Jie Tang, an MIP Politecnico di Milano MBA who has worked at P&G, Levi Strauss, and L’Oreal...
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Want to Get Ahead at Work? Start Bragging

Want to Get Ahead at Work? Start Bragging | Cross Cultural Competency Companion | Scoop.it
Could bragging be the key to getting a promotion at work?  New research reveals that women's tendency to downplay their successes could be holding them back at work.
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Destination: India : Kellogg professors get an inside view of business in India on the faculty version of Global Initiatives in Management - Kellogg School of Management

Destination: India : Kellogg professors get an inside view of business in India on the faculty version of Global Initiatives in Management - Kellogg School of Management | Cross Cultural Competency Companion | Scoop.it
Destination: India : Kellogg professors get an inside view of business in India on the faculty version of Global Initiatives in Management...
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International Students Gaining Employment in the US: University Career Services - Northwestern University

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Networking at 30,000 Feet

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Getting to know your neighbor on a flight can pay dividends when it comes to advancing your career
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great insights for those unfamiliar/uncomfortable with networking

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How to Handle Holiday Small Talk

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People who are out of work and the friends they encounter during the holidays find themselves treading carefully in a conversational minefield.

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Good advice for several situations!

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Looking for bright spots - FT.com

Looking for bright spots - FT.com | Cross Cultural Competency Companion | Scoop.it
Not many people get to pursue their hobby as a full-time job.
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How to Impress Potential Employers in a Video Interview

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Check out this infographic for handy tips.
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Investment Management: Getting and Acing an Interview

 

By Olive Darragh, Zolio Founder and CEO



Investment management: an interesting, challenging and potentially extremely rewarding career. Yet, investment management remains a career where senior women are few and much too far between.
It is also a career that attracts many smart, young people. Several large investment firms get 8,000 to 9,000 resumes each year. It’s hard to get your resume noticed, especially if you don’t attend one of a handful of prominent schools; or, if you don’t have a degree in finance or economics. It’s hard to transition into the business if you are a few years out of school and want to make a career change.
On the other side it’s hard for investment firms to know who will turn out to be a successful money manager when young people don’t have track records or extensive investment experience.
So as a woman how can you increase your chance of standing out among all those resumes and excelling when you get that coveted interview? How do you show you’re a good fit for an investment management job? How do you get past the resume screening even if you didn’t go to a handful of prominent schools?
Before I answer those questions here’s why I think we have something valuable to say on this topic. I’ve spent over 20 years in this industry looking at strategy and talent management issues. Thirteen of those years were at McKinsey where I co-founded and then led the investment management practice. For another 6 years, I was at Tudor Investments as the partner responsible for strategy and talent management which meant I spent a great deal of time finding and interviewing top quality portfolio managers.
For the last two years, as we have built Zolio, our new online investment talent identification platform, we have done several consulting projects for leading investment firms on the specific topic of hiring and developing young talent.
Other members of the Zolio team also have extensive experience in assessment and evaluation of portfolio managers. Also, our industry relationships give us access to some of the best thinkers in the market and insight into what firms look for in young investment talent.
So what things will help your resume stand out? Here are two important elements:
Demonstrated passion for the market: You ask any successful portfolio manager what is the most important element of success in investing and trading and very soon he or she gets to a “genuine passion for the market”. The way some managers describe this is that you need to love the competition of the market.
So how do you know if you have a genuine passion for the market? Only you can answer that, but it’s a good sign if you enjoy learning about the markets and spending your time investing, even if it’s on simulated platforms.
Even if you know you have a passion for the markets, how do you demonstrate that on a resume or in an interview? There are many ways: become part of an investment club, trade a simulated portfolio or a small real portfolio if you have the resources. Zolio, our online trading and education platform, adds another dimension to that because you can trade on a real-time pricing platform for 6 months and generate a certified track record. You can put that track record on your resume and Zolio will verify it. Most simulated platforms have pricing delays so there is no way to produce a certified track record. Also, the six month trading time-frame of Zolio shows a real commitment to the markets and the investment industry.
Analytic skill and comfort with numbers: It is no surprise that a comfort with numbers and manipulating them is critical to success in investment management. No matter how good a conceptual thinker you are, if you don’t know how the numbers work you will have a difficult time managing money.
Despite some common misconceptions, you don’t need to be math or economics or finance major to show you can handle numbers. Almost any educational program has a way you can demonstrate your comfort with analytics. For example, even the most qualitative degrees often require you to learn statistics as part of a core research skill. If you can handle a statistics, you can handle numbers. So if you are pursuing a less quantitative degree, look for individual classes that can help you demonstrate and test your analytic skills.
On the Zolio platform, you will not only have the ability to demonstrate a comfort with numbers; you’ll also have the chance to put it into action in your investment strategy.
So, once you get that coveted interview how should you set yourself up for success? The key to success in any interview is to be well-prepared. Learn as much as you can about the firm and the role you are interviewing for. The more you know, the more the interviewer will believe that you are really interested in a career at his or her firm.
Remember knowing an investment firm is not just about how it invests. It is also about the culture and style of that firm. Make sure you know if it’s a team-based firm or one that relies on individual portfolio performance. Does success require you to present effectively to senior colleagues? Do you have to write up your investment thesis for broad dissemination?
Knowing these things allow you to answer the inevitable question of “how do you know you will be a good fit for us?”
Beyond this general interview advice, we have learned from hundreds of actual interviews and from reviewing interview notes from thousands of other investment interviews, that there are investment -specific things that can help you succeed.
We will mention two of those here.

 

The first thing that helps you excel in an investment interview is to have a compelling investment experience you can talk about. Most initial investment management interviews are short – sometimes only 35 minutes. In that limited time, you have to demonstrate that you have learned something about the market.
The best way to do that is have an investment strategy you have developed and tried. That allows you to talk about what type of investor you are, what makes you different and why you think that difference will help you be successful. Are you basing your investing expertise on a deep knowledge of some industry or are you a top-down investor who has invested in learning about macro trends?
An actual investing experience also allows you to talk about what worked and what you learned from those investments that didn’t work. With this experience you can also demonstrate important knowledge of how the markets work such as the relationship between liquidity and position sizing in your portfolio.
The real–time pricing based trading experience of Zolio allows you to do all these things. We have built the Zolio platform to create as realistic a trading experience as possible.
The second important thing you need in an investment interview is to say something interesting about a particular stock or other market security. Many interviewees make the mistake of talking about a heavily covered and much discussed security. You have a much better chance of standing out if you talk about a less well known security. If you’ve done your homework on that security that’s a great start. It’s even better if you can talk about how and why you invested in the security and the impact it had on your portfolio.
You want the interviewer to remember you and remember your passion for the market and the unique way that you expressed that passion.
So whatever investment job you are interested in, we wish you luck. We also hope that you will think about Zolio as a way to help your resume stand out and help you excel in your interviews.


Try Zolio FREE for one month! Visit www.Zolio.com to sign up and reserve your spot. Space is limited!


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What to Do When They Say 'No' - Forbes

What to Do When They Say 'No' - Forbes | Cross Cultural Competency Companion | Scoop.it
Master negotiators say the negotiation doesn't truly begin until the parties reach impasse. Back at the dawn of my negotiation career, this made as much sense to me as a zen koan. You know, like the sound of one hand clapping.
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Small Talk - How US celebrities do it

I want to share a clip with you from the "Ellen" show. While this "small talk" is with a celebrity, and the branding is not business professional at all, students should view it as an example of how we can tell stories about the most basic things, make it interesting, but still have an overriding message about me.

 

It would be a great exercise  to analyze:

 

1) What is her brand based on this small talk?

2) What are the "stories" she was telling?

3) How did she make it simple by going into details on a very selected basis?

 

 

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How a cup of coffee can land you your next job (or client)

How a cup of coffee can land you your next job (or client) | Cross Cultural Competency Companion | Scoop.it
Guest Post In addition to waking you up from a groggy state of mind, a cup of coffee can also get you a job or a new client. It's true...
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Multilingual SEO

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MBA Job Hunt: Networking

MBA Job Hunt: Networking | Cross Cultural Competency Companion | Scoop.it
Networking is how you get a foot in the door.
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Getting a Head Start on Becoming an MBA Entrepreneur

Getting a Head Start on Becoming an MBA Entrepreneur | Cross Cultural Competency Companion | Scoop.it
A Q&A with Timothy Faley, managing director of the Zell/Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan...
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How Not to Partner in India

How Not to Partner in India | Cross Cultural Competency Companion | Scoop.it
Lessons from a failed joint venture...
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