Candidate Resources

The KBW Financial Staffing & Recruiting team has compiled useful articles for our financial job seeker candidates, filled with tips, advice, and best practices to help make your job search a successful one.

To tell or not to tell: salary history

To Tell or Not to Tell: Salary History

It turns out that one of the most stressful things for Americans to talk about isn’t politics or religion or even death – it’s personal finances. So...

Happiness at work

Happiness at Work

We spend more of our waking hours at our jobs than doing any one other thing. So being happy at work matters - a lot. And what makes us happy at...

Five traits of a top analyst

Five Traits of a Top Analyst

As a financial analyst, you work in a highly competitive field. Along with having the required education, skills, experience, and certification, you...

Imposter syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

“Oh no, is now when people are going to find me out?” You’re not the only one who wonders. The feeling that you’re going to be ‘found out’, that...

Multitasking…does not work

Multitasking…does not work

The other day I was trying to take a work call while heating my son’s bottle. Heating a bottle is easy. I poured water into a container, pushed a...

Storytelling as a strategy for business

Storytelling as a Strategy for Business

No matter what your job, you likely spend a good amount of time trying to persuade people of certain things. Whether you're a CEO trying to get your...

Pen & paper

Pen & Paper

Remember how much you loved back to school supply shopping - pristine notebooks, new pens (I like a medium tip blue uniball), highlighters. It’s...

Clearer business writing

Clearer Business Writing

Whether or not you think of yourself as a writer, you probably do a lot of writing at work: emails to co-workers, memos to your boss, reports for...

Is your networking holding you back?

Is your networking holding you back?

What if there was a way to network more efficiently instead of just more? We network all of the time - with our colleagues, our friends and...