New York, February 2009 – Edward Fleischman, CEO of Tandym Group, was recently interviewed by CNBC’s Mark Koba in regards to the current job outlook in the Financial Services industry. While recent turmoil on Wall Street has left many finance professionals without a job or, at best, without job security, Fleischman believes there are good opportunities available for professionals willing to be sensible and strategic in their search.
While there has been a substantial drop in hiring within Financial Services, other industries are not only hiring – they’re growing. Professionals willing to expand their search to other industries – for example, Health Services (i.e., Pharmaceuticals), Technology, Government, and the Legal field (i.e., law firms specializing in investment banking) – are more likely to find success.
It’s also important to remember that the number of job seekers has increased substantially in the City of New York and the Tri-State area over the past several months, and that means extraordinary competition for fewer jobs. Job seekers would do well to look beyond New York City and consider re-locating as firms in many other areas of the country would love to hire experienced New York talent.
Fleischman also points out that looking for a job is, in itself, a full-time job, and it is vital to devote as much time as possible to the process. In addition to utilizing recruitment firms and personal connections with friends and former colleagues to assist you with your search, online professional networking services such as LinkedIn can be an excellent resource and a great way to get your foot in the door. Recruiters from all divisions at Tandym Group can be found on LinkedIn and are always open to connect with those seeking employment.
Above all, says Fleischman: “You have to have a good mental outlook. Wake up every morning and go find it.”
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