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Industry Insights Panel: Strategies for Getting Hired in the Finance SectorRecorded February 7, 2011
At this panel, representatives from finance firms offered insight into the field and gave strategies and tips on the kinds of positions and roles available in finance firms, the kinds of skills/knowledge they're looking for, what the recruitment process is like, how to make connections within the field, what to expect during the interview and how to succeed on the job.
|Getting Hired in the Finance Sector: Full Session|
Manager, Corporate Recruitment and University Relations, TD Bank Financial Group
I am currently responsible for campus recruitment for TD Bank Financial Group. In this role I am repsonsible for recruiting bright young minds to TD. If you had asked me if I would be working at a bank when I started university I would of said no way. However finanical services has been a great industry with many opportunites to grow and develop.
|Getting Hired in the Finance Sector: Eric Appleyard Intro|
Finance Director, Controllership and Financial Planning Branch
Business Management Division, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
York Alumnus: Honours BA, Public Policy & Administration (1988)
I have worked for over 20 years in the Ontario Public Service. I am the typical "jack of all trades and master of none" having worked in policy, finance, communications, IT and operations in a number of ministries.
|Getting Hired in the Finance Sector: Jim Cassimatis Intro|
Human Resources Representative, Honda Canada Finance Inc.
York Alumnus: Honours BAS, Human Resources Management (2009)
Growing up I always wanted to extend my help to others. I had difficulty finding an area of interest in high school and even greater difficulty choosing a university program. I always felt great helping family and friends, and I thought I could carry this feeling into my career. I chose human resources because its core surrounds helping others in the organization and in the community. I really appreciate the difference I'm making in my organization and engaging others and helping them reach their goals as an HR practitioner.
|Getting Hired in the Finance Sector: Kishan Dhanjal Intro|
Division Director, Investors Group
York Alumnus: BA, Sociology (2004)
In his role as a Wealth Management Director at Investors Group, Andrew's practice is dedicated to building lasting client relationships through sound financial planning advice. In his career as a financial planner, Andrew has demonstrated outstanding growth and productivity. He has been a Pillar Award Recipient in 2007, 2009 and 2010. In 2008, Andrew assumed the role of Division Director, wherein he manages a select group of ten Financial Consultants. In 2010, Andrew was a TOP award receipiant, whereby he ranked number 7 out of 450 Division Directors at Investors Group.
|Getting Hired in the Finance Sector: Andrew Stulberg Intro|
Questions & Answers
|What options are available for working in the financial sector?|
|What advice do you have for new graduates looking to get hired into your organization?|
|How important is a business degree in relation to finance?|
|How does the recruiting process function and how should students prepare their application?|
|What is involved in a background check?|
|What should one expect from testing in your organization?|
|What does an average day entail? What types of advancement opportunities exist?|
|How important is a finance background for Investors Group?|
|How is a professional designation looked upon?|
|Is it beneficial to approach the organization directly?|
|What made potential candidates more successful than others?|