Arlene Carter's 'My Encore Moment" Story of Career Transformation

This article comes from For more inspiring stories of career transformation check out their great website! Arlene Carter’s ‘My Encore Moment” Story FROM HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR TO NONPROFIT FUNDRAISER Seattle, Washington After being laid from her real estate job, Arlene Carter rebounded and found truly satisfying work as a fundraiser for a senior community. When I was laid off from my job as HR Director/Office Manager for a real estate management/construction company, I was fortunate to be given a severance package that allowed me time to slow down and really think about what I wanted to do. I took long walks thinking about my last few jobs, ranging from being self-employed to working for a PR team that had a great idea for a business and just as quickly blew up when the bubble burst, to being in a very competitive work environment at a real… Read More

Where the Jobs Are For Wall Street Pros

An informative article from the Wall Street Journal Where the Jobs Are For Wall Street Pros By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN As the latest crisis on Wall Street unfolds, recruiters say their phones are ringing off the hook with anxious finance professionals on the line. The sale of Merrill Lynch & Co. and the bankruptcy-court filing of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. have prompted workers from those firms to launch immediate job searches. Recruiters say newly displaced finance professionals should consider other types of employers or fields, and consider opportunities at smaller banks — which are ramping up hiring right now. Case in point: On Monday, the number of ads at for positions at small and middle-market firms shot up by more than 25%, says Robert Graber, chief executive officer of the New York-based job site. Most of the ads were from small and midsize investment banks and hedge funds… Read More