I wanted to start profiling the future of business. The people that I’ve researched, that seem to be really coming up in the world. And so, these are the names that you’re going to want to follow.
Found Jared Haftel via social media too, so you can give him a follow on Facebook, as well as Twitter. This is a career that you’re going to want to follow.
Jared Haftel is a Duke University graduate. He graduated in 2009 with a Bachelors degree in Mathematics, Science and Economics. These degrees shaped Haftel’s career after school. After graduation, Haftel started pursuing opportunities in the investment banking field. He has held several key positions in his blossoming career.
Jared started as an intern at Credit Suisse in 2008. After the internship, he landed a job with Merrill Lynch as an investment banking analyst. His job involved tracking commodities information, focusing on chemicals, metals, mining, defense and aerospace industries. He worked with high profile clients including EMS Technologies, Huntsman Corporation, CONSOL Energy and GeoEye.
Haftel also worked for the Bank of America as an Investment Banking Analyst. Since 2011, he has been working as an Associate at Vector Capital. Haftel is also an MBA student at the Stanford School of Business.
As an experience banker, Jared gives advice to fresh graduates preparing to start their careers in Investment banking. According to Jared Haftel, the following are some of the things you need to do to land an Investment Banking job.
Understand that your resume will be processed quickly. Jared observes that job seekers should understand that managers receive hundreds of resumes. This means that they hardly get time to read every detail in those resumes. The banker will only take 10-30 seconds to make a judgment about your candidacy. So to ensure you get a better chance, you should try to make your resume at least 1 page. You only need to include the basic details about yourself including the school, internship experience and GPA. According to Jared, these are the most important facets of any investment banking resume.
The job seeker should also not exaggerate. It is always tempting to put more personal details in the resume. Most people think that this fluff will make them the better candidates. But, Jared has a different view. He believes candidates should only go for the facts and leave out the other details. Chances are that there will be someone in the interview schedule who schooled in the same college, and will know that you are lying about your achievements.
Jared also advises job seekers to focus at least 50% of their resume on work experience. Things like internship and any other position that the candidate held in the industry should be included. This information shows that the candidate knows ins and outs in the industry. The information will also convince the employer that the candidate can be trusted to produce good results. They will not waste a lot of money and time training the employee about the work environment. Jared says that this is the best way for any candidate to break in, and for their resume to get noticed by the employer.
According to Jared, after writing the resume, the candidate should allow an insider to review the resume. The professional will help the candidate to correct some of the areas that are not well written. They will also help the candidate to organize the resume, to make it easy for the employer to go through it. Bankers look for candidates with the best organized resume because they believe this can translate to good organizational skills in the job. The insider will help the candidate to remove any fluff and other unnecessary details. This will make the job seeker one of the top candidates in the job market.