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08/14/2012

Career Podcast: Are You Deferring Your Goals Rather than Attaining Them?

Career Coffee Podcast

We live in a society that glorifies deferred gratification as the end-all and be-all of success. We are taught that if we work hard enough to make enough money, afterward we can finally pursue our passions. The problem, says Life Architect Stever Robbins, is that we may never reach fulfillment because we have spent our entire lives deferring it.

Robbins, who attended MIT and Harvard Business School, has done everything from writing books and performing musical theater to computer programming and becoming a #1 iTunes business podcaster.

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08/06/2012

Career Podcast: The Key Components of an Elevator Pitch

Career Coffee Podcast: Elevator Pitch

Can you answer the question, "What do you do?" concisely, without hesitation, and in a compelling way? If not, you may need to work on your elevator pitch. Career coach Pat Drew talks about the key elements of a solid, effective pitch and why this commonly overlooked career management step is so important. 

Things to remember:

  • Five questions a good elevator pitch should answer:
    1. What do you do and what are you passionate about?
    2. What is the problem or challenge your services address?
    3. What benefits do you bring to the table?
    4. What is your credibility?
    5. What is your goal?
  • Advertise your value to others – otherwise, they'll never know.
  • Think about your pitch objectively. You're not bragging; you're presenting essential facts about yourself.
  • Be able to communicate clear career goals for the future.

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09/06/2011

Worldview Podcast: The Global Exchange of Workers

Worldview PodcastRichard G. Lipstein is a veteran executive search consultant and a member of Boyden’s global financial services practice, as well as currently serving as the chairman of the Career Development Committee at NYSSA. He provides insight into an interesting side-effect of globalization: the global exchange of workers.

If you want to watch the webcast of this entire event or any other NYSSA program, visit NYSSA's On-Demand website.

09/01/2011

Worldview Podcast: Growth Rate of Emerging Markets

Worldview PodcastThej Gurumurthy, the cofounder and COO of Syven Global Services, a research and analytics firm, points out the truth that comes with the modern, globalizing world: to succeed in business you have to be willing to look beyond US borders. Emerging markets (e.g. China, India, and even Russia) offer growth rates multiple times that of the US. 

If you want to watch the webcast of this entire event or any other NYSSA program, visit NYSSA's On-Demand website.

08/24/2011

Worldview Podcast: Expecting the Unexpected

Worldview PodcastThej Gurumurthy, the cofounder and COO of Syven Global Services, a research and analytics firm, shares a personal anecdote regarding the unforeseen pitfalls of doing business in our globalizing world. Corruption, he suggests, is an unfortunate fact of life in many places, and as difficult as it may be to understand and navigate these cultural differences, anyone doing business outside of their comfort zone must be prepared to deal with anything.

If you want to watch the webcast of this entire event or any other NYSSA program, visit NYSSA's On-Demand website.

06/30/2011

Worldview Podcast: What is Globalization?—A Primer

Worldview PodcastThe term “globalization” is thrown around a lot. While it sounds good as a buzzword, understanding what it actually means is critical. NYSSA held a career chat to discuss this very issue, featuring speakers from all over the world, representing a number of career fields. The panel kicked off with a brief explanation, presented here in an excerpt as a helpful introduction to globalization.

If you want to watch the webcast of this entire event or any other NYSSA program, visit NYSSA's On-Demand website.

06/20/2011

CFA Prep Podcast: Eliminate Test-Day Surprises

CFA Exam Prep PodcastThere's nothing worse than walking into an exam unprepared. You've been studying for months and you know the material cold, but how will you be tested on it? Check out our CFA Prep Podcast for a look at the format of the CFA Exam Levels I, II, and III.

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CFA Level I Orientation


06/15/2011

Worldview Podcast: Singapore, Globalization, and You

Worldview PodcastBlake Zhang had nearly a decade of experience working in Singapore before becoming a vice president at Daiwa Capital Markets America. Zhang provides valuable insight not only into Singapore's place in our quickly globalizing world, but also which economic and hiring strategies in use in Singapore truly exemplify that often hazy term.

If you want to watch the webcast of this entire event or any other NYSSA program, visit NYSSA's On-Demand website.

12/29/2010

Career Podcast: Trading Desk Research

Career Chat PodcastJon Jacobs from Interactive Data Corp goes into detail about how the Dodd-Frank Act and Volcker Rule will have banks eventually pushed out of the proprietary trading business, while bulge-bracket banks get rid of their researchers.  Jacobs also speaks about the grim future in which human stockbrokers are potentially replaced by black box trading like a Wall Street version of The Matrix.

Career Podcast: Private Wealth Management Post-Madoff  

If you like what you hear, the full audio is available on NYSSA's On-Demand website.

12/10/2010

CFA Prep Podcast: CFA Level I, II, and III Differences

CFA Exam Prep Podcast

With the December 2010 CFA exam fast approaching, it may seem like the perfect time to panic. However, you can put your mind at ease by listening to several recordings of experts from the CFA Institute and NYSSA explaining the CFA testing process.

The clip provided below is from the CFA Exam Orientation. William A. Trent, director of the exam development division at the CFA Institute, outlines the different requirements for CFA Level I, II, and III as well as how some questions (particularly essay questions) are graded.

CFA Podcast: Differences between CFA Level I and Level II

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11/19/2010

CFA Prep Podcast: Should You Take a Review Class?

CFA Exam Prep Podcast In this short clip, Jackie Rosner, a CFA charterholder working at UBP Asset Management, talks about the advantages of taking review courses for all three levels of the CFA exam.  “It's almost impossible to really get a complete understanding of everything, no matter how motivated you are,” he says.  Moreover, Rosner adds, review classes help build confidence.  

CFA Podcast: Should I take a review class?

11/08/2010

CFA Prep Podcast: What is Passing?

CFA Exam Prep Podcast In this week's CFA Prep Podcast, Nathan Ronen answers the commonly asked question: "What is passing?" Some students believe that they will pass if they answer 70% of the questions correctly, while others say that a minimum of 170 questions must be correct. But, as Ronen explains in this clip, there is no magic number. 

CFA Podcast: What is Passing?

11/03/2010

CFA Prep Podcast: The 60-30-10 Strategy to Passing the CFA Exam

CFA Exam Prep Podcast In this clip from Nathan Ronen's CFA Level I sample class, he teaches a unique strategy to taking the CFA Level I exam, which he calls the 60-30-10 game. "Sixty percent of the material gets asked over, and over, and over again," he says. Click to listen and find out what are the common topics in the exam.

CFA Podcast: IFRS Dominate CFA Curriculum

10/28/2010

Water as Political Capital

Colin ChartresOn one hand we need large urban centers to begin aggressively conserving water, while on the other hand there are hundreds of millions of people in India and China who do not have running water. This is a global issue that's not making enough headlines—and it needs to.

Colin Chartres is the co-author of Out of Water: From Abundance to Scarcity and How to Solve the World's Water Problems and is the director general of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

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10/25/2010

Career Podcast: High-Growth Jobs in Finance

Career Chat PodcastIn this edition of the career podcast, John Rogers, president and CEO of CFA Institute tells his perspective on the job market for current CFA candidates. Referencing the Bureau of Labor Statistics, he mentions that "in the next 10 years, US employment will grow by 10%," and that "some sectors of financial services will grow faster than others."  Listen and find out what sectors of the financial industry will likely see the most growth in the future.  

Career Podcast: Private Wealth Management Post-Madoff  

If you like what you hear, the full audio is available on NYSSA's On-Demand website.

09/28/2010

CFA Prep Podcast: The 45-Second Rule to Test Taking

CFA Exam Prep Podcast

In this clip, Nathan Ronen, CFA instructor at NYSSA, recommends one of his test taking strategies referred to as the “45-Second Rule.” Ronen advises students not to remain fixed on one question, but to “get as many easy questions as you can, and then move on.” In addition to understanding the material, test-takers should learn tactics and strategies on approaching the exam. 

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09/27/2010

Career Podcast: Private Wealth Management Post-Madoff

Career Chat PodcastIn this edition of the Career Chat podcast, “Private Wealth Management Post-Madoff,” six industry professionals discuss the private wealth management industry in the wake of the Madoff scandal. Speakers John Apruzzese, Patrick T. Crowe, Jay Goetschius, Rajesh Nakadi, and Mark Peters bring opinions and insights from a wide variety of positions within the industry to the table as they discuss their experiences and take questions from the audience. 

Career Podcast: Private Wealth Management Post-Madoff  

If you like what you hear, the full audio is available on NYSSA's On-Demand website.

 

09/23/2010

Interview with Anthony Scaramucci, Author of "Goodbye Gordon Gekko"

Anthony Scaramucci Sometime in the late 1980s there was a young man from the outer boroughs. His father was a laborer and worked for the company for his entire career, and he had a mentor and folks who helped him along the way. He’d almost gone in another direction career-wise, but was ultimately drawn to the excitement of Wall Street. He took a job at one of the largest and most successful firms on Wall Street hoping to “bag the elephant.”

You know the story, but...

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09/15/2010

CFA Prep Podcast: IFRS Dominates CFA Curriculum

CFA Exam Prep PodcastIn this clip from the CFA Level I Sample Class, instructor Andrew Spieler addresses how the financial reporting transition from US GAAP to IFRS will have a large effect on the CFA Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 exams. “IFRS is now the dominate part of the CFA curriculum,” Spieler notes. CFA students will need to be prepared in order to manage this transition in the exam.

CFA Podcast: IFRS Dominate CFA Curriculum

09/08/2010

Career Podcast: How to Find a Job in Investor Relations

Career Chat PodcastIn this edition of the Career Chat Podcast, How to Find a Job in Investor Relations, four investor relations professionals discuss their highly lucrative industry, one which the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects to grow by 18% between 2006 and 2016. Crocker Coulson, Gene Marbach, Alan Oshiki, and Robert  Schechter all come from differing backgrounds, and each brings a unique perspective to the conversation as they share their stories and take questions from the audience.

How to Find a Job in Investor Relations

If you like what you hear, the full audio is available on NYSSA's On-Demand website.

 

09/01/2010

Interview with Mike Bellafiore, Author of "One Good Trade"

Mike Bellafiore
Michael Martin had the opportunity to speak with Mike Bellafiore about his new book, One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading. Bellafiore and Steve Spencer are the founders of SMB Trading. Moreover, Bellafiore and Spencer are prop traders and have one of the best training programs in the country. To hear a clip from the interview, click the button below. 

Interview with Mike Bellafiore, Author of "One Good Trade" 

To listen to the interview in it's entirety, visit Michael Martin's blog, MartinKronicle.

08/25/2010

CFA Prep Podcast: Passing is a Matter of Perspective

CFA Exam Prep PodcastIn this clip from the CFA Level I Orientation, instructor Andrew Spieler explains that the key to earning certification is taking a holistic view of the CFA program rather than focusing on each individual exam. He also warns students that passing requires not only knowledge of the material but also the exam structure itself.

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Andrew Spieler, PhD, CFA, FRM, teaches CFA prep at NYSSA. He will be teaching a Free Level I Sample Class on August 31, 2010. His Level I Weekly Review Sessions for the December 2010 exam start on September 14, 2010.

08/18/2010

CFA Prep Podcast: Top 10 Tips for the CFA Exam

CFA Exam Prep PodcastIn this clip from the CFA Level I Orientation, William A. Trent, director of the exam development division at the CFA Institute, offers 10 essential strategies that every student should follow when preparing for CFA exams. Though Trent warns students that earning a CFA can be a difficult process–with the global pass rate averaging only 40% for the June 2010 exam–he noted that "more and more CFA designation is held in high regard by employers." 

Top 10 Tips for the CFA Exam

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08/12/2010

Career Podcast: How to Choose the Right Career

Career Coffee: How to Choose the Right CareerIn this edition of Friday Career Coffee, "How to Choose the Right Career: Self-Evaluation, Counseling and Research," Michael C. Pastena talks about choosing the right career. Pastena, a career management coach, stresses the importance of having a career that is fulfilling while avoiding the pitfalls of burn-out, constant  
stress, and stagnation.

Career Podcast: How to Choose the Right Career
 For the full audio of Michael C. Pastena's talk, see NYSSA's On-Demand website.

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08/04/2010

Interview with John Authers, Author of "The Fearful Rise of Markets"

John Authers has written a great book called The Fearful Rise of Markets, and he took some time to speak with me about the book.

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Authers is a long-time investment columnist. He now runs the Lex column for the Financial Times and is quoted all over the place. He was honored by State Street Institutional Press Awards as the UK’s Investment Journalist of the Year for his coverage of confidence in investment theory.

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07/29/2010

Career Podcast: Using Your Online Presence

Career Coffee Podcast: Using Your Online PresenceIn this edition of Friday Career Coffee, "Using Your Online Presence: Strategies for Career Advancement," Shelly Palmer gives invaluable advice regarding creating, shaping, and maintaining a strong, healthy online presence. In the brave new world of social media and web 2.0, a carefully maintained online presence is just as important as a tidy physical appearance. Palmer has strategies for users of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and everything in between. In the clip below, Palmer explains how to get the most out of your LinkedIn. 

Career Chat: Using Your Online Presence
If you like what you hear, the full audio of the event is available on NYSSA's On-Demand website.

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