The Weekly Minute Dec 27 2010

Goldman, BlackRock, KPMG, Deloitte and Merrill Hiring

By jeremy greenfield

As 2010 draws to a close, we bring you stories of some of the most exciting ongoing hiring initiatives. Happy hunting.

Tip: Goldman to Hire 200 Wealth Managers

At the end of 2009, Goldman had roughly 400 wealth advisors. The firm now reportedly has about 600 and aims to increase that number to 800 over the next two years. While wealth management is a small business line at the firm, the bank is looking to grow it as a way to raise revenues without prop trading, lending or doing anything else that requires capital reserves.

Tools to get the job:

How to Write a Wealth Management Resume

Updating Your Wealth Management Resume

Interview Tips From Goldman Sachs

Tip: BlackRock Hiring 500 in New York

The world's largest asset manager is confirming its commitment to New York as its headquarters. By 2016, the company will have over 1,700 employees in the Big Apple.

Tools to get the job:

How to Write an Asset Management Resume

Eloquence in an Interview Is Key

What to Wear to a Finance Interview

Tip: KPMG and Deloitte to Hire 250,000 Each Over Five Years

Two big four accounting firms -- KPMG and Deloitte -- announced major hiring initiatives over the next five years. Globalization, regulation and offshoring are among the factors encouraging the rivals to expand.

Tools to get the job:

What KPMG Looks for in Candidates

How to Write an Accounting Resume

Six Questions Accounting Job Seekers Should Ask in an Interview

Tip: Merrill Edge to Hire 600 FSAs

Merrill Lynch is pushing hard against retail brokers Fidelity and Charles Schwab with the expansion of its Merrill Edge platform. The company is looking for 600 financial solutions advisors (FSAs) for the effort. Merrill FSAs serve clients with less than $250,000 to invest and have the opportunity to jump to Merrill's financial advisor training program.

Tools to get the job:

Resume Tips for Aspiring Financial Advisors

The Top Three FA Certifications

Finding a Financial Advisor Mentor

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