You're here because you've decided you're going to find, apply to, and LAND your dream job.
But you don't want to fumble around and leave your recruitment efforts to chance.
Do you need a winning resume? Check.
Do you need to hit home runs with your interviews? Check.
Do you need to be smart about how you search for and apply to jobs? Check.
Do you need to be smart about your post interview followup? Check.
To have YOUR best chance at landing your dream job in finance,
Years ago, when I first decided to land a finance job.
With no finance background. Without the strategies and tactics that I know now, that I had to learn the hard way.
It took 31 one applications before a 1st interview. By the time I was finished, I had sent in over 100 applications to get two job offers.
I made a lot of mistakes. Especially early on.
It doesn't have to be nearly that hard for you. You can learn from our experience.
We are two experienced business professionals with a collective two decades of experience across multiple industries.
We've gone through it all.
We've searched, applied to, interviewed at, received offers, worked at, and even later acted on the other side of the table helping our respective companies recruit candidates.
We've been on both sides.
We've written and crafted winning resumes as well as looked and sifted through 1000's of candidate resumes.
What if I don't have a specific job or company to apply to?
No worries. These strategies and tips will help you whether you're just starting to think about getting a new job or whether you're already neck deep in the recruitment process.
What will I be able to do after I take your course?
After taking our course, you will be:
Tell me again why I should take your course?
Plus, you have absolutely ZERO risk.
Udemy gives you a 30-day money back guarantee and they're really really good on that.
So if you've read this far, you have no excuse. You have no risk at all.
You've made the right choice! Between the two of us, we have over 20 years of experience working in finance roles across a number of different industries. We've applied to, interviewed for, received offers from, worked at, and even recruited for more companies than we can count. We've been there. We can help you.
Overview of the strategies and tips to be covered in this section.
Describes the hiring process and how it can be random at times. Focus on the process!
Strategies for college students applying to school job postings.
How to leverage internships as an entry point into a full-time job.
The benefits of informational interviews and how to use them to get a job.
What if your target company does not recruit at your school? No sweat.
Job search tips for students or graduates with a low grade point average (GPA).
How to leverage your university and alumni resources to get a finance job.
How to get the most out of career fairs.
Clean up your social media profiles! Employers will research you online before interviewing or hiring you.
How to create a targeted list of companies when searching for a job in finance.
There are no dumb questions but there are lazy questions. Ask these instead.
Explanation of what the "hidden" job market is and how to be a part of it.
How to use LinkedIn to conduct research on companies and their employees.
How to apply for jobs on LinkedIn.
The benefits of networking with industry organizations when looking for a job.
Strategies for applying online to corporate job postings.
Tutorial on how to find job opportunities on indeed.com.
Introduction to working with recruiters and how they can help you in your job search.
Summary of job search strategies and tips: Put them into practice!
A winning resume is absolutely necessary to a successful job search.
Learn about how the resume is used as a tool in the job search process and its importance.
Learn what a good finance resume looks like!
Learn about resume scanning systems and ensure that your resume actually gets delivered to HR.
How to use word clouds to refine your resume.
Tutorial on how to use rezscore.com to critique and score your resume. Great resource!
The importance of tailoring your resume for each job vs. creating a generic resume.
How to use online resume tools to create a winning finance resume. Goodbye Microsoft Word!
Should you write a cover letter or not? We'll talk about the pros and cons.
Step-by-step tutorial on how to create a winning finance resume from scratch (Part 1).
Step-by-step tutorial on how to create a winning finance resume from scratch (Part 2).
But a winning resume is still not enough.
Learn what the interview process is like from beginning to end.
Tips for performing well during phone interviews.
Online and video montage interview strategies and tips.
Learn about personality tests and how they're used in the hiring process.
Tips for performing well on online skill tests during the job screening process.
Tips for preparing for your in-person job interview.
Pre-interview checklist to ensure that you don't forget anything!
What to wear to the interview and how to present yourself.
The proper handshake is more than just a handshake.
How to perform well in group and multi-round interviews.
Learn what hiring managers are actually looking for and how to use that information to your advantage.
Learn about common interviewer techniques and how to successfully navigate them.
Ten common interview questions to practice.
Learn how to respond to technical questions during the interview process.
Tips and strategies for answering behavioral questions during the interview.
The importance of collecting business cards during the in-person interview.
Should you send a thank you email after the interview?
Summary of job interviewing strategies and tips. Don't have to do them all but pick a few and go all the way with them.
Nailed your interview? Great. But there is still much work to be done.
Learn what happens after you interview for a job.
Here's how the offer process works after the job interview.
Pros and cons of asking for more money or time off after receiving a job offer.
Congratulations, you completed the interview! What if you don't hear from anyone for several days? We'll share our insights.
Stick to the job search process. You only need one!
When done right, you win even if you don't get the job offer.
Well done! You're definitely now ready to go land your dream job in finance.
Brandon Young is an experienced data science, finance, and real estate professional in Charlotte, NC. He teaches courses in financial modeling and real estate analysis. Brandon is a Marine Corps veteran and served in the United States, Asia, and the Middle East.
Master’s degree in Real Estate Finance and Development from UNC Charlotte.
Master’s degree in Finance from Tulane University.
Bachelor’s degree in Management from Park University.
Hey, thanks for checking out my courses.
I am a real estate consultant and startup advisor based out of Los Angeles CA.
I currently help startup founders and small business entrepreneurs build financial models and projections for their businesses and private real estate investors with their acquisitions analysis and deal structuring. Please message me directly for consulting inquiries.
Previously, I was Head of Marketing Analytics at the Panda Restaurant Group after first serving as a senior financial analyst leading real estate and new store underwriting efforts.
Prior to that, I worked on over $400M in commercial real estate investments at a private equity real estate fund. Before that, I worked as a manager in the global M&A unit for a Fortune 80 company.
I am also a cofounder of LearnAirbnb, a consultancy and research group specializing in the home-sharing economy.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude in Computer Engineering and Economics from UC Irvine and hold an MBA from Stanford University.