Thursday, March 26, 2009

Right Place Right Time to Hire

Lately it seems that every time I turn on the TV, radio or view a web page I'm see negative reports about people losing their jobs, the economy on a downward cycle or some other sad, sad story. It can be mighty depressing.

But then I see stories like this:

Hedge Talent For Hire But Few Can Recruit

The story reads just like most of the rest of the disappointing stories across the news waves, but this one struck me as hopeful.

The industry is now able to select from a wider pool of talent . . .
"Hopeful?" you wonder.

Yes, you know why? I'm a trader recruiter. Right now we are seeing better qualified candidates coming through our doors. We're inundated with talent that we may not have had a chance to speak to just six months ago.

I'm looking forward to this brave new world of talent ripe for the right place. Bring it on!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Shame on you Bernard Madoff!

My world now consists of looking for and hiring traders. Outside of my office door is where our traders reside at Kershner Trading - all 150~ of them as of today. It's a world filled with lots of computer monitors and CNBC blaring from opening to closing bell

Today there is a sad hush on the trading floor as the news reports are only focused on one man. Bernard Madoff. A man who has lost millions of dollars for people who trusted that he was investing properly for him.

Bernard Madoff By The Numbers

This article is simply today's story which reminds us all that there are some very bad people in the world. Sad. Very sad.