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Stay Strong Guys!Well, I just wanted to take the time to share some insight and a wonderful success story about me! I have a degree in Econ and have taken some investment courses via CSI (canada). My GPA was embarrassing and I had zero internships, and I was set to enter the financial/investment industry!... 2 years 1 month
Asset Control AnalystStarting a new job as an Asset Control Analyst with a large investment company. Main tasks seems to be reconciling investment holdings and month ends. Does anyone have any advice on where I could read to brush up on my skills? Thanks! 2 years 1 month
What is acceptableSituation: For awhile I had difficulty finding a job/landing interviews. I have been through two interviews with a grain trading company and both have given me VERY positive feedback and have more or less said they want to hire me. I go in for a meeting with them on Tuesday May 7th. Oddly... 2 years 3 months
Warm EmailHi ______, I am still reviewing resumes, but please feel free to follow up with me next Wednesday. I look forward to speaking with you. Simple email, but at-least somewhat warm feeling to it yay! Now the question is do I respond to it confirming I will call? Do I arrange a time? Or... 2 years 10 months
Anyone understand Point and Figure P&F ChartsHey everyone, I am taking a course on technical analysis and have come across an area of confusion. I am having a very hard time grabbing the concept of the P... 2 years 10 months
Head Hunters in CanadaAfter reading through the recent head hunters thread. Perhaps it would be worth our time to list some of the "better" ones that won't just spam your CV in large quantity and actually put forth an honest and committed effort. I am Canadian, thus I am more interested in a Canadian list, however I... 2 years 11 months
what hour to apply for best resultsSo as we all know there are special months and seasons in which it is "ideal" to apply during. But what about on the more microscopic scale? Is there a Best "hour" of the day you should be applying for positions? Does it vary based on the type of application? -Recruiter -Online... 2 years 11 months
Applying out of City, Province (State)Just curious what you all feel is the best way to approach out of City and or Province (State) positions. I may be wrong, but the way I see it is "out of town" applications already have a strike against them. If you had two applicants with identical resumes/skills, the local application will be 1... 2 years 12 months
Help Touch up my Resume If you have any advice please let me know. There is no GPA listed, I am already aware of that. Thanks 3 years 1 week
Certificate in Equity Trading and Sales Hey all, I see the CSI has a new certificate program for trading. Certificate in Equity Trading and Sales I was wondering if anyone has started working towards this, or general opinions. Will this be a nice touch... 3 years 4 weeks


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I am an Asset Control Analyst, I am in charge of...I am an Asset Control Analyst, I am in charge of daily reconciliations for positions,holdings and transactions. From our system to our custodian, collateral pledged, our system to Eagle and Charles Rivers. I should be a Reconciliation pro in no time! 1 year 11 months
Well tomorrow marks my 1 month! And I promised an...Well tomorrow marks my 1 month! And I promised an update. When I first started, it was overwhelming, but shortly learned my daily responsibilities and how the system worked. Once I got comfortable, we got SLAMMED with work due to a new system coming in place, so we were dual processing and... 2 years 6 days
Update! Week 2 is now complete! It is a long...Update! Week 2 is now complete! It is a long weekend here in Canada, but most of Trade Support is working overtime all three days! (overtime is apparently rare with this company but time will tell, just busy changing systems). Anyways, I am still too new to be of much help, so unfortunately I... 2 years 3 weeks
renitent.precept: Congrats on winning the...[quote=renitent.precept]Congrats on winning the position. Would love to see a write up about it in a week or two.[/quote] Sounds great, will do my best to do this in the next few weeks. Currently the company is changing over there recon system to something 100% new, so I have been learning the... 2 years 1 month
JYFresh: The sheer persistence of sending over...[quote=JYFresh]The sheer persistence of sending over 1500 resumes alone is awe-inspiring. Well done sir. Which city are you working in? Will buy you a beer if I'm ever in town.[/quote] I have lived my whole life in Saskatoon SK.....that is up until now. I now know nobody in Edmonton, AB. The... 2 years 1 month
SirTradesaLot: Do you like exclamation points!...[quote=SirTradesaLot]Do you like exclamation points! You never said what dream job you actually landed.[/quote] Details I don't find that important, but I managed to land an Asset Control Analyst with a very large fund in Canada. It is entry/intermediate level, but the company is great and I... 2 years 1 month
watersign: do you want a medal or a chest to...[quote=watersign]do you want a medal or a chest to pin it on? [/quote] Not trying to gloat, but to share my story with others, giving hope and confidence to some of those who may be feeling down. Odds seemed to be against me, but I did not give up or give in, I pushed through tough times. Tell... 2 years 1 month
Hey, I just kept changing around my approach. I...Hey, I just kept changing around my approach. I have a background in Economics + a personal trading account (100k+). Anyways, I have taken additional investment courses via CSI (Canadian Securities Institute) and have my Certificate in Equity Trading and Sales. I cannot peg 1 thing I did... 2 years 3 months
Any updates on this? Did you pursue the position...Any updates on this? Did you pursue the position further? 2 years 7 months
^^^ Very informative response I appreciate it...^^^ Very informative response I appreciate it dearly...... Could have just moved on and not replied... 2 years 10 months