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Should we worry about 'unproductive' financial sector gobbling up our best? | Business Are too many of our most talented people choosing careers in finance – and, more specifically, in trading, speculating, and other allegedly unproductive activities? In the United States, 7.4% of total compensation of employees in 2012 went to people working in the finance and insurance industries. Whether or not that percentage is too high, the real issue is that the share is even higher among the most educated and accomplished people, whose activities may be economically and socially useless, if not harmful. In a survey of elite US universities, Catherine Rampell found that in 2006, just before the financial crisis, 25% of graduating seniors at Harvard, 24% at Yale, and a whopping 46% at Princeton were starting their careers in financial services. Those percentages have fallen since, but this might be only a temporary effect of the crisis.
Recently David Graeber has gotten some attention for an essay on “the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs”, which is notable mostly for getting some important arguments about the nature of work into wider circulation than usual. Mainstream economists have taken notice of Graeber’s contention that much of the activity that people are compelled to perform in return for their wages is “effectively, pointless”. But the result of mainstream engagement, as often as not, is little more than a demonstration of the narrow perspective of the conventional economist. The Ethic of Marginal Value :: Peter Frase
Tatyana Deryugina (Illinois) and Olga Shurchkov (Wellesley): When are Appearances Deceiving? The Nature of the Beauty Premium. The best, brightest, and least productive: Are too many of our most talented people choosing careers in finance — and, more specifically, in trading, speculating, and other allegedly “unproductive” activities? Get a life: If you're more productive, you get to work less. Andrew Leonard on why we hate the new tech boom: Our new masters aren't going away — and neither is a two-tiered employment world which makes inequality worse. a two-tiered employment world - bookforum.com / omnivore
Throw Out Your Resume This means that they’re interested in you, they want to talk to you, hear about your experiences and see what you’re like face to face. Yes, it’s cliche…but relax, be yourself. You shouldn’t have to practice behavioural based questions in the mirror the night before, you’ll probably psych yourself out. Don’t show up half an hour early to the interview, 3-5 minutes before is perfect. The following things are a given but still need to be stressed; dress accordingly to the company’s culture, smile, make eye contact and be aware of body language and be pleasant.
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We've pulled together a list of common behavioral-interview questions job-seekers may be asked in job interviews. One of the keys to success in interviewing is practice, so we encourage you to take the time to work out answers to these questions using one of the suggested methods, such as the STAR approach. Be sure not to memorize answers; the key to interviewing success is simply being prepared for the questions and having a mental outline to follow in responding to each question. For more tips, read our article, Behavioral Interviewing Strategies. Sample Behavioral Job Interview Questions
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