In the first of our series of business profiles, we’re taking a look at a rising star. Jared Haftel, who you can find as a presence both on Twitter, as well as writing articles for CNN about the job market, is one of the future leaders of investment banking.
Jared Haftel is a professional investment banking analyst who graduated from the prestigious Duke University, where he also wrote for the Chronicle, which he attended from 2005 to 2009. During his time at Duke University, he managed to receive a bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics, Science and Economics. These majors are perfectly combined into the best education for Jared’s career, investment banking. That is how he got started. Since then, Jared has landed many of the top jobs in the investment banking industry. His career has truly blossomed since his college graduation.
In 2008, Jared Haftel completed a summer internship with Credit Suisse. He then moved on to get a job with Global Industrials Group at BofA Merrill Lynch. This is where his career as an investment banking analyst began. During this job, his duties were focusing on chemicals, metals, mining, defense/ aerospace industries and tracking commodities information. His job here took off giving him extremely high profile clients including Huntsman Corporation, CONSOL Energy, GeoEye, and EMS Technologies.
In present day, Jared is an investment banker at one of the top banks in the nation, Bank of America. Along with this, he is also an associate for Vector Capital. He has been there since 2011 and continues to surprise the people around him.
Jared Haftel has opened up his horizons by providing his knowledge to the world as well. He gives great advice on resumes relating to career success. He believes that dedicating a resume to real career achievements is the best thing that someone could ever do for themselves. This gives potential employees the opportunity to see if a candidate is properly suitable for the position being offered based on one’s past accomplishments. Anyone can put down qualities, characteristics and what they are capable of on a piece of paper but not everyone can list many accomplishments that are relevant to the job. This gives a person the upper hand. He frequently talks about this on Facebook as well.
Haftel explains that one’s resume should be 50% work experience mainly if one is trying to shoot for the top jobs. This is due to the fact that those big jobs are looking for extensive relevant work experience before they hire someone. These are the jobs that pay significantly and offer a lifetime of security because they need someone that is experienced.
One of the most important things about resumes, according to Jared Haftel is to eliminate any high school mentions or even college mentions in one’s resume. Those top positions have no interest in what someone has accomplished in school. They mainly just want to know where a potential candidate has graduated from and then what relevant work experience they have to offer.
In an interview, Jared Haftel advises people to be prepared to answer those difficult questions that potential employers might ask. This is the big leagues now so there are going to be plenty of hard conversations down the road. People must be prepared for it when stepping into an interview.
Based on Jared Haftel’s education and work experience, he is very qualified to give tangible advice. He has made it far and is not finished yet. He will continue to pursue his career in investment banking for years to come.