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Paul McCormick, Opening City Doors – Finding your First/Next Financial Job Video

“There is a mismatch between the way companies like to hire people and the way graduates and young professionals like to get hired.” Paul McCormick has represented a half dozen of the biggest names in the banking world in his 30 years as a fixed income trader. Now he works as a graduate recruiter for Thomson Reuters, and also writes a blog, Opening City Doors, that helps graduates and young professionals find a place in the London financial scene. He says most companies’ recruitment flow charts run from the top down – internally, personal referrals, LinkedIn contacts, professional recruiters –…

Hunting Guide: Paul McCormick Helps Students Find Financial Jobs Interview,Video

London’s financial industry employs about 250,000 people but the hurdles are high for new graduates and young professionals. Paul McCormick, of Thomson Reuters in London is trying to help the next generation into the markets with helpful advice about getting a job. His blog, openingcitydoors.co.uk, may assist in bringing the best and brightest to firms. “There’s a couple hundred companies in this industry,” he said. “All of these companies have got demand for new graduates and new talent each year. But from a graduate point of view, where do you start, you know? How do you find those opportunities?” McCormick’s…