Skills & Talents
Links & Resources
Facts & Trends
Links and Resources
Career Information, Company Profiles and Contacts
- A great site for those interested in commercial banking.
Access to their jobs database of 18,000+ financial industry career opportunities is free when you post your resume.
- Vault Guide to the Top 50 Banking Employers
- By Derek Loosvelt.
- Careers at Wells Fargo
- A great site that explains positions in commercial banking for both undergrads and recent MBAs. Also discusses entry
level positions for persons without a degree.
- Financial Markets and Institutions
- By Mishkin and Eakins.
- Standard And Poor's Fundamentals of Corporate Credit Analysis
- By Ganquin and Biardello.
- Careers Opportunities in Banking, Finance and Insurance
- By Thomas Fitch.
- Careers in Finance
- By Trudy Ring, VGM Career Horizons, Lincolnwood, IL., 1999. This book has an extensive section which
talks about what work in banking is like and what types of people enjoy banking.
- American Banking Association
- Largest association of bankers in the United States. Holds a cool conference in Hawaii or some
exotic place every year. A powerhouse on Capitol Hill and a publisher of a variety of
- Bank Administration Institute
- The BAI is a leading sponsor of professional education in banking. Check out their website to catch
up with current issues and questions in banking. You might also look into their widely read magazine
called Banking Strategies.
- Robert Morris Associates
- RMA is also the only financial services trade association that specializes in lending and credit risk
information, research, and training. More than 3,000 commercial banks, thrifts, and other financial firms are members of RMA, represented in the Association by some
18,000 financial professionals (called Associates) in 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and numerous foreign cities
including Hong Kong and Singapore.
Ideas and Know-How
- The Bank Analysts Handbook
- By Steven Frost
- Modern Banking
- By S. Heffernan.
- The Death of the Banker:
The Decline and Fall of the Great Financial Dynasties and the Triumph of the Small
- By Ron Chernow.
- A thought-provoking book that explains
why the world of banking works the way it does today. Power has migrated from the bankers to the customers.
- Wharton Financial Institutions Center
- An excellent place to read up on academic research on banking. The Wharton Center sponsors an
good set of online working papers and other materials on banking.
Magazines and Newspapers (Online and Off)
- American Banker.
- This magazine carries lists of the largest banks, thrifts etc. in the United States. Good coverage of industry as well. (212) 943-5283.
- The Economist
- Widely read weekly covers world of banking, politics and art quite
well. You have to read this if you plan to go into the field.
- New York Times
- Sunday classified section in
New York edition is reknown for listing ads by investment banks looking for talent. Cost:
$1.25 at newsstands. Also look at the Financial Times and
- Wall Street Journal.
- The most widely read
business periodical in the world. And it's on the net! You must register for the net
version. Great way to keep up with what's going on in the markets and the world. Following
tombstones and ads is also a good way to see which banks are involved in what types of
activity this year. You may also be interested in Careers.wsj.com.