Innovative NYC Career-Consulting Platform Offers New Hope for Financial Industry Job Seekers

Aug 03, 2015, 08:00 ET from SHOO-IN

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SHOO-IN had a successful online campaign launch earlier this month, attracting more than 8,000 potential clients and subscribers. Last week, SHOO-IN invited 35 job seekers to attend a professional resume-building workshop for the financial industry. The editors were professionals who had working experience in large firms, including Goldman Sachs, UBS, Merrill Lynch, AQR, Bank of Tokyo, and McKinsey. Attendees were thrilled to be able to talk with these professionals and the workshop turned out to be a huge success. Many of them asked if SHOO-IN could hold more events to connect them with industry professionals and provide concrete advice.

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SHOO-IN is a New York-based career consultation platform that focuses on educating and assisting job candidates as they consider embarking upon careers in the business industry. "I want to connect ambitious job candidates with their dream companies. I want to make their job hunting process delightful and hassle free," said Karen Tan, the founder of SHOO-IN. "I had to take lots of detours on my career path before I received an offer from JP Morgan. I totally understand how difficult and frustrating it is to get a job. I want to make it easier for people, and that's why I started this company. We provide a platform that connects mentors and students."

As a young graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School, Ms. Tan thought it would be simple to land a job. However, the job market can be cruel, and it's nothing like what she imagined. Even with her internship experience with several investment banks and working experience with congressional offices on Capital Hill, she still spent several months sending out resumes with no replies. Ms. Tan began to seek outside help; she then met her mentor from one of the Wall Street banking firms. He helped Ms. Tan completely rewrite her resume. Surprisingly, when she used her new resume to apply to jobs, it brought her six interviews within the first month. She received interview invitations from JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, UBS and Credit Suisse. That's when Ms. Tan realized the benefits of an experienced professional's advice.

SHOO-IN not only provides profile enhancement services, but also offers lessons on industry overview. College students and those who are new to the job market are usually clueless about the industry. SHOO-IN wants to remove the obstacles for them. SHOO-IN educates potential job candidates on how to design their career paths, prepares them for job interviews, and helps them acquire useful skills for the job markets.

"My team and I enjoy awakening the drive within others and watching their dreams come true. It is this philosophy that brings our team together. We are here to help you meet and exceed your goals and to help you bridge the gap between dreams and reality. Our goal is to enable you to walk out with career-ready confidence you can use over the course of your life. For those of you who want to get your dream job, join us, and you won't be disappointed!"

Visit SHOO-IN's website to learn more.