Handling Gaps on Your Resume

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A frequently-asked question by job candidates is how to handle periods of unemployment that show as gaps on their resumes. While a few months may not be a cause for concern for some employers, gaps of six months or more may disqualify the job seeker from being considered. Not necessarily. Hiring professionals are human beings, […]

The Importance of Complying with FINRA, and How to Best Do So

The Importance of Complying with FINRA, and How to Best Do So

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Federal regulations mandate that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firms conduct both fingerprint-based and name-based background checks on most of their employees as they join the organization. FINRA’s rules were designed to ensure that employees, and brokers in particular, are individuals of good moral character and can handle sensitive financial information with care. […]