Event Detail

Interview Insights

Date, Time, and Location:
Thursday, January 13, 2005 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
Pazzo's, 311 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL  60606   (Driving Directions)

Hors D’oeuvres included

Complimentary cocktails provided by Michael Page International (www.michaelpage.com).

Please join IASC for a unique career management event on sharpening your interviewing skills. Michael Pickens, CPA, Manager – Banking and Financial Services Division at Michael Page International and Jennifer Pierce, Human Resources Manager for William Blair and Company, will share their insights into the interview process. Some of the topics include: what not to do when interviewing with a hiring manager or an executive recruiter and tips on how to best position yourself to move on to the next stage of the interview process and ultimately get the job offer you want.

This event is geared toward investment professionals with approximately 5-15 years of work experience.

5:00 - 5:30: Registration, Networking, Hors d’Oeuvres, Cocktails
5:30 - 6:30: Presentation
6:30 - 7:00: Networking, Hors d’Oeuvres, Cocktails

311 South Wacker Drive

Thursday, January 13, 2005

$25 IASC Member
$35 Non-members


Michael Pickens, CPA, is a Manager of the Banking and Financial Services Division at Michael Page International. Mr. Pickens has over eight years of experience in finance recruitment in the Chicago market. He began his career at Andersen LLP in 1990, where he worked in both the Houston and Memphis offices in the financial services sector. As an audit manager at Andersen, Mr. Pickens led the audit of First Tennessee Bank (a $14 Billion retail/commercial bank) and managed several mergers & acquisitions projects within the mortgage banking sector. Mr. Pickens has successfully recruited senior level finance and accounting professionals for a number of leading Chicago companies. He has his undergraduate degree in accounting from Tulane University, is a Certified Public Accountant, and he previously passed Level I of the CFA Exam.

Jennifer Pierce is a Human Resources Manager at William Blair & Company, LLC, an independent, employee-owned investment firm in Chicago. Ms. Pierce is responsible for recruiting, employee relations and training and development for the investment banking, research and sales and trading areas of the firm. Prior to her current role, Ms. Pierce spent four years in the Corporate Finance Department as the manager of the investment banking analyst program. Previously she worked for a public company, Abacus Direct Corporation, as a financial analyst on joint ventures and mergers & acquisitions until the sale of the company to DoubleClick, Inc. Prior to that, Ms. Pierce was an investment banking analyst in the consumer sector for two years at William Blair & Company, LLC. Ms. Pierce started her career as an investment consultant at Strong Capital Management. Ms. Pierce holds a Bachelors degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin – Milwauke

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