Monday, February 28, 2011

Vanguard Career Opportunity

Advice Services Group (ASG) Line Manager, Advice Services Group
Job ID:
Location: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and Scottsdale, AZ
Full/Part Time:


Position Details
Vanguard, one of the world's largest investment management companies and a recognized employer of choice, seeks an Advice Services Group line manager to develop, motivate, and guide a team of financial planners to accomplish primary business objectives.

Your primary duties and responsibilities will include:

-Managing staff; providing guidance, training, and motivation as necessary to develop staff; hiring, evaluating, and counseling staff; following corporate disciplinary procedures as per established Vanguard standards as required; setting performance standards, reviewing performance, providing feedback, and recommending wage increases in accordance with the applicable HR policies and procedures.
-Working collaboratively cross-site with other members of ASG management; developing and recommending changes to departmental policies and procedures to meet changing business needs; working closely with other members of management to develop and implement staffing and operational plans.
-Initiating and managing workflow changes to ensure a high level of efficiency in terms of quality and productivity; evaluating operational workflows to increase departmental efficiencies; participating in and leading Vanguard Unmatchable Excellence projects.
-Providing technical support to team and business in areas of financial planning; supporting financial planners in analyzing and resolving client issues and developing solutions.
-Developing close working relationships with all appropriate stakeholders within and outside of department to meet Vanguard business requirements.
-Responding quickly to industry and internal developments; assessing what should be communicated to the department in a timely, accurate and effective manner; determining the most appropriate method of communication given the nature of the content.
-Working periodically with clients in an advisory/planning role.
-Participating in special projects and performing other duties as assigned.

Only U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, or others with the permanent right to work in the United States will be considered for this position. Employment is also contingent on a successful drug-screening result.

The ideal candidate should possess:

-An undergraduate degree, or equivalent combination of training and experience; advanced degree preferred.
-A minimum of five years' progressively responsible and related experience (including supervision of others).
-Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation preferred.
-Series 7, 24, and 65 licenses, or the ability to obtain them within 120 days.
-Extensive knowledge of investment methodology.
-Strong knowledge of the competitive environment preferred.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Strong leadership and staff development skills.
-Proven ability to identify opportunities and execute solutions both strategically and tactically.
-Proven ability to develop innovative solutions to complex client situations.
-Proven ability to develop strong working relationships.
-Ability to travel periodically to other Vanguard sites, conferences, and offsite training.

If interested, email

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Kahn Academy

Family & Friends,

Earlier this year, my brother Kevin introduced me to the Kahn Academy. Which is now the most used open course video library on the Internet. This website has been helping people around the world. From students in 3rd grade to college and even professionals that want to refresh basic concepts.

If you are a parent, mentor or tutor, this website has amazing tools to help you help your child or student. This has been a blessing for Lorena and myself as we are using this website to help our cousins in Houston in their math and science classes.

And it is absolutely, 100% FREE. The founder and CEO of this academy believes everyone in the world should have access to FREE world-class education. A mission we share and believe in.

Please take some time to visit the website: to learn more. And feel free to use the videos & tools with your family and/or friends.

Best regards,

Eric Rodriguez
VP of Education
Phoenix Chapter

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Interested in Serving in the Obama Administration?

Interested in Serving in the Obama Administration?
On behalf of the Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association we Congratulate Senator Barack Obama, on his historic victory and congratulate the next President of the United States. To us it is specially significant that Technology continues to be at the forefront of this administration and extend our resources to the upcoming administration.
The new administration is preparing to bring a fresh new look to Washington D.C. If you are looking for an opportunity to serve our country please join us on Monday, November 17, 2008 at 4:30PM on a conference call for those interested in serving in the Obama administration.

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, composed of 26 national Latino organizations chaired by MALDEF and including the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (which LISTA is a member of), National Council of La Raza, ASPIRA, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and MANA, A National Latino Organization is promoting names to the Administration and helping Latino applicants for Cabinet, sub-Cabinet, and hundreds of other posts to advance through the appointment process.

To begin, we have scheduled a teleconference call on Monday, November 17, 2008 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard time for all interested individuals.
The call in number is 1-800-377-8846, password 79167948#.
Please email to RSVP for the call.
The phone call will provide information from the Obama transition team and from NHLA organizations about political appointments, how to apply for them, and how to make your effort to be appointed more effective. During the phone call we will be accepting your questions via e-mail.
This is an historic time for Latinos and we must take up this opportunity to be included at all levels of government.
For more information, go to should be up soon). And again, please RSVP for the call so we can estimate the number of participants.

Jose A. Marquez-Leon
National CEO

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Top Interview Secret: Know the Right Questions To Ask

Top Interview Secret:
Know the Right Questions To Ask

Most interview preparation books are filled with sample questions that you’ll have to answer during an interview. While it’s certainly important to know how to answer tough interview questions, it’s equally important to know how to ASK questions in an interview. There are three good reasons to be prepared to ask great questions during interviews.

To uncover the interviewer’s hiring motives.
To demonstrate your interest and intelligence.
To uncover any unspoken concerns or “red flags.”

Let’s look at each of these points:

1. To uncover the interviewer’s hiring motives.

A big mistake candidates make going into a job interview is to assume that they know the hiring motives of the interviewer based solely on the job description. But the reality is that each person within an organization will have a slightly different idea of the perfect person for the job.

It’s up to you to find out the hiring motives of each person you interview within any one organization. Ask a simple question and you’ll know what your interviewer is looking for. Such as:

What do you see as the most significant challenges for this position?
What qualities do you look for to fill this position?

Then just listen closely. He/She will tell you just what you need to know in order to tailor your answers to his/her desires.

2. To demonstrate your interest and intelligence.

Nothing works better than a well thought out question to convince your interviewer of the sincerity and interest. Additionally, a good question is the simplest, yet most effective way of impressing them with your intelligence.

The main thing is that you want your question(s) to be specific to the organization you are interviewing with. Avoid generic questions such as “Where do you see your company going in five years?” The interviewer is going to realize you just asked the last five companies that same question. A more targeted and specific question will win you points in the interview, and may tip the scale in your favor when they’re discussing which candidate to hire.

To uncover any unspoken concerns or “red flags.”

Before you walk out of your interview, find out any concerns that may eliminate you as a candidate. This is your best chance to defend your candidacy. This is also your second chance to undo an interview error, or provide vital information. Ask a question something like:

“What concerns do you have that would prevent you from calling me back for the next interview?”

Spoken concerns can be answered with new information on how you’ve overcome challenges, learned new skills, or adjusted to new industries quickly. Remember, if you don’t ask, they will not tell you, and you’ll always wonder why they didn’t call you back.
When it comes to interviews, there is no such thing as over preparation. A resume will get your foot in the door, but the interview will seal the deal. Make sure you’re ready to win the job by asking the right interview questions.

Deborah Walker, Certified Career Management Coach
Read more career tips and see sample resumes at:

Sam's Club Scholarship

As a trustee of New Jersey City University (an HSI) and the CEO of DiversityInc, which collaborates with organizations such as NSHMBA, ALPFA and HACR, it gives me great pleasure to announce that Sam’s Club is sponsoring a $100,000 scholarship competition for students enrolled at an HACU-accredited HSI. Sam’s Club, the nation’s eighth-largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club, is a division of Walmart.

We are inviting any full-time sophomore or junior enrolled at an HACU-accredited HSI to participate individually or on a team of no more than three (3) to write a marketing plan that focuses on building the connection between Sam’s Club and the Latino communities it serves.

All submitted plans will be reviewed by a panel of judges, and the top five (5) plans submitted will receive $20,000 each: $15,000 for the student(s) and $5,000 for the college or university. The program will run from Jan. 3, 2011, to May 14, 2011. The winners will be announced during DiversityInc’s Gala Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 9, 2011, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

With the rising costs of education, we hope you will promote this opportunity to your friends and family. For more information, please visit or contact Carolynn Johnson at or 973-494-0539.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ORACLE Solution Sales Manager - TX

ORACLE Solution Sales Manager - TX

If interested, forward your resume to Sue Sarkesian at

Consulting - IT Consulting
Sales / Marketing

United States - Texas - Houston/Dallas/Austin

Very competitive base salary, and comp plan
The Ideal Candidate 7+ to 10 years of experience
Management Experience Required - No
Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree

Willingness to Travel - Occasionally

Detailed Position Summary:
-Should be able to plan and execute sales strategies/plans with in the territory

-Should be able to build the pipeline and close the opportunities by:
*Using his/her network and relationships in the region with local customer
*Using strong relationship with local SAP/Oracle Partner Sales Managers and
management team
*Planning and executing Bus Dev initiatives like workshops, webinars,
customer reference events etc
*effectively working with BDE's both US and Offshore resources
-Should be able to understand and articulate our vertical/horizontal market
focus and various solution offerings to prospects with SMB/SME focus
-At least 10+ years of solution selling experience in ORACLE
Applications/Technology areas: At least two areas - Strategic Consulting,
Implementation of ERP, CRM, BI, Integration, Portal & Content Management,
Licenses and/or Managed Services.
-Should be able to independently work and deliver the results within our strong
vertical / horizontal areas of expertise.

Job Requirements:
-At least 10+ years of proven solutions sales experience in Oracle Applications,
Technology areas or similar software sales.
-Working experience with/at at least one System Integrator / Solution Provider
and/or at one of major vendor like Oracle, SAP etc.
-Exceptional networking capabilities and existing executive management
relationships with in the territory.

-Good working relationships with SAP and/or Oracle sales teams to plan bus dev
activities and fill the pipeline.
-Good knowledge of industry direction and what is key for solution selling.
-Past experience working at ORACLE Corporation or SAP/BOBJ is preferred but not

Sue Sarkesian
The Resume Group