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Climbing the wall


Kate Downes (Finance Consultant), Matt Anderson (Legal Futures Consultant) and Miyako Ito (Finance Consultant)
Photo by Maki Nibayashi

Management consultants Wall Street Associates are on the lookout for IT, finance and telecommunications professionals. Maki Nibayashi finds out whether you' got what it takes.

Please tell us a bit about your company.
Wall Street Associates is one of Asia's leading and fastest growing human capital management consultancies. Founded in 1997, Wall Street Associates currently has offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore, with plans to expand into other Asian markets over the next few years. Offering a service that is always professional, confidential and dedicated, Wall Street Associates specializes in four key areas: Wall Street Finance places candidates with leading investment, retail and commercial banks, plus international securities and fund management houses. We also place candidates across industry and commerce. Wall Street Technology comprises two main divisions: IT Banking & Finance and Telecommunications & IT Vendors. Between the two, we place candidates with e-businesses, IT firms and telecommunication companies, in addition to organizations in banking, finance, industry and commerce. Wall Street Legal Futures places candidates with international law firms, leading investment banks, and organizations across industry and commerce. In addition to sales and marketing appointments, Wall Street Professional Services specializes in strategic, operation management and HR consultancy placements. We place candidates with management consultancies, financial institutions and organizations across industry and commerce.

What makes your company different from the rest?
Wall Street Associates offers a service above and beyond our competitors. Our consultants are of the highest caliber and are generally qualified in the area they recruit in. For instance, our entire legal team is comprised of formally practicing lawyers. This enables us to understand what it is like to be a candidate in these areas and we are able to give educated advice where necessary. Most of our consultants are also bilingual and are comfortable to conduct interviews in either Japanese or English.

With concentration on the finance industry, we are able to focus on market movements and are knowledgeable on the specific areas we represent. This narrow focus has also enabled us to enroll the best industry contacts in Tokyo and around the world.

Our vision is to become a world-class human capital management group with a global presence and an unparalleled reputation for professionalism, delivering superior results and integrity. We aim to create and maintain a sustainable competitive advantage by effectively harnessing the knowledge, people, talent and technology available to us so as to provide the best services possible.

Our unique service has been officially recognized by the renowned research group The Economist Intelligence Unit, which named Wall Street Associates Asia's Best Executive Recruitment Firm in Financial Control and Information Technology.

How would you describe the ideal candidate?
Our ideal candidate is bilingual, educated and preferably has experience in the banking industry. We represent some of the world's leading multinational financial institutions that compete for Tokyo's most qualified individuals. Therefore, we seek candidates from backgrounds in law, information technology and finance who are looking to develop their career. Wall Street Associates' network of industry contacts will ensure that you are open to Tokyo's best job opportunities.

Do you have any openings?
We will be conducting an Assessment Centre for people interested in working as a Consultant for this world-class human capital management company during May. If you know you have the industry knowledge, qualifications and bilingual skills to be a successful candidate please forward your resume to hr@wallstreetjapan.com  

Contact info?
For more information please contact Kate Downes at 03-5537-7231 or email kate.downes@wallstreetjapan.com to arrange a meeting with one of our highly qualified consultants. Visit our website www.wsagroup.com 

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WORK IN JAPAN:
OCTOBER
396: Improvisation in business
Patrick Pheasant, Director of Studies for MLS Corporate Training Team
395: I do! Bridal Produce Inc.

: Izumi Imano Director of Bridal Produce Inc.

SEPTEMBER

392: Scandinavia Corporation
Peter Holjo, President of Scandinavia Corporation
391: ILC
Matt Paine, Senior Corporate Training Developer at ILC
390: Oak Associates
Joanne Fisher, Senior Career Consultant
389: Hit Travel
Hadi Shohrati, Hit Travel President
AUGUST
388: Tokyo Professionals’ Association
TPA General Manager Monica Hayes, and Marketing Manager Belinda Glaister
387: Leading the way
Jackie Dury, Director of HUman Resources, GABA
386: An American university in Tokyo
Dr Richard Joslyn, Dean and Professor at Temple university Japan
385: Language learning online
Michael Alan, Managing Director of Cyber College
384: Soft touch
Akira Adachi, president of Mitsuhide Shoji

JULY
383: Training for professionalism
I.T.S. Training Systems Ltd..
382: The man with a plan
Comunications specialists Convention Linkage, Inc.
381: Direct contact
Harry Hill, Executive Director of Contact Japan
380: Interfacing the future
Interface Inc. Sr. Consultant Robert LeClair
JUNE
379: Shroom boom
Work for a medicinal mushroom center
378: Stirling opportunity
Openings in Stirling Macguire
377: Tree of knowledge
Learning Tree International
376: I do!
Dr Akihide Sawahata of Chapel Wedding Murakami Office Inc.
375: Movin' on up
Premier Worldwide Movers
MAY
374: Art beat
InterMedia Entertainment Group Ltd
373: Climbing the wall
Management consultants Wall Street Associates
372: The search is over
Scott Woodford, Managing Director of Executive Search International
371: A few good recruiters
TKO International
APRIL
370: Tune in
Guy Perryman, Virgin Mega Station Program Manager 
369: Go getter
Allen Woodman, President of On the Go
368: Go for IT
Shuichi Kugita, President of Brastech Inc.
367: Meat and greet
Minoru Hashiro of Outback Steakhouse
366: Get a piece of the pie
Andrew Mankiewicz of PizzaExpress
365: Go to GaijinPot
Eric Gain of GaijinPot helps you find a job
364: Extra energy
Osamu Koyama of Japan Energy Development Co. Ltd.
363: Sales and Business Development at METROPOLIS KK
Mary Devlin, Co-Founder and Deputy CEO of METROPOLIS KK
362: Bridging the gap
Yoshifumi Saeki of JAM Systems Inc.
361: IT's SAVY!
Yogesh Sharma of SAVY (P) Ltd. Tokyo
360: Opportunities in the beauty industry
Hiromi Matsumaru of Shou Nail Beauy Salon
359: Golf course maintenance
Niel Noble of ETS Japan
358: Internet architecture software
PeopleSoft Japan's Damien Phelan
357: Online recruiting refined
Asia-Net's Suwami Hayashibara
356: Hatching e-businesses
Andrew lea of Iponics Japan
355: Financial law and order
Towry Law, investment advisor
354: Traduttore Traditore
Dynaword Inc., translation services
352/3: A question of timing
AMI-Amici Group, financial consultants
351: Head and shoulders above the rest
AEC, headhunters extraordinaire
350: Get educated
International Education Research Institute

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