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Rougue Trader Finds a New Job

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While Thursday night's Ugly Betty featured some female ex-prisoners prepping to launch a fashion mag for those in menopause, former rogue trader and recently released inmate Jérôme Kerviel scored a new job of his own. The Société Générale trader was arrested for abusing his knowledge of the French bank’s electronic risk controls, which became a trading scandal that cost the French bank about $7.1 billion. So what kind of company recruits a man behind one of the biggest frauds in investment banking history? Find out where he's working and discover what you can learn from this rogue trader when you read more

According to the New York Times Kerviel started training at Lemaire Consultants & Associates, which specializes in computer security and system development. He has very little IT experience and his degree is in finance, yet his experience spoke for him and was met with a job offer.

Your resume is only part of the picture in identifying your qualifications. While most of us don't have publicity working in our favor, we do have cover letters that work for us when properly prepared. If you're applying for a job that's not in your field, always point to a couple specific experiences that show off your related skills.

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