Careers

Collaborating to Help Build Student Pathways into Careers

August 29, 2018

Over the last year Skylight’s relationship with the University of Cincinnati (UC) and the Carl H. Lindner College of Business Lindner Career Services has flourished. At the heart of this two-way relationship is a joint commitment to real-life learning, a…

Tips on How to Make the Most of Career Fairs

August 5, 2018

Have you ever wandered aimlessly around a career fair to find at the end of the day that you have achieved very little, other than bagging some freebie novelty pens and chocolates!?  If so, you’re missing out big time.  Career…

Women Finding Opportunity in Financial Planning – Is this the Career for You?

July 3, 2018

It’s no secret that financial planning remains one of the most male-dominated industries in our country. However, are things starting to change as we see more high-profile female planners take the stage or as we see more women seek out…

5 Top Questions I Get Asked About Becoming a Financial Planner

April 30, 2018

One of the best parts of my job is helping young people and college grads discover our industry (an industry that I’m proud to say I’ve been in for 15 years). It gets me very excited as I can’t think…

A Week in the Life of a Financial Planner

January 7, 2018

Jeff Zemito, Financial Planner Cleveland, reflects on his typical week and that of his fellow planners. Can you describe a typical week in the life of a financial planner? It’s difficult to describe a typical week as no two weeks…

8 Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out From the Pack

September 4, 2017

It’s that time of year again – career fair season is in full swing and resumes are popping into our inbox at a pretty fast rate.  You’re eager and you’re able but, as that towering pile of resumes gets higher…

Skylight’s Holistic Training and Development Program Sets Financial Planners on the Road to Success

June 2, 2017

Katy Bryan, Senior Associate, and Financial Planner has recently taken over the reins as Skylight’s Training and Development Manager/Director.  Here, Katy talks about her new role and how Skylight’s holistic training and development program will help financial planners to build…

Accountability – A Catalyst To Financial Planner Success

May 8, 2017

Skylight’s James Hailey, talks about his role as Director of Accountability in the Cleveland Office and how financial planners are reaping the benefits of Skylight’s forward-thinking views on accountability. Tell us about your role and how it fits in? I’m…

Tom’s First Year as a Financial Planner at Skylight

February 13, 2017

We recently caught up with Tom Dlugopolsky, winner of Skylight’s New Associate of the Year 2016, to get the lowdown on what his first year as a financial planner at Skylight has been like. On the eve of completing your first…

How to become a Financial Advisor or Financial Planner

April 25, 2016

I often get asked the question “How do I become a financial advisor or financial planner?”  So I’ve laid out below what I identify as the key steps for anyone considering this rewarding and fulfilling career choice. First and foremost,…

5 top questions asked from potential recruits about working for Skylight

January 21, 2016

Nearly all of the potential recruits I chat to hit on the same things so I’ve shared below the most common questions I get asked alongside the answers I typically provide. #1 What sets Skylight apart in the industry? What…

Keven Prather: From altruistic U.S. Coast Guard to Financial Planner

September 1, 2015

With the USO of Northern Ohio Golf Outing fast approaching, we caught up with the last of our veterans, Keven Prather of Skylight, to chat about his experience in the military, his transition to a successful financial planner and what the USO…