Working at the SEC: A Video
As noted on Corp Fin's "What's New" page, they are now hiring attorney and accountants. This is notable because it has felt like there has been a permanent hiring freeze.
Recently, I was cruising YouTube and found this polished 4-minute video posted by the SEC entitled "Work at the Securities and Exchange Commission." The video was uploaded in January 2009 but the thing is far older as it includes my friend Keir Gumbs and other folks that left the SEC long ago. It is among 50-plus videos posted by the SEC - most of the vids are opening remarks by SEC Chair Schapiro at open Commission meetings - and it is among the most popular of the SEC videos with over 3000 hits. The only other vids with sizable audiences are this one about a scheme targeting deaf investors and this video explaining what Investor.gov does.
Compare my own unpolished 5-minute video about "How to Get a Job at the SEC." That has over 1000 visits itself...
Working at the SEC: Alternative Work Arrangements
When I worked at the SEC, it was fairly rare for anyone to be approved to work on a part-time basis, much less on an "alternative" basis. Now, it is common within the government (and the private sector too) to have flexible work arrangements. This 88-page report from the SEC's Inspector General last year is instructive because it lays out and reviews the 8 different types of arrangements available.
Poll: Identify the SEC's Flexible Work Arrangements
To test your knowledge of flexible work arrangements, click on the arrangements below which you believe are used at the SEC. Some of the choices are fictitious:
- Broc Romanek