Silicon Valley vs. Wall Street in talent war

... And in the wake of the financial crisis, when many banks were chided for taking on too much risk with clients’ money, more graduates may feel like they can do more good at a tech firm than they can working for a big bank, says Gayle Laakmann McDowell, a former Google software engineer and author of “The Google Resume: How to Prepare for a Career and Land a Job at Apple, Microsoft, Google, or Any Top Tech Company.” “At startups people are really excited about feeling like they’re building something where they’re contributing to the world,” says McDowell. ...