Blackstone, Carlyle, Vista Equity advertise open jobs on their Web sites

Alice in Alice in Wonderland wondered as follows: what good is a book without pictures or conversations in it? Similarly, I must wonder, what good is the career section of a private equity firm’s Web site without job listings in it? (I’m looking at you, Thoma Bravo, which did not respond to a list of questions by press time.)

So I put my research team to work, scouring the Internet to find the 22 private equity firms listed below whose Web site career sections include job listings. I’ll be checking these sections regularly, beloved readers, in order to flag top opportunities for you. But I don’t believe in keeping valuable lists to myself. If I missed any please email me at dtoll@privateequitycareer.com.

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Hubris averted: 7 principles to follow when serving on your first board

Forget cocaine, heroin, ecstasy or any of the other mind-bending molecules out there. Nothing compares to the euphoria of attending your first private-company board meeting and explaining to the spellbound CEO, say, why her new corporate logo looks like crap.

How you handle the rush of confidence that comes with sitting on your first portfolio-company board will impact not just the success of your investment. It will also determine how swiftly you ascend the partnership ranks.

And so I, your self-appointed career guide, went out and talked to veteran board members John Kenney, founder and partner, JMK Consumer (backer of “cult consumer brands”) and David Acharya, partner, AGI Partners (whose portfolio company Impact XM “powers brand experiences”)¬† and boiled their advice down to seven principles:

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