Post Tagged with: "Wall Street"

The toughest place to be a hot young thing in finance. Marty Chavez tackles banker bashing
by / on 15/11/2017 at 00:30 / in The Review

The toughest place to be a hot young thing in finance. Marty Chavez tackles banker bashing

Every year, Forbes produces its 30 under 30 list for the financial sector, and has high-achieving, competitive 20-somethings across Wall Street and the City grinding their teeth with envy. 2015 was the year fintech broke, so the 2016 ranking was dominated by people who had unleashed a hot new start-up backed by hundreds of millions in venture capital backing. There’s […]

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The big problem with DIY quants
by / on 10/11/2017 at 11:15 / in The Review

The big problem with DIY quants

This year, quants are the new rock stars of finance. Hedge funds, asset managers and investment banks are all rolling out the red carpet for those who can write algorithms that will ensure they get ahead of the competition as Wall Street restructures itself around a brave new world of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and huge reams of structured third-party […]

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Forget the trading slump, Wall Street bonuses are set to rise this year
by / on 30/10/2017 at 18:00 / in The Review

Forget the trading slump, Wall Street bonuses are set to rise this year

While most large investment banks are battling weaker fixed income revenues and continued pressure to cut costs, Wall Street as a whole has something to celebrate – barring any sudden downturn in the final quarter, there will be more jobs in securities industry in New York than at any point since before the financial crisis, and bonuses are on the […]

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Nine frighteningly inept Wall Street interview fails
by / on 25/10/2017 at 23:00 / in The Review

Nine frighteningly inept Wall Street interview fails

Sometimes you absolutely nail a job interview and you pretty much know that you’ll be called back in for another one or – in a best-case scenario – receive an offer. But sometimes you crash and burn in frightening fashion, often due to saying or doing something you shouldn’t have. Here are examples Wall Street interview failures, all of which […]

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How to make a strong first impression in a Wall Street job interview
by / on 18/10/2017 at 16:00 / in The Review

How to make a strong first impression in a Wall Street job interview

You might cringe when you hear clichés such as “You only get one chance to make a first impression,” but it’s still true – and it’s applicable to the Wall Street job interview process. Here’s how to ensure you start out right. Get a good night’s sleep the night before Especially if your interview is early in the morning, go to bed earlier […]

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The many implications of the coming “salary history rule” for Wall Street banks
by / on 29/09/2017 at 12:30 / in The Review

The many implications of the coming “salary history rule” for Wall Street banks

Like it or not, the “salary history rule” is coming. Starting from 31st October 2017, banks recruiting people in New York City will be prohibited from asking about candidates’ current compensation or their compensation history. Although candidates will still be able to volunteer what they’re paid, actually starting conversations about current or past salaries and bonuses will be off-limits. The […]

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Why senior bankers won’t help you out. How to change their minds
by / on 11/09/2017 at 12:30 / in The Review

Why senior bankers won’t help you out. How to change their minds

If you’re a student or junior banker who’s trying to make it on Wall Street, you need a mentor. Believe me: in my 17 years on Wall Street, I’ve come to truly appreciate what a powerful tool a mentor can be. A less experienced banker stands to gain a lot from absorbing the wisdom of a Wall Street veteran. I […]

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Seven things to do now to get a new job on Wall Street in 2018
by / on 31/08/2017 at 11:15 / in The Review

Seven things to do now to get a new job on Wall Street in 2018

Are you planning to pursue a different job on Wall Street next year? Even if you plan to stick around at your current firm until you get your 2017 bonus next year, it’s best to get an early jump on preparing forca job search, which starts long before you send that first resume out. Step up your performance Late summer through […]

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How busy Wall Street bankers can find a new job
by / on 23/08/2017 at 15:00 / in The Review

How busy Wall Street bankers can find a new job

How do you look for a new job when you’re working over 70 hours a week? Sneaking out to job interviews, updating your resume and meeting recruiters is hard when you barely have any time out of the office. This is what recruiters and career consultants suggest. 1. Get your friends to help you out Most firms have internal employee […]

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19 tough Wall Street interview questions and how to answer them
by / on 28/07/2017 at 09:00 / in The Review

19 tough Wall Street interview questions and how to answer them

So you’ve scored an interview at a bank or buy-side firm that you’d really like to work for. That’s an important step, but you’ve still got a long way to go before securing a job offer. Some Wall Street recruiters, HR executives and hiring managers may try to trick you, but most are interested in understanding how you think and […]

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