I’m a part time branch teller and, due to this pandemic, my limited hours were cut back even further. I have to find a second job and may settle with fast food service. I have a bachelor’s degree in finance and currently studying for the CFA level 1 in December, but just can’t seem to get ahead and find a full time position. It’s my dream to work in IB someday, but I’m losing hope. Anyone got suggestions?
Let’s talk diversity. Do you think the industry is doing a good job in attracting and hiring under-represented minorities? Do you really believe diversity is important to our stakeholders?
Could a recruiter please explain why you ghost candidates? I had two great calls for a role that I’m quite qualified for, and now the recruiter has gone silent. Of course I followed up this AM, but it’s kind of embarrassing. Why not just tell someone if/when they are out of the running?
I have about 9 days left at my current job which I have realized is horrible for my mental health. I will only have two days off before starting my new role the following Monday. How do I make sure I get off to a good start after decaying mental health and feeling burnt out?
I’m thinking about applying for an internal position in a different office. When and how would be a good time to ask about salary? It’s in a much higher COL city and I’m not going to waste my time if they’re not going to account for that.
Any tips for making an exit into corp dev or FP&A? I have decent transaction experience, but I come from a no name boutique. All the online applications have been rejecting me without even a first round interview.
Is it time for me to say that my luck is bad, if I’ve been through 3 super days (Don’t think I showed any red flags), aced modeling tests, had great rapport with hiring managers and still didn’t end up with an offer, or is it just me? What more should I prepare? Apologies for the rant!
Interested to hear opinions. Currently 8 months into my career, fresh out of college, the role I’m in is great and its right at the heart of the entire company. I’ve learned a lot but I have a good..
If two companies have same revenue, EBITDA, industry, and exit multiple, what would cause different valuations? It would just be WC changes, tax rate, and Capex right?
I was just told that my role is being eliminated in early November. I’ll know about severance tomorrow. Is it worth having an employment attorney look at it, or should I just take what they offer?
What's a good answer for "why industrials"? I'm interviewing for a lateral position at a much larger firm but am not really interested in industrials...
What is the longest amount of time you’ve had between a verbal offer and the written? I’m going on 3 weeks since HR called me, and I know with COVID we should expect some delays, but this seems abnormally long? BB bank for context that said they needed the role filled ASAP.
Got laid off from my first job after graduating college & living home right now with family. Not sure what direction to go. Was doing a structured finance role and not sure if this is something I still want to do. Any suggestions on other positions in Finance/ looking for areas with growth and potential.
With positions on hold due to Covid, how often is too often to follow up with an email? I have followed up once already, but don’t want to be a pest. Just want to be clear I want the position. (For reference, job interview process started 3 months ago and followed up 2 months ago)
As a new grad at my BB in back office, how do I network effectively with people in roles in FO? I’ve had a bunch of informational interviews w ppl and they all told me to keep in touch, but I’m a little lost on how to continue the relationship moving forward w/o it feeling like I’m just talking to them so that I can get a referral/job offer down the line.
Are banks going through hiring freezes right now/next year? What are your guys’ outlook on jobs within BBs in 2021?
Hiring managers: When applying internally, does reaching out to you actually help my application? I follow up each application with an email emphasizing interest. Is this a good idea or do most not prefer it?
I left a IB role ~ a month prior to coronavirus having had something else (PE) lined up. Lo and behold, COVID paused hiring, and it has been extremely difficult to justify being unemployed this long (since Feb). Any advice?
Desperate enough to get out of an ops role that I’ll buck up the money for an MBA. Anyone ever hear of people having issues moving in to banking roles with a fresh MBA if they have an ops background?
How do you make a transition from physical commodity trading to a derivatives role? Like the role but exploring a transition to the paper side.
Is it worth to leave my current position starting in March 2021 for a 33% increase in compensation (slightly higher salary, Covid stipends and signing bonus)or to stay at current company and find a job through my network that will match the outside offer? I would much rather stay at my current company since I feel like I have a lot of control of where I can go in the next year, but would love outside perspective. (Also, the offer is a lateral move, so I wouldn’t be moving up in seniority either)
What’s the best answer hiring managers are looking for when they ask “where do you see yourself in 5-7 years?”
Given the increased focus of governance and regulatory matters in the Finance industry, I'm curious about people's thoughts on moving into this space (from the bank side). Where does a career in regulatory exam management take you, and what do you think the exit ops are?
Is it bad to tell a recruiter you are actively trying to leave a job? I’ve played the “only for the right role” card a lot but its a lie.
At a boutique firm with old-school hiring processes. We always end up with bottom-barrel interns. Any advice on changing things up?
How early is too early to leave a job? Started in January (first job out of college) and while I’m not necessarily actively looking for a new role, I wouldn’t say no if the right one came around.
Deciding on applying for 2 different roles within Goldman’s Early Career program that are based in different locations. My questions: 1.) does this hurt my candidacy applying for multiple roles and 2.) How confined are certain divisions to each location? For instance, is there any chance they’d be willing to work with me for a role in a location not offered? Thanks in advance for the help!
Anyone have luck getting their Bulge bracket firm to sponsor a series 7 exam if not critical for their current role?
Anyone work in S&T? Trying to move into a sales role and wondering what skills I should be working on, is it worth self studying for SIE/CFA?
Are you happy and do you find your role rewarding? If not, what changes can you do to change that or what have you done in the past?
What’s the difference between IBD in NYC & London? Salary? Exit Ops? Culture? Certification Exams? Do your FINRA series exams get deregistered even if you’re at BB bank?
Would anyone have hesitations in moving to a hedge fund in an ideal role that makes it clear that they will axe you quickly if it doesn’t work out?
Can I please ask for thoughts on: A- Leave current firm for same role focused on clients in channel I’d like to pursue B- Stay at current firm for promotion focused on clients not in ideal channel
Thoughts on speaking casually with clients? Somewhat new to the role, and I’m trying to drop the stiff tone without slipping on professionalism. Is it even noticed/does it make a difference?
Have an offer from a crypto start-up. Seems like a really exciting, leadership role but no idea how it will impact my long-term career if crypto goes bust. Not sure how to evaluate it.
I recently send an In-mail message to a recruiter on LinkedIn, after applying for several position at their company. On Friday a director from that same company at my LinkedIn profile. Continued
what is tax staff 1 compensation in general? looking to possibly transfer into indirect tax. Currently in an Audit position in the NE.
Do agencies that put the most emphasis on taking care of their people (hiring, good management, no assholes, good salaries) turn out the best work?
Is a MBA from Duke worth it? I see all these posts about M7, but is it worth paying thousands of dollars to go to Duke? Context: consultant hoping to get a business strategy role at a tech firm. Thanks!
26, no kids or debt, making 175k/Yr - miserably bored at work and want to work for a startup. In the size startups I want for the role I want I’d have to take 50% pay cut Thoughts?
32 years old and I’m only a manager in a consulting firm and still not in Industry yet. Will I ever have a chance to exit?
Thoughts on a deployment analyst role? Project is 15 months. Wondering if it's good experience or will make me miserable
Guidehojse folks- recruiter reached out to me about an experienced associate position. Little bit confused how this fits in with the associate -> senior associate -> manager model.
Fam... I have a dilemma. A headhunter reached out to me about a position I m very interested in. We talked and he said he was a good fit for the company. Later he came back and said the company ...
Been with my bf for 10 months. Been on a work from home role for over a year. Mentioned to him that I want to travel for my next role. He was not happy. How do I balance my career and relationship?
Any insight on the AWS senior Cloud application architect role? Interested in understanding the type of work and the technical depth required for the role.
I know video is taking a hit right now but anyone know of any senior video media roles out there? Willing to relocate for the right role.
Just as it’s important to exit a company gracefully , so is it important for a company to be gracious to you on your way out... bridges go both ways.
If you were in a position to relocate, would you move to a locale where Baby Boomers are moving/retiring in a disproportionate #, w/the expectation your career success rate would be higher?
Just got an application for an SVP Group Management Director open position... with the cover letter written in the Comic Sans typeface... 😒 #TheThingsIveSeen
Any advice on how to find a startup to join/exit to? I understand networking, but tips on where to start?
Thoughts on putting time on Manager's calendar after emailing for a potential role? No response from M for a few days. Analyst on the bench looking for help 😞
Is formal education dying? Is it worth getting an MS in CS or D&A if I want to break into a ML role or should I just takes bunch of udacity and codeacademy courses etc?
Would anyone who's made the transition from risk to sustainability /sustainability reporting be willing to connect and talk through how they made that transition?
Have you terminated a manager for poor management skills? There is no one issue but a pattern of subpar management and negative feedback both by survey and in person by the person’s direct reports. We have someone who is really trying but after a formal management training, feedback in mid year review and weekly 1:1s with the person’s manager and bi weekly meetings with me, this manager is simply not coachable. Have you leveled with someone and let them leave on their own for messaging?
Total long shot, but looking for a 3 bed + 2nd living room or den or a 4 bed to move in in the city (preferably River West/Bucktown/Uke Village/Smith Park ASAP. Any leads?
When MAGA tries to distract from one of the biggest items at the top of voters’ minds: Middle and Rural American swing states are now suffering the hardest under Trump’s failed covid response. How can we have a country without a healthy populace. But at least he has a plan now: https://www.trumpcovidplan.com/
Hello there, i’m wondering if anyone on this group has experience opening your own agency? I was laid off in April and had been freelancing ever since. I have been luck enough getting a few projects without really seeking people out while slowly interviewing. In the back of my mind I have always wanted my own agency. How do you get more clients and dealing with the sales/pitching process on your own? also as WOC i don’t feel like have the right network to tap into for higher earning projects
I am in search of a background company to run MVR only. I need some recommendations. Thanks in advance.
I haven’t done case study interviews in the past and have one coming up next week. Any advice on where I can start to get myself prepared and ready? Would really appreciate any help, fellow fishies 🐠🐟
I am due for a promotion soon but due to COVID our company has advised no raises this year. I know our company faired better than expected but not to where we would be if it was not a pandemic. I am very thankful to have my job but also uncomfortable with getting a higher title and not being compensated for it. Any tips or creative ideas for negotiations?
I am amazed by the ideas people come up with https://scitechdaily.com/face-mask-with-anti-viral-layer-to-deactivate-covid-19-virus/
Is it me or is Delta’s new pre-flight soundtrack of ambient noise / chill house music a little ominous prior to being catapulted 10k ft into the air in a metal container?
MSP backed up due to the line of cars entering parking. Wish the airport ops people would take an intro ops class. Maximize the flow!
How can i let upper mgmt ( senior mgr ) know that I'm not really happy with the one or two engagements that i'm assigned on? It is mainly because I feel the senior doesn't give a shit about ... contd
H1B stamping - How long can you stay in home country if Dropbox processing is delayed / there’s a request for more information?
Anyone know what the general bonus structure looks like for lower level positions at a venture capital from a macro perspective? For example consultancies vs hedge funds have wildly different bonuses @ EOY in relation to % salary. Curious where venture capital lies on this spectrum. Any info appreciated!
For folks who were on OPT and didn’t get the H1B lottery, what did your firm end up doing? Did they have any contingency plans in place?
KPMG FS strategy Sr Associate salary in NYC? Is the pay across Management Consulting, Risk and Strategy similar?