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First day at a new firm this week, tips?

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1) Take a dump in the bathroom closest to people - establish dominance.
2) load up on the free snacks - you know what pockets were made for.
3) ask who the toughest partner with the best office is and kick her ass. I’m the captain now.
4) make friends with the secretaries and treat the janitors with respect.
5) have a good time and work hard.


Learn the firm's logistics


Just be a sponge and talk to anyone you can. Keep some notes on each discussion (after the fact) so you can recall the discussion later if you are seeking out someone to staff you. And obviously follow EY1’s advice, try and get associated with all the general apps/technologies your group uses

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Hey all, ~7 years I've been working with fixed income analytics (duration, spread, etc) and perf attribution for institutional inv mgmt firm with close to $400B aum.

I'm being laid off in a couple months. Should I say I'm being laid off in interviews? Or is that a negative? I get severance if I stay the whole time so ideally I can time it. Have finance degree, CFA charter.

Most of work has been IG, but also some HY, EM and equity. Want to go into equity research/PM- worried I'm pigeonholed


General opinions on Gordon Reese? I’m entertaining an offer, but salary is a bit low comparatively.


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