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by ashkar
September 17th, 2013, 12:28 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Voluntary redundancy
Replies: 22
Views: 10170

Voluntary redundancy

<t>Its still not clear to me what redundancy actually means to the company. When I asked my boss he said that if asked for reference they would say that I was 'fired'. Also, I havent seen anyone who was made redundant coming back to the 2 banks where I have worked. But I have seen many people come b...
by ashkar
September 17th, 2013, 9:42 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Voluntary redundancy
Replies: 22
Views: 10170

Voluntary redundancy

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelQuoteOriginally posted by: ashkarQuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelQuoteOriginally posted by: ashkarQuoteOriginally posted by: ArthurDentWhy don;t you find another job while you are still at work, and then take the voluntary redundancy at the current one?Curr...
by ashkar
September 16th, 2013, 2:27 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Voluntary redundancy
Replies: 22
Views: 10170

Voluntary redundancy

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelQuoteOriginally posted by: ashkarQuoteOriginally posted by: ArthurDentWhy don;t you find another job while you are still at work, and then take the voluntary redundancy at the current one?Currently I just sit on my desk all day, just getting up from my desk to ...
by ashkar
September 16th, 2013, 1:56 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Voluntary redundancy
Replies: 22
Views: 10170

Voluntary redundancy

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ArthurDentWhy don;t you find another job while you are still at work, and then take the voluntary redundancy at the current one?Currently I just sit on my desk all day, just getting up from my desk to hear rants from sales guys and traders. Money is alright and stable b...
by ashkar
September 16th, 2013, 9:37 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Voluntary redundancy
Replies: 22
Views: 10170

Voluntary redundancy

<t>Thanks guys. I have seen a few senior and very smart guys being made redundant and I guess for them it doesnt matter so much in interviews (in their case its clear that it must have been a cost cutting initiative). In my case, atleast some hiring managers would probably be a bit doubtful. The que...
by ashkar
September 13th, 2013, 12:55 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Voluntary redundancy
Replies: 22
Views: 10170

Voluntary redundancy

Does the reference letters from the company mention redundancy if someone was made/or voluntary took redundancy? If it does, how do potential employers see that?
by ashkar
August 30th, 2013, 11:53 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: MSc Numerical Techniques for Finance Nottingham
Replies: 13
Views: 8933

MSc Numerical Techniques for Finance Nottingham

<t>You have a better chance as a quant developer so I would suggest focussing more on c++/python and get some practical experience such as quantlib (this will teach you good c++ too). The problem is that at grad level hiring isnt clearly split between quants and quant developers so you will find it ...
by ashkar
August 5th, 2013, 11:29 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Soliciting CQF advice
Replies: 31
Views: 11963

Soliciting CQF advice

<t>Your background + cqf will be good enough for a job in a bank (IT, risk management, prod control etc) but very unlikely a quant research position. And, if you're not already familar with derivatives, the course will likely be over before you learn anything useful to switch to non-IT job.All quant...
by ashkar
August 1st, 2013, 7:33 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Gve us your bloody money
Replies: 3
Views: 7747

Gve us your bloody money

Comes up with error after entering the card details (blaming the IT guys!!!)...will try again later. Best wishes to your son for doing this.
by ashkar
July 17th, 2013, 9:54 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How do I avoid housekeeping IT
Replies: 20
Views: 10316

How do I avoid housekeeping IT

<t>I agree with Hansi. Avoid grad roles in banks. Join a IT consultancy where you will learn high paying and interesting IT skills and the pay is comparable to banking. Banks will always hire people with specialist skills so you can always choose to join a bank after 4-5 years as a senior developer....
by ashkar
July 12th, 2013, 1:25 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: JP Morgan: IR Volatility & Exotics QR interview
Replies: 16
Views: 11031

JP Morgan: IR Volatility & Exotics QR interview

<t>Dont know about this group in particular. I interviewed there for quant dev role few years ago. My experience with JPM is know everything that you write on cv (or dont write anything on cv if you cant talk about it). They will get 4-5 people to cross-question you on the same topics. Guaranteed he...
by ashkar
July 12th, 2013, 8:09 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: JP Morgan: IR Volatility & Exotics QR interview
Replies: 16
Views: 11031

JP Morgan: IR Volatility & Exotics QR interview

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Virg1975Hi all.I'm interviewing with JP Morgan next week - first interview, and they've skipped the phone interview and gone straight to face-to-face. Little nervous over what to expect - any tips and advice would be gratefully received. Thanks!what exactly does the gro...
by ashkar
July 2nd, 2013, 8:27 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: LBS vs US schools
Replies: 16
Views: 9400

LBS vs US schools

Both are good depending on your background. What is your background, degree, work experience etc?
by ashkar
July 1st, 2013, 3:26 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant Coaching London
Replies: 7
Views: 7916

Quant Coaching London

One key skill in quant industry is self-sufficiency. Students with good academic background dont need quant interview coaching. Buy some interview books and prepare yourself instead of paying thousands to someone else to walk you through some interview questions.
by ashkar
June 28th, 2013, 7:34 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: LBS vs US schools
Replies: 16
Views: 9400

LBS vs US schools

<t>~40-50% of strats have phds in a core science. LBS MFin is good for IB, PE etc.When I met some of the alumnis there, I got the impression that none of them were smart as you would find in a technical course in a top uni. Plus, most of them were working in FO but either overseas or in a lesser kno...
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