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by KackToodles
November 1st, 2010, 3:14 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Shirking at work
Replies: 26
Views: 27050

Shirking at work

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: meniscus It just goes to show that getting a job has a lot to do just purely on whether you boss likes (the look of) you. Just as I thought: special brainy skills are NOT necessary to succeed in trading because boss would risk losing his own job if he hired a bunch of p...
by KackToodles
November 1st, 2010, 3:11 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: starting in Quant
Replies: 7
Views: 23854

starting in Quant

why do you think a software job in quant is better than a software job in silicon valley?
by KackToodles
October 30th, 2010, 9:42 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant finance outside major centers
Replies: 7
Views: 24554

Quant finance outside major centers

if you know about the Vegas or Nevada hedge fund scene, pls pm me.
by KackToodles
October 30th, 2010, 9:39 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Shirking at work
Replies: 26
Views: 27050

Shirking at work

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: meniscusa cash equities trader and after two years on the job she quit and went to california where she acheived moderate success as a hard core porn actress there. that's because she learned that the porn bizness pays much better than quanting and you get all kinds of ...
by KackToodles
October 30th, 2010, 7:10 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Shirking at work
Replies: 26
Views: 27050

Shirking at work

QuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976I say, which bank did you see all these hot women at. I thought all the hot women worked at the ad agencies on Madison Avenue or at the strip clubs. hot is in the eye of the beholder. 90% of your office is heterosexual, you know.
by KackToodles
October 30th, 2010, 7:08 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Shirking at work
Replies: 26
Views: 27050

Shirking at work

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: yaourt1) How much of your labour time do you spent having a walk through the office, drinking coffee and chating with your colleagues, smoking etc.)? I consider walking thru the office and chatting with colleagues part of "work." Look at all the execs who do nothing but...
by KackToodles
October 30th, 2010, 7:04 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Bank reputation and career progression
Replies: 25
Views: 29913

Bank reputation and career progression

QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangel1. goldman2. credit suisse3. morgan stanley4. deutsche bank5. rbs where does Macquerie, State Street, and BAML fit in this?
by KackToodles
October 26th, 2010, 4:07 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: would you hire einstein to be a quant?
Replies: 70
Views: 28785

would you hire einstein to be a quant?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxDon't think you can become a billionaire being a quant working in an IB (even GS!). And, frankly, of all the self-made multi-gazillionaires in the world, quants and investors in general have the least fun making their money. Other rich people who made gazillions, li...
by KackToodles
October 26th, 2010, 4:02 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: let me give you young people a tip about work: it's not worth it
Replies: 78
Views: 31183

let me give you young people a tip about work: it's not worth it

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: prasenjit0211Some people derive happiness from internal factors like solving problems, abstract thinking. These tend to stay in academia inspite of low pay. Picasso, Supreme Court justices, Stephen King, and Michael Jackson are/were pretty good at abstract thinking and ...
by KackToodles
October 24th, 2010, 4:30 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Empirical research
Replies: 3
Views: 23511

Empirical research

tell us, why would your research be USEFUL in industry?
by KackToodles
October 24th, 2010, 4:29 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Theoretical Physics Ph.D. looking to get into the Quant business
Replies: 214
Views: 53678

Theoretical Physics Ph.D. looking to get into the Quant business

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: AbhiJThis is a true confession true for majority of people starting out in finance. Still the firms want to hear an answer, something like - I want to be a badass quant in five years from now.they know this isn't realistic because the average career with one firm doesn'...
by KackToodles
October 23rd, 2010, 3:33 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How can I be a trader?
Replies: 28
Views: 30520

How can I be a trader?

<t>If I were running a trading desk, I would go and hire fresh kids out of college cheap, and let them go at it, and then winnow out the herd, keeping only the fastest, most hardworking traders who work cheap. Don't overglorify trading and don't imagine all traders get rich quick. For every star tra...
by KackToodles
October 23rd, 2010, 3:30 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Timing of Full Time Job Applications
Replies: 8
Views: 24172

Timing of Full Time Job Applications

Quote The most valuable commodity in this business is information. the most valuable commodity in doing business is your zipper.Always keep it zipped.
by KackToodles
October 23rd, 2010, 4:36 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How can I be a trader?
Replies: 28
Views: 30520

How can I be a trader?

if you get into a trading position and don't cut it, you'll be out of the business faster than you can say "bonus".
by KackToodles
October 23rd, 2010, 4:35 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Reality Check on General Knowledge
Replies: 62
Views: 28367

Reality Check on General Knowledge

QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishYes, since if you don't know who Mandelbrot is, this suggests that there are a lot of job-related things that you don't know. don't worry, you can make plenty of money without knowing who mandel "inkblot" brot is.
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