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by JamesHH
January 18th, 2009, 3:29 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: fresh PhD
Replies: 32
Views: 49462

fresh PhD

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: StatGuy ... If you end up in academia as a 2nd option it is likely you will not be in the right frame of mind to succeed there, and worse could end up with a poor reference.SGThe poor reference is only a problem if he wants to remain in academia (or go back to school, t...
by JamesHH
January 13th, 2009, 10:07 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Canadian applying to work in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 45867

Canadian applying to work in the UK

QuoteOriginally posted by: DominicConnorThere is a new points based system, as a quant it's 50/50 you qualify for this with no help from your employer.Thanks. I tried their online survey. A PhD in mathematics from a top university gives 50 points, but I was still 5 points short.
by JamesHH
January 13th, 2009, 10:04 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Canadian applying to work in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 45867

Canadian applying to work in the UK

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: CiVoDuLtake a look at this:<URL url="http://www.survivrelondres.co.uk">www.survivrelondres.co.uk</URL> quote from this website:" site web québécois et canadien-français pour vivre et travailler en finance à Londres"Perhaps they have advices for you Merci. Mais, je suis ...
by JamesHH
January 11th, 2009, 1:44 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Canadian applying to work in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 45867

Canadian applying to work in the UK

<t>A Canadian citizen, who has not made any applications for things like work permits, want to answer the following job application questions correctly:1. "Are you Legally authorized to work in the United Kingdom on a full-time basis? Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment ...
by JamesHH
January 7th, 2009, 7:00 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Best Jobs... Worst Jobs...
Replies: 21
Views: 47973

Best Jobs... Worst Jobs...

This list is complete meaningless bunk. I know from more than 10 years experience as a mathematician in academia that most of them only care about their petty politics.Joe the plumber near the bottom?144. PlumberOnly slightly better than a surgeon 156. Surgeon(seems OK on Melrose Place )
by JamesHH
December 13th, 2008, 5:58 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Switch to medicine
Replies: 40
Views: 49799

Switch to medicine

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: gardener3QuoteOriginally posted by: JamesHHQuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodlesQuoteOriginally posted by: JamesHHQuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodlesQuoteOriginally posted by: umvueYou do need to do some dirty/petty things but so does lawyers. Still, docs are more r...
by JamesHH
December 13th, 2008, 2:41 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Switch to medicine
Replies: 40
Views: 49799

Switch to medicine

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodlesQuoteOriginally posted by: JamesHHQuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodlesQuoteOriginally posted by: umvueYou do need to do some dirty/petty things but so does lawyers. Still, docs are more respected in this society. Anyone who is useful in an emergency is resp...
by JamesHH
December 13th, 2008, 2:18 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Switch to medicine
Replies: 40
Views: 49799

Switch to medicine

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodlesQuoteOriginally posted by: umvueYou do need to do some dirty/petty things but so does lawyers. Still, docs are more respected in this society. Anyone who is useful in an emergency is respected. Plumbers are respected because they can fix an overflowing toilet...
by JamesHH
December 2nd, 2008, 7:06 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Don't do MFE/MSc Math fin
Replies: 100
Views: 63372

Don't do MFE/MSc Math fin

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishSomething that I find useful is to go on wikipedia, pick a random article, and then spend on month studying whatever the article lands on. Figuring out what some random topic has to do with finance is easy because everything has something to do with finance. At o...
by JamesHH
November 29th, 2008, 4:24 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: PHD in APPLIED MATHS at the university of birmingham
Replies: 24
Views: 48406

PHD in APPLIED MATHS at the university of birmingham

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishQuoteOriginally posted by: barnyI disagree with the above poster anyway, it doesn't matter one bit who your superviser is unless he's a nobel prize winner(even then it might not matter)It matters a great deal for the same reason since for several years, your advi...
by JamesHH
November 4th, 2008, 3:08 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Working 9-5 while finishing PhD
Replies: 47
Views: 49443

Working 9-5 while finishing PhD

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishQuoteOriginally posted by: JamesHHWhat are you talking about? Are you trying to say there are a large no of quantitative jobs in the present market?The number of decent jobs in industry even in this recession is ***far*** larger than the number of decent faculty ...
by JamesHH
November 2nd, 2008, 1:13 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Working 9-5 while finishing PhD
Replies: 47
Views: 49443

Working 9-5 while finishing PhD

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: AbhiJI don't think Math PhDs would be forced to teach for 75k.With the no of programming and quantitative jobs out there it would be a matter of choice and not chance.What are you talking about? Are you trying to say there are a large no of quantitative jobs in the pres...
by JamesHH
November 2nd, 2008, 1:11 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Working 9-5 while finishing PhD
Replies: 47
Views: 49443

Working 9-5 while finishing PhD

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodlesQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnAll the hard-code maths guys I know did PhD for the sheer fun of it! I bet all those math phds who struggle financially later in life, or wind up teaching bonehead math at cow college for $75K/year really regret it. You ar...
by JamesHH
October 27th, 2008, 6:26 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Are hedge funds hiring.
Replies: 6
Views: 48543

Are hedge funds hiring.

QuoteOriginally posted by: DominicConnorYes some hedge funds are hiring.Perhaps you could tell us which ones?I heard over a thousand went bankrupt in the past month.Cheers.
by JamesHH
September 19th, 2008, 10:15 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Don't do MFE/MSc Math fin
Replies: 100
Views: 63372

Don't do MFE/MSc Math fin

QuoteOriginally posted by: ChicagoGuyGood observation HG:And you have to remember that there are all of those Lehman and Bear people that are still looking for jobs. Thats why you should either stick with the job you have now or go for a PhD if you can.And if you already have a PhD ... ?
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