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by QuantOption
February 7th, 2012, 1:50 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Is CQF worth it
Replies: 12
Views: 84588

Is CQF worth it

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: humayunaliI am from Pakistan. Spending tons of pounds on a six month program, is it worth it.sample one only here: we had a candidate whom we chose to interview in part because he ended top (top 3 maybe, can't remember) in CQF. He failed an interview, couldn't answer so...
by QuantOption
February 2nd, 2012, 6:19 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Poll: Do you believe that psychometric testing has significant scientific or statistical validity?
Replies: 43
Views: 17325

Poll: Do you believe that psychometric testing has significant scientific or statistical validity?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CrashedMintQuoteOriginally posted by: frenchX-from a younger man, top french school, big MFE in the same school, no PhD: VP in a big bank in London, he is the flesh incarnation of Patrick Bateman from American Psycho. When I asked him what is his main motivation, the an...
by QuantOption
February 1st, 2012, 7:43 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Redundancy or unfair dismissal?
Replies: 18
Views: 17861

Redundancy or unfair dismissal?

QuoteOriginally posted by: ArthurDentThe reward was basically rounding error - something like one year's comp for a mid level employee.which place pays £375,000 to mid level employee?
by QuantOption
January 21st, 2012, 8:52 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Salary Ping Pong
Replies: 14
Views: 16246

Salary Ping Pong

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: QuantOptionwish it worked that way ... but it doesn'tIt works however you want it to. The only time I ever needed to know an applicant's current salary, is when I was not offering very much for a job. I don't want to waste time with peop...
by QuantOption
January 21st, 2012, 5:12 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Salary Ping Pong
Replies: 14
Views: 16246

Salary Ping Pong

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerYour new salary will be determined by information about you, and about your new employer. Given that you are leaving your old employer, your old salary is not information about you, it is information about your old employer.wish it worked that way ... but it doesn...
by QuantOption
January 20th, 2012, 9:19 am
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: lulu.com
Replies: 440
Views: 254894

lulu.com

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: QuantOptionQuoteOriginally posted by: AlanIn the end, I think it comes down to people's sense of fair play. If you look at a pirated book and getsome benefit from it, give the author a break -- buy a copy!yes, agree, sense of fair pl...
by QuantOption
January 19th, 2012, 9:05 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: lulu.com
Replies: 440
Views: 254894

lulu.com

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: AlanIn the end, I think it comes down to people's sense of fair play. If you look at a pirated book and getsome benefit from it, give the author a break -- buy a copy!yes, agree, sense of fair play, so why pay for the whole copy? maybe only a chapter was useful, maybe t...
by QuantOption
January 12th, 2012, 1:40 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Promotion with no pay rise
Replies: 28
Views: 19122

Promotion with no pay rise

QuoteOriginally posted by: ceticothanks for all the repliesi agree with ppauper and gamal i.e. i feel i am being taken advantage of and am already searching...actually, i think it's quite common in bad times to offer promotion with low/no bonus or salary increase as a kind of compensation.
by QuantOption
December 28th, 2011, 10:09 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: 2nd Tier / 3rd Tier Firms?
Replies: 8
Views: 18125

2nd Tier / 3rd Tier Firms?

QuoteOriginally posted by: prfjWorldquant.com website looks interesting, but don't know anything about them.had a friend working there, very competitive, no team spirit, working on your own ... was the feedback
by QuantOption
December 13th, 2011, 9:06 am
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: The best device to read PDF files
Replies: 12
Views: 19972

The best device to read PDF files

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: JSay one has 100 pdf files. They are textbooks. One wants to read them in a device. This device can underline the words and take notes on the side of page. Which device can fit can do the best job?if you want a workhorse, go for ibm tablet x60/61/200/201, together with ...
by QuantOption
November 29th, 2011, 10:18 am
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Books for sale - a good way to save your money
Replies: 36
Views: 46536

Books for sale - a good way to save your money

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ExSanI am afraid the future of books is the same as CD, LP, VHS tapei see one big advantage of books ... one can buy used ones for the fraction of the original price, that's not possible with ebooks (not taking into account that often ebooks are even more expensive than...
by QuantOption
November 18th, 2011, 9:36 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Work/intern or improve programming skills?
Replies: 35
Views: 19213

Work/intern or improve programming skills?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuotetrue, but still, that would be a quant dev job at most, not a quant.Where's the dividing line?there isn't, on purpose, so that you can be offered a fancy quant job title doing IT job.And then you see "quant" departments where half of the quants can't diff...
by QuantOption
November 18th, 2011, 8:13 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Work/intern or improve programming skills?
Replies: 35
Views: 19213

Work/intern or improve programming skills?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: QuantOptionQuoteOriginally posted by: Cuchulainn......And to be a good multi-threaded programmer much deeper knowledge is needed than what C++ offers.I thought he wanted to be a quant, not an IT developer.These boundaries are too rig...
by QuantOption
November 17th, 2011, 11:44 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Work/intern or improve programming skills?
Replies: 35
Views: 19213

Work/intern or improve programming skills?

QuoteOriginally posted by: Cuchulainn......And to be a good multi-threaded programmer much deeper knowledge is needed than what C++ offers.I thought he wanted to be a quant, not an IT developer.
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