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by QuantOption
November 16th, 2011, 10:55 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Work/intern or improve programming skills?
Replies: 35
Views: 19214

Work/intern or improve programming skills?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteBut C++ is the best option to get good at because from there onwards everything is easy.C is an even better foundation. C++ has more overhead. C --> C++ is a good path.I disagree, I would say go straigt to C++You are going to have much higher chances to l...
by QuantOption
November 16th, 2011, 1:42 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Why your CV sucks
Replies: 23
Views: 19453

Why your CV sucks

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuotePlease don't teach bad people to write good CVs #I like bad CVs. It's so much quicker to bin a CV with spelling mistakes in itYou have to admit this guy has a point.as if only bad people write bad CVs. The speling misstakes on the CV, who the ... cares? M...
by QuantOption
November 6th, 2011, 8:05 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: getting bonus after quitting
Replies: 21
Views: 21363

getting bonus after quitting

they will say that bonus is an incentive to keep the employees, not to reward them for the last year ... to put to simply, you won't get anythingyour new employer either buys you out, or they will have to wait another month, or they'll need to find someone else ...
by QuantOption
November 3rd, 2011, 5:15 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Derivative Algorithms' Tom Hyer
Replies: 8
Views: 21076

Derivative Algorithms' Tom Hyer

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: MCarreiraQuoteOriginally posted by: mjI've seen "xxx could not have written a better book. "This is the one I was referring to, I thought Vladimir wanted to mention that without making it easier to google it.this one?"Jim Gatheral could not have written a better book."?...
by QuantOption
August 31st, 2011, 7:23 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: What to tell a head hunter
Replies: 4
Views: 18880

What to tell a head hunter

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: euclidnet... But they do need to know which places we have already approached to avoid sending my resume there a second time.No they don't! The first rule when working with HH is to make absolutely clear that they don't send your resume to any place without your prior c...
by QuantOption
August 29th, 2011, 8:07 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Too many headhunters?
Replies: 9
Views: 20480

Too many headhunters?

QuoteOriginally posted by: Steilermeier... Should I then stick to the big ones like Huxley and Selby Jennings?no, these are exactly the two that you should skip, I thought that was obvious from some of the stories that one reads on these forums
by QuantOption
August 10th, 2011, 8:38 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: More mathematical finance
Replies: 55
Views: 54393

More mathematical finance

QuoteOriginally posted by: mjThe list price will be 80 dollars. Since it's a 500 page hardback, I think that this is reasonable.the same price for customized ebook version as well? ;-)
by QuantOption
June 20th, 2011, 2:39 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: More mathematical finance
Replies: 55
Views: 54393

More mathematical finance

QuoteOriginally posted by: mjOK a draft is done, Updated table of contents on markjoshi.comwhat's the situation regarding exercises? only few chapters seem to indicate some.
by QuantOption
May 25th, 2011, 8:25 am
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: lulu.com
Replies: 440
Views: 254905

lulu.com

<r>seems to me that a lot of ebooks have already in their price embedded the cost of loss due to sharing, how else could you justify that ebook is 3 times as expensive as paperback?<AMAZON id="0470319585" tld="uk" url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paul-Wilmott-Introduces-Quantitative-Finance/dp/047031958...
by QuantOption
May 16th, 2011, 7:57 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Is this a Martingale?
Replies: 24
Views: 22059

Is this a Martingale?

use product rule on tW_t and the answer will be obvious
by QuantOption
May 13th, 2011, 8:46 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Job in Trading or Higher Education
Replies: 5
Views: 19756

Job in Trading or Higher Education

QuoteOriginally posted by: kuberkhanShould I defer my admit by an year or two and join the company?it's crazy that you even think about it
by QuantOption
May 13th, 2011, 8:03 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Global Quant Pay Survey RC1 Tell me what you think
Replies: 33
Views: 23707

Global Quant Pay Survey RC1 Tell me what you think

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DominicConnorDoes that sound like a reasonable pitch ?Not at all, actually, by your standards, honestly, I think it's quite poor. What is your incentive, really? I would think that if your survey is successful, it could help the job market become a bit more efficient, s...
by QuantOption
May 13th, 2011, 3:24 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Global Quant Pay Survey RC1 Tell me what you think
Replies: 33
Views: 23707

Global Quant Pay Survey RC1 Tell me what you think

QuoteOriginally posted by: DominicConnorBut I do need the data to do that, hence we're going to try quite hard to get people to sign up.How?
by QuantOption
May 6th, 2011, 7:57 am
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: More mathematical finance
Replies: 55
Views: 54393

More mathematical finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: mjhow important are problems and solutions to everyone?Very. I like the approach where problems directly reveal the answer and possibly hint (so there is no need for solutions chapter unless author wants to give step-by-step solution), say, "show that the option price i...
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