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by liam
April 10th, 2014, 4:02 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Is it quicker to find a new role when you left your current one?
Replies: 5
Views: 6001

Is it quicker to find a new role when you left your current one?

QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaCurrent work can be a big distraction when job hunting / preparing for interviews.Yes - especially as maths roles are very full on these days.
by liam
April 9th, 2014, 12:38 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Is it quicker to find a new role when you left your current one?
Replies: 5
Views: 6001

Is it quicker to find a new role when you left your current one?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: liamNot a million miles from what I've experienced.Most "common wisdom" and sayings on jobs relate to PA jobs from the 1980s and usually are based around 1 dimensional assumptions idiots like my Dad drone out like a zombie.You've gotta remember after losing a job you're...
by liam
April 8th, 2014, 12:45 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Applying via LinkedIn
Replies: 15
Views: 13580

Applying via LinkedIn

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: [trofaEndorsements are useless as a measure of professional level. People endorse friends and friends endorse them in return etc.It's like anything in networking - it's about how you use it. I'm endorsed by people who haven't met me in 16 years and wouldn't know what C+...
by liam
April 7th, 2014, 10:00 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Is it quicker to find a new role when you left your current one?
Replies: 5
Views: 6001

Is it quicker to find a new role when you left your current one?

<t>Not a million miles from what I've experienced.Most "common wisdom" and sayings on jobs relate to PA jobs from the 1980s and usually are based around 1 dimensional assumptions idiots like my Dad drone out like a zombie.You've gotta remember after losing a job you're probably more focused - I've f...
by liam
April 4th, 2014, 6:21 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Exploding offers from IBs?
Replies: 11
Views: 6665

Exploding offers from IBs?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: CrashedMintthen it takes a couple of days for hr to collect signatures within the firmLOL you clearly haven't worked in a crappy big banksWorst ever was this Japanese bank I worked for - you could have perfectly reasonable requests g...
by liam
March 18th, 2014, 8:46 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Market risk
Replies: 6
Views: 6570

Market risk

<t>QuoteOriginally posted office, neuroguyQuoteOriginally posted by: zkumanHi,What type of work we expect in Market risk . Is it a real quant work?.Depends on the organisation and the group within that organisation. It could be anything from almost clerical work colating and diseminating reports abo...
by liam
March 16th, 2014, 2:17 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How to get a desk quant job if you're in the back office tech?
Replies: 27
Views: 14706

How to get a desk quant job if you're in the back office tech?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: psibladeZXQuoteOriginally posted by: liamI've just read through the comments below - question is have you tested the networking or internal waters at your firm? I've never actually moved internally myself, but have networked internally and if you explain your situation ...
by liam
March 10th, 2014, 11:35 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How to get a desk quant job if you're in the back office tech?
Replies: 27
Views: 14706

How to get a desk quant job if you're in the back office tech?

<t>I've just read through the comments below - question is have you tested the networking or internal waters at your firm? I've never actually moved internally myself, but have networked internally and if you explain your situation to another department head you'll probably find they'll listen, be d...
by liam
March 10th, 2014, 10:51 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How to get a desk quant job if you're in the back office tech?
Replies: 27
Views: 14706

How to get a desk quant job if you're in the back office tech?

<t>I would be interested in what advice is given here - I wound up in a similar situation a few years back. Very few people listened to me when I forecast in 2006 I would eventually get kicked out of banking, which happened 2011. Only DCFC and one or two of my workmates seemed to understand back in ...
by liam
February 24th, 2014, 4:03 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Entry level quant advice
Replies: 7
Views: 7328

Entry level quant advice

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: bearishHeadhunters are not usually of much use for your first job out of school, so don't take it personally when they don't get back to you. Your best bet is probably to work through academic connections, and just try and expand that network.Generally good advice, and ...
by liam
February 19th, 2014, 9:48 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Best place to start a quant career?
Replies: 44
Views: 10571

Best place to start a quant career?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteI was thinking of mentioning First Derivatives are in Newry, couldn't be arsed adding that caveat. Wish I had now.Still, a nice view of the Cooley and Mourne mountains and Carlingford Lough.Definitely. 2 of my uni friends worked there one of them loved it...
by liam
February 18th, 2014, 12:41 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Best place to start a quant career?
Replies: 44
Views: 10571

Best place to start a quant career?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: liamQuoteOriginally posted by: GamalQuoteOriginally posted by: bearishI am pretty sure that NYC would have at least an order of magnitude more than all of those cities put together. Probably followed by London and Chicago. The San Fr...
by liam
February 18th, 2014, 2:40 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Could anyone recommend good speaking/presentation training/coach in London?
Replies: 11
Views: 6345

Could anyone recommend good speaking/presentation training/coach in London?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: liamQuoteOriginally posted by: ora600QuoteOriginally posted by: liamToastmasters is free to attend so do that to.They are not free, although I would be glad if you prove me wrong.Membership isn't, but attending sessions is.Attending sessions alone in 2/3 clubs per week ...
by liam
February 18th, 2014, 2:35 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Could anyone recommend good speaking/presentation training/coach in London?
Replies: 11
Views: 6345

Could anyone recommend good speaking/presentation training/coach in London?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ora600QuoteOriginally posted by: liamToastmasters is free to attend so do that to.They are not free, although I would be glad if you prove me wrong.Membership isn't, but attending sessions is.Attending sessions alone in 2/3 clubs per week can improve you dramatically. <...
by liam
February 18th, 2014, 2:13 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Best place to start a quant career?
Replies: 44
Views: 10571

Best place to start a quant career?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DGWKQuoteOriginally posted by: liamQuoteOriginally posted by: GamalQuoteOriginally posted by: bearishI am pretty sure that NYC would have at least an order of magnitude more than all of those cities put together. Probably followed by London and Chicago. The San Francisc...
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