Tag: Work Life Balance

How the “fat bloke” turned marathon man reshaped his banking career

Steve Way's journey from smoker to marathon man is all the more remarkable because he had to sacrifice his banking career.

Accountant puts investment bankers to shame in ultra-marathon

Financial sector workers have a penchant for ultra-marathons. With their gruelling 56-mile a day schedule tapping into bankers’ masochistic tendencies, the chance to shell out thousands on flash…

Hedge fund managers: 70 hours a week and loving it

If you happen to work in investment banking and don’t put in at least 90 hours a week, you’re not even in the game. Bankers understand this, and…

How to move from a stressed out trader to a zen-like money-maker

Mindfulness, a meditation technique with its roots in Buddhism, conjures up images of uncomfortable cross-legged poses in a field, preferably while smiling beatifically. In actual fact, it’s a…

Goldman Sachs is likely to pay its analysts less now. Is this a HUGE MISTAKE?

Goldman Sachs is at the vanguard of a revolution in the way investment banks treat their juniors. As we reported earlier, the US bank is discouraging its junior…

Career Crunch: Young bankers enjoy communal living, gob-smackingly offensive interview questions

What have you missed in the fast-moving world of financial services recruitment? Here are the top stories on eFinancialCareers from the past week. How young bankers really live…

Morning Coffee: Research confirms the best finance job for people looking for short hours and high pay

It’s the perennial question – where should you work in finance if you want moderate hours and immoderate pay? We attempted to answer it a few months ago…

Financial Professionals and the Mid-Life Career Change

The average person will change careers four to six times in their life. It’s true: most of us dream of a career change from time to time. Research…

Being prepared: Five gotta-haves for your next interview

Whether this is your first time making the rounds of the interview circuit, or you are a grizzled veteran of corporate inquisitioning, candidates on the hot seat all…

How to recalibrate your thinking so that you excel at work without becoming a crazed workaholic

These are challenging times. People are losing their jobs. Keeping your job may seem contingent on high performance, day after day, week after week. Keeping that up may…

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