Career Quiz: Should you quit your banking job for a startup?

Are you thinking of leaving your banking job for a startup? You may be horribly deluded. Take our career quiz to find out.

Ageism in banking: How old is too old to keep trying?

At which point do you become too old to go for a first job in banking? And when are you too old to try getting back in?

How to get a commodities trading job at BP

When you think of BP jobs, you probably don't think of commodities trading. However, the oil company has a big trading arm. Here's how to get in there.

When the MBA managing you is incompetent

Experienced analysts in investment banks will soon find themselves managed by recent MBAs with limited banking experience. That can cause problems.

How to make a stunningly successful first career move in Asian banking

Recruiters in corporate banking, investment banking and the middle office in Asia explain how to make your first career move a successful one.

The dangers of networking with bankers at Glastonbury Festival

These days there are plenty of bankers at Glastonbury Festival. You might think this would be an opportunity to network. You would be wrong.

When bankers burn out: sifting through the ashes

How burned out are banking professionals? Less than you'd think. But some areas of the financial services industry are far worse for burnout than others.

“Burnout is like the subprime crisis – no one ever sees it coming”

If you work in banking, beware burnout. It will hit you unawares says one trader who was forced to take a year out.

How to present your strategic ideas like a McKinsey consultant, James Gorman edition

As an ex-McKinsey & Co. partner and CEO of Morgan Stanley, James Gorman is a master of the PowerPoint presentation. Learn from his example.

“I was managing a $100m hedge fund, and then I became an alcoholic. Is my career over?”

Heavy drinking is common in the trading and hedge fund industry. Will an admission that you had a problem wreck your career?

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