The six trickiest interview questions and how to answer them

The six trickiest interview questions and how to answer them

While banking and finance interviews are typically littered with technical industry questions, it’s the more generic inquiries that tend to trip people up. “What didn’t you like about…

How to become a venture capitalist, or to set up a company that venture capitalists will invest in

How to become a venture capitalist, or to set up a company that venture capitalists will invest in

If you want to become seriously rich in these technology-driven times, venture capital (VC) may be the place to do it. Look at Jim Breyer of Accel Partners,…

Morning Coffee: How to get a technology job at Goldman, cash bonuses at Morgan Stanley, regulatory hiring at Citi

Morning Coffee: How to get a technology job at Goldman, cash bonuses at Morgan Stanley, regulatory hiring at Citi

Want to work in technology for Goldman Sachs? Now is probably the time. In yesterday's conference call to accompany the firm's fourth quarter results, CFO Harvey Schwartz said…

How to break into a quant role with little or no experience

How to break into a quant role with little or no experience

Breaking into quantitative finance has become much harder in recent years, as the supply of candidates from academia, engineering and software development wishing to apply their skills in…

Financial services firms lead the way in Singapore on hiring locals

Financial services firms lead the way in Singapore on hiring locals

Singapore's tightening of the labour market in recent years has seen only minor tweaks in the regulatory environment to encourage employers to hire nationals. The impact, however, has…

Banish feelings of inadequacy: How to make it as a big shot before 30

Banish feelings of inadequacy: How to make it as a big shot before 30

The latest Forbes list of finance wunderkinder ‘30 under 30’ is enough to make even most heavy-hitters feel hopelessly inadequate. While most people are still couch surfing and…

How to walk into a job at BlueCrest

How to walk into a job at BlueCrest

BlueCrest Capital Management has been a good bet for disaffected traders from investment banks over the past year. It's also been a good bet for traders who lost their…

How a hedge fund trader quit finance and became a high-powered creative digital music guru

How a hedge fund trader quit finance and became a high-powered creative digital music guru

Financial services careers are not cool. The only people now who want to wed themselves to a life staring at spreadsheets or Bloomberg terminals are the people with a…

Fired? What do you say in your next job interview?

Fired? What do you say in your next job interview?

So something happened in your previous job, and you were fired. Maybe you deserved it, maybe you didn't, or maybe you were culled in a company-wide 'restructuring' exercise.…

How to handle interviews with finance professionals who may have Asperger’s

How to handle interviews with finance professionals who may have Asperger’s

The prevalence of people with Asperger's Syndrome (also known as High Functioning Autism or HFA) in the financial services business is well-documented. Michael Burry, the blogger and trader credited&helli

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