Q&A: An anonymous Russian trader at Deutsche Bank in London explains how to build a trading career

Q&A: An anonymous Russian trader at Deutsche Bank in London explains how to build a trading career

eFinancialCareers continues its series of interviews with Russians who have moved to work abroad. This week, we've spoken to a senior trader in Deutsche Bank’s London office who…

GUEST COMMENT: The legal argument against going Greg Smith

GUEST COMMENT: The legal argument against going Greg Smith

Following his recent op-ed in the New York Times, Greg Smith has won praise for speaking out against some of the more unsavoury practices at Goldman Sachs. His…

GUEST COMMENT: When you’re joining a new firm, be careful it’s not just someone’s trophy-lifestyle personal-fiefdom business

GUEST COMMENT: When you’re joining a new firm, be careful it’s not just someone’s trophy-lifestyle personal-fiefdom business

If you’re getting out of a big investment bank into a start up on the buyside, you might feel excited. You might feel like you’re leaving behind the…

GUEST COMMENT: Four habits of unscrupulous recruiters

GUEST COMMENT: Four habits of unscrupulous recruiters

It’s almost a rite of passage for a banker to fall foul of a recruiter. I’d even go so far as to say that you haven’t really cut…

GUEST COMMENT: The three things you should never do whilst networking

GUEST COMMENT: The three things you should never do whilst networking

As you will know if you have read much at all on the best method of finding a new job, networking is invaluable. A large majority of new…

GUEST COMMENT: How to sidestep the sensation that you’re washed up at 45+

GUEST COMMENT: How to sidestep the sensation that you’re washed up at 45+

Financial services is often seen as a young person’s game. The cliché goes that banks suck in thousands of university graduates each year and spit out wealthy retirees…

GUEST COMMENT: The dark art of having a mentor

GUEST COMMENT: The dark art of having a mentor

If you want to scale the pole in investment banking, it helps to have a mentor – especially if you are not an Oxbridge-educated white male-type. Mentors are…

GUEST COMMENT: Accepting financial services redundancy with grace

GUEST COMMENT: Accepting financial services redundancy with grace

Having talked to many refugees from failing firms, I know that promises will have been broken, the wrong person let go, and the cost of your departure may…

Here’s how you must help your headhunter find you a new job

Here’s how you must help your headhunter find you a new job

If you’re in need of a new job and your needs are not being met, it may have something to do with the state of the job market.…

GUEST COMMENT: A simple trick that will suggest you are busy and reduce the risk of job loss

GUEST COMMENT: A simple trick that will suggest you are busy and reduce the risk of job loss

“What are you DOING? Listen, read research on your way to work in the mornings or heading home in the evenings.  Or on the weekend!  I don’t want…

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