Be careful where you work: the London hiring market has a totally new dynamic and when you join a large investment bank you will get stuck there

Be careful where you work: the London hiring market has a totally new dynamic and when you join a large investment bank you will get stuck there

The career path of Mark Lane, the banker who tragically died last month, was a reminder of how things used to be. Between 1993 and 2006, Lane worked…

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.…

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