How the CFA changed my career

How the CFA changed my career

I did the CFA exam for the thrill of overcoming the challenge of becoming a PM. Getting my CFA designation has had the single greatest impact on my career.

My first wife left me. She said I was working too hard in banking

My first wife left me. She said I was working too hard in banking

People look at me and think I'm a big success, but it hasn't all been easy.

Eight ways to get a new Wall Street job or promotion during the summer lull

Eight ways to get a new Wall Street job or promotion during the summer lull

It's summer on Wall Street. Here's how to beat the August doldrums and earn a promotion or find a better job.

Why MDs don’t know how to pitch, and pitchbooks are pointless

Why MDs don’t know how to pitch, and pitchbooks are pointless

What if you're wasting time on that pitchbook and your MD doesn't know how to pitch anyway?

12 phrases that make you sound smart enough to get promoted

12 phrases that make you sound smart enough to get promoted

These phrases make you sound smart, ambitious, hard-working, professional, in-the-know, capable, confident … whatever it takes to get promoted.

This former banking CEO is on a mission to get more women into senior finance jobs

This former banking CEO is on a mission to get more women into senior finance jobs

What do you want to do after you retire from banking? Richard Nesbitt co-wrote a book advocating for advancing more women into leadership roles at banks.

Morning Coffee: Ex-Goldman partner’s advice: find a “sanity buddy.” The M&A banker drought

Morning Coffee: Ex-Goldman partner’s advice: find a “sanity buddy.” The M&A banker drought

Life comes at you hard. When you're working long hours in finance, one ex-Goldman partner says you have to be prepared.

How to take a vacation as an investment banker when heads are rolling

How to take a vacation as an investment banker when heads are rolling

Can you easily ask for time off this summer, even as colleagues are being fired? You really should.

Why not to work in fintech: Consolidation could eat your job

Why not to work in fintech: Consolidation could eat your job

Look before you leap into a financial technology job, because mergers and acquisitions among fintech firms can lead to culture clashes and layoffs.

Eight ways to negotiate a better offer for your banking job

Eight ways to negotiate a better offer for your banking job

The firm you've been interviewing with makes you a job offer, but the terms are not what you were hoping for. How can you negotiate a better offer?

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