How to get ahead in trading: Lex Van Dam, former Goldman Sachs prop trader, former GLG trader, hedge fund manager, speaks

How to get ahead in trading: Lex Van Dam, former Goldman Sachs prop trader, former GLG trader, hedge fund manager, speaks

We asked Lex Van Dam some questions. This is what he said. 1. How did you start your trading career? I did an internship with Goldman Sachs during…

If you hassle about your CV within 5 days of applying, you are in a desperate minority

If you hassle about your CV within 5 days of applying, you are in a desperate minority

You send in your CV in application for a job advertisement which you consider yourself eminently suited for. Two days later you have heard nothing. Three days later,…

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…

These are the qualifications that will get you a financial services job in the UK today

These are the qualifications that will get you a financial services job in the UK today

Back in January, we looked at the financial services qualifications that were most in demand in the UK, and the jobs you could do with them. Two months…

Do you genuinely want to get a new job? Try this, this and this

Do you genuinely want to get a new job? Try this, this and this

If you, like our guest columnist last week, have been sending out applications and CVs and getting no response, you may be feeling annoyed. Worse: you may be…

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…

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