Tag: Promotion

The new reality of getting promoted in an investment banking job

The new reality of getting promoted in an investment banking job

Investment banks have vastly changed their operating models, the types of people they hire and how they hand out promotions.

How to survive when your colleague becomes your boss

How to survive when your colleague becomes your boss

What happens when a former colleague is promoted above you and your peer becomes your manager?

How to combine teamwork with ruthless selfishness to progress your investment banking career

How to combine teamwork with ruthless selfishness to progress your investment banking career

There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’. There are a few in ‘managing director’ and ‘chief executive officer’ though. Investment banks won’t let you through the door unless you can…

The “pioneering” way this Hong Kong MBA programme gets its graduates better jobs in finance

The “pioneering” way this Hong Kong MBA programme gets its graduates better jobs in finance

HKU's MBA programme is pioneering the use of case studies and giving its students the real-world skills they need to thrive in the finance sector.

Thinking of quitting? Here’s how your employer should convince you to stay

Thinking of quitting? Here’s how your employer should convince you to stay

Congratulations, you’ve been offered a new job! Now comes the dilemma. If you’re a valuable employee (which, of course, you are), then your current employer will look to…

The two points in your investment banking career when you’re most likely to crash and burn

The two points in your investment banking career when you’re most likely to crash and burn

There are two pivotal points in your investment banking career, neither of which is particularly beneficial to physical or mental health – making the step up from analyst…

How to reject a promotion without torpedoing your career

How to reject a promotion without torpedoing your career

Turning down a promotion in the current climate might seem insane, but sometimes there are very good reasons to reject advancement. The trick is how to do it…

Only 3% of Goldman’s MDs are technologists

Only 3% of Goldman’s MDs are technologists

So much for technologists becoming more important relative to front office staff in investment banks. Of the 266 new managing directors announced at Goldman Sachs yesterday, eight work…

How to swim, not sink, when you’re thrown in at the deep end

How to swim, not sink, when you’re thrown in at the deep end

In an era of cost-cutting, juniors have one key thing going for them – they’re cheap. While increasing numbers of director and managing directors are being shown the…

Guest Comment: Come across as too keen on financial modelling and you will always be an analyst and never clinch a client-facing role

Guest Comment: Come across as too keen on financial modelling and you will always be an analyst and never clinch a client-facing role

“I want to be promoted, I'm ready for the next level, and I want to get more money.” Well, stand in line, so does everyone else. At most…