Tag: Investment bankers

The dangers of employing young, ambitious investment bankers

The dangers of employing young, ambitious investment bankers

The chances are that if you’ve made it into an investment bank, you’re competitive by nature. Not only is the recruitment process highly selective and rigorous, but only 20%…

12 people with names that sound ridiculously well-suited to banking

12 people with names that sound ridiculously well-suited to banking

You want to work in investment banking? Fine, but does your name sound ideally suited to finance? Will people hear your handle and think – like when Homer…

Five Best Ways to Handle a Bad Bonus: GUEST COMMENT

Five Best Ways to Handle a Bad Bonus: GUEST COMMENT

It’s bonus time again, a time of anxiety and a time of hope. Some may be high-fiving their colleagues – but inevitably some will be unhappy with the…

Innovation, an untidy affair for unruly, unreasonable minds

Innovation, an untidy affair for unruly, unreasonable minds

Why the age of innovation is at full throttle.

GUEST COMMENT: The best time to cold call or email an investment banker if you’re in search of a job

GUEST COMMENT: The best time to cold call or email an investment banker if you’re in search of a job

When is the best time to cold call or email an investment banker? After 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. On Monday morning, there’s always a multitude…

GUEST COMMENT: A 10 step strategy for cold-calling investment bankers who may employ you

GUEST COMMENT: A 10 step strategy for cold-calling investment bankers who may employ you

Some cold calls and cold emails do result in a job. If you can get hold of some quality contacts in an investment bank try putting in a…

Two economics professors describe how investment banks lure their students, and why students should resist

Two economics professors describe how investment banks lure their students, and why students should resist

Joris Luyendijk, the anthropologist and journalist who’s been interviewing bankers and their friends for the Guardian, has spoken to two professors of economics, one at Oxbridge, one at…

ADVICE FROM A CITY PSYCHOLOGIST: How to change your lifestyle at work if you want to reduce your stress

ADVICE FROM A CITY PSYCHOLOGIST: How to change your lifestyle at work if you want to reduce your stress

Stress management and psychological health should be treated in much the same way as you might check your car in for an MOT despite it running well at…