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Old 26-06-2015, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
BO has recruiting cycles too... sounds like you missed another boat. Go for boutiques. Accept stipends or even unpaid internships.
That is probably the case. Thanks for your advice!

Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Why so fixated on banking jobs mate? It ain't all the glamourous as what the industry makes it out to be.

To be honest, you are requesting help from people here, to see if there are any other ways you could enter your dream job. But you're not revealing your qualifications. We don't even know which uni you're from, and what degree you have (can only assume its related to Comp Sci). It makes alot of diff if you're from Ivy leagues, local U, or long dist learning. Also makes alot of diff if you're Summa/FCH, or others.
Hi there, I know it's not as glamorous as it seems which is why I had a chat with my friend yesterday and we got into the topic about work versus interest. Unlike many others who demands to be in this industry, my stance is to learn more about the trade which, I am aware that can be accomplished through other means. With regards to why do I appear to be ignorant of the industry, perhaps it will be good only if the discussion is taken down to a private level.

I will love to reveal more if we were to communicate via private message, otherwise anything I mention here will probably get shot down one way or another. Having said all that, I really appreciate your thoughtful approach.

Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I dun think people are being particularly harsh here, just stating the facts. Nobody has called you names or insulted you in anyway, I'm not sure why you are so hostile calling people keyboard warriors, trying to psycho analyze that people who don't agree with you must be frustrated with reality etc. Seems like you are the one who can't accept reality.

You need to take stock where you are. You keep saying fluffy concepts about how you want to be a learned person but your actions so far don't display any enthusiasm at all.

First of all you never even tell anyone what exactly is your background, you muddled through 3-4 years in university (I assume) without any particular achievement or attempt to network or even understand how the banking sector works. Now that you graduate you haven't gotten anything, end up with a couple of IT temp jobs and still asking super basic questions like what jobs are there in the market is related to fx / securities.

And for a guy who professes such passion in banking, you are now telling us you haven't even applied for any BO roles. So let me get this straight, you claim earlier you are not looking for FO jobs, and now you tell us you haven't even applied for any BO jobs. So what exactly have you been doing so far? "Finding out" more? Jeez you are really taking it easy, maybe stat board is more suitable for you.
Yes you are right, the reality is placed right in front of me and that is the fact. I must apologize to sincere posters like yourself for my words in the earlier post, however I do stand by my point that some people here are plain keyboard warriors.

I do not deny that my words and actions are lacking enthusiasm and I might have missed the boat according to some earlier posts, however not everyone started off knowing what or how to navigate their career path; unfortunately I am probably the one that went around the entire forest. I shall make no excuses but neither am I giving in to the defeatist mentality. Perhaps my posting here isn't exactly to seek career advices but to unconsciously, get my well deserved wake up call and I really thank you for giving me a good one.

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