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Old 30-09-2012, 02:52 PM   #46
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CFA with Msc (applied economics) with 0 relevant experience vis a vis, someone with a Bachelor Degree with 2 years experience...

the bachelor deg holder stands a better chance.

for example, the chief economist for sg for citibank, kit wei zheng...

he only got bachelor deg in econ from nus......

it's not about cert...

good luck!
very good advice to people who have not started work....experience is more impt than add-on paper qualification now =)
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:11 AM   #47
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very good advice to people who have not started work....experience is more impt than add-on paper qualification now =)
Most companies are finding people with good honours degree from local uni such as SMU, NTU and NUS.

SIM students, unless u have some contacts, will eat the cramps.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:13 AM   #48
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wow, im surprised!

i thought economist in a bank should have at least a masters..
Actually, not necessary. If u know some big shorts through church gathering, u might get your dream job.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:21 AM   #49
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Most companies are finding people with good honours degree from local uni such as SMU, NTU and NUS.

SIM students, unless u have some contacts, will eat the cramps.
My side do have ppl from SIM, one with prior banking exp while the other was converted from contract role.

The thing now is having a masters do not necessarily put u in an advantage given that it's so common these days (I've seen ppl with double masters for reporting role). Wat gonna make u stand out will be the experience or the relevant skillset for the role.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:46 AM   #50
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My side do have ppl from SIM, one with prior banking exp while the other was converted from contract role.

The thing now is having a masters do not necessarily put u in an advantage given that it's so common these days (I've seen ppl with double masters for reporting role). Wat gonna make u stand out will be the experience or the relevant skillset for the role.
Yes, experience is very important. But all of us have to start off with zero experience. That is why one will need to have the contacts. Otherwise, how are we able to gain the first year of experience?
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:37 AM   #51
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My side do have ppl from SIM, one with prior banking exp while the other was converted from contract role.

The thing now is having a masters do not necessarily put u in an advantage given that it's so common these days (I've seen ppl with double masters for reporting role). Wat gonna make u stand out will be the experience or the relevant skillset for the role.

what's your side? what role are you in?
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:36 PM   #52
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Yes, experience is very important. But all of us have to start off with zero experience. That is why one will need to have the contacts. Otherwise, how are we able to gain the first year of experience?
that's why most of the front office guys started off their career as a management trainee or graduate program....

mid career switch...tough
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:25 AM   #53
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Banking industry... Sunset industry....
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:18 PM   #54
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Banking industry... Sunset industry....
yup...but still one of the best paying job one can get....
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:54 PM   #55
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not necessarily.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:12 PM   #56
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yup...but still one of the best paying job one can get....
whether you can hold on to your job for long is another matter
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:37 PM   #57
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whether you can hold on to your job for long is another matter

true..but if you are capable and valuable to the company, why would they sack you?

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Old 02-10-2012, 09:23 PM   #58
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Banking industry... Sunset industry....
oh then can you tell me what are the sunrise industries?
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:33 PM   #59
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what's your side? what role are you in?
im in risk management =)
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:37 PM   #60
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whether you can hold on to your job for long is another matter
high risk high gain man....if wan stable job just go for civil / public sector will do
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