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Old 30.01.2018, 22:05
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how DIFFICULT to land a job in Finance (Front office)

Hi everyone,

Just want to say how depressed I am now.

My background: Swiss Uni master in statistics + BA in finance + total 4 years Risk experience at a Swiss Hedge fund and an Swiss Asset manager

My firm changes the job profile from market risk (quant) to compliance risk (legal) which is really not my field and I see no future on my career.

So I left and I tried to look for any Front office role (junior or internship is ok) for 6 months but got rejected (such as junior portfolio manager, structure products, quant analyst, asset allocation, junior trader). I don't know how those smart people could find their first job in these fields.

The only interviews I got shortlisted were somewhat risk related roles, such as UBS CIO office, UBS AM.

HR usually has a super closed mind - if they see I worked at risk in the past, they assume I could only work at risk for the rest of my life! NO CHANCE for me AT ALL!

I really feel stuck and no way out of this situation (not even an internship)! What should I do? Do another master degree so as to land an internship in the future?

Many thanks.
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