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What to do when stuck in a dead end job?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by pokey07, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Flambeur

    Flambeur Well-Known Member

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    ...and there are plenty of kids who end up humiliated with their dreams crushed.. or become the next Alexey Vayner
     
  2. Lord-Barrington

    Lord-Barrington Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I think this isn't a good idea in the longterm. It makes you look unprofessional and unstable and even if it lands you a job now, future employers may be less keen on your hijinks.

    I have to say that you are a "brand" but in the workaday world, you more or less are. Nowadays with the proliferation of social media, your "brand" is more easily identifiable than ever before so make sure you make yourself seem serious, collegial and hard working. Not desperate and gimmicky.
     
  3. Verniza

    Verniza Well-Known Member

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    Unconventional is 1 thing but it should be done with a right dose of professionalism.

    The kind of image you need to project while breaking conventions is that of an overlooked talent with strong goals and ambition. Not so much of Alexey Vayner(Seriously, what was he trying to prove?)

    To OP,

    Ever considered being self-employed? Since you major in economics, surely you can branch out into doing investments for yourself assuming you have some personal funds.

    Or start by refreshing your knowledge in economics, start blogs and writing articles with your analysis or outlook of the economy in general. All these can open paths maybe not immediately but in the near future.


    Good luck.
     
  4. otc

    otc Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, thanks. I thought a lot of those legacy systems used some sort of lisp-like dialect to do things.

    do these guys also work ibank analyst hours?
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  5. thenanyu

    thenanyu Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the older systems use LISP-like languages, but the newer systems they are rolling out all use python, and there are massive efforts underway to standardize on the new systems.

    Hours-wise, it really depends. Since the platforms span across every business of the bank, hours can vary depending on the job, as can salaries.
     

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