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Young analyst just got fired

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by ginlimetonic, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. ginlimetonic

    ginlimetonic Senior member

    Mar 11, 2009
    Nobody has a long term goal of sell side research, do they? [​IMG]

    haha i'll keep this in mind...
  2. cretaceous_cretin

    cretaceous_cretin Senior member

    Oct 9, 2010
    In reply to earlier responses..

    -Idea that I talk boss into keeping me on lower pay. I'll think about it, but as others have correctly stated, it is nearly a certain decision to dismiss, as I have already been given 6 weeks to show improvement, and I'm still not at expectations for someone 1 year into this role.

    If your boss is not willing to keep you on as an analyst, perhaps you could try negotiating moving into a slot for which you may be more qualified. This move, if successful, will give you continuity with the company, even if not in the original for which you were hired. If you can move into another slot there, even if you don't like the job, this would give you more time to pursue #3. Like it has been said, having a job while looking for one allows one to deal from a position of strength in negotiating for the job.

    Even though this advice comes late, finding a mentor on the job can be invaluable with jobs like this. In addition to learning the technical side of the business from them, it also builds a relationship with someone who can go to bat for you when problems like this arise, or least give you good advice on such situations.
  3. Valor

    Valor Senior member

    Mar 24, 2010
    Analytics is not for everyone, I think only you alone can decide whether you have the skillset or not to do it. You mentioned you were good at VBA, which as with most programming languages, is fairly "analytical" in nature. The difference is that business analytics requires a lot of "thought" and potentially real life experience.

    If you're going to look for a job, do it now, not after you're terminated.
  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Oct 16, 2006
    New York City
    This issue might not be you at all. It could be that your boss's managing style is not right for you. Maybe they need to spend more time with you and have a teaching role. I think a lot of bosses don't understand that when you are young, and out of school you might have the technical know-how, but they aren't working with you to leverage that. Perhaps you need to find a firm, or group that has a manager that is more willing to help you. You are ovbiously a smart guy with your credentials, but young people sometimes just don't know how to "do business" because they don't have that experience.

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