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Old 06-03-2010, 11:04 AM   #1
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Two weeks ago or so I interviewed for a Middle Eastern investment bank for an institutional brokerage position. The interview went ok, but my interviewer (who's a managing directer at the NY office) was very interesting in bringing me on. He told me that they would spend a solid six months training me, which got me pretty psyched as well. He forwarded my resume to the Global Head of Brokerage Services and he said that they wanted someone with experience.

This is so frustrating guys. I've taken so many facking rejections that its really taken a chunk from my confidence. This is the umpteenth job that fell through. I don't know what the hell to do anymore. I applied to B-school and got rejected because I don't have enough work experience and because there were record numbers of applicants. I finished my Master's in 08 and did well on my GMAT's. I feel like I'm running out of patience...

Sorry to rant and rave but I just wanted to get it out of my chest.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:05 AM   #2
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wow...this is actually quite a co-ink-eee-dink b/c I just got a rejection letter from an interview i had a few weeks back... used my last vaca day on it too...
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:07 AM   #3
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Two weeks ago or so I interviewed for a Middle Eastern investment bank for an institutional brokerage position. The interview went ok, but my interviewer (who's a managing directer at the NY office) was very interesting in bringing me on. He told me that they would spend a solid six months training me, which got me pretty psyched as well. He forwarded my resume to the Global Head of Brokerage Services and he said that they wanted someone with experience.

This is so frustrating guys. I've taken so many facking rejections that its really taken a chunk from my confidence. This is the umpteenth job that fell through. I don't know what the hell to do anymore. I applied to B-school and got rejected because I don't have enough work experience and because there were record numbers of applicants. I finished my Master's in 08 and did well on my GMAT's. I feel like I'm running out of patience...

Sorry to rant and rave but I just wanted to get it out of my chest.
join the club.

it's call life.

man up, move on, search for another one.

there's people out there that can't see/walk/talk/ or have a horrible terminal ill disease.

you'll be okay.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:07 AM   #4
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Now that you got that off your chest, can I interest you in something being placed on your chest?

















(Not really. Sucks but finding a job anywhere now (as anything other than a laborer) is tough. GL)
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:08 AM   #5
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join the club.

it's call life.

man up, move on, search for another one.

there's people out there that can't see/walk/talk/ or have a horrible terminal ill disease.

you'll be okay.
Psst...you can make it better creeeeeeeees.
Make with the peeeeeeeeeeeeks.

EEeeees.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:11 AM   #6
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i was unemployed for 16 months. I had close to a hundred interviews. Keep your head up. stay busy. stay smart. dont get rusty.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:11 AM   #7
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Maybe think about calling a few past interviewers and finding out exactly what's lacking? are you short of confidence in your interviews? are your credentials not cutting it? do you have a reference that actually thinks you're a piece of ****? are you applying for jobs that you're underqualified for?

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Old 06-03-2010, 11:12 AM   #8
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i believe there's a forum youngwallstreet.com or something like that; its a forum for recent grads trying to break into the investment banking world.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:14 AM   #9
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Yup, economy is in the crapper so lots of people went back to school. And it isn't surprising they wanted someone with experience. I know it sucks and is unfair, but you need a job to get experience but to get most jobs you need experience. Once you land that first one and get a couple years in the field you'll be fine though. Just keep at it and be willing to take something that isn't ideal, you won't be there for life. Plenty of people take jobs that they know they only intend to stay at for 1.5-2 years just to get some experience.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:15 AM   #10
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Go back to school and get a degree in Women's Studies. You'll be sure to land an awesome job then.







You did say you were a lesbian hippy, didn't you?
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:15 AM   #11
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:18 AM   #12
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i have sent 25 resumes out since january...i havent gotten one call to come for an interview...at least you had an interview
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:22 AM   #13
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i have sent 25 resumes out since january...i havent gotten one call to come for an interview...at least you had an interview
Seems like everyone these days is in the same boat. The economy just isn't what it once was and people who either want a new job or are looking for their first real gig or stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Have any thoughts about re-locating for work? Might help to get into a stronger job market city.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:25 AM   #14
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Seems like everyone these days is in the same boat. The economy just isn't what it once was and people who either want a new job or are looking for their first real gig or stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Have any thoughts about re-locating for work? Might help to get into a stronger job market city.
yeah i know...what was once maybe 3 5 or 7 people applying for a job may have 15 20 or 30 people applying...i cannot relocate at this time due to my aging mom who needs some looking after
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:26 AM   #15
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It's so tough right now. Keep at it something is bound to happen.

Try to stay positive and try re-connecting with old friends or class mates.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:27 AM   #16
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yeah i know...what was once maybe 3 5 or 7 people applying for a job may have 15 20 or 30 people applying...i cannot relocate at this time due to my aging mom who needs some looking after
Understood, I'd be in the same boat with family obligations if I was looking to re-locate. I know this is going to make you want to punch me in the face for saying so, but all you can do is keep at it. Something will land eventually.

My sister graduated college 2 years ago and finally got a job last month. Granted she moved to Charlotte, NC to be with her jack @ss boyfriend. The job market down there sucks, but she eventually got a real job through a friend. Seems liek the only way to get a job these days, you have to have someone on the inside.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:30 AM   #17
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Understood, I'd be in the same boat with family obligations if I was looking to re-locate. I know this is going to make you want to punch me in the face for saying so, but all you can do is keep at it. Something will land eventually.
no punch in the face needed...to tell the truth i dont want to go back to work...i know i have to to live but if i didnt have to work i wouldnt...with my luck someone will offer me a job and ill take it...life sucks sometimes
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:32 AM   #18
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Go back to school and get a degree in Women's Studies. You'll be sure to land an awesome job then.







You did say you were a lesbian hippy, didn't you?
LOL I knew I could count on you guys to cheer up! Last time I checked I liked women but I'm not a lesbian. LOL

Last summer I got a gig at HSBC doing trade support for the equities desk, and got laid off two months in to my training because they brought a woman with 25 years of experience for the same money they were paying me.

The year before I was supposed to start working at a private wealth management firm in CT. They were going to have me start the same week Lehman collapsed. Naturally, they had a lot of assets tied to Lehman, and consequently, they went under. Just prior to that I was supposed to start work in Dubai at a start up when Dubai took a dump.

I'm so hungry to work, and I'm in my prime years and I feel like I'm stuck.

**Edit**Oh, I forgot to add, I work at a start up right now, but none of us are paid yet (even the CEO who's my age)

It's leading me more and more towards starting my own thing... I wonder if it that's my calling...

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Old 06-03-2010, 11:36 AM   #19
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Even finding a crappy summer job has been terrible. I can't even get rehired at the grocery store I worked at for 2 and half years, I've applied at ~20 places, and only had one interview. Now I have to compete with all the ****head high school kids as well.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:41 AM   #20
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Even finding a crappy summer job has been terrible. I can't even get rehired at the grocery store I worked at for 2 and half years, I've applied at ~20 places, and only had one interview. Now I have to compete with all the ****head high school kids as well.
I'm in with this one. I've got plenty of experience and cant get a restaurant job in a major US city... really? I have a full resume to top that off, maybe i'm over qualified. Don't post a craigslist add and then not respond to your job wanted add e-mails dip****s
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:48 AM   #21
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Another one here. I have a job, but I make barely enough to scrape by and its really not even in my field. I've probably sent out over 30 apps in the past year and only had 1 interview. Thought it went well but still no word. Those were all for Federal jobs (my degree is a B.S. in Public Admin).

Now I'm finally starting a new strategy...government contractors. My wife works for one and she knows all the agencies that currently have bids. So I'm starting to send my resume to each one in hopes that I can land a contracting gig soon, which would give me a better chance to network and land a Federal job.

Keep on trucking OP and OT!
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:53 AM   #22
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I'm a government contractor. Hopefully our bid isn't up anytime soon...
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:56 AM   #23
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a lot of places are still in a hiring freeze. we just started interviewing and hiring again in the last two months for the first time since ... 2007? I can't even remember the last time we brought in someone new and now there are so many of them starting its kind of weird.

keep at it!
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I'm a government contractor. Hopefully our bid isn't up anytime soon...
From what i understand, they are generally up for bid every 1, 3, or 5 years. The multi-year contracts have an option at the end of every year, but that is rarely exercised. My wife's contractor was working with 1 year bids and almost lost it . But they somehow eeked it out and now it is a 3 year with options every year. It helps to be friends with the big boss obviously. They at least are aware of what contractors are up for bid, so that if your contractor does not get the bid, they can tell you where to apply to attempt to keep your job.

But still, it is worth the risk for me. I don't make much at my current position, even though it is a guarenteed steady job. I'm doing my darndest.

Also, if you wouldn't mind, could you PM me with details about your contractor? I would love to submit my resume to them as well.
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