Career Crunch: Young bankers enjoy communal living, gob-smackingly offensive interview questions

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What have you missed in the fast-moving world of financial services recruitment? Here are the top stories on eFinancialCareers from the past week.

How young bankers really live now in 2013

The life of a young investment banker is not a lavish affair; it’s usually spent in flat shares with other bankers, fearful of shelling out too much money in case their job disappears.

A day in the life of a middle-market investment banker

Working for a smaller investment bank isn’t like being at a bulge bracket. The pace of life may be slower, but the hours are still long and it’s a competitive place to work. Your chocolate Labrador may also get lonely, according to this senior investment banker.

These are the exciting jobs that Goldman Sachs, JPM, Morgan Stanley, UBS and DB seem unable to fill

Where are the skills shortages currently? Look in the dusty archives of banks’ careers websites and you’ll find plentiful opportunities that they just can seem to fill.

Best of the worst questions from finance interviews

Sexist, ageist or downright strange, these are genuine interview questions that financial services professionals have had to endure on their job search.

25,000 jobs vanish from Wall Street, and they’re not coming back

The financial services job market in the U.S. is supposedly on its way back, but it has a long way to go before it reaches pre-crisis highs again.

Why asset management is very much the place to be right now

Investment banks’ asset management arms have been increasing headcount and pay, and independent fund houses are hiring for the front office again.

CV tricks that will genuinely get you a job in sales, trading, finance….

How to ensure that your CV stays top of financial services recruiters’ pile.

How to be happy as an investment banker

Investment bankers are miserable due to ongoing job cuts, pressure and a lack of career progression. Here are some techniques to improve your happiness.

Traders are officially being ‘repriced’. Investment bankers are back

Now is the time to work as investment banker with a bulging deal pipeline, not the trading floor where headcount and business levels are shrinking.

These are the people leaving Nomura, BAML, CS and Citi before bonus time

Which brave souls are forgoing bonus accrual and taking a new job at the tail end of the year?

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