Careers in Financial Markets

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Welcome to Careers in Financial Markets from eFinancialCareers.

If you’re looking for a job in the financial sector, this guide is designed to give you an overview of the options available and an edge over your peers in this fiercely competitive industry.

If you believed the headlines, you’d think that the investment banking industry was struggling to attract good students, but the reality is that it’s tougher than ever to get in. Goldman Sachs says it receives 17,000 applications for the 300 places on its summer internship programme, while the Association of Graduate Recruiters reckons there are 135 students fighting for every place available in the investment banking sector.

We can give you a helping hand. Careers in Financial Markets brings you the inside track from those working in all the different sectors across the industry on what it takes to get in – and then succeed in your career.

We guide you through the application process – everything from sprucing up your resume to making it through the dreaded assessment centres. Banks’ recruitment teams, careers coaches and those who have made it through the process themselves all offer tips on how to excel.


Lets take a sector focus: first we examine the career options in investment banking, and then we give an insight into careers elsewhere in the financial sector, including private equity, fund management and accounting.

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Financial Services


All our articles feature insights from senior financial services professionals, as well as information on pay and bonuses from junior levels through to the senior ranks. We use the US dollar as the default currency for pay and revenue figures.

Finally, don’t use this guide in isolation – visit our Students section regularly to keep updated on the latest news and advice on the graduate recruitment market to stay ahead of the competition.


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