(Original post by ashton.alfred)
i was under the impression that sales really does not pay well/ have any where near the bonus that Investment bankers and traders have and that MAY have made a difference as i am tightly torn between the 3. I was also under the impression that there are very few successfull people working in Sales compared to trading and that the successfull ones dont get as much as the successfull traders
My skills, well im hoping to do and BSc at UCL in information technology management for business, I am very sporty, outgoing and confident, but i also like numbers and have high staminar, as for risk i think im a relatively risky character but i also have addictive qualities which is probably bad.
I like the idea of the exit opps and workng in the IBD, im not going to lie the hours are ridiculous I appreciate what 14 hour days are! However i like the idea of merging companies for profit and raising capital, I get the feeling that the work is 'making powerpoint presentations and using Excel'
However trading looks like a job where you never get bored, I love Economics and i KNOW that I would love to analyse and play markets I love a challenge and pressure, However as i said earlier i have addictive qualities and i dont know if this means il be a short chapter in trading if i loose too much money. I do like the idea of working with numbers but i am also not sure how much of a quick thinker I am, I am diffinately nothing special in that area, Also not overly keen on the job security, for example if im no good i get fired, then what? The skill set for trading seems quite specific.
Sales im relatively knew to and am currently trying to basically research this option, hence me looking at this thread in the first place, from the sounds of it it sounds far less pressurized than trading, I love sport golf tennis and rugby the most, so i was thinking that these social sports would contribute to Sales, Taking clients out etc, im still a little fuzzy on what they do EXACTLY during there day job. For the record I consider myself quite persuasive so maybe Sales is for me
Im sorry to throw all this at you, just bouncing around ideas, Im not even at uni yet so I still have some time before aplpying to internships etc.
So Sales v trading v IBD? thanks ALOT for listening i know this is alot