(Original post by monkeybusiness123)
I mean after everything that has happened, does everyone still want to be in finance and why? The industry is villified by politicians and bonuses aren't as high anymore. Almost reminds me of this:
Even if the salaries aren't as high as they used to be, they're still higher than most other jobs.
Also it is considered to be an intensive corporate environment that can groom you into 'leaders' and all that jazz. Exit ops are appealing, having a stint at an IB on the CV is good for future career, even if the future career is non-finance related.
In fact many people go into IB with every intention to leave and go into the field they actually wanted to work in all along, but use their IB experience to command higher salary/seniority etc. Some people also do it as a kind of proving ground to showcase how good they are so that they can say they've been there and done that.
But obviously most of it is because of the Benjamins.
If you are in it only for the money, then I dont see how you can survive for too long.
There are rounds of redundancies every 6 months and if you arent good at your job, you are done.
Dont get me wrong, money is important, but for me banking is appealing, because everyone involved likes to work hard, is driven and wants to get **** done. From previous experience at non-banking jobs, most companies arent that way and people feel miserable.
Most people dream to go banking, some actually do an extra meaningless in my opinion Masters in their field. Though it does show interest but like everyone would say, doing a degree doesn't mean everyone will get a job in banking.
Like everyone of us, we all want security but at the same time, how many of you's will step on someone's back or many people's back to get something?