chasing the best jobs in quant finance is hard. is anyone else experiencing this?
Worse once you get the coveted buy-side quant resesarch/sell side desk quant jobs? That's literally what you pursued credentials for years and years to finally get, I find this hard to believe.Absolutely. I think it’s worse once you get the job. Exercise helps a lot. A lot.
I hope you’re right. For me, the meaning comes from working towards a target. Once in an investing role, I should make money for clients. That’s far from trivial, and much more randomness is involved than following a prescribed course of study. I think it would be devastating to do all this prep and find out I’m really not that useful. Fear of that outcome has been a helpful motivator for me.
my goal in life for the time being is getting a quant researcher position and nothing will change that. sure there are probably interesting things going on in risk but what room for career growth is there? yeah no...
I did, during a winter internship. It was the one I enjoyed the most so I continue to pursue (they only paid for lunch and train fare and I still worked overtime a sizable number of days). Unrelated, it was not a very good shop so I learned a lot about what NOT to do. But I just landed a quant research analyst role last week, partly thanks to QNet so I am quite satisfied now. Now I gotta try to resist the disease of wanting more all the time that often plagues wall street if I want to get out of depression for goodHave you ever done any quant research? Unless you’ve tried it I wouldn’t say it is your dream. Don’t hold on to names since a lot of the jobs in the industry are changing in roles.