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How often do you get promoted when working for an investment bank?

I'm a junior in high school. #money #investment #dinero #promotion #banks #often

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Holly’s Answer

Why Would You Want to Get Promoted? I found this under investment banking there are many wesites that can guide you if you google the question in the address bar at the top of your search page. Then you can choose a site that may help answer your question about investment banking. I did find this one may help you things you can do to get a promotion.


The usual arguments for moving to the buy-side are strong:
•Improved hours (maybe)
•(Potential for) Better pay
•More responsibilities
•More interesting work


Of course, there are downsides to the buy-side as well and it’s not right for everyone.


If you’re a really social / “salesy” person who likes a fast-paced environment, staying in banking might be a better fit.


Plus, once you get to a certain level the “Show me the money!” arguments make less sense because any MD will make far more money than he has time to spend – even if he quits and moves to Buenos Aires.


How Common Is It?


The often-cited statistic is that 10% of investment banking analysts move on to become associates.

Thank you comment icon Thank you Holly this is really interesting! Savera
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Victor’s Answer

Hi!
From personal experience, there are a few factors that come into play.
How long you've been there
Is there an opening
Do you have the skills and experience to take your career to the next level
Etc.

From my workplace, what I like is that in the event there is an opening, it's advertised to the employees first.
This demonstrates interest for hiring from within.
So, there is definitely room for growth.
Work hard, get your foot in the door, be alert for openings, and you'll succeed!
Best of luck!
-Victor
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Gustavo’s Answer

Hi Meng, it is awesome that you are interested in Investment Banking!

So, there are a lot of factors that come in play when talking about promotions, obviously the first thing that comes to mind is if there is space in your team / area for a promotion and if you are suitable for such. Second important point to keep track of is related to your performance, usually investment banks set up goals for you to achieve during the year, having a good grip on goals, by completing them and, when possible, going above and beyond your responsibilities are important. Last important thing I always keep in mind when looking in to getting promoted is how you action to solve problems, this is the main skill you gain during your work years and what, in my view, matters the most. Handling problems by yourself, escalating when necessary and not being afraid to ask for help is important here, as senior as you can be, you have to know your limitations.

Hope this helped and wish you the best of luck!
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