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Ask Slashdot: Jobs For Geeks In the Business/Financial World? 181

Posted by timothy
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First time accepted submitter menphix writes "Hi there! I'm a software engineer in the bay area. I will be moving to Hong Kong where my wife works shortly. I understand that there will be a lot less opportunities to work for software companies there than in the bay area, but they do have a lot of business/financial companies in HK: investment banking, private equity, hedge funds, you name it! So I'm thinking maybe it'll be easier if I transition to work for those companies. Since I got my B.S. and M.S. both in computer science, I have no idea what those 'Wall Street jobs' are like, so I'm just wondering what you guys know about jobs in the business/financial world for geeks? Has anybody made the jump before?"
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Ask Slashdot: Jobs For Geeks In the Business/Financial World?

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  • by SerpentMage (13390) <ChristianHGross@ya[ ].ca ['hoo' in gap]> on Monday June 25, 2012 @02:55AM (#40436163)

    Hi

    I have made the jump to the financial world. The short of it, there are plenty of people of IT people in the business so it is hard to get in now. But if you have talent and have something you can probably make it. Though if you have zero business knowledge of the financial world that is not good. You do need business knowledge. Ask me anything in specific if you wish...

  • Re:Job (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 25, 2012 @04:55AM (#40436591)

    You clearly have no idea what you're talking about. As someone who is in this field, I "look for" and "find" jobs all the time. Our bank has plenty of staff working in Hong Kong. Depending on the OP's skill set, it could be easy or difficult to find work, but it is nowhere near impossible.

    If you want to pontificate on the obsolescence of those who "look for" jobs instead of "inventing" them, perhaps you should write a self-help book. Not many of those around.

    For those of us who prefer "doing" instead of listening to idiots who pretend to know how to do things better, there is nothing wrong with the old-fashioned way: freshening a CV to emphasize the skills one has, and beating the street. Use agents to get that job. You'll do fine.

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