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Advice 1: On starting your career at the Big 4: working at a Big 4 firm will set you up with a lot of skills, which makes it a great place to start your career. From the very beginning, there is an expectation that you figure things out quickly and add value, albeit with supportContinue reading “10 yrs of experience in Finance”
Advice 1: On carving out your career path: you can spend a whole lifetime getting to know a single industry well and figuring out how everything fits together. There are millions of ways to carve out a career in many given fields and you might not be aware of these ways when you are just startingContinue reading “20+ yrs of experience in Finance and Management”
Advice 1: On the importance of being organised and patient: One of the things that helps to deliver great results is organisation. Being organised helps you to anticipate what is coming, and prepare sufficiently. For instance, when preparing a group communication, you have time to speak to all of the relevant people involved and maybeContinue reading “5 yrs of experience in Food Retail Strategy & Operations”
Advice 1: On getting work experience prior to deciding on a career path: Karina recommends this 100%. Among other internships, Karina completed internships in Equity Derivatives Sales, in Marketing at a luxury department store in Paris, in traditional Investment Banking and in Equity Research, before starting a full-time role working on the Luxury Goods teamContinue reading “6 yrs of experience in Finance and Strategy”
Advice 1: On changing industry and convincing your prospective employer: When you are thinking about moving to a different role, breaking out your current and prospective role into their respective components may actually reveal that the two jobs are a lot more similar to each other than you first thought. Figuring out the common requiredContinue reading “15 yrs of experience in Finance, IT and Entrepreneurship”
Advice 1: When working on a startup, move quickly. Very quickly. If you’re building a startup from scratch, your business is liked to get flipped on its head at least twice or three times before you get to what REALLY works. Moving quick enables you to test things, figure out what works, and what doesn’t.Continue reading “4 yrs of experience in Entrepreneurship and Marketing”
Advice 1: Kristi moved from working at a brand agency to the client side, which is viewed by many as a tricky move to make. She discussed several pieces of advice she would give to someone looking to make the same transition, or more generally, transition to another job: 1. Drawing on relationships that have been builtContinue reading “7 yrs of experience in Marketing”
Advice 1: At the start of my career in J&J, being new in the company I wanted to please and be liked by everyone and I always said ‘yes’ and accepted all incoming requests ASAP, without setting a clear personal agenda of priorities. There were cases in which in order to avoid pushing back aContinue reading “7 yrs of experience in Marketing”
Advice 1: A key aspect of my job is managing / leading stakeholders – whether internal (Partners / colleagues in other divisions / my team) or external (clients / lenders / lawyers / management teams). Learning to quickly build trust has been one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced; this is crucial for an adviserContinue reading “9 yrs of experience in Finance, Audit and Consulting”
Advice 1: Making your presence known, especially as a junior, can be intimidating. If you struggle with this, find a way to speak up within the first few minutes of a meeting. Even if it’s small talk. This will prevent any mounting pressure to have your voice heard over the course of the meeting andContinue reading “8 yrs of experience in M&A (Finance)”
Advice 1: Be humble and ready to start from the bottom, even if you have a fancy degree! Advice 2: Don’t be afraid of trying new things / a new job. It’s never too late to change. Advice 3: There will always be people who are better than you. Don’t sweat it and do yourContinue reading “9 yrs of experience in Audit & Accounting, Finance, Entrepreneurship”
Advice 1: when you go to your first meeting, memorize the basics and ensure you remember them if someone asks you on the spot (they will). Know your price target, current valuation multiples, your price target multiples, the market cap, size of each division, off by heart. Practice your main spiel in advance and thinkContinue reading “7 yrs experience in Equity Research (Finance)”