Teaching English in Asia as Your “Plan B”, Superdays, Finance in India, Private Equity Recruiting, and More Questions and Answers
I arrived back in the US this week (and was already bored within 48 hours, maybe I should just accelerate this move to Asia) and realized we hadn’t done a reader Q&A in quite awhile.
This week we’ll cover a broader set of questions than usual, on everything from your backup plan (if finance doesn’t work out) to Superdays, banking in India, schooling, PE recruiting, lawyers vs. bankers, and even some pictures of my travels to Asia (wouldn’t it be crazy if I posted those?).
Your “Plan B” If Banking Doesn’t Work Out
With the market still suffering and recruiting way down at banks, you need to think about your “Plan B” no matter what your qualifications are.
How to Achieve an 8-Figure Net Worth, Banking in Asia vs. NY, Business School, and More Questions… and Answers
In this edition of New Year’s Q&A, we cover everything from the ever-persistent questions on pay and fashion to banking in different regions, business school, different strategies for breaking in, and even some more questions on the new interview guide.
Some of the interviews and other content planned for 2009 will address these questions in more detail, but hey, why not get started early and kick off the New Year with a bang?
Pay & Fashion
I’ve already said I don’t have a crystal ball, but that doesn’t stop readers from thinking I can predict the future when it comes to bonuses… and somehow I’m a fashion expert now?
1. I just graduated from my college. I would like to own my own mansion in downtown Manhattan, and have a net worth of at least 8 figures by the time I am 30. Is it better to join an existing finance firm to do this, or should I start a fund or business on my own?
As you might expect, there are many questions about my new interview guide as well as all the usual topics this week.
Feedback has been very positive so far, so we’re thinking of expanding into other areas as well – details are below.
1. Your guide is really cheap right now, I was expecting at least $80+. Can I enter into a futures contract with you maturing on my payday to order the guide at the current price in case it goes up before then?