What really determines your success on the job?
Is it your technical skills?
Your communication abilities?
Or your attention to detail?
All of those play a role, but if you ask anyone who has worked full-time for a few years, they’ll give you a much different response:
Your senior team members could make your life completely miserable…
…or they could make your job tolerable, keep you sane, and help you get promotions or good exit opportunities.
The good news is that you do have some control over your team and the senior bankers you work with.
So your success will come down to your ability to identify Defenders and Pillagers and then work with them – or avoid them – successfully.
Why Does This Matter? And What Exactly is a “Defender” or a “Pillager”?