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Holla Back, Office: Should You Avoid the Back Office at All Costs?

A decade ago, I wrote an article strongly advising you against working in “the back office” at a bank. It became one of the most popular and controversial articles on this site. In the comments, people on both sides of the debate weighed in: Camp #1: I agree! The back office is terrible; I’ve been […]
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Busting the Front Office Analyst Myth: Three Unexpected Truths You Need to Move from Admin to Analyst

All finance-minded students and professionals are bred to eat, sleep, and think that the “front office” is the only place to be for their first position. But I’m here to set the record straight – there is no such thing as a “front office analyst.” It’s an oxymoron. Especially when you’re just starting out (like […]
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