Junior Quant Positions/Suggestions
I have a pure finance background by education with a part time masters in financial engineering in progress. I’ve worked extremely hard to get a quant trading position as an intern. I’m old though, like early 30s. I’ve got the position only because I pretty much beat an algorithm challenge against all the applicants from major universities. Most employers don’t give me an algorithm challenge so I can never prove to them and it’s been very difficult for me to prove since I’m not a “real engineer” with formal education. I’ve probably applied to +3k jobs and got rejected. They ask these silly python questions which doesn’t justify I can write algorithms to trade or they are quick to judge.
Does anyone know anyone who is looking for a junior quant research or write algo? Or does anyone have suggestions what I can do? I did pass CFA I/II