I have an interview tomorrow, and it’s for a position within in the same compay. I have 2 questions, about the questions, I plan on asking in the interview. I basically want to see if you think they are okay to ask, without making me appear uninterested in the job. First, let me tell you that I currently am in a BO role, which I started after graduation in December. This position for which I’m interviewing is MO. (or at least so it seems) I am sitting for L1 in Dec, and eventually would like to become a trader. (I think the faster I get out of the BO the better!) I don’t need to work at Goldman, or the alike, and frankly would love to stay where I currently am. The trading floor here is run by a fellow alum, and I think the CFAI alone would carry a good amount of weight here. Also, I don’t think an entry level trading job is totally out of the realm of possibility, after passing the 3 levels. In fact, there are a few of positions open now, and some of the p. reqs are 1) “progress” toward a CFA, and 12 mos in the financial industry. With all this said, do you all agree that the MO role is more conducive to what I want to do?? I guess I’m kind of scared to ask these questions, because I don’t want to seem like I’m just hopping from job to job. (Especially considering they are interviewing me, and I’ve only been in this job for about 3 mos.) So any advice you can give is greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance! 1) Specifically, would you consider this to be a MO or a BO role? 2) What are some potential exit opportunites from this position? 2a) Could this lead to a job on the trading floor? I have some other questions, but they aren’t very relevant for this, so any advice here is appreciated!!
- Don’t know what MO or BO means 2) I would reword this question to make it look you are interested, but will get yo the same info. I would say “which are opportunites for this position” 3) If trader was not one of the answers for number 2, I would ask " How can this position help me to get into a trader position at some point" GOOD LUCK !!!
Thanks! I guess I shold have mentioned I was trying to figure out how to decide if this a MO or BO position without actually asking? What are some questions that would really distinguish the 2?
- you dont describe the role anywhere…why does it matter if its “BO” or “MO” anyway if its progress toward the job you want in the company you want?
I have no idea what Middle Office is. Don’t get caught up on nomenclature.
Dont tell them your internet name is DustyBallz
GenY Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Dont tell them your internet name is DustyBallz That’s some of the best advice I’ve ever heard. But, imho, you shouldn’t ask any of these questions (and hopefully, you haven’t). I have no idea what the role is b/c you haven’t mentioned it anywhere, but if I were you I would probably ask questions along the line of: 1. What are the skills I should hope to gain from this role (this should hopefully give you an idea of what you’ll be learning and you can extrapolate from there if it fits a FO role)? 2. Who in the organization would I be dealing with on a daily basis (this’ll let you know if you’ll have any face time with the FO and thereby have the opportunity to build a relationship with them)? 3. What happened to the last guy/gal who worked in this role?