Smokey Edwards

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Strange. Where you given an employment contract or did they do the BV prior to this? It looks like they had someone else in addition and pursued the other one. Even if you are technically better then the other person, other factors have to be considered like the notice period, etc. I know where I used to work they didn't take on an exceptional candidate as they had someone adequate that could start straight away even though was not the best candidate for the job.

Manoj Sivaram wrote:Hi All,

I have around 3 years of experience. My first Employer was a small software company and i was into developing games for mobile using J2ME. After a year i switched to another job where am currently working in J2me,blackberry and android.Last month i attended an interview with Wipro and cleared both technical rounds and was asked to submit the documents for Backgroud Verification. Then i found that my previous company was closed and during the process of interiew i informed the HR about it and gave the contact numbers and email id of the contact person. But After a couple of weeks i got a mail the position i applied has been filled. But He has not been contacted at all during this process

So if we worked in a company that is closed,will that affect us getting a job in MNC? Please give your thoughts on this.

-thanks
Manoj

10 years ago
I am just about to enter the investment banking industry and I have two offers from Bank X and Bank Y. I am stuck to decide which one to choose as both are excellent roles and offering very high salaries. The main difference is that the Bank X role is developing a front office, real-time system where the Bank Y one is developing a back-office application. The Bank X role is Java and KDB+ working on real-time risk management of cash equities for front office, small team of 6 people (including myself) and seems to be more fast paced and technically demanding. The Bank Y role is Java working on a back office system for clearing and order processing of fixed income and derivatives. It is a much bigger team but it is big on agile.

What is the better role in terms of career opportunity; working with a front office or back office application? Bank X seem the most keen to employ me and been doing a lot of courting as I told them as I was interested only in the Bank Y role. What I find strange is that I am meeting the Bank X HR executive today (Sunday!) to ask me what I want in terms of training and support (as I am new to IB and only have 3 years experience) which seems to good to be true and strange as Bank Y know what training and support they need to give me.

I would be grateful for some advice.

Jim.

10 years ago