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Researchers say as few as 15% of jobs are publicly posted or filled by people outside the organisation.

Positioning yourself for the hidden job market through networking or connecting with people doing the work you want to do.

This can be as easy as chatting with a friend whether it is through the religious organisation you go to, running into your former colleagues or staying in touch through Professional Associations, Alumni Clubs or coming together for a common purpose.

Professor Krumboltz from Stanford University and a career theorist describes “planned happenstance” theory of being open to possibilities how your career may take you. Dr Jim.Bright of Vanderbilt University was in Singapore to share his Chaos Theory of being curious and talking to people, trying new things.

My personal job search process follows closely to what was described. Although, I would have written and applied to companies etc, the best match for my career and out of the box thinking usually comes from job search ideas through networking. Some whom I am not even close to. What we call weak ties.

Critical to the process is allowing yourself to have conversations or coffee chats (informational interview) with people. Attitudes such as:
Curiosity
Persistence
Flexibility
Optimism
Asking questions, having small talk. Talking to people for ideas.

Here are some suggestions for people interested in firms such as Asset Management, Private Equity, and Venture Capital.

2018

Southeast Asian Private Equity Conference, 4 October

China Alternatives Investment Summit, 26-27 Oct, Beijing

Singapore Fintech Festival, 12-16 Nov

AVCJ Private Equity and Venture Forum, 13-15 Nov, Hong Kong

EY Global Alternative Fund Symposium 28 Nov, Hong Kong

EY China Hedge Fund Symposium, 30 Nov, Beijing

AVCJ Private Equity India Forum, 4-5 Dec 2018, Mumbai

2019

EY Singapore Hedge Fund Symposium, 16 Jan 2019

Asian Wealth Management Forum, Hong Kong, 26 Feb 2019

The Singapore Asset Management Conference, Feb 2019 (by YALE-NUS students)

Financial Compliance and Operational Risk Asia Summit, Singapore Feb 2019

Asian Wealth Management Forum, Singapore, 23 May 2019

Student and Alumni Clubs
SMU Quantitative Finance Alumni Group — SMU Alumni Association
https://www.smuaa.org.sg/quantitative-finance-ag/

http://www.nusinvest.com/research-publications/quantitative-finance/

Singapore Quant Club (SQC)

Singapore, SG
689 Quant Elites

This Club is for enthusiasts in the field of Quantitative Finance and Investment. Group members are mostly from Quant Finance background, and with professions like Hedge Fund …

Check out this Meetup Group →

https://www.tass.org.sg/

http://samc.sg/

Student Managed Funds
https://www.straitstimes.com/business/economy/new-venture-fund-launched-run-by-singapore-university-students-for-students

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Photo taken at Amoy Street of the Singapore Financial District. All the tall buildings are banks, save the structure on the left – the gaming MBS.

Job Search in the Investment Bank comes early. However, if you are looking to apply to the regional banks, or internships in Asset Management or Venture Capital, these can come adhoc, starting from December 2018 to Jan-March 2019. Networking is best, as some of these firms may not have a full time person managing the recruitment process. But the upside, is that what you see is what you get, the person you’re speaking to may be your direct supervisor.

Here are some of the banks recruiting for summer internship 2019, and from heresay, some students have already received calls for online screening interviews.

BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH

Hong Kong and Singapore 2019 summer internship jobs

Deadline: 19 October 2018 (late deadline) and 14 September 2018 (early deadline)

BNP PARIBAS

Hong Kong and Singapore 2019 summer internship jobs

Deadline: 30 November 2018 [Jobs in: investment banking, ALM treasury, FIC, ITO, global markets, transaction banking]

CITI

Singapore 2019 summer internship jobs Rolling Basis

Technology
Investment Banking
Sales and Trading
Private Banking
Deadline: 23 November 2018 (late deadline) and 21 September 2018 (early deadline) [Jobs in: markets, corporate banking, investment banking, treasury and trade solutions, private bank, global consumer banking, international personal bank (offshore wealth management), commercial banking, technology]

CREDIT SUISSE

Hong Kong and Singapore 2019 summer internship jobs

Deadline: 12 October 2018 [HK jobs in: APAC financing group, APAC Markets, investment banking and capital markets, international wealth management, risk, technology. SG jobs in: APAC financing group, investment banking and capital markets, private banking, risk, technology]

DEUTSCHE BANK

Hong Kong 2019 summer internship jobs
Deadline: 31 October 2018 [Jobs in: chief regulatory office, corporate finance, DWS, global markets, global transaction banking, wealth management]
Singapore 2019 summer internship jobs
Deadline: 14 October 2018 [Jobs in: chief regulatory office, corporate finance, DWS, global markets, global transaction banking, wealth management, technology]

GOLDMAN SACHS

Hong Kong and Singapore 2019 summer internship jobs

Deadline: 14 October 2018

HSBC

Hong Kong and Singapore 2019 summer internship jobs
Deadline: 22 October 2018

J.P. MORGAN

Hong Kong and Singapore 2019 full-time graduate jobs
Deadline: 28 October 2018 [Jobs in: software engineering]
Hong Kong and Singapore 2019 summer jobs
Deadline: 28 October 2018, apart from investment banking (2 December 2018), and quantitative research (3 February 2019). [Jobs in: global treasury management, investment banking, markets, quantitative research, risk management, human resources, corporate, finance and business management, software engineer, asset management, wealth management]

MORGAN STANLEY

Hong Kong 2019 full-time graduate jobs

Deadline: 21 October 2018 [Jobs in: technology]
*Morgan Stanley is not offering any full-time graduate jobs in Singapore for 2019.
Hong Kong 2019 summer internship jobs
Deadline: 14 October 2018 [Jobs in: institutional securities group – fixed income division, global capital markets, institutional equity division, investment banking division, quantitative finance. Infrastructure divisions – compliance, corporate services, finance, human resources, technology]
Singapore 2019 summer internship jobs
Deadlines: 16 September 2018 for equity research and investment banking division; 14 October 2018 for other divisions [Jobs in: institutional securities group – equity research, investment banking division, fixed income division, global capital markets, institutional equity division]

Nomura
Deadline: 30 Sep 2018, 12pm

SOCIETE GENERALE

Singapore 2019 summer internship jobs

Deadline: early May 2019

*SocGen is not offering any graduate-programme jobs in Singapore for 2019.

*Separately from its (fixed-deadline) Hong Kong ‘graduate programme’ (see above), SocGen also runs a ‘trainee programme’ in both Hong Kong and Singapore with no annual application deadline. Hiring is on a rolling basis throughout the year.

STANDARD CHARTERED

Hong Kong and Singapore 2019 full-time graduate jobs

Deadline: 31 December 2018 [Jobs in: commercial banking, global banking, corporate finance, financial markets, retail banking, transaction banking, wealth management, risk and compliance, information technology and operations, group CFO functions]

Hong Kong and Singapore 2019 summer internship jobs

Deadline: 31 December 2018 [Jobs in: commercial banking, global banking, corporate finance, financial markets, retail banking, transaction banking, wealth management, risk and compliance, information technology and operations, group CFO functions]

UBS

Hong Kong and Singapore 2019 full-time graduate jobs

Deadline: 12 October 2018 [HK jobs in: operations, technology, securities sales (equities), securities trading (equities), compliance and operational risk control, human resources, client advisor (GWM), investment platforms and solutions (GWM). SG jobs in: operations, technology, group risk control, human resources, corporate client solutions (IBD), client advisor (GWM), investment platforms and solutions (GWM)]

Hong Kong and Singapore 2019 summer internship jobs

Deadline: 02 November 2018
[HK jobs in: operations, technology, securities sales (foreign exchange, rates and credit), securities sales (equities), securities trading (equities), group asset liability management, finance, communications, human resources, corporate client solutions (IBD), client advisor (GWM), investment platforms and solutions (GWM).
SG jobs in: operations, technology, securities sales (foreign exchange, rates and credit), securities trading (foreign exchange, rates and credit), group asset liability management, finance, communications, human resources, corporate client solutions (IBD), client advisor (GWM), investment platforms and solutions (GWM)]

Barclays

https://joinus.barclays/apac/internships/
Quantitative
Deadline: 22 Oct 2018

EY

Standard and Poor

(prob open in December 2018)
http://www.edu-active.com/internships/2017/sep/20/sp-global-ratings-2018-summer-internship-program-s.html

Source: Research and links from websites, eFinancial Careers

Photo taken at Gardens by the Bay, Sep 2018. Sunflowers in honour of Vincent Van Gogh.
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Its internship application and interviewing time. One of the common questions I get from students are: what competencies should I include in my resume?

Look no further.

1. Examine the job advertisement
Most companies include competencies that help candidates succeed. Sometimes its under the Key Requirements or the Qualifications section

2. Full time applications
Even those that do not include the competences, such as those from DHL for their data science internship (below), will have a detailed writeup in their full time job applications. Similar competencies in identified by different full time opportunities in same company hint at the company culture and values.

3. Company website
Check out the company website. “What we look for in our candidates”. Writeups or profiles of employees and what they say.

4. Check out companies in same industry
Most companies in the same industry look for similar competencies. Sometimes they differ, depending on organisation culture.

5. External sources
Vault, wetfeet and other insider guides. Bear in mind that they could be subjective.

Analyst, intern, McKinsey
https://www.mckinsey.com/careers/search-jobs/jobs/business-analyst-intern-0003

Associate Intern, McKinsey
https://g.co/kgs/osTswf

FSO/ MFA
https://www1.mfa.gov.sg/Careers/Career-Opportunities/Foreign-Service-Officer-Functional-and-Corporate

FSO / MFA
https://www1.mfa.gov.sg/Careers/Career-Opportunities/Foreign-Service-Officer-Political-and-Economic

Moody’s
Intern (Corporate Finance) – Contract until end of 2018
https://g.co/kgs/wJbHRN

Investment Bank/ DB
https://sg.gradconnection.com/employers/deutsche-bank/what-type-of-candidate-do-we-look-for/

Market Data Analyst, Summer Intern
Bloomberg
https://sg.neuvoo.com/view/?id=n705ddhv6v&source=gfj&utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

DHL
Data Scientist, Analytics Lab
https://g.co/kgs/UWYr9N

Intern (Customer Analytics), DHL
https://g.co/kgs/ERfHU2

Manufacturing Intern, GE Aviation (Jan 2019 intake)
https://g.co/kgs/knfCWB

Intern, Automation; Robotics (Jan 2019 intake), GE
https://g.co/kgs/qTAcWc

Yesterday, my friend Cindy whom I had not met in a while texted me “Thought of u today, Joanne. Happy Teacher’s Day! Hope u r lavished with love from your students. U r placed in this industry for a purpose.”

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Photo: taken by me on Children’s Day, May 2018 at Nagoya castle.

Her generous spirit and her gift of time refreshed me. (Note that she did not flatter me with falsehood.) Cindy reminded me that she learnt it from me.

We need Cindys in our life.
Highlight others. Refreshing others and being refreshed in return.

I recently watched a video interview of Alibaba CEO Jack Ma by former President Bill Clinton. After the interview, Clinton graciously acknowledged/ introduced the various famous former leaders in the audience.

A friend pointed out this skill and drew the link to Singapore’s best known diplomat Amb Tommy Koh.

His ability to let one feel as if he/she was “the most important person in the room” came across as very genuine to me. Despite some of his personal flaws, Clinton remains very popular and charismatic.

Challenge of the day

1. Highlight other’s strengths.

2. Use introductions to highlight others.