Do you have what it takes ?
eFinancialCareers have combed through its database to look for the commonest features of people who work or have worked in nine of the biggest banks in the world (Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, UBS, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, and Barclays).
The database has over 1m résumés in total, but eFinancialCareers focused their attention on the 90,000 CVs that have been uploaded in the last three months.
They screened these CVs on the basis of educational establishment, industry qualifications, languages spoken and sportiness.
The results were fairly predictable – Goldman Sachs employs the most highly educated bankers from the biggest name universities. But there were some surprises. These included the fact that the most sporty bankers seem to work at UBS.
Based on the analysis, eFinancialCareers has suggested what makes employees at each bank distinct. The findings are not scientific, nor have they been validated by each of the banks concerned, and sometimes the variations between banks are small.
Nevertheless, here's some of the data on Barclays:
As a major UK bank, you might think that Barclays would hire a lot of people from elite UK universities like Oxford and Cambridge and the London School of Economics. Actually, this doesn’t seem the case – or at least not to the extent you might expect. Similarly, comparatively few Barclays CVs mention U.S. Ivy League Universities.
Of 4,056 ‘Barclays’ CVs loaded into the database…
Only 11% mentioned the CFA qualifications (versus 16% at Goldman Sachs)
Only 6% were from Oxford or Cambridge or the London School of Economics (versus 9% at Goldman Sachs)
Only 3% were from U.S. Ivy League Universities (versus 9% at Goldman Sachs)
Hit the link below to access the complete eFinancialCareers article to find out what the data reveals about the other firms: