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 Citigroup:
Unsurprisingly for a highly global bank with operations in more than 140 countries, CVs from ‘Citigroupers’ stand out for their internationalism.
Of 2,114 resumes loaded into the eFinancialCareers system over the past three months with the words ‘Citigroup’ written on them…
29% had completed a Masters or MSc course
7% were from Oxford or Cambridge, or the London School of Economics
8% were from the Ivy League
5% mentioned ‘sport’, suggesting people at Citigroup aren’t too sporty.
Hit the link below to access the complete eFinancialCareers article to find out what the data reveals about the other firms: