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User-friendly, comprehensive guide for graduates,
This review is from: Working in the City: A guide to starting a successful career in the City (Paperback)
At just over 200 pages, this is a well-organised guide which can be read cover to cover or dipped into. From the perspective of a middle-aged consultant who has worked in City organisations for 25 years, this provides the kind of comprehensive overview and insight I would have liked when I started. It is aimed at young graduates who want to get a taster of the full range of opportunities available - not just in the world of investment banking.
The book is complete with a section on what to expect from life in the City and how to impress your employer, as well as a glossary of terms. It is packed with profiles of organisations, as well as interesting and engaging case studies of recently successful graduate employees. There is an emphasis on choosing the right path for you, making sense of the complex range of different institutions.
All in all, this is an excellent guide which addresses the FAQs of a young graduate, giving an honest appraisal of what to expect. It provides an excellent starting point to decide if a career in the City is for you as well as a useful reference point if you decide to go ahead with applying for and accepting a job, and as you start to build your career.