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|Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by jazinogold(m): 3:38pm On Oct 14, 2015|
musco4me:bros I b geologist too o! as oil job dy scarce na to pick bank Job use m dy develop geology career tru professional trainings n certificates!
|Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by sashaa(f): 9:25pm On Oct 15, 2015|
I have been a bank staff for 2 years now and honestly I am tired. Tired like physically tired. This isn't about dissing bank jobs but honestly this isn't a job to do for years on end. It drains you. Just one mail in a day is enough to shoot up your bp!. Besides the pressure you have to constantly carry the burden of insecurity surrounding your job.
My plan is to save, save and invest!
I hope to leave after another year.
I'll say this, for one to be able to save and invest one must consciously decide to live below ones income. But as a bank worker I'll say live far far below your income as your job is highly insecure.
The higher you go on the job the less irrelevant you may become. It's like a pyramid and there can only be one GMD, right? A lot of trainees at the bottom but just one major 'oga' way up there.
Take what you can from the job. Mostly the pay and move on. I've read some comments here about how you don't have any skills as a bank worker. I'll say not. Most of us are salespeople, even those in operation. There's always a product of the bank that everyone is made to sell at some point. Perseverance, not stopping even when all the bones in your body is wailing stop! We still keep going. And then something else I call the 'ability to ginger' for lack of a better way to put it. We all see this being done to us by our bosses or even done by us on the job to our subordinates. Pushing real hard.
These are skills that if put in your own business, will surely go a long way in ensuring success.
For aspiring bank workers, I'll say come in and get the experience, skill and money you need to get you started in life.
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|Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by odizeey(m): 6:58pm On Oct 17, 2015|
Breadfruit:OK thanks. More questions coming up o
|Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by realking(m): 6:16pm On Oct 18, 2015|
for me, banking is demanding but the experience is interesting. I hv a 2yrs experience in ops and wouldn't mind to marry a fellow banker
|Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by Nobody: 6:24pm On Oct 18, 2015|
|Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by dazzlingd: 7:22am On Nov 09, 2015|
The major reward from banking is d salary, as long as it lasts....
no much of skills acquisition.
spend your whole career in d bank and become useless after bank....only relevant in d banking sector...nothing more
|Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by dazzlingd: 7:29am On Nov 09, 2015|
well said, same way bank is a cage.
itz difficult leaving the fake status acquired to face the unknown.
leave while itz early for better careers.
people who study banking and finance...not trying to diss any course oo, but not a very relevant course to study, u don't need dat course to be a top banker.
|Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by LanreDaMan(m): 2:05pm On Jan 21, 2016|
|Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by Richness1104: 9:50am On Jan 23, 2016|
musco4me:you definitely work with the elephant. I work dere too, no be small beans and am also a Geologist with MSc in pet geo sef
|Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by Achiles: 8:58pm On Apr 23, 2016|
My plan exactly.
|Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by Darayola(m): 12:51pm On May 17, 2016|
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|Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by Thavybe(m): 11:44am On Aug 28|
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|Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by mcpat(m): 11:17pm On Aug 28|
Thanks man, I can remember reading this thread many months back. It was fun going through again.
Good luck tomorrow!
|Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by Pojomojo: 7:16am On Aug 29|
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|Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by Nevee: 6:35pm On Aug 29|
Wow! Good read right from the first page, I can only pray God blesses all those who made relevant contributions. Well, I have always had this "thing" (passion) for banking since childhood. I see bankers as super smart- Sanusi Lamido, Atedo Peterside, Otunba Subomi, Fola Adeola, the Late Tayo Aderinokun et.al comes to mind. However, all I have been hearing lately are not encouraging, they only threaten my passion for this revered profession. From allegations that it has been reduced to bringing in deposits by all means (hook or crook) and littering every street with "marketers" whose countenance is even enough to dissuade people from opening accounts and all that. We have heard them, seen them and read them in the papers. If they are so true, I think it ridicules the intelligence of the employees because I am, for instance, more of a "strategy" person and not just the "bros, do you have an account with us?" type. I even heard that a major criterion for finally getting an offer with one bank (I resist the urge to mention the name) after surviving the rigour of tests and interviews, is bringing in an initial deposit of nothing short of 2 million naira.
That said, I won't be deterred to ask some vital questions, now that I can get reliable answers here:
1) What really gets you ahead (executive/top management) in banking? Is it academic feat (Msc. MBA)/professional qualifications (ICAN, CIBN, CIS, CIBN etc) or years of banking experience or just your ability to bring in deposits? I have seen a couple of relatively young guys holding managerial and executive positions in bank excluding Uzoma Dozie of Diamond, Ladi Balogun of FCMB as it is widely opined that they smoothly rode on their fathers' influence to get such positions.
2) Some have argued that having work experience in consulting (especially with the Big 4's) is a better route to getting in and ahead in the banking industry. However, I have noticed that most guys from consulting are usually placed in Compliance which I feel limits their growth prospects. Kindly clarify.
3) What role, function or department would give an experience that would be useful in other industries?
4) Does carving a niche really makes you indispensable? I have been developing interest in Risk Management lately and I intend to take courses in this sepcialization and perhpas do my Msc therein or any other Finance related field (maybe Investment Banking) .
I think that is all, at least for now. God bless you more as you respond.
Pardon me for the quite lengthy post, it's my little way of optimising this rare opportunity.
PS: Had a brief stint during my undergrad days with one of the South African banks in Nigeria and it was a worthwhile experience probably because they believe so much and are guarded by their values.
Cc: Breadfruit, lastpage and others
|Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by Pojomojo: 1:05pm On Sep 14|
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