Accepted back office position with Goldman PWM- Possible to make switch to front office?

Greetings,

I just accepted a position for a back office front office.

I know that making this switch is a seriously daunting task, and many fail at getting it done. Does anyone have any tips or insight as to how I can make this happen?

I'm willing to go to as many networking events as needed and to stay late every day to prove myself.

Any feedback is much appreciated.

Thanks,

Comments (14)

Jun 24, 2016 - 2:05pm
BIG_SEAN, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Certainly. This is the plan. Working hard is a given.

That being said, long term goals are never bad to have...

Jun 24, 2016 - 2:34pm
fine-nance, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Leverage the fact that you are working at GS now, and try to network with FO people

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Jun 24, 2016 - 2:42pm
CRE, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Do people say "gumption?" Is that still a word?

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Jun 24, 2016 - 5:22pm
N0DuckingWay, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Apparently they do in Utah

"There's nothing you can do if you're too scared to try." - Nickel Creek
Jun 24, 2016 - 3:32pm
Jim_Lahey, what's your opinion? Comment below:

make sure you tell the FO guys how much gumption you have. they look for that kind of thing.

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Jun 24, 2016 - 3:41pm
Jim_Lahey, what's your opinion? Comment below:

binary scale. you either have it or you don't. there ain't no gumption gray area.

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Jun 25, 2016 - 9:04am
2rigged2fail, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I've had too much gumption for one day, I'm out.

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Jun 25, 2016 - 11:07am
pacificoast, what's your opinion? Comment below:

"stay late every day to prove myself"

I doubt that will help you to land a role in FO. FO guys rarely value BO experience, why would they value your overtime there? I suggest putting more ephasis on networking, and make sure you do not solely rely on your manager when it comes to referrals because you have to pull it yourself.

Like someone already mentioned, you could aim for FO roles at smaller shops.

Jun 25, 2016 - 12:14pm
capratecompression, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Everything is possible if you've got gumption. lol.

Seriously though...don't get stuck on whether something is conventional or possible or not. Learn the skills required for where you want to be and network the shit out of everyone you know. Hustle. Don't ask a board full of powertrip retards (generalization) if your dreams are possible. If you need to ask the question, I doubt you've got gumption. Good luck.

Jun 25, 2016 - 10:29pm
WalMartShopper, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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