Offer at a Supermajor

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Hello everyone. I need advice from people in Commodity Trading.

I have been offered a role of Marine Coordinator/Operator at a Super Major. I have also interned in Risk for another Super Major. I want to work as a trader in commodities in the future and know that operations knowledge is very useful as a trader as well.

We had a frank interview discussion where I said that I'd like to move onto a junior trader role sometime in the future.

My question is if in 2-3 years time I don't see a path to a junior trader role at this company will my role as a Marine Coordinator be seen as a good thing if I apply elsewhere for a junior trader role?

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Nov 30, 2018


Dec 6, 2018

I doubt it - I wouldn't do a marine coordinator role.

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Dec 7, 2018

Yes great role out of school. Above poster is a moron.

Dec 9, 2018

Thanks for your answer. Could you tell me more about how such a role can help me as a trader in the future, as in, what skills will I be able to develop ?

Dec 8, 2018

If you can't get into a rotational program with a focus on trading then this role would be a good alternative option. Once you learn to do your dayjob well stay super proactive about learning about trading. Hopefully you will sit on the floor and interact with the traders frequently.

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Dec 9, 2018

Yes I will be sitting very very close to the traders. Also I've already networked with a couple of them.

Dec 8, 2018

Agree with above - only additional comment I would make is to stay very proactive (internal networking for ex.) about moving around to another role after 1.5 years or so (make your own "rotational" if you will) because otherwise it can get somewhat easy to pigeon hole.

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Dec 9, 2018

I was thinking the same. To actively help the traders in my free time while doing my role in operations. But in case if I am unable for some reason to move onto a trading role at this company will this role be valued if I go to any other super major?

Dec 9, 2018
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