Why has it become so hard for white males to get a job in IBD? (LDN)
This is not a post aimed at bashing diversity programmes, ethnic minorities and I am a strong advocate for equal opportunities but I feel they are not equal.
As a straight white male in the UK, I have been really struggling to get my foot in the door at the top firms.
I went to an average state school and I am white but I have still done leadership stuff at uni, worked hard etc and don't even get an interview whereas I have seen many non white candidates who still went to top schools etc and who haven't done anything at university landing the top roles.
I am starting to feel disadvantaged as ridiculous as that sounds. To give you an example- this week all my friends got spring weeks atbut as a white male I couldn't even get into those programmes. I have seen hardly any white males securing springs at and even at the summer level it just seems that white males have become the least common representation.
What can I do to try and get in as I am getting very upset and feel like I might need to fake being gay as my friend said when he clicked gay with a 2nd account he got an offer.
Again, I am not trying to be rude and I understand the historical issues etc but this is the present and today many white males from state schools like me are loosing out to white girls from posh schools, black guys from Eton etc. This can't be meritocracy.