I have been working at FAANG companies for 5+ years and would love to consider changing my industry to algo trading / hedge fund firms such as Capital, Jane Street, etc. I heard these companies offer amazing compensations and learning opportunities.
I was wondering what is the best way to break through the industry? Any tips or learning experiences for those that have undergone this transition?
I can understand the appeal of working in one of these fancy high-tech firms: high cash compensation (not tied to RSUs), high prestige, and fascinating work.
However, just to make sure you do it with eyes wide open, here's a counterargument from friends who have made the transition:
Here's the masterclass on finding a company which is a good fit: [Masterclass] How To Choose A Good Company And Team As A Software Engineer
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