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Old Nov 23, 2010, 4:08pm   #1
 
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Hi Everyone,

I am trying to gain experience in using a bloomberg terminal, however my initial research tells me you must work for a bank/brokerage etc to use one.

Is anyone aware of where I gain use a bloomberg terminal to get some experience?

Any info would by useful.

Thanks everyone!
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Old Nov 23, 2010, 4:10pm   #2
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Hi Everyone,

I am trying to gain experience in using a bloomberg terminal, however my initial research tells me you must work for a bank/brokerage etc to use one.

Is anyone aware of where I gain use a bloomberg terminal to get some experience?

Any info would by useful.

Thanks everyone!
Why do you need one? Do you know?
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Old Nov 23, 2010, 4:23pm   #3
 
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Some libraries have them.
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Old Nov 23, 2010, 4:49pm   #4
 
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Why do you need one? Do you know?
I am looking to add the use of skills to my CV, just to give me an additional skill.
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 8:20pm   #5
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Then try and get a trial subscruption. But I wouldn't beat yourself up about it. Two reasons;

i) Firms serious about hiring you as a trainee will arrange training for you
ii) Sitting in front of a Bloomberg on your own trying to use the thing will teach you the square root of f**K all about what it's actually about. Nothing useable to a bank or other large firm.

Seriously - this is a bit of a waste of your time imho.
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 8:31pm   #6
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Fully concur with GJ. They are fairly easy to use, it's not a hole in your CV if you don't know how to use one.

Is this in relation with a job on an execution desk?
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 9:33pm   #7
 
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"square root of f*ck all", GJ? Nice!!
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