I have to move east (no choice), but have no job lined up. I worked as a quant/strategist and programmer, but now I have to look for a job again. Can someone point me to the best places to apply? I have not been following the job market for some time, but the recruiters are so full of crap and I cannot tell which place is any good, and everyone tries to stay secret. I do not want to spend 5 hours a day taking math and brainbench/knowledge tests for sh1++y places, and want to get a good/bad list up front. Bad places: - Business guy running tech - Tech guys, no business sense - Too quanty, but make no $ - Too little quanty, think everything is solved by OLS and averages - Too programmery, worried about C++ standard, but not smart enough to know all features are not always good - Too little programmery, everything is spaghetti code shi+ - High turnover - Too cliquish - Think C++ on resume = infrastructure all day, no trading - More salary, less bonus [prefer low salary, bonus direct % of pnl] - Almost all banks - Think HFT can be "bought" with all off-the-shelf stuff - So LFT they have time to appear on CNBC and talk about macro-econ Willing to work outside trading if I must to avoid above, but would like suggestions. Thanks.