Do clothing brands matter?

For interviews and SA jobs, does it matter where you get your suit?
I find that H&M has dress shirts and suits that fit me well and go for pretty cheap, do interviewers even care as long as the suit fits me properly?


WSO Weekly Wrap-Up (7/25-7/31)

In case you missed them, here's some of last week's most popular topics:

Cost Estimators: The Bankers of the Construction Industry
Post By @UTDFinanceGuy

Recently I started a career in the construction industry as a project manager and cost estimator for a local company (boutique) and have seen the underlying similarities to the bankers of the financial world. It's also a career most finance and business guys haven't heard of because the companies almost purely recruit from those interested in the construction world (civil engineers and construction science majors more so). However, it is exceptionally easy to get into with a finance/business degree because many of them don't have the education at all.

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Honesty in IB?

Hi all,

I have a friend who was in IB who is of the opinion that there is an inherent amount of dishonesty in the industry. I'm very interested in the industry, but I'm also fairly religious, so I was wondering if you guys agreed with his opinion.

I know that the goal in IB is to present the company in its best light, and I know firms are legally prevented from blatant lies, but I was just wondering how much "creative" word-smithing, glossing over certain details, or otherwise bending the truth might be involved with the job.


Rejection

Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to check out the comment inside the post by @M- Weintraub

So, it's been a while since I've provided content to this wonderful website (sorry Patrick). But, I figure now would be a good time.

I just received a nice "Your no longer being considered for this job" update on a job I interviewed for a couple weeks ago. So while I'm still disappointed I figured I'd ask the group, what are some of your best rejection stories, whether it be a job or a girl or really anything.


Cost Estimators: The Bankers of the Construction Industry

Recently guys I have started a career in the construction industry as a project manager and cost estimator for a local company (boutique) and have seen the underlying similarities to the bankers of the financial world.

It's also a career most finance and business guys haven't heard of because the companies almost purely recruit from those interested in the construction world (civil engineers and construction science majors more so). Although it is exceptionally easy to get into with a finance/business degree because many of them don't have the education at all.

Just what exactly is a cost estimator?


WSO Monkey at OWS Videos

Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 11/16/11. I was talking with my brother the other day about this (he was the photographer for it) and I thought "yeah I should put that post back up!"

Last week we sent our very own mascot out to OWS to charm the crowd, pass out some bananas, engage in some conversation and spread the message: "Wall Street Monkeys are not part of the 1%"

Best videos of the bunch are below, and if you haven't seen the photos yet, see the album on our Facebook page or our Flickr Page.

Here's my personal fav, our monkey man dancing along to the sounds of OWS


WSO Private Equity Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!

Big Announcement: WSO private equity resume Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now Public!:

Click here for the free investment banking resume template for college students.

For those of you with deal or project experience coming from Investment Banking or Management Consulting, looking to make sure your CV format is clean and make sure that your private equity resume is polished for those competitive buyside jobs in private equity and hedge funds, we have a great sample resume you can now use free of charge (attached to this post below). We're hoping this clean format gives you an even bigger edge in recruiting (besides being members of WSO :-). Also, don't forget that our private equity interview prep guide is now available after years in the making (here)!


2016 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread

Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to bookmark this page as this will be the cumulative thread for 2016 SA IBD info and added to the frontpage each week to help collect more info

As banks recruit earlier and earlier, I thought it would be good to have a dedicated thread for recruiting this fall. I know from first hand that some accelerated processes are kicking off so it might be beneficial to start aggregating data. This will help keep track of what's going on and the individual deadlines for online applications.

APPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS

Goldman Sachs

Morgan Stanley

J.P. Morgan


Los Angeles Happy Hour for Real Estate Professionals (and others) -- July 30, 6:30PM

Dear All,

Calling all Monkeys in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Come to make new connections and have fun! Come to meet fellow Real Estate Professionals! Share stories, make friends, and have a good time. Ultimately, the goal is to have one of these every month.

Location: Mom's Bar in Santa Monica
Time: TODAY, July 30th (Thursday) from 6:30 to 8:30 PM (or stay as long as you'd like!)
Deal: Happy Hour from 4-8PM

When: 
July 30, 2015 - 6:30am
Event type: 
WSO Happy Hour

Rewind - Transitioning from the military to a top MBA + Q&A – 8am ET, 7/30/2015

In case you missed our June 30th webinar entitled Transitioning from the military to a top MBA, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar will be available for free on the WSO homepage on this date: (free for only 24 hours and then it goes into our Video Library). Do you want to a 1 on 1 mentoring session with Zachary? Click below:

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To see the original event page with a description of the webinar and read more information about the presenter click here.



All rewinds will be available everyday at 8am ET.

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When: 
July 30, 2015 - 8:00am to July 31, 2015 - 8:00am
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