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Another take on OCR recruiting (the ones that did everything right)

I wrote this because while the other OCR thread was hilarious (and accurate), I wanted to reach out to those who may still be struggling even though they are doing everything right. This applies to more than OCR candidates, anyone that has not yet been able to break in may find it encouraging.

Dear Candidate,

Don't be too hard on yourself for not getting the offer. You were actually quite brilliant. From the initial screen, to the on campus in-person, all the way through to the super day, you aced it. You crushed the technicals. You seemed genuinely interested and excited without being an annoying brat. You were likeable, someone I would grab a drink with, someone I wouldn't mind working with until 3 am. You didn't make a single misstep at any point in the process. From my perspective, you just want the opportunity to work your ass off, learn, and grow as a professional while making decent coin along the way and you actually deserve it.

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The Best IBD SA OCR, Interviews and FT Offer Conversion Posts on WSO

Thanks to my content intern @Lucas_M for another great compilation post. This one covers on campus recruiting, interviews, and converting SA internships into FT offers. Enjoy! -Andy

1.Acing the investment banking analyst interview
posted by @frgna

Wrapping up an interview
1. Before you ask us questions it's nice to say "I've done lots of research on your firm and talked to a lot of people so I know your firm pretty well, so I really want to hear more about your own personal experiences here."

2. Some good questions to ask your interviewers: 1) Tell me about a recent deal you've worked on that you liked. 2) What are the next steps from here? 3) How have you liked your experience here so far? Anything surprise you, good or bad? 4) Tell me about what you guys do for fun.

3. Some questions to avoid: 1) What are the hours like here? (get that info later from an insider that you know better) 2) Anything related to compensation 3) What are your plans after banking? (we can't answer that and we'll all say we're planning on staying in the near term...duh...)

4. Don't stand up until I stand up.

- 126 silver bananas

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WSO Weekly Wrap-Up (10/3-10/9)

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

Another take on OCR recruiting (the ones that did everything right)
Post By @Mephistopheles

I wrote this because while the other OCR thread was hilarious (and accurate), I wanted to reach out to those who may still be struggling even though they are doing everything right. This applies to more than OCR candidates-- anyone who has not yet been able to break in may find it encouraging.

Houlihan Lokey TMT

Can anyone offer any insight on the culture, deal flow, hours and reputation of Houlhan Lokey's TMT practice in San Francisco?

Maintaining lifestyle and making a small return

I am by no means at this stage yet (studying towards an MSc Finance), but I'm sure you all have some idea of a way by which you could retire early, maintain a comfortable lifestyle, and increase/maintain your net worth.

INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance Companies

Given that we have built up relationships with hundreds of companies and finance recruiters, we thought instead of just a simple job board (which you can find right here), we would also create a WSO Applicant Database.

This vision for the database is to allow all WSO users to create a detailed "Applicant Profile" that can be used by recruiters and companies to find great talent. It is similar to an online resume you see on LinkedIn, but with a lot more detail around actual skills relevant to financial positions, scores and certifications so that recruiters can use it to filter through candidates that are a great match for their spots.

Can I algo trade as an individual investor?

Folks .. quick question for you...

Is there a broker out there that allows me, as an individual investor, to trade using custom logic / algorithms, e.g. if stock A falls below price X then buy stock Y OR Buy stock Z as soon as it becomes one of the S&P 500, etc..

Ideally, I would like to be able to feed in my logic/expectations in the morning for some stocks I am speculating about ... then go to work and not worry about it for the rest of the day.. thoughts?

Bill Gross suing PIMCO for $200M

Bill Gross the co-founder of PIMCO is suing his old firm he built for 40 years.

How to have it all and blow it with greed

Amazing story of how it took SEC 10-years to pin down Greenwich PE fund Oak Investment Partners partner Iftikar Ahmed who is now a fugitive. (link inside the post).

Harvard, Goldman Sachs, Venture Capital...Fugitive

Iftikar Ahmed appeared to be an immigrant success story, but prosecutors and regulators allege he stole $65 million

A boyish 43 years old, Iftikar Ahmed ticked every box of the immigrant success story, going from Harvard Business School to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and then landing as a partner at one of the oldest venture-capital firms in the country. He and his wife owned a mansion in Greenwich, Conn., and two apartments on Park Avenue in Manhattan, and gave large sums to local and Indian charities.

Anxiety at work and how to cope?

Does anyone have any advice or experiences they could share about anxiety at work?

If you do experience it at work, is it only involved with work or is it something you battle with regardless (e.g. Generalized Anxiety Disorder)

What are some tips you've undertaken to help overcome it? (Both long and/or short term solutions)

Has anyone tried a corporate wellness program?


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