Breaking into Banking is NOT Like Applying to CollegeIB
I have seen a ton threads like "Chance Me", "Can I get a job atwith these credentials", and a ton of retarded shit in the main SA thread.
Listen, getting an interview for investment banking is not like getting accepted into college.
Some people say college is a crap shoot but really, it is more of a sure thing than most people think - unless we're talking Harvard. Anyway, if you have top SAT scores, a high, took a ton of 's and were the president of multiple clubs, you will likely get into a few IVY's or other top schools.
Banking is nothing like that. It doesn't matter if you have a 4.0 in Economics at Wharton, you do not have a good chance to get an interview at. No one has a GOOD chance to get an interview at a top bank. In fact, you could possible have ZERO chance if you don't have the right attitude, resume writing skills, and networking skills.
You could have a 3.7+ and a solid internship and still come away with no offers, and even worse, no interviews. Stop treating this like you're in high school and what you have accomplished academically matters. Finance is about relationships and people skills.
Also, stop it with the fucking Bulge Bracket BULL SHIT. There are boutiques with better deal flow, exit opportunities, compensation while also providing a better work-life balance. Bulge Brackets are not like Ivy league schools where they are better than almost every other school.
is better than most of the 's.
is better than some of them.
, , Qatalyst, . , Centerview are all arguably better than most .
, , and are not what they used to be. Many people who know what they are talking about would gladly take Qatalyst over almost any bank sans maybe or - but even still, it wouldn't be crazy to take Qatalyst.
Then you have firms like, , , , and a ton of other that are just as good.
Anyway, what I'm saying is...most of you won't make it if you don't change your attitude and the way you are approaching recruiting. Nothing is certain and NO ONE CAN FUCKING CHANCE YOU for a job. You could be a fucking dipshit who is good in class but sucks at holding a conversation and therefore, you will never ever get a job in.
Network, study technicals, and practice your story. That's what matters.
"Look, you're my best friend, so don't take this the wrong way. In twenty years, if you're still livin' here, comin' over to my house to watch the Patriots games, still workin' construction, I'll fuckin' kill you. That's not a threat, that's a fact.