The simple answer is no. Having the Learn Moredesignation on your resume is nice, but it will not make up for poor grades or a lack of extracurricular activities and work experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
For most accounting positions, obviously attaining a CPA is seen as a big plus to potential employers. Much like the Learn More, the CPA designation will not land you a job, but it could make you more competitive.
An overview and explanation of the FINRA / NASD certifications was created by WSO super-user Frieds to help out those who are curious.
Seeing as there have been a few recent posts about the NASD/FINRA Licensing exams, I thought it would be prudent to discuss them with you guys, since most of you monkeys looking for full-time employment on the street will need to take them in some way, shape or form. Learn More
As with the Learn Moreand CPA, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation will not get you a job by itself.
Lifestyle & Exit Ops
Money is, without a doubt, one of the biggest motivators for having a career on Wall Street. Every year thousands of college graduates are lured to the industry by promises of hefty paychecks and the possibility of becoming the next Gordon Gekko. This begs the question, “How much do you really make on the Street?” Learn More
There are a number of perks that come with a job in finance. They do, however, vary greatly from industry to industry and firm to firm. The list below is by no means comprehensive, but to give you a better idea of what the perks are for a couple of the industries.
Investment Banking Analyst Learn More
Our Learn Morenow has thousands of compensation data points organized by Company and position. In 2013 we will also be providing an extensive compensation report as part of the that will compile, slice and dice the data in as many ways as you can imagine.
Investment bankers are, essentially, middlemen. Bankers connect the sellers of a company with a buyer and advise them through the deal process. Your responsibilities as a junior member of the deal team will mainly revolve around creating pitch books and Learn More.
Making the move to the buy-side is often a goal of investment banking analysts, as well as a dream for many undergraduate students. Because there are so many different types of hedge funds and jobs within those HFs, there is no "standard" day. Our goal at WSO is to give you as good of an idea as possible, so we will update this as we come upon more information.
Long/Short Equity - 2nd Year Equity Research Analyst (by WSO user KevinNYC) Learn More
Starting Your Career
There are two ways to look at this question. The first is to take the idea that it all evens out in the end. The people that are good at what they do will get to the top of their craft. The second perspective is that your starting firm is extremely important and it will determine how far you go and how quickly you get there. The reality, like most things in life is somewhere in between. Learn More
For full-time, yes it does. Working in an industry group will give you access to exit opportunities in that industry and related industries. Learn More