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UG Recruiting Part I: How a resume becomes an interview<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this is the 2011 Finance-forum post of the year (from Jan 28, 2011). Thanks @Marcus_Halberstram" for a great post!</em> Since it is recruiting season, Im posting a multi-part series on how the whole process works to help the...12923.29
2016 Full-time IB Recruiting Timeline MegathreadIt's that time of year again, folks. Time to polish those resumes, fire up the LinkedIn and WSO search functions, and bug the hell out of the career advisers at your schools. It's recruiting time! We are all looking for information on timelines and deadlines for every bank...53421.34
WSO Investment Banking Resume Template for College Students Released to the Public!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Resume Template is Out in the Wild!</strong>: <em>Mod Note (Andy): If you're looking for our resume for experienced IB professionals or a <span class='keyword_link'><a...6917.69
In This Business, You Need A Hobby—I’m A DJ<em>Mod Note (Andy): WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount to Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter...just email [email protected] and mention "WSO Monkey Discount" You can follow Jared on twitter at @dailydirtnap. </em> Things are okay now, but I got...3414.34
Why YOU Aren't Converting Your Interview - DCF Example (No Math)<EM>Inspired by the <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/why-you-arent-getting-offers">"Why YOU Aren't Getting Offers"</a> repost for #TBT.</EM> I just participated in a series of interviews and I was sincerely disappointed. I was...3112.31
INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance CompaniesGiven 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 <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-jobs">right here</a>), we would also create a WSO Applicant...798.79
WSO Campus Representative Program WSO is now accepting applications to be a Campus Rep at your university for the 2015-16 school year. We currently have 42 reps signed up but would love to add 20-30 more. We are looking for motivated students with a solid work ethic and strong presentation/communication skills who are...1256.25
Random Musing on Mr. MarketAgain take everything I say with a grain of salt... <h3>1) Are we happy yet value investors? </h3> A while ago, I was once asked if I was happy. It was a weird question since I'm generally a happy person but this investor thought I wasn't expressing an appropriate...86.08
Hard work and sacrifice will get you only so far<em>Mod Note (Andy): This post by @SSits" is a comment originally posted in this thread <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/karoshi-death-from-overwork-on-wall-street#comment-1292989">"Karōshi": Death from Overwork on Wall Street"</a> and...324.32
BIG NEWS: 2014 WSO Compensation Report is OUT!Dear WSO Community, I'm pleased to announce the release of the <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-annual-compensation-reports">2014 WSO Compensation Report</a></strong>! We had another great year with even MORE entries than last year...383.38
AMA Boutique Investment Banking AnalystI'm currently an analyst at an industry focused boutique located in the NY area(throwaway account to protect identity). At the risk of being screamed at for having no prestige, I'd like to answer people's questions on life at a leading boutique covering a specific industry....363.36
MSF Class of 2017With the MSF recruiting cycle quickly approaching, I thought it would be helpful to create an updated MSF thread for everyone applying to the 2016-2017 MSF cycle. Feel free to post questions for this years upcoming applications here. I will answer what I can. Good luck everyone! 273.27
Who Taught You Math???<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this originally was posted on 11/29/12.</em> We. Are. So. <em>Screwed.</em> It's no secret that the educational quality in the United States has been on the decline for well over a decade. But I had no idea exactly...1153.15
"Karōshi": Death from Overwork on Wall StreetIt's 2015, and people in America are <em>literally </em>working themselves to death. Let the insanity of this situation sink in for a second. In a country with more wealth and opportunity than any before it in history, young people like <a...153.15
Tech Banker answering questions about anything from career path to day-in-the-lifeFire away182.18
Watch out - There's a fake Goldman Sachs in ChinaWe all know that the People’s Republic of China basically copies everyone’s ideas, from making fake Rolex watches, Louis Vuitton handbags to pirating movies and selling DVDs on the street for less than $2. Its newest invention is <span class='keyword_link'><a...122.12
WSO Private Equity Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/private-equity-resume">private equity resume</a></span> Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now...102.10
Try out these 10 technical IB interview questions We all know the most dreaded part of an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide-to-finance-interviews">investment banking interview</a></span> is the technical questions. Sure, you might be terrified of faking your way...22.02
Beyond value traps: The value graveyardHe couldn't stop talking about the great deal he got on his boat. My friend purchased his boat over the internet from what he considered a sap Florida. The boat was supposedly in mint condition, everything was like new, it ran well. We looked at the same batch of pictures over and over...22.02
The Best Summer Internship Tips on WSO<em>Another compilation post by my content intern @Lucas_M, we hope you find these helpful!</em> <b><font size="3" color="black"><span class='keyword_link'><a...12.01
Whats everyone's obsession with finding a job with purpose or fun?I mean to want a job with purpose implies you think your life matters compared to everyone else who is simply a statistic and that you have to do some grandstanding thing with your life. Then with the whole fun issue, I don't see why work has to be super fun. Have work be work and use...381.38
2015 MBA Application ThreadAlright, So who's struggling through R1 apps like I am? Trying to find the time between my 70 HR week, my needy GF, and life's general bullshit has been tough but I'm through a few first drafts of essays and have my R1 school schools down to Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, Booth,...251.25
IB vs PE OfferAs a student, deciding what my first job will be is quite intimidating. That being said, I wanted to see what other people's opinions are. Both offers are within the same industry (X). I am interested in doing private equity long term and also a bit older than the typical person. NYC does...161.16
Warning for Non-EU Interns in LondonPosting from a throwaway. You may not be getting an offer in London. Today was the last day of my internship at a top 10 <span class='keyword_link'><a...101.10
So, Is Ashley Madison Run by an Adultery-Hating Genius?According to this person's (extraordinarily interesting) analysis, virtually no Ashley Madison users were actually women, from Gizmodo [link inside post]: [quote]Out of 5.5 million female accounts, roughly zero percent had ever shown any kind of activity at all, after the day they were...91.09
Books/Primers for Incoming Fixed Income AnalystHey WSO, I'll be starting as as a fixed income analyst at a major AM firm (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/fidelity-investments" target="_blank">Fidelity</a></span>, Vanguard, <span...41.04
Disregard thread...21.02
Q&A for investment banking workshopWondering if anyone can provide some insight on workshops held by <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span>. I assume it would consist of an introduction,...21.02
Heard of China’s Fake Rolexes? Now There’s a Fake Goldman Sachshttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-27/heard-of-china-s-fake-rolexes-now-there-s-a-fake-goldman-sachs China has been accused of pirating movies, handbags, Rolexes -- even cars. Add Goldman Sachs to the list. Goldman Sachs (Shenzhen) Financial Leasing Co. has been operating in...21.02
Monday @Mentions August 24, 2015Happy Monday WSO! Interesting day to be in finance... <strong><u>Upcoming events:</u></strong> <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/wso-frankfurt-happy-hour-fri-aug-28th-7pm-bull-bear">WSO Frankfurt Happy Hour - Fri Aug 28th, 7pm - Bull...11.01
Storied Asset Sales: Valuing and Pricing "Trophy" AssetsPearson PLC, the British publishing/education company, has been busy this summer, shedding itself of its ownership in two iconic media investments, the Financial Times and the Economist. On July 23, 2015, it <a...11.01
My Valuation Class: The Fall 2015 Model PreviewIt is almost September and as the academic clock resets for a new year, I get ready to teach a new valuation class. With three hundred registered students, it is about as diverse a class as any I have every taught, with a mix of full-time and part-time MBA students, law and engineering...11.01
Money, Death, and Wall Street: Is there really a change on the horizon?As an outsider it can be easy to shake your head at the death of a Wall Street analyst, to say: “just quit” or to label any and all demises “categorically senseless” or espouse the media’s buzzy “it’s a suicide contagion!” All are valid, and yet, none tap into the very...01.00
Non-target SA recruiting logisticsFor those non-targets who successfully landed SA positions at Bulge Brackets and Elite Boutiques, were the steps in the recruiting process for you the following? 1: Apply online (company website, NOT OCR) 2: First round phone interview 3: <span class='keyword_link'><a...5-0.95
Cold emailing a person or careers addressI am wondering whether it is better to cold email a careers address (e.g. careers[at]fund[dot]com) if there is one, or a specific person at the firm (e.g. johnsmith[at]fund[dot]com)?2-0.98
Product Managers At Microsoft Be LikeWindows 7 and Previous Generations: - Why fuck with perfection? Let's just keep releasing the same product with very modest updates. It's the ultimate cashflow machine! Windows 8: - Let's get rid of the start menu that has become our trademark and gives our customers a clean,...2-0.98
Meir Ezra Become a Genius in Businessme A Genius in Business at July 6th-7th SeminarFont size: Carla Granato June 24, 2013 Meir Ezra, International Business GeniusChicagoland Real Estate Connections Club, Mokena, is bringing international businessman Meir Ezra to the the Chicago area to teach proven strategies to help business...0-1.00
Lifetime earnings in IBHow much on average should the person expect to earn in IB over a whole career and how does it compare to different industries inside finance?9-1.91
Morgan Stanley Bested by Goldman?Goldman's name demands respect, obviously. But how has <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> not achieved the same level of status? Does Morgan unanimously rank second...8-1.92
Why does JPM have a better reputation than MS in London? (IBD)Yeah, basically I think everyone would agree that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a...2-1.98
Chances at Top B-SchoolI'm currently a big data consultant. My current company will sponsor most of the tuition if I decide to get an MBA (applying for class for class of 2018). I'd ultimately like to stay in big data consulting, as this is an industry that I really like, and getting an MBA really raises my...1-1.99
Would you choose Hedge Funds all over again?I'm just out here looking for opinions from actual people working at a Hedge Fund. In regards to finance career paths, if you had to do it all over again, would you still go the Hedge Fund route? For me, I'm a college student just waiting for my turn to break in. Lately, I've...40-2.60
BAML - Investment bankers paid less and unsatisfied?At the risk of getting some monkey shit thrown from other users, I would like to ask if the investment bankers at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">BAML</a></span> paid...4-2.96
Hypothetical Offer QuestionA hypothetical I am curious about! Lets say I get an offer from a firm, I accept, sign it, but will start in a months time. During that 1 month, I get another offer from my dream bank. Before I start my full time, can I reject? if so is their any consequences?3-2.97
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