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How to negotiate for more money during the interview process<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 9/22/12</em> So, this question keeps coming up, "if I negotiate with a prospective employer, will I piss them off or ruin my chances?"  I wanted to share the perspective of the person hiring...7518.75
Eight Habits of Top Bucket IBD SummersWhen I was starting out in finance a while back, WSO was an amazing resource and really helped me so I thought I'd give back. This is my first real post on WSO and I don't think I've seen one of these posts recently so I thought I'd put it up. With the start of the summer,...1618.16
3 Myths About Excellence That I Used to BelieveThis week, I want to share with you one of the sources that inspired my quest to deconstruct excellence. It was a fascinating (but very long) report in <i>Sociological Theory</i> that made me realize that the three things I thought I knew about what makes great people who they are...2116.21
MSF Question and AnswerI get a ton of emails and answer a ton of posts asking similar questions so I thought I would answer the most common ones I get here and allow others to post their questions so everyone can see them and the subsequent answers. Hope this helps. <h3>Summer Analyst...20415.04
Endowments & Foundations Part 1: A Basic Overview <h3>Endowments & Foundations Part 1: A Basic Overview</h3> I think the most useful threads I’ve read on this site were threads from people like @BlackHat" who explained a specific industry in finance and what they do. They always helped while I was in undergrad and was...3213.32
WSO 10 Year Anniversary: THANK YOU (10% Off Site Wide for Month of July)As we approach our 10 Year anniversary, I'd like to thank the thousands of members that have made WSO an incredible resource to millions of readers. The last 10 years have been an amazing ride and I can't wait to tackle the next 10! As part of our celebration, we thought a 10% site...2011.20
AMA: CS/Finance Major -> Software EngineerHey all, Recent graduate here trying to kill time before work starts. I've seen a number of recent posts about people in finance getting burnt out and considering picking up the skillset to become software engineers. I'd be happy to answer any questions about this trade-off, or...409.40
Demystifying BAAM (Blackstone)As requested by @MBAGrad2015" in <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/demystifying-gso-capital-blackstone">my previous post (about GSO)</a> and several other users who pm-ed me about BAAM, I decided to start another "demystifying" thread - the...89.08
Reuters IBD Global Review 2015Sup monkeys, here is super detailed analysis of market share, fee share, broken down by division and by industry group and across regions. Should basically answer 90% of questions that get posted on this forum over and over again. (which group is best in x, rank xyz for me etc etc). And all...98.09
Notes from a Girl in Consulting (and Finance)I've had a great and interesting journey so far, and to be honest, I'm not sure what I want to do finally - we'll see how it goes. I'm impatient, not detail-oriented, fun loving, not serious - none of the characteristics generally valued in banking or consulting. Yet I...147.14
Helping Others GrowCompetition is generally thought of as a good thing but too much of a good thing isn’t good for too long. I was brought up in the kind of intense academic environment where competition gives way to rivalry, sabotage and one-upmanship. Many of you may be part of a similar environment right now....107.10
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...796.79
7 Tips on Reneging So you were a summer intern at Company A and got a return offer for FT after you graduate. Congratulations! Except now that you’re half way through the fall semester you are starting to have doubts on whether you should have accepted that offer. Or maybe you were approached by a recruiter from...126.12
Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsI'm here to answer any questions you have regarding Business School Admissions. I am a former Admissions Dean and Director and currently a consultant with Accepted. While at Accepted, I've helped clients gain admission to top BBA,MBA, MFE, MF, MCF and PhD programs over the last 7...524.52
How I use books to prevent burnout (plus my top 5 from the past year)<em>Mod Note (Andy): Alistair also has a webinar coming up with us on 7/13 at 7pm, see the event page <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-signs-youre-getting-burned-out-and-what-to-do-about-it-7pm-et-71315">here.</a></em> I am obsessed with...344.34
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
Wall Street Oasis SEO Interns Needed NOWWall Street Oasis is looking for several hard working individuals to join our intern team to help with online-marketing tasks, specifically Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and link-building. <strong><a...502.50
How do you guys deal with negative press about finance?Finance-hate is so common, that almost anything related to the ills of the finance industry passes as news these days, whether or not it makes any sense whatsoever. People are very influenced by the stories they hear. People seem to assume that my peers are Patrick Bateman, Leonardo di Caprio,...442.44
Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso35/wsoasis/">Financial modeling</a></span></strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span...402.40
Be a Wall Street Oasis Contributing Blogger<strong>Project description: Finance / Wall Street / Business Blogger</strong> We are looking for several talented writers (professionals in the finance industry preferred) to blog for WallStreetOasis. There is a list of suggested topics you can choose from but if there is an area...342.34
WSO Hedge Fund Interview Prep Package in the Works!<strong>***NOTE: I am willing to pay cash AND give you a free copy of the package if one of your cases or pitches ends up in the actual guide.***</strong> Please send me an e-mail ([email protected]) explaining the case or pitch (long vs. short or type of case study) and...192.19
Private Equity Interview Prep Pack Version 2.0 is Out!Ready to tackle the toughest <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/the-wso-private-equity-interview-prep-package">private equity interview</a></span> questions? Recruiting season is right around the corner and just...182.18
Mid-Market PE Valuations: Where Up is DownWith U.S. stock markets near record highs, and M&A activity on-track for another big year, there has been much commentary about whether markets have once again detached from intrinsic value. By and large, the labour market has returned to normality, the housing market has recovered, and...52.05
How to find a property's intrinsic cap rate?I am at an otherwise traditional PE/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> firm that is pretty much doing its first RE deal...so we are all...171.17
Shot at WF Financial Analyst Position, any help greatly appreciated.I have been lurking for months on end now trying to absorb any and all information, so thank you in advance for any of your help. Background: 22, graduated last year with a degree in Economics with a minor in Accounting from a non-target UC. Only real financial/real estate experience has been...131.13
Real struggle - Time to Quit?Hi everyone, want some advice here. I have not had much success in job hunting in the early years since graduating 3 years ago. Hence, i have been job hopping roughly every 12 months over the past 3 years, therefore i already have 3 different jobs in my short professional career. Although I...101.10
Idiotic Compliance TrainingI'm forced to deal with this shit at the end of every quarter and it's just so frustrating. We have to take a series of online courses on the usual bullshit topics -- sanctioned countries, money laundering, etc. The worst part is there's a quiz at the end of each section and we...91.09
What Accounting Software Does Your Fund Use?Our back-office is currently looking to change over to new accounting software but I really dislike the program they picked out. Just looking to get some feedback on what other accounting software is out there for funds? What does your your fund use to generate monthly reports, <span...61.06
complete revenue & cost model On the modelling part, could someone be so kind to post or PM the parte of a model that builds up in detail the revenue and cost lines in the income statement (just that part, i am not looking for a 3 state model plus valuation) ? The fact is that sometimes i have a wealth of data and...61.06
What happened in the stock/bond markets last week (6/22-6/26)?<b>Stock Market Analysis </b> The Dow fell 0.38% last week. We also saw similar losses in smaller cap stocks. Overall we had more stocks fall than rise but we still had more new highs than new lows. Six out of 9 sectors fell, with Utility and Basic Material stocks doing the worst....21.02
Winland Electronics a case of hidden value laying in plain sight<div class='post-body entry-content' id='post-body-2160335735333951087'> It's not often that a value fund piles into a stock with a $5m market cap. &nbsp;Especially a fund with billions under management, but that's exactly what's happened with...11.01
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OECD: Credit is Bad for Your Economy<em>by Dr Constantin Gurdgiev, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance with Trinity College, Dublin</em> In many jurisdictions around the world, policymakers and economic analysts are keen on promoting the virtues of credit systems as drivers for growth. Even in more...01.00
Startup Banker Says HiHello WSO Monkeys, et al. I'm Rahma. Like many of you, I'm in my late twenties and completed stints at <span class='keyword_link'><a...01.00
Why is Stern disliked so much, but Wharton praised?From all the research I've done, they really seem to be much more similar than they are different. Both very finance/wall street focused, recruited heavily, competitive, selective admissions. Other than the Ivy League tag, the financial aid (Penn definitely has better aid if you need it...310.31
Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here now...so make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done...280.28
SMARTLY: Free MBA Prep - accounting, microeconomics, statistics, financeHi, I think everyone would be interested in Smartly, a free resource for MBA prep in the areas of accounting, statistics, microeconomics, and accounting. You can signup for free at https://smart.ly. The full program takes about 4-5 hours to complete and is comparable to Harvard's HBX...1-0.99
NESCAC bros onlyAs you can see I'm not at a Nescac but my little brother is heading to Trinity College, and I was wondering about the amount of alumni on the street. Certainly a school with connections. And what about Colby? 0-1.00
Yuppie majorWhat´s the ultimate "yuppie" major? I´d say finance.0-1.00
Best Groups @ GS, JPM, MS NY IBD?Rankings would also be greatly appreciated. So far I know: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> - <span class='keyword_link'><a...10-1.90
Why I am opposed to the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriageAfter the Supreme Court's historic decision, my facebook wall exploded with commentary lauding the decision. This is the first time I can recall in which every post in a given day was on the same topic. Amongst us well-educated urban professionals, gay marriage has become a litmus test...48-2.52
What do you guys think about this combination of Dual Degree? "Financial Engineering/Masters in Finance" NEED HELP!!!What are the major differences between these two programmes? I need your opinion because I accepted in both of those programmes and I can't decide which one to choose, so If I would choose to double with those programmes what would be the pros/cons? Both are in different schools, and both...18-3.82
Dropped out of collegeHello, My name's Jake and I dropped out of a 3rd tier college my Junior year. Originally, I majored in engineering because the school was in the top 50 in my area, however, after the second semester, I realized I was going to have to spend virtually all day in the library just to get...3-3.97
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