Wall Street Oasis - Investment Banking & Finance Community http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/ The Wall Street Finance Community where investment bankers, consultants, traders, private equity and hedge fund professionals come to learn and play. en INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance Companies http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/introducing-the-wso-applicant-database-take-5-minutes-on-wso-to-reach-hundreds-of-finance <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-240901" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/introducing-the-wso-applicant-database-take-5-minutes-on-wso-to-reach-hundreds-of-finance"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Applicant-Profile-Template.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Applicant-Profile-Template.jpg" title="Applicant-Profile-Template.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="102" /></a></div> <p>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 <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-jobs">right here</a>), we would also create a WSO Applicant Database.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/introducing-the-wso-applicant-database-take-5-minutes-on-wso-to-reach-hundreds-of-finance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/introducing-the-wso-applicant-database-take-5-minutes-on-wso-to-reach-hundreds-of-finance#comments Get a Job WSO Applicant Database http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/240902 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:00:25 +0000 WallStreetOasis.com 240902 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Came to the realization money does not buy happiness http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/came-to-the-realization-money-does-not-buy-happiness <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-264717" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/came-to-the-realization-money-does-not-buy-happiness"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/money happiness.thumbnail.jpg" alt="money happiness.jpg" title="money happiness.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="103" /></a></div> <p>Now I am lost in life. I see my friends working in foreign countries, being officers in the military and travel guides out West. What am I doing? Pushing paper around to make my company money? and in the event I make a nice chunk of change in the future - it means I can buy an overpriced plot of land out in the suburbs? Only to die a imagining what I could have been if I hadn't focused solely on money.....</p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/came-to-the-realization-money-does-not-buy-happiness#comments Monkeying Around Cash money happiness http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/264372 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:00:49 +0000 PewPewIamMewtwo 264372 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com JUST RELEASED: New WSO Prop Trading Interview Guide http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/just-released-new-wso-prop-trading-interview-guide <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-251638" style="width: 106px;"><a href="/blog/just-released-new-wso-prop-trading-interview-guide"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/PropTrading (2)_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="PropTrading (2).jpg" title="PropTrading (2).jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="106" height="150" /></a></div> <p>Proprietary ("prop") <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> is an industry that keeps itself under wraps and as a result, there has never been a great resource for candidates to learn about the industry and how to get past the interviews…. up until now! </p> <p><b>Wall Street Oasis presents the first guide on breaking into the prop <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> industry covering topics which include:</b></p> <ul> <li>What a prop firm is, what types of prop shops there are, and how prop <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> differs from Sales &amp; Trading at a bank</li> <li>The truth behind much-debated questions such as compensation, the failure rate, and exit opportunities</li> <li>How to structure your job search and figure out exactly what these firms are looking for</li> <li>Top tips on how to differentiate yourself from the competition in the interview room and actively work on getting that offer</li> <li>Key insight into what all great interview answers have in common</li> <li>Specific examples of common interview questions along with instruction on how to navigate your way through them (includes behaviorals, market knowledge questions, mental math questions, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-technical-interview-guide">brainteasers</a></span>, and Fermi problems)</li> </ul> <p><center><a class="big-green-button" href="https://il130.infusionsoft.com/app/manageCart/addProduct?productId=180" rel="nofollow">Click Here to Get the Guide Today</a></center></p> <p><center><strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/just-released-new-wso-prop-trading-interview-guide">More info inside the post >>></a></strong></center></p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/just-released-new-wso-prop-trading-interview-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/just-released-new-wso-prop-trading-interview-guide#comments Prop trading prop trading guide http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/251639 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:00:04 +0000 WallStreetOasis.com 251639 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Former Pro Hockey Player Looking For Advice http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/former-pro-hockey-player-looking-for-advice <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-264716" style="width: 103px;"><a href="/forums/former-pro-hockey-player-looking-for-advice"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/hockey player.thumbnail.jpg" alt="hockey player.jpg" title="hockey player.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="103" height="150" /></a></div> <p>I played professional hockey in Europe last year but was injured this season and am looking to begin a real career. I graduated from a non-target school with a high <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/canadian-grades-to-gpa" target="_blank">GPA</a></span> in Finance and a boutique IB internship. Any suggestions on how I could begin my career transition and land an analyst role?</p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/former-pro-hockey-player-looking-for-advice#comments Get a Job 1st year analyst http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/263934 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:00:18 +0000 CLsnipe 263934 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Wall Street Oasis SEO Interns Needed NOW http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wall-street-oasis-seo-interns-needed-now <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-174836" style="width: 134px;"><a href="/forums/wall-street-oasis-seo-interns-needed-now"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/INTERNSHIP_0.thumbnail.png" alt="INTERNSHIP.png" title="INTERNSHIP.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="134" height="150" /></a></div> <p>Wall 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.</p> <p> <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wall-street-oasis-seo-interns-needed-now">See inside the post for more info >>> </a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wall-street-oasis-seo-interns-needed-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wall-street-oasis-seo-interns-needed-now#comments Get a Job internship http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/138525 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:32 +0000 AndyLouis 138525 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com IB INTERVIEW ALERT: NEW 2014 Version of WSO Investment Banking Prep Pack Released! http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/alert-2014-version-of-wso-investment-banking-prep-pack-released <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-250305" style="width: 111px;"><a href="/blog/alert-2014-version-of-wso-investment-banking-prep-pack-released"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 4.50.18 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 4.50.18 PM.png" title="Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 4.50.18 PM.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="111" height="150" /></a></div> <p><b>Another 100+ Questions Added...Now Over 500+</b>:</p> <p>We've sifted through 2 THOUSAND+ more questions submitted to the WSO <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-company-database">Company Database</a></span> this past year to make the IB Prep Pack even more killer. We've picked out another 100 questions based on new trends to bring the grand total to a whopping 500+ questions (nothing beats that). </p> <p>The beauty of how we structure the IB Prep Pack is that both the technical and fit guides walk you through the most common beginner, intermediate and advanced questions while also giving you great sample answers. On top of that, we now also provide you with a MASSIVE appendix with the following banks below that allows you to see the type of interview questions being asked at various levels AT SPECIFIC FIRMS.</p> <p>No other guide gives you a great foundation AND great company specific insight, so don't miss out before we bump the price! </p> <p><center><a class="green-button" href="https://il130.infusionsoft.com/app/manageCart/addProduct?productId=37" rel="nofollow">Get the NEW IB Prep Pack Today</a></center></p> <p>REMEMBER, ALL PREVIOUS CUSTOMERS GET THIS UPDATED VERSION FOR FREE! (Info inside the post...)</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/alert-2014-version-of-wso-investment-banking-prep-pack-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/alert-2014-version-of-wso-investment-banking-prep-pack-released#comments fit guide IBD Interviews Investment Banking networking technical questions wso guides http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/250306 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:00:25 +0000 WallStreetOasis.com 250306 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com On the Job With Simple As… My Research Process http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/on-the-job-with-simple-as%E2%80%A6-my-research-process <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-214371" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/on-the-job-with-simple-as%E2%80%A6-my-research-process"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/research_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="research.jpg" title="research.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="86" /></a></div> <p>When I did my AMA thread a while back I promised at least one person that I would share my general research process. So here you go...</p> <p>Every analyst has his/her own way of conducting due diligence. There certainly is no one correct way to come to an investment decision, however, I’d argue that there are certainly several wrong ways, but that is neither here nor there for the purposes of this post. What I am going to describe in this write-up is my personal routine for conducting due diligence. As a disclaimer I would like to state that this is in no way a comprehensive list and my process can vary significantly based on the business and other factors. So, if you use this template to get up to speed on a business and end up missing something crucial don’t say I didn’t warn you.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/on-the-job-with-simple-as%E2%80%A6-my-research-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/on-the-job-with-simple-as%E2%80%A6-my-research-process#comments Hedge Funhouse Equity Research http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/214244 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:30:16 +0000 Simple As... 214244 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com How To Get A Job On Wall Street (When You Don't Know Anybody) http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-get-a-job-on-wall-street-when-you-dont-know-anybody <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-218934" style="width: 113px;"><a href="/forums/how-to-get-a-job-on-wall-street-when-you-dont-know-anybody"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Unknown_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Lehman" title="Lehman" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="113" height="150" /></a></div> <p><em>Mod Note: This was originally posted 12/2013</em></p> <p>Hey monkeys, I'm on a plane from CLT to PHX, and I have wifi, and I'm not in the mood to work on my book. I like giving you guys some of my more thoughtful newsletter articles every once in a while, but I've never directly contributed to the forum. I have a few hours to kill, so I wanted to share my thoughts on how to get a job on Wall Street (which is what we are all here for).</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-get-a-job-on-wall-street-when-you-dont-know-anybody" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-get-a-job-on-wall-street-when-you-dont-know-anybody#comments Get a Job careers http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/218935 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:00:48 +0000 Jared Dillian 218935 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Five Thoughts on Wall Street Bathroom Breaks http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/five-thoughts-on-wall-street-bathroom-breaks <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-159223" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/five-thoughts-on-wall-street-bathroom-breaks"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/bathroom etiquette.thumbnail.jpg" alt="bathroom etiquette.jpg" title="bathroom etiquette.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><em>Mod Note (Andy): Throw Back Thursday, Originally posted on August, 2012</em></p> <p>When you work 80-hour weeks regularly and the staples of your diet are $25 Seamlessweb pasta dishes and burger combos, inevitably, nature is going to call – on your office line. For the majority of analysts on Wall Street, working at an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> is your first time in a professional office environment. </p> <p>To the uninitiated, the bathrooms at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> might be imagined as marble palaces, freshly stocked with the finest supplies for bankers’ quiet time atop gold-plated commodes. To those in the know – well, you know it’s not so. Five observations regarding your favorite place to catch up on Words with Friends while at the office:</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/five-thoughts-on-wall-street-bathroom-breaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/five-thoughts-on-wall-street-bathroom-breaks#comments Bathroom Blackberry Blog Investment Banking iphone tbt wall street culture http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/159216 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:30:00 +0000 Aaron Burr 159216 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Signs your banker is bullsh*tting to you http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/signs-your-banker-is-bullshtting-to-you <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-263747" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/signs-your-banker-is-bullshtting-to-you"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 5.57.32 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 5.57.32 PM.png" title="Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 5.57.32 PM.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="132" /></a></div> <p>The first time you watch your office's BSD director walk into a client meeting and, in between grovelling, tell a client flat out bullshit without blinking is a common experience for analysts and associates. </p> <p>You know he knows he's bullshitting. You know he knows you know he's bullshitting. But he/she doesn't care. And the best directors do this effortlessly and without a hint of self consciousness. And they win business.</p> <p>I posted in another thread somewhere about some of the signs that I interpret as "this banker is bullshitting me".</p> <p><b>Common signs:</b> </p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/signs-your-banker-is-bullshtting-to-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/signs-your-banker-is-bullshtting-to-you#comments I-Banking Bullpen BSDism http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/263740 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:00:41 +0000 SSits 263740 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com