- 5% of People Need to Earn over $200,000 a Year to Feel Successful..
Good to know WSO firmly represents that 5% (Granted, not sure how many monkeys on here are actually on CareerBuilder). @"AndyLouis" This had to be a poll on here at one point, right? It always amuses how different industries breed different ...
Forum topic - Addinator - Jul 27 2014 - 1:01am - 43 comments
- Life Goes On...
Mod Note: Best of WSO, this was originally posted in 2011 [quote]In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.[/quote]-Robert Frost From the outside, my life right now looks great. I graduated with high honors from one ...
Forum topic - KeepingitPrivate - May 20 2014 - 8:00am - 94 comments
- How I Lost A Million Dollars
Mod Note: WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount to Jared's The Daily Dirtnap newsletter...just email [email protected] and mention "WSO Monkey Discount" You can follow Jared on twitter at @dailydirtnap I worked on Wall Street. I had a ...
Blog entry - Jared Dillian - Apr 18 2014 - 1:10pm - 29 comments
- 4 Lessons Tennis Has Taught Me
For you monkeys out there who have played the game of tennis, you know it's a peculiar sport. As with any other competitive endeavor, tennis can be incredibly infuriating one moment and immensely gratifying the next. Perhaps it is this state of flux ...
Blog entry - ValueBanker14 - Apr 12 2014 - 11:00am - 30 comments
- what skills are actually needed for success?
I am a recent college graduate and I've found that most things I've learned in college are pretty useless (Econ major). In terms of success in the business world, say anything in finance and tech (non-technical), what skills do you really need to ...
Forum topic - artofwar - May 11 2014 - 6:23pm - 7 comments
- Finally got an Internship!
I'm a sophomore in college and I recently accepted an offer to do data analytics this summer at a major financial services/insurance firm (non-banking) I know that I haven't yet achieved my ultimate goal of a BB IB full time offer; however, I ...
Forum topic - Big Shot Hopeful - May 11 2014 - 7:43am - 4 comments
- Myers-Briggs Test & Success
Hey monkeys, so I had the chance to take a Myers-Briggs test for the first time a couple days ago and it got me thinking about the validity of the test as well as the effect it truly has on our careers. There's been a lot of debate on this topic and ...
Forum topic - ValueBanker14 - Mar 30 2014 - 10:41pm - 69 comments
- After all the hardwork, it paid off
Non-target story where I landed a good offer. Moral though is Non targets if you’re reading this: This process is much harder than most believe. Do not underestimate the amount of luck involved which means you need to have the part you control 100% down. ...
Forum topic - zeroblued - Apr 3 2014 - 12:17am - 33 comments
- Technical Skills Aren’t Going To Get You To Partner, But This Will
Devastated. That’s the only word I can use to describe it. I was totally devastated. I had just gotten off the phone with my VP. It was the summer of 2008, the shit was hitting the fan in the world of finance, and I had just been told I wasn’t going to ...
Blog entry - Ben_KickassAcademy - Mar 24 2014 - 5:58pm - 46 comments
- Is the competition for banking artificially inflated?
Everyone's input is welcome, but I'd really like to hear from veterans in this post--those above age 30 who have fully developed careers and lives. ...
Forum topic - helpinghand - Feb 3 2014 - 1:58am - 45 comments