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UG Recruiting Part II: The first round interviewMod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this post went up in 2011 and it follows from Part I here. Since many people have already have or are soon having first round interviews, I figured I'd accelerate this series. So rather than posting after we finish conducting first rounds at X Target... 2 months 2 weeks
UG Recruiting Part I: How a resume becomes an...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! Since it is recruiting season, Im posting a multi-part series on how the whole process works to help the prospective monkeys better... 3 months 4 days
Laziness and the Merits of Hard WorkMod Note (Andy): Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/7/14 and ranks #4 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. This one is from the post "Is banking worth it in this political environment?".... 11 months 3 days
Bin Laden Shooter Thoughts on this? I find the charactures painted by both parties pretty comical. [quote]And while he’s angered military brass by going public — violating the SEALs’ honored “ethos” that prizes secrecy and... 1 year 3 weeks
Congress Sends Roger Goodell Letter What the fuck is this nonsense? Since when was show business gossip a matter of congressional concern? They should get a list of the 12 members of congress that spent the time and effort to get... 1 year 2 months
Non-Target to [Insert Goal Here]I probably receive a few PMs a month from people who are from some variation of an out of favor background for Wall Street/Investment Banking/Private Equity. It varies from institution, to GPA to current professional position, and all of the above. The most common question I'm asked is: is it... 1 year 3 months
Privatized CensorshipNot trying to start an Israel/Palestine discussion... that's not at all the point I'm trying to make here, but am I the only one completely weirded out by the fact that any American that comes out publicly and says something contrary to the prevailing media narrative immediately retrenches within a... 1 year 4 months
Hedge Fund EconomicsI don't expect any WSO'ers to have some inside scoop here... but I was just doing the math and I don't 100% understand how the economics of a hedge fund work. Lets take a simple example. PM manages a $1bn book - Has 2 Jr PMs working under him, 2 Sr Associates and 2 Associates; so 7 people... 1 year 4 months
King of all TrollsHow do we get this guy to do a one month residency on WSO? 1 year 5 months
Jos A Bank Suits - Best Bang for your Buck 1 year 5 months


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Awesome. Congrats, Patrick and team. This place...Awesome. Congrats, Patrick and team. This place has grown into something super impressive, as I'm sure you're well aware. 5 months 1 day
They're actually becoming pretty common. I...They're actually becoming pretty common. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just tell HR or your admin you need one because of back issues, no one will bat an eye. Its funny how large firms bust your balls over stupid shit, but you tell them you need an ergonomic chair/standing desk and they'll... 5 months 1 week
Agree. I have some friends that are PMs or close...Agree. I have some friends that are PMs or close enough at HFs and they generally shit all over PE guys working around the clock. But then you're out on vacation with them and you hear them striking up a random conversations with a stranger about the German bund market or sitting inside reading 3... 5 months 2 weeks
While I agree with the sentiment, when you're...While I agree with the sentiment, when you're assessing people on paper based on their resume and other stats, what you're looking for is a pattern of behavior that indicates a very high propensity to excel at the highest levels and in various arenas. So between two top KKR Associates, one... 5 months 3 weeks
SA = Seeking Arrangements? So both parties know...SA = Seeking Arrangements? So both parties know what they're signing up for? Like older dudes who pay young chicks to hang out with them/bang them? I see nothing wrong with her objectification/gold digger analysis. Its a transaction. The dudes know these chicks are only hanging out with them... 5 months 3 weeks
Its entirely upto the firm. Many lower middle...Its entirely upto the firm. Many lower middle market shops that comp not very competitively will allow Associates to participate in co-invest in a levered fashion to get their comp up. For example, you may be at a $1bn AUM PE shop that pays $80k base and $50k bonus (~$200k less than a the... 5 months 3 weeks
PE firms don't hire you based on your ability to...PE firms don't hire you based on your ability to get into business school, so having a high gmat score in and of itself means absolutely nothing. So disagree with this response. It does however help if you went to a non-target and/or have mediocre SAT scores for whatever reason. If you... 5 months 3 weeks
Good idea, that way no one else that has the same...Good idea, that way no one else that has the same question has a shot at every finding this thread. 6 months 3 weeks
Not sure how old you think I am, but up until a...Not sure how old you think I am, but up until a few years ago I was a young banker working 80-90 hour weeks and adderall saw heavy adderall use while I was in college. So this isn't a generational gap issue... I just don't think Adderall is very prevalent on Wall Street, contrary to the tone of... 7 months 3 days
Adderall isn't creating a brave new anything......Adderall isn't creating a brave new anything... you seem to be implying that its becoming increasingly prevalent in the workplace, but you don't provide any evidence to suggest this is the case. Having worked on Wall Street for a fair amount of time, I can count Adderall users I've come across on... 7 months 3 days
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