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PE recruiting - any need to be careful/discerning...Hola, IB analyst here, just starting to get into the process of PE recruiting. Here's my question - if random headhunters (ie other than the very well-known ones) reach out to me for my info/resume in order to try and work with me for the PE recruiting cycle, is there any harm in giving it... 3 years 7 months
Got a chuckle from thisAnd I was one myself, so I mean no offense 3 years 8 months
Advice: following up after an info sessionImportant piece of advice for all of you prospective monkeys attending info sessions with banks (or any other type of firm for that matter): When you follow up with bankers after the event (which is very important to do), make sure to specifically reference things that you spoke about at the... 3 years 9 months
F500 Corp Dev Opportunities In The Northeast?So I've been thinking a lot about corp dev recently as my ideal exit opp whenever I decide I'm done with banking. From the nature of the work to the hours to the culture to the comp, I think it might fit the bill (thanks HarvardGrad for the fantastic info). However, it seems like all of the... 3 years 3 months
GMAT score expiration vs. b-school app timing?Hey y'all, Been a bit confused about a logistical issue. I know that GMAT scores are said to be valid for 5 years, but how does that play in to the business school application cycle? For example, if I had just taken the GMAT in June 2011, when would be the latest time I could enter business... 3 years 10 months
Many Thanks, Sirs and Madams of WSO - Non-Target...Just a shout out to thank all of the (helpful) denizens of this site; due in large part to your advice and musings, I, a non-target grad, just successfully obtained an offer to lateral from a MO Finance position at a BB (less than 1 year in) to an IBD position at a top-tier MM firm. Very excited to... 4 years 3 weeks
How long to study for 63/79 while working FT?Subject line says it all. Working full time in IB and need to schedule the exams. want to get them out of the way asap, but don't want to cut myself short on study time and fail. How long do I need for each? If it helps, I took econ/finance courses in college, and I self-studied the gmat for... 4 years 1 month
Charles Tyrwhitt really knows its customersJust got a marketing email from Charles Tyrwhitt, subject line reads "Checks or Stripes? We have the blue shirt for you" 4 years 4 months
Thread subscriptions not working?For the last few days, or maybe a week, I haven't been getting my normal emails notifying me when someone comments in a thread that I commented in. Has anyone else noticed this? I hadn't changed any setting when the problem started, and I've tried messing around with my settings to fix it, but to... 4 years 6 months
A few beginner-esque questions re: valuation/LBOsA couple of beginner-esque questions for y'all - and yes, I've already searched, but couldn't find a clear/simple answer to these: a) What's the point of doing market comps for a public company? As in, if you're just going to use it to value the target based on what the market thinks, why not... 4 years 6 months


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help with the right corp dev M&A title to ask...Based on my experience I'd say your title should be Director (or at a minimum Senior Manager, soon to become Director), though from looking around at CD job listings, there's definitely some variability - I've seen listings for corp dev 'Manager' that look more like what a Senior Director or VP... 1 month 1 week
Thoughts on Valuing Stock AwardsGenerally think along the same lines - I'm at a point in my career where it would be presumptuous to assume I'll stay with any one employer over a 3-5 year vesting period, so at most, I consider anything that will vest within the next year to be reasonably likely compensation. The rest is kind of... 1 year 5 months
Wardrobe for young guy starting at Deloitte or IBMAt 150 and 5'9, Brooks Brothers ESF fit like a dream and non-iron is fantastic 1 year 8 months
In IB how much time could you get off for getting...2-2.5 weeks for me, closer to 3 weeks for a guy I worked with (back when i was in IB) 1 year 9 months
Compensation PaybackAnd in answer to the second part of your question - it also varies. Sometimes the new firm will mitigate your loss, sometimes they won't, just depends on what you can negotiate with them. 2 years 1 month
Compensation PaybackIt varies - some firms definitely will enforce that rule, and others won't. The only way to get a better idea is if there's someone you can talk to who has recently left your firm under similar circumstances, and even then, the information might not be perfect since it can be decided on a case-by-... 2 years 1 month
Jefferies PayI can only speak from personal knowledge - it's always possible the people I know were just an anomaly in getting screwed. But my sense is it was fairly common for anyone other than those at the very tippity top of the totem pole in terms of ranking. 2 years 2 months
Jefferies PayI'd stay away. I know a few people there and bad things (re: comp) have been going on the last year or so. 2 years 2 months
What happens when life happens?Yep - went to a couple of friend's weddings out of town during my IB analyst stint, and a buddy at the firm got married himself during our analyst years and got a couple of weeks off free and clear. I agree with TheKing - generally speaking, the work-above-all attitude in banking is not quite... 2 years 2 months
Marrying some one with Debt.Been there, done that. Agree with posters above that it's entirely dependent on type of debt and attitude towards it. Even huge student loans can be manageable with programs like IBR, etc, as long as the borrower isn't continuing to spend irresponsibly on things other than school. To me, the... 2 years 3 months