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'Brutally honest' cover letter leads to...As much as I hate to link anything from CNN... [quote]I was reading through some cover letters, and they were all fluff to me, everyone was embellishing and lying," Ross said. "I wanted to take a fresh approach, tell the truth, and be brutally honest.[/quote] Here is the full article. 4 months 2 weeks
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Non-Target, Cold e-mailing to Multiple BB / MM SA...All, I've been reading WSO for quite a long time, but this is my first and perhaps my last serious post about myself. A bit about my background: I am a junior studying finance at a 200% Non-Target university (yes, there are baby sitting positions on my school's career site, that's how non-... 3 years 7 months
Jefferies First Round SA Non-TargetAnyone heard back from their first round phone interview yet? I am non-target, so obviously no OCR. 3 years 8 months
DB SF SA InterviewAnyone have first round interview with DB SF yet? If so, have you heard back about Super Day? 3 years 8 months
Reference checks - BoutiqueHow are the reference checks usually done at a smaller boutique shop? Do they ask the reference every single bullet point on your resume or more like just to confirm if you worked there? 4 years 6 months
Fredericks Michael & Co.Can anyone comment on Fredericks Michael & Co.? Size of deals, rep, etc? All i can find was they're focused on international M&A. 4 years 6 months
Modeling courses - Your opinion?All, First time posting, but have been lurking for quite sometime now. Currently a senior, have a few potential, but very likely interviews with some of the bigger banks. Contact I have told me about some of the technical questions asked during interviews, so I'd love to hear what you all... 5 years 1 month


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This is great insight, thanks for sharing!This is great insight, thanks for sharing! 4 days 3 hours
Is it possible / are you interested in finishing...Is it possible / are you interested in finishing off the year and then move to a portfolio company you find interesting? This way, you are not burning bridges like if you were to flat out quit. 4 days 7 hours
we don't need unethical pricks in the industry.we don't need unethical pricks in the industry. 1 week 3 days
i don't think its time to buy yet. this will...i don't think its time to buy yet. this will likely result in criminal charges and when that hammer comes down, i'll be buying. 1 week 3 days
I'm not sure if you are getting the message. The...I'm not sure if you are getting the message. The analyst experience is an important one and it is up to you to make sure they have a good experience. Work is always there, and you are right, leaving at 5 AM then working until 2 AM is not appealing, but you can step in and do some analyst work,... 1 week 3 days
this depends on how the company is running...this depends on how the company is running through its statements. if they are capitalizing the rental equipment on BS, then it wouldn't be an IS (except for depreciation) item. 1 week 3 days
You see what the problem is here? You are putting...You see what the problem is here? You are putting the blame on the kids rather than putting responsibility on YOU, as the manager of analysts. If you are grinding analysts day in day out with bull shit charts and formatting edits, of course they want to get the work done and GTFO. If you... 1 week 3 days
you made the point "ceteris paribus" why made the point "ceteris paribus" why even bring this point into discussion when in reality nothing is ever "ceteris paribus"?? 1 week 3 days
You are just justifying the current banking...You are just justifying the current banking culture. I am confident if analysts had a good experience they would be more inclined to stay. Look at shops like Union Sq. Advisors and Centerview. Most of their analysts stay to become Associates. You don't need to review what goes on at meetings, I... 1 week 4 days
"Carrying books, yes that's what analysts or..."Carrying books, yes that's what analysts or associates do. They are not their winning business for the firm. That's just how it is. As long as you don't do something totally stupid in front of people, you are doing great." That is the problem... The most rewarding aspect of a client facing role... 1 week 4 days
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