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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. 1 month 1 week
Series 79 material for saleBrand new set of series 79 knopman text book and supplements booklet for sale. Also have series 63 book for sale. PM me if interested! 1 year 10 months
Knopman Series 7 book for saleKnopman Series 7 book for sale. In brand new condition except for a few creases on front cover from storage. Make me an offer. 2 years 10 months
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 4 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 5 months
DB SF SA InterviewAnyone have first round interview with DB SF yet? If so, have you heard back about Super Day? 3 years 5 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 3 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 3 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... 4 years 10 months


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Middle Market Analyst Experience vs Bulge Bracketi did 2 years at a mid-tiered BB but in a top industry group and now work in MM PE (to give you a sense of size, i see deals from Baird, blair, BB... 23 hours 46 min
LBOs: Debt Repayment vs. Dividends?In addition to above, if company is performing heroically like doubling your EBITDA in 2 years, you may consider doing a dividend recap. If this is for a case study / practice, fair to say you can assume zero dividend / zero recap and just paydown debt as quickly as possible. If your debt is fully... 1 day 13 hours
Career Change to Investment Banking Analyst -...i don't think you will have problems recruiting for PE/HF. Just have a good story about why you made the switch to IB. 1 day 13 hours
Pre-MBA Associate - Comp advice needed![quote="arcanne"]I generally agree with the previous responses. Getting a 3x on a fund is no trivial matter. Very few funds achieve this even on a gross basis and it takes YEARS to collect the carry dollars as a GP. Unless you have high conviction on the team and their ability to establish... 2 days 2 hours
Pay for Sector Focused PE firms vs. Bankingmaybe people don't want to be salesmen for the rest of their career? there are many factors why people are willing to take a paycut to go buyside focusing on comp alone is extremely short sighted and naive 1 week 1 day
How do I not piss off the analyst?[quote="Lou"]Rather than going to him every 45 minutes - 1 hour, try to run through the whole deck or model and gather a list of questions you have, schedule a meeting and knock all the birds with one stone opposed to constantly bothering him every hour.[/quote] why did someone monkey shit this... 1 week 4 days
Cupcakes after Intern Initiationbaked by melissa's 1 week 6 days
Recovering from a bad Start?dude take a deeeeeep breath. #1) this is 2nd week for, #2) i guarantee your peers are making equally "bad" mistakes if not worse. I put bad in "" because this happens to everyone. #3) even if your associate / staffer noticed you're struggling, its only your 2nd week. If you are still making these... 2 weeks 1 day
Favorite VDR/Dataroom?i actually really like intralinks 2 weeks 1 day
How to Treat the New Blood: 3 Rules to FollowGreat post, +1. Is staffing new 1st yr with 2nd/3rd yr common? this was not the practice in my old group. Interns, definitely. 2 weeks 2 days