| ACA Accounting Exams - what book to use to study...Some help would be appreciated on the below:
I want my partner to potentially become an accountant in the UK (she would have to train from scratch, this is a 3+ year project).
I saw there is a basic module that covers "accounting" at the certificate level.
What would be a good book you would...|| 8 months 3 weeks|
| Sales - debunking 8 MYTHS (From a veteran)I read a lot of misleading information regarding sales jobs in banks on this forum recently (I am lumping sales/sales traders and all products here). I won't mention any particular users, but it got me angry. Given I have not contributed to WSO in a meaningful way in more than a year (apart from my...|| 10 months 3 weeks|
| Advice before you PM a professional on this...I don't post on this website as much as I used to, as 1) I am not a college student and don't have that much time. 2) I have a demanding schedule 3) All CFA exams have been passed...
I just thought I'd make an exception and write the following advice post. If you are going to PM me:
1)...|| 2 years 3 weeks|
| Boston - Tell me moreI just watched "The Town", and I want to work in Boston one day (Think 10 years down the line).
Except for pension fund management, and a certain large endowment fund, I can't really think of much out there. I only ever faced two hedge funds there, one EM fund and one event driven one, but that...|| 2 years 9 months|
| Why are you guys still interested in markets?I don't really go on campuses anymore representing my banks at banking fairs, so for the last 2 years I have had little contact with undergrads etc...
I interviewed about 4 potential juniors recently, then decided against hiring someone without a client base. The only thing I really saw was that...|| 2 years 10 months|
| How to get into banking - and WSO myths...You come from a non-target? Sucks to be you
You have a low GPA? Sucks to be you
You want a job in banking? Sucks to be you
I've been on this website for almost 6 years, and only recently re-started reading some of the posts. Most of them are pointless, but there is the odd post that will...|| 2 years 12 months|
| Why YOU should take the CFAThere is a lot of discussion out there as to why you should take the CFA, why it is shi.t, why it is a waste of time, why it is great, etc... Now I will try to explain why (IMO) you should take it:
I. What it takes to pass your CFA:
1) You need to have been relatively good at University, and...|| 3 years 2 months|
| If you want to quit - SOLDIER ON BOY and stay put!I was going to reply to some kid bitching about his job, and how bad he felt about being shit at it. But instead of replying directly to him I thought I'd make a more generic motivational post:
It's a very tough environment, has been since 2008 when I started. After my first year I was...|| 3 years 2 months|
| What to read and watch for sales peopleI made the below list for a work study a while back (i sent it to him by email). I was cleaning my inbox and stumbled upon it, enjoy.
Trading (Fixed Income): Liar's Poker
Mergers and Acquisition: Monkey's Business
Reason for the crisis: The Big Short
Private equity: Barbarians at...|| 3 years 4 months|
| All you ever needed to know about what to wear in...My main market is closed, lucky you guys, here is a useful post!
No one gives a damn, as long as you look half decent and don't wear red trousers and a clown nose...
If you are a summer analyst / just started - don't fuck up the breakfast order that's all we ask of you.
After you have worked...|| 3 years 6 months|