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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... 2 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... 4 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)... 1 year 6 months
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 3 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 4 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 5 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... 2 years 8 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... 2 years 8 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 Maybe: Private equity: Barbarians at... 2 years 10 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 2 weeks


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"Wife Bonuses" - Allowances of the...[quote="DickFuld"]Never trust what is written in the papers. If it sounds ludicrous, it probably is. Think about the time last year when some 17 year old high school senior from Queens supposedly earned tens of millions trading in the stock market or when some guy supposedly punched me in the... 1 week 1 day
Grin and Bear It - What's the Funniest Shit...[quote="VodkaRedBull"]Senior consultant calls me over to his computer to review some slides I sent him... right after he ripped a nasty fart[/quote] So you faked that you enjoyed the smell? 1 week 2 days
How to dress for the buy side?[quote="LebaneseMonkey"]This topic has been discussed plenty of times and, with a name like yours, it's pretty ironic how you've overlooked those threads (pun intended). Consider taking the safe option: buy soft, plain colours and start by showing up in a suit. If you realize that most people... 2 weeks 4 days
MSc. at Cass or LSE?LSE - hands down. You don't go to LSE for the classes, you don't go to LSE for professors - you go to LSE to gain access to banks and a network. LSE gives you all of this. Your MSc actually is quite interesting, bottom line is I see LSE on your CV and I talk to you. I see Cass and I don't care.... 2 weeks 6 days
Lowest Analyst Bonuses for 2015You are a moron. One day you'll get a doughnut and you won't feel so smug you twat. That happens at GS just like it can happen at Wells Fargo... 3 weeks 1 day
Take the offer in S&T or reapply to IBD?The key is to get an internship - try out S... 3 weeks 1 day
My Story: From Trading Floor at UBS To...Fun - I am no longer employed in S&T. I'll be doing an MBA though starting this summer, I'd rather spend 130K of tuition then spend that 130K becoming a billionaire with a startup ;) Best of luck to you - I know exactly where you are coming from. It takes brass balls to leave those paychecks, I... 3 weeks 2 days
Completely ignored by MD during Superday lunch[quote="takenotes08"]"SSits" wrote:The MD probably feels more guilt that your average banker and, having already made his decision, couldn't make eye contact with you due to that guilt. This for sure.[/quote] yes - he made his decision already and you weren't part of the package. Nothing with... 3 weeks 3 days
Sports for NetworkingFrom working in the last 7+ years on the floor I can tell you it doesn't fucking matter. I worked sales so for me connecting with clients is quite important, that said here is my experience with sports in banking: tennis: I was decent at tennis so would play with 2 of them from time to time but... 3 weeks 3 days
IB money Really??I came on this post just for the responses, thank you @CRE" and @broadstbully" Where as for the troll who posted this drivel go wank some more, that's what the internet was invented for. 3 weeks 6 days