| WSO comments from the week 11/18-11/24Sandhurst comments on the tricky topic of having family connections in banking--and just how much that could matter in How much can family connections help?
[quote]Can isn't the same thing as well. An MD could probably get anyone hired if he actually put his foot down, but it might not be worth...|| 3 years 5 months|
| WSO comments from the week 11/11-11/17Asiamoney helps to debunk the idea that it's not worth going into banking anymore in Should you even be aiming for BB IBD anymore?
[quote]These are definitely trends that job-seekers should be aware of, however:
1) I don't think that at most BBs in the U.S. analyst bonuses are yet as low as $...|| 3 years 5 months|
| WSO comments of the week 11/04-11/10Rufiolove discusses the gatekeeper role that headhunters play in Can you do this?:
[quote]The issue you are overlooking is that the company doesn't want to have to do additional work in order to determine if it is worth their time to interview you. They have no idea whether you are competent or...|| 3 years 5 months|
| WSO comments from the week 10/28-11/3Atleastimnotabanker in The Non-Target Curse argues that going to a top school ("target school") gives you an initial advantage. After that, it's up to you:
[quote]It will always matter which university you went to. Nobody cares if you went to a non-target or a semi-target, though. What matters...|| 3 years 5 months|
| WSO Comments of the week 10/21-10/27 Rufiolove in Three Things You Didn't Know about Becoming A Rock-Star Analyst argues that, generally speaking, it pays to be good:
[quote]This is a good post overall but I can say that so much of this is group dependent. For example, one major thing to note is that the disparity between top...|| 3 years 6 months|
| Comments from the week 10/14-10/20By to_IBornot_toB in Time to Respect the MSF: Top Five MSF Myths Debunked:
[quote]The toughest part of the getting a job from an MSF, is that you have to sell it. Yes, there are a few "target" firms that come on campus, but more importantly you need to reach out to other people, and find what...|| 3 years 6 months|
| HR hated me after MD promised an in-person...After cold calling a managing director who had my resume, I managed to impress her with my sector-related knowledge. She said we'd meet in person and that I sounded like a good fit with the group. Then she told me that someone specific from HR would talk to me--then we'd arrange to have an on-site...|| 3 years 7 months|
| Figuring out bank's structure, group...Hello, I'm a new user and searched this site for answers first. I know every bank's website offers some idea about structure, but sometimes I find the information insufficient or inconsistent with job postings. Furthermore, it's hard to figure out the size of these groups. All of this seems to be...|| 3 years 9 months|