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C) On the Job
Anatomy Of The 10-K
D) General Advice
Why are we Obsessed with "Work/Life Balance"
E) Relevant quotes from Interviews & AMAs
I was actually a hiring manager in my last role. I personally prefer a fluid interview and will pick questions based on their experiences in the past and tailor them so they are put on the spot and can't pull one of their scripted answers out of a hat. If they still try, they are dinged.
Stay in touch with your friends or teammates. I can tell you I've been surprised on more than one occasion to find a golf buddy or kid in high school I thought was a prick all of the sudden works in or tangential to my industry and that we might be able to find ways to work together. Old adage of not burning bridges applies here.
Work hard and get job experience. When a resume hits an inbox they look at school, GPA and job experience. They also run key word searches on the resume so if you have good experience the software will realize it for example "investment banking analyst" is much better to write on your resume than "" if you in fact did an investment banking internship.
I was an M&A analyst at the height of the boom period in 2007/2008. We were working at absolutely capacity, and the bank often turned away live deals because it was executing as many as it could handle. This meant that 100 hour weeks were common and all-nighters happened once a week. Not a day went by where I didn't get a serious urge to quit. Looking back, I couldn't be happier that I stuck it out.