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WSO Hall of Fame: Job Search Advice Forum The Wall Street Oasis Job Search Advice Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best threads giving advice on the various aspects of your next job search. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & In...
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Treated like Garbage in an InterviewI was wondering if anyone else has had an experience where you were treated like garbage in an interview or job search. A while back I had an interview, and the first thing the employer told me, right off the bat was, "We're not going to hire you." I thought to myself, ok... so why are we wasting ...
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Private Equity VS Corporate Development - Need Advice UrgentlyHi monkeys, I'll try to keep this short, and I'd really appreciate all advice. I live in a pretty low COL area. I'm a little over a year on the job as an associate at a small (less than 5 people) lower middle market PE firm. I was not looking for another job but got reached out to by a recruiter re...
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Intern who developed great method for sourcing deal flow. How do I leverage this into a PE or IB (M&A) Role?I have developed a proprietary deal sourcing technique. It works really well. MD's are terrible at business dev. I want to move to another bank and be valued for bringing in valuable deals. What can I do? I focus on ADG and TMT but I can reapply the method for just about anything. Non-Target Univers...
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Finding Non-Target Alumni Using Bloomberg I'm a long time lurker but a first time poster. I stumbled on a great technique to find alumni from Non-Target schools on Bloomberg the other day. You can find relevant professionals in investment banking, equity research, private equity, etc. by using the "PEOP" Bloomberg search function. This wa...
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Houlihan Lokey Says Contacting Will Hurt Your Chances. Is This True? My dream job is to work in their ADG practice.Just like the title says. My dream IB job would be to work at Houlihan Lokey in their Aerospace Defense and Government practice. I have experience in the industry and am really interested in combining my financial background with my passion from Aerospace and Defense. Having grown up around the D.C....
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Corporate Banking v.s. F200 Financial Analyst v.s. Commercial Real EstateHey all, I have an offer from Wells FAP, a boutique commercial real estate brokerage, and an offer from a F200 company for a financial analyst. I think the starting salaries are all pretty similar (FAP-60kish, F200-60kish, CRE-45k+19kish expected bonus) I was just wondering which choice would be th...
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DBRS - CMBS team: company culture, exit ops? Curious about the company. Interested in applying for an CMBS role. Haven't worked with a CRA before - I did a fixed income internship but mostly worked with rates instead of credit. I know the company is big in Canada, and that's the extent of my knowledge. My ideal exit op would be to get into b...
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Exit Opportunities from Commercial BankingI am currently working as a portfolio manager/senior underwriter for a large regional bank in the commercial group focusing on companies with greater than $50MM in annual revenue and have 5 years of commercial banking experience. I was originally hired into a Relationship manager training program th...
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Duff & Phelps - Exit opps and pay? Does anyone know anything about Duff & Phelps as far as culture, exit opps, pay, etc.? ...
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Confusing Job Offer Last year I interned at a boutique advisory shop in the summer. This year after my final exams finished, I contacted my ex boss to know if they had any full time positions for me. He told me to send my cv and he would talk about it over his partner. So when I contact...
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Better Entry-Level Opportunity: Financial Operations or Valuation Analyst?I'm a recent graduate, with a Finance major, Economics minor and an International Business certificate, from a non-target school. I had a 3.4 GPA and previous internships in Real Estate Finance and Wealth Management, as well as a study abroad experience. My job search has been a combination of bad...
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BlackRock drug test?Hey guys, Does anyone here have any recent employment experience with BlackRock? On their job application, it says you have to take a drug test within 72 hours of an offer, which seems a bit Gestapo-esque to me. Is this true? Not that I have anything to worry about in terms of drugs, but a pre-e...
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Company Email Addresses GuideHey fellow monkeys, It seems like we get posts every month about the email address of certain banks. I decided to make a list of all the banks/hedge funds/prop shops Here it is: The BB’s Using John Smith Goldman Sachs: john.smith@GS.com Morgan Stanley: john.smith@ms.com JP Morgan: There...
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Applying to internships in a different city?Hello so I'm going to be applying to summer internships in a city 2 hours away because there's not many opportunities in my current city. I'm not planning on permanently moving there, instead I'm planning on commuting from an AirBnB or something. Should I leave my permanent address on my resume eve...
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Sad sad story: how to break into econ/finance world as a pure law student?Here is a tragic story to amuse you monkeys: I am an international student who have studied law during undergraduates (we have law school for undergraduates), and is now a second year JD at T10 law school here. My parents are successful law professor and lawyer in my home country, and I found myse...
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Dallas Business ContactsGood evening fellow monkeys, I am currently searching for a job in Dallas. Is there anyone that would be willing to serve as a potential contact or know of any firms in the Dallas area hiring. I just graduated in May and am attempting to break into the investment banking industry. Thanks! ...
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Rising Senior with Low low GPA.. Moves from here?Hello, Currently looking to see where I stand and how to proceed from here. Non-Target Big State School. 1. 2.75 GPA (Horrible I know. Was ok ~3.2 and then mother passed). Currently taking Summer classes, should be able to get to 2.8/2.9 by the end of Summer. 3.0 hopefully at least by end of Fall ...
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How to establish a track record with personal investing during college years?Hello, so I have been running a portfolio now at ~200K during my college years (and gap years). I don't use the profits to pay for my daily expenses; I am just doing it for educational purposes (trying out different theses/strategies) and honing my understanding of the market. Fortunately, I have c...
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If I don't have money to go to a semi-target/target then how do I break into Investment Banking (or be successful at life)?OK so I'm not going to bore you, 4.0 CC student who has done some great ECs with a difficult courseload. Associate in Science as well. Now I've taken this year off and will apply for transfer to target/semi-targets this upcoming March. Now unlike all of you my shit family doesn't care about my succe...
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Should resume and cover letter be part of the same document?I'm applying to JP Morgan summer analyst positions right now and they request for you to attach a 'resume/CV'. Since they only want one document, should I keep my resume and cover letter together in one single PDF? Or can I just submit my resume?...
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Help - Consulting to BB Ops?I'm thinking about making the switch from a small consulting firm to Fixed Income Ops (MO?) (associate level) at a top firm in their Dallas office. I realize this is uncommon, but let me explain. My current consulting gig is comfy with decent pay. My issue is that A) firm is unheard of and B) The w...
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Alumnus offered to pass resume along... Did he forget?Early last week I reached out to an alumnus for an informational interview and we had a great conversation. He was a lot of help and he offered to pass my resume along to some of his contacts. He said he would do it near the end of the week and would CC me in the emails. I haven't heard anything yet...
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Wells Fargo 2018 Full timeAnybody else that applied to WFS IB/S&T earlier this month hear back yet? If not, when should we expect to hear back from it? Thanks in advance. Good luck to everyone with the application process....
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Career Switcher (Public to Private Sector): HELP! Any advice/leads?Coming from the public sector (federal government, 5+ yrs), non-quant role (legal/partnerships with private sector), interested in VC or global banking post MBA. How do I swing it/how do I make my resume work?...
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For those in IBD: Dumbest things you've seen in a resume?Here's one I came across this morning from a kid from an Ivy. "GPA: 2.45 / Major GPA: 2.6". Why he put his major GPA if it still sux my left nut is beyond me. I was thinking of drafting him the following email: "Dear [ ], Thank you for your interest in [ ]. Unforunately, we will not be mov...
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BO (ops) to MO - how possible is this transition? I know ops is regularly shit on in this forum, but I would really like some constructive advice here. I'm starting my first job out of school in ops (not in an IB). I know it's BO but realistically speaking, its probably one of the best options I have right now unless I want to remain unemployed for...
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Job market in Canada for CFA CharterholdersHey guys! I would soon be moving to Canada and was just wondering if anyone could shed some light on what the job market for CFA charterholders is like? I’ve got 2+ Equity Research experience in Asia and some experience in working at a corporate treasury. Ideally i would like to get in to a corpo...
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Coffee meeting gone wrong - Can I bounce back?Hi monkeys, I met up with an MD at a BB for coffee today and it didn't really go well. Some preface: this was my first time meeting someone above an analyst in the industry so the nerves were definitely a factor in this. We meet up and its going great but then I essentially blank out when he asks...
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Am I being annoying? How often should I follow up while job searching? Hi everyone, As the username shows, I'm currently job searching since I've been in the same role since university as a csr/bank teller from one of the big 5 banks in Canada. I've been trying to leverage my alumni network but again as the username shows, it's a bit tough. I managed to have by cha...
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Meeting with head of campus recruitingHello all, Essentially I have been lucky enough to get an offer to meet with the head of my school's recruiting for a BB firm in NY this summer. I have no idea what this means/entails/how much I should know going into it. I have not formally started the interview process; this was from networking T...
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Corporate Banking vs Corporate FinanceHello, I'm looking at entry-level jobs and I was wondering which of these fields would better suit my long-term career goals. I am currently majoring in Economics at a non-target state school (3.7 expected GPA). I'm aiming to get into a top MBA later down the line, so would Corporate Banking or cor...
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Does the BoA Finance Management Associate Program offer salary?Hello everyone, I'm currently looking into the BoA 2 year FMAP, and was wondering what sort of compensation they offer. I can't find this information anywhere, and it weighs heavily on if I will be able to go through with it. I can't afford to commute to NY everyday for 2 years if I'm making penni...
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Ahhhshit. Just found out I have a hair follicle drug test on Friday. Am I done forHi fellow Monkeys. I was recruited by a pretty large company to be an associate. I went through the multiple rounds of interviews and was finally offered the job. Great! All is well. They need to do the background check and drug test.. standard..no problem. I am signed up to take the test Friday...
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Calling Emigrators: Transitioning to PE AND moving overseas - one at a time?Hey monkeys. I've been on the buy side as an equity analyst for just over 3 years now, after changing careers (from astronomy, PhD under the belt). I'm based in South Africa and wishing to emigrate. I have a British passport, but trying to break into finance in another country still feels daunting -...
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Help selecting first job. IB vs IR vs Corp Dev/StratHey guys, would appreciate some insight on my current FT opportunities. Just finished up an internship with a f4-500 in corp dev. I was hoping for a corp dev offer, but they said they only have a FDP program available (reserved for candidates they see as high portential(not sure if HR is BSing me o...
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Company Interview: Deloitte - summer intern - financial advisoryMy experience should not be used as a general reference because I didn't go through a traditional application. The one and only interviewer was a HR manager, she basically just asked my around 5 behavioral questions and none of them was difficult to answer. They focused on teamwork very much (but ag...
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FLDP cold email critiqueNext week I'm going to begin trying to email people in FLDP programs, and since my university doesn't even have F500 OCR this is my only shot at getting in. If anyone could give advice/changes to my template I'd appreciate it. Hello [x], My name is [x] and I'm a rising senior studying finance an...
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Do I need a PhD in a quantitative field to get a job in algorithmic trading?I am doing a Masters in theoretical physics from a top 3 university in Canada. I have recently become interested in algo trading, but I see that many of the roles in New York require a PhD. Is it enough to form connections and do many algo trading projects during my Masters in order to land a job?...
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Help! How do I land a job in Dubai? Tech/PE/IBD/F500I have been reading a lot in news lately. "UAE to open largest Solar Panel Plant, open Tesla dealership, massive economic gains, etc..." Where do I apply?...
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Two years Consulting and lost --> Next Step? (IBD,ER,NonProfit)TL;DR - Current Consultant looking to switch into finance reaching out Monkeys- Just finished my second year at a Management & Strategy Consulting shop and I am looking at making the transition. I always wanted to do IBD but was guided into the consulting world instead after hearing from mentors...
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Any sophomore spots still open for application?Hey guys. I am Asian therefore not eligible for the diversity programs; I realize it is quite late in the process but I was just wondering if anyone knows of positions that rising sophomores(will be sophomore this fall) can apply to for Summer 2018. I just applied to JPM PWM. UBS also has an ins...
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Capital Management AnalystI am interested in a Capital Management Analyst role at a BB that is centered around risk weighting assets for the purpose of Basel III. Can anyone provide any insight on this role? From my understanding, it seems like they support the more glamorous forecasting / analysis roles within treasury. Is ...
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Commercial Credit EXIT OPPS?Background: - 10 months as a credit analyst at a large auto finance company (think finance subsidiary for Ford/BMW/Toyota, etc.) - Promoted to Commercial Credit Underwriter, currently 3 months into the role (I pretty much assess the risk of extending lines of credit and/or providing real estate fin...
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Coming back from Goldman Super Day - but still waiting - what should I expect?Hey guys. I went through my super day (off-cycle recruitment, non-FO) with Goldman last Monday and still haven't heard back. The conversations went well - the HR told me that the team enjoyed meeting with me, which I thought was a great sign since she didn't have to lie to me if it wasn't true. 2 ...
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IB, wealth management, or Big 4I'm a finance and accounting major at a target school in the northeast. Up until now, I've recruited with the big 4 and currently have 2 offers (one for audit, the other is currently for audit but I'm talking to alumni in advisory and may be able to get in there). I haven't done much finance network...
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How long to hear back from Goldman Sachs after an interview?I recently went on a job interview at GS for as a lateral hire. I was scheduled to meet with two people, one was a VP the other an associate. The interview lasted for about an hour and 15 minutes. After finishing speaking with the second person he went to see if one or two of the other people was...
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How long to wait after interview before moving on?Hey Guys, How long would you wait after an interview before accepting you weren't chosen, or to send a follow up email? I'm on 6 business days for a FO role at an EB. Thanks....
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Company Interview: PwC - Assurance AssociateIt will be and easy interview if you have offers from other firms and they know. They will speak to you differently, and treat you differently because they love when you decline another offer to join them. The partner asked me what SOX and PACOB stands for and why do they exist?. All other interview...
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Compliance to Sales?I currently work in compliance (not for a bank but for a regulator) and would like to transition out of it, ideally into sales. I have no experience in sales (financial sales or otherwise) but I'm wondering if I could somehow leverage my knowledge of the products I audit into a sales role for those ...
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London FT Analyst Recruitment 2018Hey, So I see most threads focus on US recruitment, and I was wondering if anyone knows anything about FT analyst recruitment for 2018 in London specifically? I've been having to search banks one by one and thought posting this might help all of us compile a list together of when the application pr...
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USC Marshall for LA/HK/others?Hello folks, I was just wondering about the situation for USC Marshall undergrads in terms of IBD. The career office seems a mess, and a lot of the guys seem to get shafted and put in wealth-management divisions. Anyone know how's the internship/job situation like in the LA/HK/international market ...
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GPA cutoffSo i come from a semi target (think competitive liberal arts such as Middlebury) and have a 3.49 GPA has a Econ Government Double Major, I am concerned since I am so close but still below the 3.5 BB's that I'm applying to will just not even look at my resume, despite having good experience working f...
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Cold Email turned Warm, What Next?So I recently cold-emailed an MD at a boutique to mid level (in between) got a good response and a half hour block scheduled phone call. Just needed some advice on what to talk about and what direction to point the conversation to better put myself in a position to ask for an interview for a summer ...
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Cold e-mailed 100+ people - no responses (not my name is goldstein troll)deletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedelete...
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No Sophomore Summer Internship - What Now?Hey all, A little about myself: I'm a target school student (Ross / Berkeley / Cornell AEM ) with a 3.84 GPA. I've relied on the target status as well as GPA to carry me for a while, but now I'm sort of panicking as I'm recruiting without much relevant experience. I've worked at many nonprofits and...
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Which Post-College job would look better for an mBA?Hi all, I'm a senior at UC Berkeley majoring in Public Health and Psychology (although I took several stats classes). I have a good GPA: 3.84. I have two job offers. One is to be a Business Development Consultant for Oracle Corporation and another is to be a "Data Analyst" for a health-tech startup ...
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List major GPA if cumulative GPA is already high?I went to a non-target but I'm wondering if I should list a major GPA that's 3.97 if my cumulative GPA is already 3.89. Do you think hiring people would even care? ...
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Retired Major League Baseballer needs adviceHI! I am a soon to be retired Major League Baseball player, looking for insight regarding my career prospects. I graduated from a top 20 undergrad business program with a B.S. in Finance. For the last 5 years i have been playing professional baseball, and in 2015 I pitched in the major leagues. My ...
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Is it a good idea to let firms know what other interviews for different companies you had?Some firms I applied for sent me a survey asking me what other jobs did I apply for and what other companies have I interviewed for. Should I answer this survey? How is it any of the firm's business what other interviews for different companies have I been to? Is it part of an plot to see if I have...
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Should I ask a search firm to reimburse my plane ticketHi, I'm in France right now and a search firm asked me to fly to London to do interviews for two different companies. Considering the date of the interviews I will have to travel twice. The search firm has never mentionned any reimbursement for travel expenses. Last time I had to came I paid out o...
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Recruitment in Paris, France after a MSc in London?I am an EU student (not French) studying a MSc Finance at a top UK school (think Oxford/Cambridge/LSE/LBS). I do not speak any French (although I understand most of it since my partner is French), and after graduation I kind of *have* to move to Paris. I have been wondering, has anyone here (non-Fre...
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Application status on "interview" for 2 weeksHey yall, I applied 2 weeks ago at Macquarie London for an Ibd job. Within 3-4 days my status changed from "review" to "interview" but since that, no news. I haven't received any email or call from them. Should I follow-up or something? ...
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Sent in two different resumes to one bank, screwed?So my moron roommate decided he would apply for two different jobs at one bank. The only problem is he has a sporadic to say the least work history, and he included some of his past garbage jobs on his resume and sent it in. two weeks later he applies for another job with the same bank, but this t...
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What should I do in order to increase the chance of getting a big 4 internship for next summer?Hi, My name is Catherine.I will start my junior this fall .Do you all have any advices how to increase the chance of getting a big 4 internship for next summer?I am interested in tax. I used to work at the retail bank as a teller for half year and be a IRS-VITA tax preparer for low income familie...
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Commercial Banking vs F500 Corporate FinanceWhich career is better for the long haul? I've been doing some reflecting, and I've realized that maybe, I'm just not smart enough to get into high finance/consulting and I need to be more realistic. Basically, if I want an upper-middle to lower-upper class lifestyle (toping out at around 200k or so...
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Need advice on career pathTo keep it short, I am 25 and graduated 2 years ago from a non target (reputable school though) with Econ degree and landed a gig with an F50 top firm in basically Financial Ops as an Analyst. I loved the culture and people but I hated the job with a passion and my commute was horrendous. I also had...
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Getting a job in Monaco (Montecarlo) Hey everyone, I'm looking for advices from people who had a previous work experience in Montecarlo, Monaco. I've heard the compensations are very high there (as high as they could be in Switzerland), but with a greater lifestyle (sun and sea-life helps apparently) and the fiscal framework is more t...
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My tourettes spazzed out during the interview?I was interviewing for a buyside firm a couple of weeks ago and the interview was going typically good. The interviewer liked and the technicals were pretty easy so I thought I had a shot for the super day. But then interviewer mentioned something and it triggered my PTSD, I started to blurt out cur...
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Does Goldman ask for past employer phone numbers?When you filled out your HR Workways background check information, did it ask you for addresses and phone numbers of past employers? I just did it and it only asked for city. No phone number. How do they go about contacting your past employers if you don't provide a phone number? Curious because one...
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How to Utilize a Potential Connection?In my current internship, I worked with a colleague twice (briefly) and she asked where I wanted to work after graduating. I mentioned Capital One and she mentions her husband is a Senior Director there. She tells me to reach out to her if I ever apply because she says having a reference can really ...
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Marijuana misdemeanor conviction I am doing a background check for MS right now. Will a marijuana possession misdomeniner under 15gs prevent me from getting this job? Happened when I was in college. I disclosed this upfront and they asked for for all the relevant documentation about the arrest which I had received provided. Any inf...
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Do you think "Extra-Curricular Activities" is Important in Hiring?I just saw the video of Morgan Stanley where they mention an importance in having shown different interests. Also in Goldman Sachs and Google. For example, some people spend a lot of time volunteering and going around doing community services. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gurZ25EiM2M https://w...
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How to delete JPMorgan/Citi/BoA career profileHello, Does anyone know how to delete those Taleo career profiles for JP Morgan, Citi, BoA and others in order to delete application history and start fresh? Thanks!...
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Getting A Sophomore Summer InternshipI go to a target school and I'm hoping to get an internship at a BB in IB or S&T. Currently, my GPA stands at a 3.75. I'm taking a summer class right now (managerial accounting) that I'm not doing too hot in (GPA has the potential to drop to 3.63 or 3.69). The following is my breakdown of grades for...
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Best interview advice I ever receivedThis idea was discussed within a comment thread a couple month ago but I thought it deserved its own thread just because of how awesome it is. I wanted to share with you guys a tip that is virtually guaranteed to improve your interviews. Here's what you do: 1. Arrive at interview location about 15...
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How To Get A Job On Wall Street (When You Don't Know Anybody)Hey monkeys, I'm on a plane from CLT to PHX, and I have wifi, and I'm not in the mood to work on my book. I like giving you guys some of my more thoughtful newsletter articles every once in a while, but I've never directly contributed to the forum. I have a few hours to kill, so I wanted to share ...
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Career shift for 27yo consultant/accountant to break into investingHi All, Long time lurker, first time poster. I was hoping I could get some advice on a career change into the investing world (broadly speaking, but ideally PE/HF/ER) or even banking (but probably just as a conduit to investing). I've been interested in investing since I was in high school and have...
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Industries/Functions to explore for Native Chinese/Spanish speaker?Rising senior at a top public school in the south (UVA, UNC, UT Austin, etc.) majoring in what's basically a Sociology/HR major (e.g. Sociology at UVA, Management and Society at UNC, and Human Dimensions of Organizations at UT). I interned at a F500 this summer in the auto industry in a business an...
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Offering first two weeks of intern salary for a successful referral?Background: I am currently about to start a masters program at a semi-target school and will be graduating in December 2018 (I would like to do an investment banking summer analyst internship in 2018). My GPA during my undergrad years was good & I have taught myself financial modeling over the summe...
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Keeping Series 7 When Leaving B/DGuys, I'm being recruited for a pretty nice gig in a consulting/analyst position for start ups and firms seeking VC money. I've already got my Series 7/66 under my belt while at my current position, but the role I'm being recruited for wouldn't have an immediate need for them. Seeing as how much wo...
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After you've made it to the second round, is it weird to write to your first round interviewer for advice? After you've made it to the second round, is it weird to write to your first round interviewer for advice?...
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Can Non-Profit Experiences Hold Solid Transferable Value?Hey all, I'm a target school student with a solid GPA, but when it comes to finance-related extracurriculars, I'm a bit late to the game. I've traditionally worked with many non-profits for some strange reason, but these internships were somewhat relevant. I've had a fundraising experience where I...
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GoBuyside ExperiencesCurious to see if anyone has been successful in using gobuyside? I'm an analyst at a relatively large PE FoF doing secondaries, primaries, and coinvestments. Have 2 years experience in the role and am looking at Associate positions in the same exact field. I've applied to a number of job posting...
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Good questions to ask in coffee chatsI'm starting to reach out to ppl and have secured a few coffee chats with BBs, IBD. What are good things to ask in a coffee chat or networking session, with someone (say an analyst/associate) that you have no connection to? Aka not a warm connection I've found in my first few runs that after g...
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Moving out of BlackRock's Aladdin Client Services to more investment related positionI am currently an intern at BlackRock in their Aladdin Client Services group. I have a finance and CS background from a target school with a decent GPA and feel like this position is not the right fit for me. I would like to do something more related to actual investing or even IBD. What are my opt...
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Possibility of career switch from Pharmacist to Finance industry at 25Hey guys, this is my first post here, so nice to meet you all! I am a recent pharmacy graduate, and have started working as a community pharmacist. Although it pays relatively well and is stable, it is also something that I unfortunately lost passion for over the years in pharmacy school. Therefor...
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Where do graduates from mediocre non-target schools with mediocre GPAs find jobs in finance?We all know that the big banks tend to hire from the cream of the crop students/schools but what about those who went to average schools with average GPAs who majored in finance or related major? What kind of jobs do these mediocre students end up getting?...
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MBA as a means to move from Management Consulting to PE?Hi All, Here's the situation: Currently have 4 years of experience at a boutique management consulting firm working with Fortune 500 firms around go-to-market initiatives, TAM modeling, strategy development, etc. - all of the traditional management consulting stuff. Focus is on technology provider...
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Will my poor decisions effect my chances of getting a job? Subscribe to this DiscussionHey guys, I am a URM if thats what would you like to call me and always struggled growing up. I grew up in the Bronx and I always dreamed about always wanting to leave out the hood and become somewhat of a rich person. I want to support my family, I want to care for them like how they cared for me. ...
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Career in government-related banks?Hi everyone, I have seen a lot of discussions on careers in IB, PE, HF, AM and such. Apparently, these industries get all the glamour and buzz in finance. Their rewards in terms of impact, respect and monetary result are among the reasons I am pursuing a career in finance. How about careers in ot...
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Why Prestige Really MattersSo, everyone is a prestige whore in some way or another. Let's be honest. For every 1 person who can afford to pay cash for an S500 AMG but drives a Prius for the mileage, there are 100 million people who finance a car they can't really afford. The same applies to school - How many people take the f...
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What qualifies you as "mixed race"In the process of filling out internship applications I always get to the self-identification part and wonder how much it would help if I was a minority. I did a 23andme thing a few months ago and it said I was like 4-5% native american. Is this enough to be "mixed-race" or will I immediately get di...
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How difficult is to get an internship in MO or BO at a BB?Currently going into my junior year at a semi target with a 3.7+ GPA, however I am not in the business school at my university (so I dont have access to any of the good OCR). Seeing as how I don't believe I would have a good chance at any front office types roles, I've begun to look into Middle Offi...
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Exit Big 4 Tax - Unhappy Accountant I get my CPA done, work at big 4 tax for over one year, but I am now very unhappy with my job. Tax and accounting are too much about crunching numbers and presentation and have very little financial analysis involved. Does anyone have advice on searching for the next career move? Should I ask for a ...
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Rising First Grader need tips for IBHello. I am able to read colorful books and I can count my fingers and toes. Mommy says I am a smart cookie and I make her proud. I am currently enrolled in a semi-target grade school in the first grade (think tier 1 mascot (lions, tigers, dragons, bears), milk in both pouch and carton form and al...

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