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WSO Hall of Fame: Job Search Advice Forum

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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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WSO Resume Review: get ready!

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Please check out our new Resume Review service to get your resume ready for recruiting season: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/page/wso-resume-review...

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24 yo - I haven't screwed up my life yet, right?

delsudest

Hi WSO, I have been reading this forum's content for a year or two now, but today is the first time I feel like I need to reach out and share my story. Brief background: 24-yrs old, one year out of undergrad in accounting, big four audit job, studying for CFA. I've got two main sources of uncerta...

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Background check help!!!

RandomWalkTheory

Hey everyone, I had a background check done by HireRight and it came back with two of my references as "Not Verified per Client Guidelines" and "No information provided". For the second one, he was out of the office and tried to reschedule, but they had to submit it in 5 days, so they couldn't sch...

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Army ROTC Cadet: Active Duty or Reserves + Finance

PatrioticPork

**Background:** I’m a rising senior and Army ROTC Cadet at a well-known, non-target Northeast school. I’ll be both graduating (BSBA, conc. Finance) and commissioning as an Army 2LT in May 2020. I’ll be spending half of this upcoming summer at CST in Ft. Knox and the other half as a Summer Anal...

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Offer rescinded bc of DUI

RealityCheck2201

Hi all, I’m pretty much crushed at the moment because I have been applying for jobs for the past 5 months. Had several close calls of being hired (I think). But nothing worked out until a few weeks ago. The position was for a trader/research/pm role. I was their top candidate. We had 5 interviews...

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Big 4 Audit trying to transition to TAS/Valuations?

awhite_1

So within a week doing audit at a Big 4, I started looking for a new job. I really want to go into IB, but I know that given that I don't have any transactional/deal experience and didn't go to a target that'll be near impossible. So I've been looking into TAS (Transaction Advisory Services) and Val...

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Career Advice (Finance)

Blaxus

Hello everyone. Basically I need some advice from people working in the Finance industry about possible career choices abroad.My situation is pretty specific so that is why I am asking a question like this, hoping people in the field could give me some advice. My background: I'm 23 years old living...

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Urgent Question on SA Application Strategy

mn22

Hey Everyone, I'm a rising sophomore at a non-target/semi-target and applied for Citi's sophomore summer IB internship. I really, *really*, want this opportunity and know I need to network my butt off in order to get it. Problem is - after looking through LinkedIn, I found only one alumnus from m...

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Selby Jennings - feedback/advice?

ebitdaddy--

Hey all, I had a bad experience with Selby Jennings similar to the ones that have been posted on here before. A recruiter reached out to me via LinkedIn telling me he'd like to set up a call to discuss a position with a venture capital firm. I accepted and set up the call for the next day, when a yo...

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Should I give demographic information when filling out a job application?

blinman

Hey all, A lot of the application platforms that banks use to recruit interns ask for some sort of demographic information. As a non-URM, should I even bother giving my demographic information? Is it just assumed that I am not a URM? Thanks....

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CAREER PATH ADVICE NEEDED- All experienced finance professionals chime in and help!

tuckercarlson123

Some background information to help advise a young professional (kinda all over the place) seeking some friendly advise: - Junior finance major @ top 10 undergrad business school - Strong experience...wealth management intern at major firm, corporate strategy intern, some impressive entrepreneuri...

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Value of Internal Learning Resources?

chrysosclancap

So I am working in retail banking at a Canadian big 5 bank and working to position myself for a stepping stone job on my way to S&T. Coming from a non-target school and program I am working to reorient my skills towards finance. In the short term that means the CSC and soon after the CFA level 1. ...

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My offer got rescinded

lindsey

Hey everyone, I got an internship offer at a boutique bank. Today, they had rescinded my offer citing hiring needs. I haven't lied on my resume or (as far as I understand) did anything wrong. So I'm confused why this happened to me. Any advice on what I should do in this situation would be highl...

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Advice For Bio Major going to Finance w/ mediocre 3.39-3.45 GPA (new to this forum)

yagd96

I am **not** shooting for GS, or JPM for investment banking. I realize that I don't have a chance in h*** of getting into their IB divisions. The reason why I'm interested in IBD, starts from my interest in biotech companies and keeping up to date with the financial information of some of the new ne...

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Telsey Advisory Group?

Nontarget2019

Does anyone know anything about Telsey Advisory Group? Is their research respected? I am considering an internship opportunity there and I wanted some more information....

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For those who work/worked in finance (IB, PE, HF, Pensions), what do you do now?

damocles

Those of you who went to BB Banking, PE, HF, ER, Buyside pension funds and the like right out of university or later in your career. What do you do now? The conversation always seems to end at 2 years of banking then 2 years of pe or B school. What about after that? Maybe it's just this forum is de...

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What WSO makes us all think

non target jared vennett

I just wanted to shed some light on something that happens on the forums. It is not uncommon to see people on the forums telling undergrads that they are "fucked" for whatever reason it may be. I think that this dynamic creates a sense of constant tension in some undergrads who get so strung out on ...

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Waiting For Decision. Should I Phone?

Tximu

hi, I've been a user for many years. Just created a new account to make sure I remain in anonymity. ...

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I Got Screwed With My Internship Placement, Can I Ask to Switch Roles or Am I Fucked?

tudorg

For some context, I am a rising senior at a semi-target school and I only made the transition to finance this year. Last summer I had a sales internship with a Fortune 50 company, and I found quickly that I did not want to be within sales. I networked within the organization and found that Finance w...

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KPMG Virtual Internship?

max2018

Has anyone ever heard of the 'KPMG Virtual Internship' on InsideSherpa? Supposedly it is a virtual data analytics internship and you can put it on your resume. I looked on LinkedIn and found several people that had it on their profile as experience. Just wondering if this is legit and if anyone has...

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Looking to hire an arbitrage algorithm developer

mbando

I work for a fintech startup that is looking to hire an experienced algorithm developer for a stock and commodity arbitrage trading bot. It doesn't look like there are many developers/programmers on WSO so could anyone point me in the right direction to find someone with this type of expertise?...

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Out of work for 3 months after being laid off -- how to address on resume?

Ignorhombus

Context here is I was laid off from my corporate job along with my boss, his boss and the head of our business unit. The company decided to focus on a different line of business. In the meantime, I relocated overseas to join my wife, so there was some moving and getting resettled that accounts for t...

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sphere of construction

massonliam2

Good day! My name is Liam Mason and I would like to consult with you about the company SVAYA. I really liked the job offer they sent me. Is there anyone who worked or works there? please give some feedback about the company. Thank you. ...

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P&G Finance or Global F500 tech company BD Management Trainee for MBA

Taiwanese-Speaking

Hi Monkeys, I am a graduate-to-be as a Bachelor in Banking with a GPA of 3.76/4.3 from a local target school in Taiwan (you can tell that from my user ID). I need some advice on which jobs to go for concerning the prospect for top MBA, pay, work-life balance, job content, etc. I used to be determin...

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Should I namedrop a manager from another division unrelated to the one I'm applying for?

dorsialunchmenu

I recently spoke to an open banking manager from a local bank during an open banking conference. we had a great conversation about the bank's future in open banking, and how I thought some of the discussed content could be applicable to areas such as auditing and due dilligence, he seemed impressed ...

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Entry Level advice for MBA student from a non-target school?

StewartDawson33

I would like to know what jobs/internships I should pursue while completing my degree as well as what the best finance career paths are for a non target school MBA graduate. I have a 3.94 GPA; I’ll be graduating in about a year and a half. I have some limited accounting experience and no finance e...

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Developer role background check with arrest record

watersmith

Hi I'm actually from computer science background and will start my job as software developer at a well-known financial service company at New York City. I'm worried about my background check, because I'm recently involved with a quarrel with my spouse and got arrested, but released quickly with dis...

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1 year or 2 year master? NO work experience

miquelj

Hey! I am going to apply to some European MiFs, and in case of being accepted to my top choices, my decision would be between Bocconi MiF and LBS MFA. The thing is that I have no IB experience. My only work experience is a 6 month internship as a bank teller at a local bank and I think that it leav...

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Breaking into CRE with a non-finance background in Midwest

beautista

Hi! I graduated a top 50 college in the Northeast and ended up moving to the Midwest (KC area). I've been working as a project manager for the past two years for a residential real estate investor and as a residential real estate agent but I want to break into commercial. I'm not sure what to do....

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What to include on a "statement of interest"

stkeene

Hey all, Currently applying for an undergraduate internship with my dream company for next summer, and they require a "statement of interest". I'm not really sure what to write for this - I've heard of them being a crucial part of business school applications but never for a summer internship posit...

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Including Interests/Hobbies on Resume??

coo12

I am currently in the process of tidying up my resume. I've seen some consultants include interests/hobbies on the bottom of their resume. Is this something that should only be included if it relates to the position? I will be applying to Tier 2 & Boutique firms and the list of my interests includ...

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Post Grad Job Search

Sums of Anarchy

My Fellow Monkeys, While there’s a vast amount of information on this site regarding job search tips/tricks for undergrads, this post is more tailored to those who have graduated college recently (within the past few years). What methods/strategies have you found to be most effective in securin...

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Dream job interview denial email

rd122596

Hi, So a week ago I accepted a offer for a full time job out of college. It is not my ideal job and I only accepted it so I can have a job upon graduation. Three days later, I got a email from the job of my dreams asking me to come in and interview. Whats the best way I can write my email response s...

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List 3.71/4.00 or 3.7/4.0

coo12

Upon graduating, I finished with a 3.71/4.00 CGPA. Is 2 decimal places too long? Or should I make it simple and round down to 3.7? Not sure if this would hurt me in any way (or it just doesn't matter). Any advice would be appreciated. ...

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Major GPA vs overall GPA

The_hipster_cow

I'm trying to set up my resume, and I don't know which GPAs to include and how to format it. I'm double majoring in Econ/math, at a target liberal arts (I don't think it should be target but GS and DB always make a huge show here every year). My overall GPA is a 3.3, while my Econ GPA is 3.8 and M...

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Joining consultancy but inexperienced and parallel with this field

ronisub48

Hi all users,I want you to help me understand how to become a consultant from the bottom, I read some economical books(that was during highschool and not college) about simple interest,compound interest,TVA,quantity,demand,elastic coefficient.supply and,to be honest, I remained in ,,fog'' with all t...

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How to get an IB analyst job?

182bbt

What would you recommend for a guy who is trying to get an IB analyst role who: does not have a financial degree and does not have *relevant* internship experience? Is it possible to get a role in this sector and if not, how would I go about it? ...

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Startup CTA series 3

edmundsmk

looking at starting up a CTA firm. Where is the best place to find a series 3 holder? ie job boards or employment sites, would rather avoid a recruiter....

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Accidentally skipped an optional pre-recorded video interview, what do I do? (RESOLVED)

dorsialunchmenu

I'm applying to KPMG, and was given the option to do an optional pre-recorded video interview. Prior to recording, it was stated that 3 options would be given upon finishing a recording: 1. handing in the recording 2. skip (changed my mind) 3. re-do the recording however, upon messing up my first...

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Equity Research Intern —> Investment Banking FT

Chris-Li

I have an equity research internship as well as another ER externship lined up for a semester. However I rarely see posts regarding ER intern going to IB Full time. I was wondering how the transition is and if ER is viewed favorably in IB?...

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Career advice would be very much appreciated

jjmnj

Hi guys, I've been following WSO for quite a while but only now felt the need to reach out seeking for advice. I know that this might be a shot in the dark but here it goes. Background: graduated from a top university in my home country (Southern Europe), started working for a big-4 in their M&A pr...

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Anyone working at big4 M&A data analytic positions?

yoosan

I recently got an interview opportunity from Deloitte M&A data analytic position. I am somehow very proficient at new technology tools (alteryx, tableau, power BI, UIpath). I am looking for opportunites to work in deals. I did rotation in FDD and valuation rotation. I am not sure should i transfe...

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I Would Appreciate Your Help In Navigating My Career

drongobyrd

Hi Everyone, I am been a long-term reader of WSO content and I love how helpful everyone is here. Now, I find myself in need of advice and help. Just a little about me. I graduated university in Spring 2018 with a degree in Economics. My university is not an Ivy League, Public Ivy or even a schoo...

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Felony will be expunged in 2 years what to do in the main time?

lethalasian

Hey, guys, I need some advice from anyone with experience in the industry. Any would be appreciated. I recently graduated with a finance degree at the same time got sentenced to probation for my stupid actions during freshman year of college. Long story short it will be expunged in two years. What...

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Some advice would be appreciated

182bbt

I'll make this short. Graduated last May with a B.A. in Political Science with coursework and internship experience in only that area. Now, I want to go into finance/investment with the ultimate goal at present being equity research, something else in IB, prop trading, or other AM job. I know it's ...

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Best Gigs for Personal Networks and Access to Capital?

Venturepapi

What are the best gigs to develop personal networks and access to capital for those looking to spinout on their own? ...

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Masters in Physiology (Former Premed)

Intraarticular

I haven't been able to get into medical school, so I have decided to go with plan B, which is to get a real job, lol. What jobs or fields should I hone in on in my search? All of my work experience is in entry level customer service or patient care. I have heard of healthcare consulting. Are there a...

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Orientation and advice for a Spanish student

Ximpanze

Good morning to everyone. Despite I have been reading to all of you for months, this is my first thread in this forum and of course I am seaking for advice. Firstly, I don't know if you are into Spanish or Mediterranean countries situation, but in any case I will tell you: - Unemployment is high -...

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Is this a Yes No Maybe So?

a5hleybmw

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BB Risk Management vs HF Trading?

Abc-cba

Hi everyone, I'm from Europe (Spain, Portugal) and have been working 2y in consulting (MBB) after getting a MSc in Quantitative Finance from good national university. I want to move in a more Finance-related role and I got two offers: - BB (GS, JPM, MS) Credit Risk - Hedge Fund (10bln AUM) Trading...

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4 hr Quantitative test with a VC firm

ship

I am currently a management consultant with MBB. I have PhD/MBA and now interviewing with a healthcare VC fund. After 2 interviews, I am going to have a quant test. I am told that its a 4 hr test. so folks have any idea on what to expect and how to best prep for it? e.g. gmat type; build a NPV model...

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Unpaid Internship in NYC/ based in DC

pfinfrasfin

Hi everyone, I recently got an offer from a (small) investment company based in New York City. I'm now debating whether to take it based on some reasons: 1) It is unpaid, and I am based in D.C. From this point, I do not consider to move to NYC. I am thinking to do both remote and in office work a...

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Best path into IB or Strategy/Management Consulting (1 Year out of Undergrad)

Wizardly

Hi All, I'm currently 1 year out of graduating undergrad, and have spent the last 8 months doing Operations Analysis at a FANG company. I left the role a few weeks ago due to limited opportunity towards internal lateraling and the relative ease of the job (I learned everything there was to do in a ...

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Scared of Ruining my career opportunities (Gap year abroad)

banana407

So i just finished my first year of my undergrad (1 of 3yrs) in Business administration (Finance) here in Canada. And recently, a passion or a life goal resurfaced, I want to study Mandarin chinese in mainland China right after my degree. And recently, a passion or a life goal resurfaced, I want t...

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Geneva Trading Junior Trader Assessment

silverbullet56

Hi All, I received an email from Geneva Trading to complete a Junior Trader Assessment, does anyone have experience on what the assessment involves? Thank you...

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Software Engineer (FAANG) to top-5 MBA? Is it worth it? Exit Ops?

siliconvalleyoasis

Background: I'm a 26 y/o software engineer at a FAANG company, and I'm on track to become an engineering manager in the near future. I'm very good at software engineering as well as dealing with people/other engineers – in other words, my job is going (very) well. However, I find myself desperatel...

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Best Entry Level Finance Opportunity for Career Changer with Transferable Skills

scan-001

Trying to figure out the best way for me to get my foot in the door of the finance world. Went to college for business administration and graduated in 2012. I have 7+ years of experience in marketing, business plans, marketing research, strategy and project management. I have built and developed ...

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Doing two internships at once?

mindyana

Sophomore at HYP. I am international and was planning on doing an internship in my home country this summer. However, structured summer internships are not a thing there so I had to network and talk to people to get internships. I currently have two offers- one at a VC/startup incubator and another ...

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