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The Unfortunate Truth

apples38

I see a lot of people writing inspirational stories of networking and I just want to be honest with all the users on here. Those stories, are RARE. Everyone in my group goes to a target school, knew someone within the group, and/or has an insane story. Also, the group likes to recruit from its...

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Top 10 Undergrad, Top 10 MBA... Unemployed 3 months, 2 not great offers to decide between

NotFunEmployed

My story: - did a degree at a top 10 undergrad - a few years consulting at a small place focused on industry A - Went to top 10 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> - Did internship in strategy for largecap firm in industry A - Switched to...

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Destroy my resume - ER FT

RandomWalkTheory

Hey everyone, Rising senior at a non-target looking to recruit <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr> full-time and was looking to get my resume shit on. I'll also be sending it to a few <abbr title="investment banks">IBs</abbr> that I have...

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AMA: From non-target to BB S&T internship to jobless after graduation to HF to unemployed...but happy.

Darth-Trader

I am using a throw-away account for this post. I have been meaning to do a post to tell my story for a couple of years now, and finally am following through with it. It is my hope that fellow students and analysts will gain some insight and perspective from my experience. Background: I had always w...

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Should I start working or do a masters first?

ythadrian

I am a university student in my final year studying economics and finance at the rank #1 university in Australia. I grew up in Hong Kong and am currently seeking a graduate asset management gig in Australia to kickstart my career. I have spent most of my university days fucking around am trying to ...

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Should I reach out to my interviewer?

datarookie

Recently had my first ever interview with a bank. I don't think I got the job but my interviewer was really nice and spent most of the interview giving me advice. He gave me his card and said I could reach out to him should I have any questions. Was he just being nice or should I actually reach out?...

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What could cause a delay in job offer approval?

Isladecorn

Hi Monkeys, I have been verbally offered a MO position at GS 3 weeks ago. I signed the compensation form, submit my salary proof, agreed to the background check and was notified last week that on a regional level (I'm in Asia) it was approved and what was left was the global approval. Today I ...

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Is credit ratings to IB to PE possible?

Bigdog22

So this is my first post on wso, but I've read around good deal.... I've come a solid ways career wise from attending a non-target > to first job was outside the industry > then to Ops at a BB > currently FIG analyst at a big 3 CRA and CFA level II candidate. Just thinking long-term - Is there any ...

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Asking for intern selection process update

anonmises

Hey guys Was wondering how you generally ask coordinators for an update on the intern selection process... I've drafted a few templates now but each seems to come across as either annoying or demanding. Any recommendations??? Appreciate any and all help...

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FAANG Corp finance and Corp Strategy Timeline and networking?

John-Jacobs1

Just was curious on the timeline for Financial Analyst positions and Corp strategy at FAANG's. Also, even thought it's late in the cycle, would it be possible to network in or is the timeline rigid?...

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urgent help with replying to offer

ffffml

had posted about this earlier, but didn't get a lot of response, so here it goes again. am a rising junior at a college. Looking to get into the buyside directly after undergrad. I applied to a few places for fall internship opportunities. Heard back from a tech investing focused family office (I t...

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Canadian BB PWM Internship

Hcaz

Recently, I have been cold-emailing a bunch of firms within Canada for freshman PWM internships. However, it seems to me that some of the top BB firms (GS, MS, JPM etc.) have very little presence within Canada compared to the Canadian banks (RBC, TD, CIBC etc.). I’d just like to confirm if my spec...

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What are good startup positions to look for?

Big_Muffin

I have IB and buyside experience. I'm thinking about greener pastures in the startup world. What are the "best" positions to target at startups? Best in terms of career mobility and how valuable you are. Most of the postings I see online are for late-stage startups that are looking to fill specific ...

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Top-tier university, what exactly does that mean on a vacancy description?

Vainax

I always get confused by a phrase on almost any vacancy description for a good company - "a degree from a Top-tier university", what exactly does that mean? Is it top-10, top-20, or even top-50 university?...

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Post-MBA Jobs that are doable with a family?

bcrew13

Currently working in corporate strategy at a F500 bank in the US, but going to get my MBA in the Fall. I will be married while I am doing my MBA, and am trying to find a career path that doesn't kill me in hours. I will be doing an IB internship during my school year, but it's only 25 hours per week...

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Quit a MM IB M&A gig for a cushy job with better lifestyle

Potestatem7

Hey, guys. Looking for some perspectives about my situation. I went to school and work in a major emerging economy that is suffering a major recession. I graduated in 2015 (decent universiy, target for MBB, but not good at all for IBD) and was able to land a MM IB gig at a 1-person (the MD) satelli...

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I've made mistakes

nosferazool

I need help. So, I went to a private liberal arts school in NY and live in NY. I was extremely lazy and suffered from depression as a teenager so I never really worked through school. I eventually worked through it but only towards the very end of my college year so I didn't do any internships. I...

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Confused between 2 offers (internship)

HedgfundWannabe

I am a graduate student in Computer Science (Masters) and and am confused among these 2 offers for internship: a) Quantitative Researcher - small hedge fund (AUM - 100-300 million range) b) Software Engineer - Amazon My goal after graduation is to get a Quantitative Researcher role in Hedge Fund. ...

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Nat_01

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Networking Opportunities & Associations for Female Traders

toryinnyc

Hi, I was wondering if there are any organizations in NYC dedicated for female traders. Does anyone have any knowledge of any communities/societies?...

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The WSO Job Board is Now FREE

WallStreetOasis.com

The WSO Job board is now free for anyone that wants to apply...all anyone has to do is upload a resume and they will be allowed to submit their application. Create Your Oasis Job Profile Here's a peak inside: ...

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Potentially Changing Title on Resume

Bluepenuser

I'm currently a director of analytics in Investment Sales and I'm looking to make the move to acquisitions or asset management. I have 3 years of management experience for a total of 5 years in retail commercial real estate analytics. I also have an additional 3 years of experience in single family ...

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Am I underpaid or is this competitive?

IzRun

After a disappointing merit increase I've been wondering if I'm being underpaid in my current role. I graduated last May and am working at a F100 manufacturing / distribution company as a Financial Analyst II. My title also throws me off because I joined out of school, but they brought me in as ...

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Graduation Date problem

moneymachine12

Hey all, I am a junior and have an offer for this summer but don't want to go to the firm full-time. I added a minor, which pushed my expected graduation date back to Dec 2020 instead of May 2020. My school added classes for my minor, so I can still (and want to) graduate in may 2020, but a very pr...

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GoBuyside Application Process

Sirworksalot

Has anyone ever applied for a position on GoBuyside and then also applied for the same role directly on the hiring firm’s website and/or sent cold emails to people at the hiring firm? I was considering doing these follow ups to increase my chances, but not sure if this is something GoBuyside frown...

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How Did You Successfully Find a Job in New York?

stev0026

This is for everyone who successfully found a full time finance job in NYC while living out of state. Whether is was a few years into your career or straight out of undergrad. So basically, like tons of other finance people, I am looking for a full time position in NYC while currently living hundre...

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Quantitative Finance Summer Internship Advice

lordskloore

Any advice on getting finance (specifically financial engineering and quantitative finance) internships? I'm 14 (8th grade, going into 9th), and I've had a fairly strong interest in coding for a while. I got good enough that my level of prowess has been described by some programmers as roughly as go...

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Keeping bridges open after interviewing

lakebeachadvisors

I just finished up an interview with an asset manager and didn't get the offer. However they were very nice about it and they said that realistically they liked me a lot but there was just one person who was a fantastic candidate and they only had one spot. However, I want to keep the connection ope...

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Bloomberg Quant vs. Hedge Fund Back/Middle Office

ca_zeus

Hello WSO, I am interested in your thoughts for two roles: Bloomberg Quant/Sales role and a Hedge Fund Middle/Back Office role both in NY. Specifically, the HF role is to help build systems (programming) to track middle/back office applications with some potential to assist the firm in risk/quant ...

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My challenging situation

y.lyubkin

Hey guys, this is my first post on this site so I hope this is the appropriate forum to post this. Here's my situation. I got accepted To Umass Amherst into the honors college with flying colors, as I was routinely an AP scholar with distinction, yadda yadda did well in hs. I could have easily gott...

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JP Morgan Investment Banking Junior Analyst

anewmonkey122

Hey, Has anyone heard back or received an online interview from JP Morgan Investment Banking Junior Analyst role? It says that my application is submitted and I did an online test in December but haven't heard back anything since then? Have they already given out interviews? ...

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Moving to SF...Career Advice

StatisticallySignficant

Hello everyone, I'm currently working on moving to San Francisco from Phoenix. My goal is to end up working as a PM for a long/short, value-oriented hedge fund, but I know that currently I need more experience before I can make that transition. A little background on me: * Currently at a $1B+ ...

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Is it possible to be terrible at accounting yet be good at finance?

Fr0nt0ffice

I understand that not all areas of finance deal with the detailed aspects accounting per-se, and most jobs in the finance industry only require the basic understanding of the three financial statements and how they interact with each other. But I am talking more along the lines of corporate finance,...

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Who makes more money: consulting partners or IBD MDs?

Making Gravy

Title says it all. I can't seem to find a straight answer on this question. I've seen both cited as making higher total compensation. What makes this interesting is that there are myriad factors to consider, but I want to hold things equal like ability to sell, or tenure....

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Interview went great! We will get back to you. (silence)

burner56342

On a burner account for this. So, I went in for a second-round interview recently with a fairly large, respected company. A little over a week goes by and I get a phone call from HR letting me know that they thought "the interview went extremely well" and that they would follow up within the next d...

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Wealth Management Background Becoming Financial Analyst

Supremekaiii

Hi Guys, I am new here and would like to seek some advices on my job transitioning.. I am currently in Wealth Management at a BB doing financial planning for HNW individuals for 2 years. My goal is to become a financial analyst and eventually complete MBA, then shoot for IB or PE.. Currently CFA l...

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3rd yr IB analyst - career advice needed - off-cycle recruiting

DC230

Hi All, I am currently a 3rd year analyst at a small boutique bank (think M. Klein, Zaoui) on the job hunt. Also, previously worked at a BB in IBD for over a year before switching - was looking for more meaningful M&A experience and senior mentorship at the time. I am now looking to make another sw...

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Is it unethical to say I still work at a company if I was very recently let go? (job search is easier when already employed?)

Fr0nt0ffice

I just got fired from my job (public accounting). Reason was performance, I didn't like the job; but I honestly did try my hardest. But in the end, I wasn't good enough at it, so they let me go, performance being the reason. Overall, I would say I was well liked at this company, and most people were...

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The Waiting Game - Need A Distraction

Aye B

Gonna be vague here with the details but also try to set the scene. Mostly just need to rant a bit, but any tips or responses from others in this situation (or a friendly "fuck off and relax") are more than welcome. I've been interviewing with this company for over 4 months at this point, consis...

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Where can I read about all the various roles in the industry?

ericl619

I'm currently in a BO role that doesn't really have much growth potential and I'm looking for potential career paths. Are there any good materials that lays out the various roles in FO, MO, and BO and what they do?...

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Following up after applications

aconcernedguy

Hi everyone, I recently noticed that a lot of pros here advise on following up after an application for a job. I don't want to come across as dumb but I'm not really sure how to do that and would like to ask for advice. What does following up actually entail? And how do you go about it, especially...

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Job swap advice

CRE_User1

12 year vet, bored retail developer considering move to MFR investing. Pros: faster pace and coming buying spree. Cons: surrender current pipeline and comfort. Yay or nay?...

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Certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA) from Corporate Finance Institute (CFI)

elitenotelitist

Stumbled across this, does anyone have any ideas if it would be useful? The cost is $497 which is significantly less than other programs. Obviously it wouldn't be a equivalent of a CFA or CAIA, but would it be more than a expensive piece of paper?...

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Path from IB to PE/HF?

banana-land

Does anyone have any insights into their path from an IB role to a PE/HF role? e.g. what was your timeline? did you obtain a postgraduate degree? how did you go about getting noticed/networking? are you happy with your choice?...

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Opportunites from a no-name boutique

Marshall D. Teach

Hi all I've got an offer from a little known M&A boutique and am deciding of whether or not to take it. I got good grades from a French target school but zero internships or other work experience (which is my main problem). My main question is: Should I take it, given that I want to break into ba...

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The price of freedom

MiseryWanderer

Hi all, First, excuse the pretentiously profound post title derived from weeks of mulling over the concept of existence, purpose and money. It was a way to (partially) vent all of it. I come to you guys in desperate search of advice, probably because I am lost. Here we go. I've been always intere...

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Fintech Startup to Private Equity or Asset Management

Coronaddo

I'm on my junior year and looking for summer internships. So far I've had a hard time finding private equity or asset management jobs in my city. It's not that I don't get interviews, it's that there's a tremendous lack of job positions junior level in this field in Barcelona, where I live. I'm talk...

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Contractor to full time

jialopet

I am currently working as a contractor for a bank, I enjoyed the culture of the bank however they were laying off some people and I like to do a good job at whatever I am doing so they extended me numerous times. My current renew is up and I will not be renewed as my processes were moved out of the ...

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Why Prestige Really Matters

Goldman Snacks

So, 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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Accept a job at a small boutique M&A firm?

Max-Kimmel

Hi everyone! So, here's my situation: -recently graduated from a small college, 3.9 GPA -Mathematics major, finance minor, Information Technology Minor -ran a pretty successful ecommerce business while in undergrad -other than that, some internships in smallish places. No big investment banks or any...

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Finding a job in the US from Europe after completing CFA and banking grad programme?

gderapalino

So, I have a BA and an M.Sc. in Economics in a top 50 school in europe, and will soon start my graduate programme in a large-ish european bank with operations in 2 EU countries and has an office in NYC. They will pay for my CFAs. How hard will it be for me to find a job in the US after this? How s...

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Economist 2 years out of school in a quantitative role, too late to get into IB?

ME_2

Hey all, Timeline: Undergrad (Econ/Math, non-target)->1 year Foreign Master's (Economics, top-tier target in London)->2 years Economist for the Government (not Fed or Treasury) I realize now after much research that I really want to try my hand at IB, but it seems like I am too far our of school t...

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Tried to start my own fund, not really working out, what should I do from here?

stillenacht

Alright boys, I tried to start my own quant fund with a friend from my masters. The track record is decent so far, but a year and a half have passed, and it is clear that raising money is going to take time. So, I need a job. Problem is, I've not the faintest clue where my experience lands me at the...

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Forget to Update OPT (10 Days Rule)

leslier

Hi all, I forgot to update my employment status on my school's OPT update website. The rule says that I have to let the school know within 10 days of any changes regarding my employment status. I have been swamped with so many stuffs that I simply forgot to do that. What should I do now? How will ...

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Did I Get It?

AMIsLife

Hey guys, Came across this article when I was stressing out about an interview that I had, and thought that I would post it. Hope this helps anyone who is stressing about their interviews like I was! https://www.aol.com/2009/01/27/10-clues-to-decoding-the-interview/ ...

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To CFA or not ?

The White Bull

I am in my first year of a non-target B-School. I am really interested in Financial Modeling/Valuation/Financial Research in terms of academic interests and VC/PE/IB in terms of professional industry where I would like to see myself. But I haven't been able to decide whether to do my CFA or not whil...

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Big 4 - jumping from Assurance to TAS as a long-term undergrad intern

imdrones2

I am currently an undergraduate doing a 2 year internship in Risk Assurance. I plan on moving on to another big 4 for TAS after around 10 months, but that is only for an internship which may or may not provide me with a return offer - I want to be conservative and assume the worst. I am asking - if ...

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The Thin Line Between Eager and Annoying

brownstomach

Hey monkeys! During a discussion I had with one MD I was trying to network with, he mentioned that one of the most important qualities for an intern is good situational awareness—that is, knowing when they should insert themselves and knowing when they should not. Maybe for some people, this kind...

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How do I Find a Summer Internship as a Freshman or is it too late?

Brhoom27

I'm currently a freshman at NYU Stern and I plan on majoring in finance. I'm taking out a pretty large loan so I want to start interning as soon as possible (preferably this summer). Did I wait to long to begin searching? Im not 100% sure what I want to do but I was thinking about ib or consulting. ...

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Corporate Finance Phone Interviews

NeverOutOfTheFight

Hello, I have two phone interviews tomorrow: One in FP&A at a F100 Company and another for a Corp Dev Position at a F300 company. I know most of the things that I should prepare for, but I have a few questions: 1)For the FP&A role I was told that I will have a small case study during the phone int...

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Any advice for a confused 2nd year student?

qwerty021

Hi! I am a second year student in a semi-target in Canada. Just found the forum and got to know that some 2020 SA positions are open lol However, I just started looking for internship for this summer and even haven't decided which way to go Super anxious and confused now, any advice? Do I still have...

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I'm a Failure

shiva910

I just failed out of medical school. I went to an osteopathic school, and I heavily utilized their grade replacement policy (retake grades). So, I have like 6 transcripts including community colleges and my UG. I've never worked a day in my life since I have been continuously in school. In undergr...

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Transition out of Technology Consulting

coo12

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Question regarding perception of international internships and recruiting

perpatina

How is international experience viewed for full-time recruiting in the US. For example, If you have Big 4 or MBB consulting experience in China, how is this seen as compared to the same role/company in the US? If you have a better opportunity in China compared to a mediocre opportunity in the US, wh...

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Please Help: 8 Months Unemployed

yellowmac

Hello, I am in a serious predicament and I don't know what to do to find work, because I feel really bad and dejected. I am looking for honest feedback, so I can better my prospects. I really just want to start working and start building my career in finance. I am now 8 months unemployed. Backgrou...

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Is it possible to pigeon-hole myself in an internship?

Anonymous Monkey

I recently had an interview and expect to get an offer from a very small investment management and financing/consulting firm for an internship. Its a BO role during internship with potential to move to FO when flipped to FT after internship. However, this firm offers services to primarily Native Ame...

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Headhunter call debrief

SCZealot

Hello - just finished my first call with one of the well-known headhunters on this board (Glocap, Amity, HSP, S1, Oxbridge, CPI, etc); Started off the call with some small talk then jumped into my story / resume, what I'm looking for, where I'm looking to live and a couple other basic questions lik...

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6 Tactics to Ease Your Job Search

Alexandra Smith

Anyone who dreams of high-quality employment or changing a job and actively works in this direction should determine the most effective way to achieve this goal. Let’s discuss the tactics you ought to know and follow respectively to reach this aim....

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Moving after MBA to PE/VC/IB

The White Bull

I am currently doing my MBA at one of the Indian Institutes of Management, (not the top 3 elite but can be in the top 20 Indian B-Schools). One of the unique things about IIMs is that they do admit freshers and fortunately or unfortunately, I am one, having directly come across from being an IT Engg...

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Have you ever seen anyone leave Wealth Management/Financial Advisor role?

RealSlim

Alright, folks: I'm going to let it all out. I'm around my late twenties/30, and I've made a decent living being a Financial Advisor at a reputable BB/PB shop for most of my career. Think JPM/GS/AB/WF/UBS/BNY/Northern Trust/MS/ML. I currently gross 225k+ working roughly 40-50 hours, but anticipate m...

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Unsure of where to look next, and how to describe current industry - Alternative finance/lower MM/merchant cash advance

piff

I currently work in the underwriting department for an alternative finance company that specializes in lending to small and medium enterprises. We fund small businesses that need working capital in a hurry, at the cost of effective interest rates in the 25-30% range at the absolute lowest (but usual...

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F200 Leadership Development Program vs. Deloitte

BWManiac

Hello, first time poster so please let me know if I've posted in the right place. I'm looking for advice between two offers, and career advice in general. In short, I have two main offers I'm considering: I have an offer for a Fortune 200 Rotational Leadership Development Program, and an offer for ...

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How To Get Rehired?

Armhoo1

EDIT: Never mind, I figured this out. Nothing to see here, keep on moving it along and thanks for stopping by....

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Which CPA firm?

sydp9

I have more than 15 years experience and I am a CPA . Which CPA firm I should target for my Job search if I want to be in financial/bank audits?...

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Operations Role at Private Equity firm

Dharkland

As I don't think I've seen too many threads on Ops roles at PE firms, was wondering if someone could compare/contrast such an Ops role at a PE firm with a typical trade settlement Ops role at a BB. Received an offer for Ops analyst at a PE firm and am contemplating leaving my current job as a Regul...

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Should I admit I was fired?

PatrickBatemannn

At my last job, I was fired. I caught Epstein Barr virus - its a virus that leaves you bed bound for 2-3 weeks, and takes at least 6 weeks to fully recover from. The first day I caught it, my boss caught me in the break room for 2 hours and wrote me up. I didn't show up the next day as I was admitte...

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What's the background check process in Goldman Sachs?

wiff

Anyone who can describe the background check process in Goldman Sachs? I guess filling in online application form first and then the outsourced company (named Hireright) would verify the information? Thanks. Regarding the employment history, do I need to solicit my former employer to issue certifi...

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Real Estate to Equity

thomas.napolie

Hi guys, First of all thank you for all the topics, detailed and interesting answers you provide. Today I was asking myself a question and rather consider my possibilities for my future. To be direct: I want to continue my career in AM banking, and I am currently in bachelor's degree in london, wi...

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Sophomore Internship at International Office

walterpingu

Do any of the international offices for consultancies (MBB, OW, Strategy&, etc.) take sophomore undergrad interns? Thanks....

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Consulting Internship in Middle East

walterpingu

Hi! Does anyone know if consulting firms (MBB, OW, Strategy&, etc) in the Middle East take interns during the summer after sophomore year? Thanks....

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Long notice period makes me unattractive to recruiters

Madrush

hi all, I was pretty desperate for a job so landed up in my current role where my notice period is 3 months. It's so long that many recruiters are turned off by it and tell me that no one would wait for me for that long. Any strategies to help me out? I considered negotiating with my boss, but woul...

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Interviewed a month ago, still getting non-update emails

Wellmeh

Good afternoon, I had my super day for a junior analyst role at a CRA a little over a month ago. I felt like the interview went pretty well and I hit it off with both interviewers well, but especially well with the first. Sent follow up thank you's to both as well as to the recruiters. However, it h...

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Goldman Sacs Corporate Treasury Strat VS JP Morgan Interest Rates Modeling Quant

qwerty_mbb

I interviewed with Goldman Sachs for its Strat role in the Corporate Treasury team (in Bangalore, India). I really didn't have an option as to which team I could interview with and this was the one I ended up interviewing with. The interviews have gone well and I'm hearing from internal folks that I...

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Citi Corporate Banking full time analyst

anewmonkey122

Hi, has anyone done interviews for Citi Corporate Banking FT analyst role. I applied recently and not sure how far application process has gone. Has anyone done final round interviews for the position. Or heard anything back? ...

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Valuation Control Analyst Exit Opportunities

aconcernedguy

Hi WSO, I have recently accepted a valuation control analyst position in a BB top three in CEE. I come from a non target university in Eastern Europe with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance, and had an internship in a Big 4 in their Valuation/M&A practice but with very limited deal flow ...

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Cold e-mailed 100+ people - no responses (not my name is goldstein troll)

offerrescinded

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Lateral Switch from Audit to Investment Banking Feasibility?

Rafael Mendes

Hello good people of WSO, I'm currently in my third year of college with an internship at one of the Big 4's audit division for the upcoming summer. HOWEVER, I do not want to study for the CPA and reach the 150 credit requirement. My question is: Is it possible for me to do the audit internship ...

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Transparency with Headhunters

Holdthedoor

Recently had an interview with a fairly well-known Enterprise VC. I received the interview through a traditional headhunter (e.g., Amity, Glocap, Oxbridge, etc.). This was my first interaction with a headhunter and wanted to make a good impression coming from a non-IB/MBB background. I'm not extre...

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Wells Fargo Sophomore Leaders Conference 2019

Brandon-M1

Has anyone heard back from Wells Fargo for the conference in March? I still haven't received a call....

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Perfection on Superday

futurebanker55

Would you say perfection is necessary to receive an offer? I know this can depend on a lot of things, but was hoping to hear some stories. Do you have to be perfect to get an investment banking offer? Getting every single question right will not land you the offer. The interview is about knowing...

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Finding an internship with a learning disability

Linlinvixx

Hello! I am a 4th year student at UC San Diego. It’s not a target school for finance, but it’s considered a very good school. I transferred to this university from community college. My major is International Business, and it incorporates all kinds of business classes, including accounting, fi...

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What are my options for a possible career change?

reaperd

I am not sure if this is the right forum topic but here goes. Background * I am a 26 year old software engineer at Bloomberg working within the trading systems group, making a good bit over $200k (80% base, 20% bonus) working 40-50 hours a week. To my understanding, this puts me comfortably at ...

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Any Advice On New Jersey?

Streetsweeper86

Hello Everyone, Accepting a new job in the Princeton area. Looking to stay in that general area. Any insight on the following places: 1. Princeton Junction 2. Lawrenceville 3. West/East Windsor Townships Just want a safe place to wind up. Any advice on where to go or where to avoid? Thank you! ...

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Quit my job to Join Goldman Sachs before bonus numbers, Should I expect GS to cover for my 2018 bonus?

WallStreetStandard

Hi, I quit my job in December to join Goldman Sachs... will GS pay me a bonus for 2018? Thanks... ...

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Which Email Should I Use When Applying for Jobs?

always-learning

I have been reaching out to people using my school email ([email protected]), which is the same email on my resume. But when actually applying for jobs online, I have been using my gmail. Is this discrepancy a problem? Should I just be using my school email instead? I have already applied i...

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Asking an alum for an internship

anonmises

Hey WSO community, I was recently networking with some alum (non-target) and got connected with a guy who founded his own HF. Granted, this HF is tiny but being from a non-target with roughly a 3.4 GPA has limited my opportunities for the upcoming summer. I'll be meeting up with him at his office ...

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