Did I mess up?

Hi all,

In the past week or so I have gotten extremely paranoid about my offer. I worked hard to get from a non-target to a mid tier BB but I am afraid I perhaps messed up. If someone could please answer the following to the best of their knowledge, I would be extremely grateful.

1) Will my offer be rescinded due to market turmoil? A lot of banks are firing, SVB,FRB, Signature, CS all collapsing/collapsed. Is it common to rescind offers for incoming FT analysts?

2) I worked for free for a financial advisor in PWM, and obviously listed it on my resume. But I never officially worked for the firm because I worked for free. The FA said if someone asks to just add his email and # and he will vouch I did work. But what if they call the firm itself? I will not be on any payroll or history. Could this lead to an offer being rescinded? I did not lie, but I guess I technically did because I never officially worked for the firm?

3) This might be stupid but I am paranoid, I got a decent amount of driving tickets/accidents what not, is this an issue?

4) I did community college but never listed it on CV.

I have no felonies or misdemeanors.

Thank you to all of you.

Comments (10)

kellycriterion, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This sounds like a pretty low risk profile. BBs are still going to keep their classes for now. If you gave contact info for the FA, they'll contact him, not some other person at the firm. Nobody has time for that, and that's the person you gave. If he's tight, you're tight.

Driving violations are a nothing-burger unless you've done some hit-and-run or manslaughter or something. Tickets, even copious tickets, are fine.

Excluding a CC is generally fine. I assume you didn't get a degree there? Is the GPA bad or was it a prestige thing? I don't think it's too substantive either way. If they pull the transcript from your four-year, they'll learn about the CC if the four-year lists it, and that might raise an eyebrow or two, but this doesn't sound substantive unless the CC performance was awful for some reason.

tilldie, what's your opinion? Comment below:


Thank you for the reply. I did not have my life together at CC, worked 3 jobs and moved from Europe, GPA was 3.0. When I transferred to my state school, worked hard to get a 3.8. Multiple bankers told me to remove CC off profile because makes my story more complicated.

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kellycriterion, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yeah, that seems fine. The only way they find out about this in the first place is if they ask you for a transcript from the four-year and it shows up on that. If you get any questions about it, tell them verbatim what you just told me, including that the mentors suggested you remove it. "Getting settled in new country, got a B average at my first school, transferred over and did really well after getting settled, and my mentors in the industry thought it would be best if I only left the four-year on the resume." That's your trump card if anyone comes calling. Everything in your post sounds watertight, and I think you're going to be just fine on this one.

kellycriterion, what's your opinion? Comment below:

People get really nervous, but yeah, I agree that there was nothing here

tilldie, what's your opinion? Comment below:

agreed sir

cmonkey4, what's your opinion? Comment below:

did u seriously mention that you had parking tickets. I mean u can't genuinely believe that a fucking bank will have the resources or time to look into your parking ticket history

tilldie, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yes I am aware it is quite stupid, the point of that was more to point to my horrible driving history.

CarsnWatches, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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