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Apr 26, 2012 - 5:28am

Good god, the guys are HAWTTTTTT. Why am I in consulting (cries)

My formula for success is rise early, work late and strike oil - JP Getty
 
May 3, 2012 - 2:33pm

helpmepleasethx:
How did Julien get in there?

I think Julien is on WSO because this was funny and didn't deserve MS.

"After you work on Wall Street it’s a choice, would you rather work at McDonalds or on the sell-side? I would choose McDonalds over the sell-side.” - David Tepper
 
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Apr 26, 2012 - 8:05am

While general attractiveness is definitely a "hidden" screening criteria at many places, don't be entirely fooled by these pictures. Almost every PE firm hires professional photographers to take the photos. The photos are then airbrushed, moles are removed, teeth are whitened, etc. However, I don't think I've ever seen a "fat" person in PE. I suspect the focus and drive that enables people to get into PE tends to keep them fit and healthy as well.

CompBanker

 
Apr 26, 2012 - 2:07pm

CompBanker:
While general attractiveness is definitely a "hidden" screening criteria at many places, don't be entirely fooled by these pictures. Almost every PE firm hires professional photographers to take the photos. The photos are then airbrushed, moles are removed, teeth are whitened, etc. However, I don't think I've ever seen a "fat" person in PE. I suspect the focus and drive that enables people to get into PE tends to keep them fit and healthy as well.

Then you've never met Guy Hands...that man loves to eat.

I Can Has Cheezburger?

 
Apr 26, 2012 - 8:07am

OP you just figured that out? For most client-facing roles, banks love to recruit good looking people both men and women given that they are smart and can do the job. It is all about packaging and branding. :P

"I am the hero of the story. I don't need to be saved."
 
Apr 26, 2012 - 8:17am

This makes me glad that I'm hawwt! Means I'm guaranteed mega-fund right?

"After you work on Wall Street it’s a choice, would you rather work at McDonalds or on the sell-side? I would choose McDonalds over the sell-side.” - David Tepper
 
Apr 26, 2012 - 9:30am

ALL those photos are airbrushed. My own company profile pic looks hella better and I'm one ugly-ass son of a bitch!

__________
 
Apr 26, 2012 - 10:49am

So people who make/have a lot of money can pay to have themselves portrayed in the best possible way in a photo?

Color me shocked.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford
 
Apr 26, 2012 - 11:15am

I have no idea how any of these ppl r more attractive than "normal"? None of those pictures are any different than your standard graduation photo, so apparently you guys would agree that every high school graduate is "attractive" also

GBS
 
Apr 26, 2012 - 11:43am

Welcome to the world of finance. I'd say the average person in BB IBD or S&T is considerably better looking than the average person for most other industries. Unattractive people are not unheard of and there are a lot of average-looking people, but the distribution is asymmetric and certainly skewed towards better looking people.

 
Apr 26, 2012 - 1:50pm

JeffSkilling][quote=atlaswaved]Interesting that you happened to post this today, looks like Joseph Rice is stepping down and all the founders are out:<br /> <a href=http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-26/joseph-rice-to-leave-as-clayton-dubilier-rice-chairman.html[/quote rel=nofollow>http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-26/joseph-rice-to-leave-as-clayto…</a>:

Damn, must not have been hot enough.

Rumor on the street is, once he hit 75 he really started letting himself go.

Regards

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so." - Ronald Reagan
 
Apr 26, 2012 - 7:09pm

A lot of females in IBD or PE lose their tight bodies due to the hours and I've found that the few I've hooked up with were bad lays on average. Also, maybe just coincidence but the two worst makeouts I've ever had were with IBD/PE girls. Just uncoordinated awkwardness. One of which bit me by accident and then ditched the bar out of embarrassment. Be smart - date women in fashion, marketing, etc. High finance girls are a waste of time.

 
Apr 26, 2012 - 7:24pm

Dank Nugs:
A lot of females in IBD or PE lose their tight bodies due to the hours and I've found that the few I've hooked up with were bad lays on average. Also, maybe just coincidence but the two worst makeouts I've ever had were with IBD/PE girls. Just uncoordinated awkwardness. One of which bit me by accident and then ditched the bar out of embarrassment. Be smart - date women in fashion, marketing, etc. High finance girls are a waste of time.
Nobody cares about makeouts.
 
Apr 26, 2012 - 9:12pm

I have to agree with dating fashion girls. Get them when they are young. College girls from New School, FIT and SVA are hot if you are in NYC area. Who wants to talk about work after work with banker chicks.

"I am the hero of the story. I don't need to be saved."
 
Apr 26, 2012 - 10:21pm

Unforseen:
LOL fashion girls are the biggest money grabbing whore out there. Nurses, teachers is where is at

I am well aware of that. I never let them know how much I make and I always split the bill. They can't squeeze a penny out of me even if they wanted to. :P

"I am the hero of the story. I don't need to be saved."
 
Apr 27, 2012 - 4:12am

That theory goes out the window when you look at the next level of seniority.

I am permanently behind on PMs, it's not personal.

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