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  • NA in IB-M&A
Sep 23, 2020 - 6:23am

London application system = garbage confirmed. All these stupid questions, and cover letters, and tests wtf is it about? Why can't they just do CV drops like in NY? And if they like your background, invite you for an interview.

 
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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Sep 23, 2020 - 7:30am

Based. I basically use a template cover letter for which I just have to change the names, but I'm wasting my fucking time typing these stupid ass answers and bullshiting about how working for your bank will be a mystical experience that will make me a better person like bro why do I have to write a dozen of fucking essays? Is it IB or a cock sucking contest?

 
  • Prospect in Other
Sep 23, 2020 - 8:19am

One of my friends made a fake account and applied to PWP. They typed random letters in the essays and still got a call from Dartmouth Partners. Speaks volumes about the importance of essays xD

 
  • Intern in IB - Gen
Sep 23, 2020 - 8:22am

Dartmouth phone screens are ridiculous anyways. Had one for PWP once and the women always just said „cool" and „definite" after each of my answers. Got dinged afterwards.

 
  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Sep 23, 2020 - 12:51pm

Felt like this may be a Dartmouth thread when I clicked and was not disappointed. They are not exactly, cognitively, present.... Apparently one guy at DP accidentally drunk dialled someone they had interviewed earlier in the day from some party. All that guy heard on the phone was about drinking and snorting or something. Consummate professionals.

 
  • Prospect in IB - Ind
Sep 23, 2020 - 2:35pm

That does not surprise me they r so unprofessional.

I applied through them for another role last year and they just cold called me out of the blue - I was walking my dog and was forced to do a first round in a random park like wtf.

 
Sep 25, 2020 - 11:37am

I had an off cycle interview with PWP and the VP I spoke with was very formal and professional to the point that it was almost off-putting. The next day he butt dialed me while at brunch. 30 seconds in, I began to hang up when I heard him start yelling at a waitress for not putting enough vodka in his mimosa...

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Sep 24, 2020 - 11:21am

Dude at one point everyone was a clown. My sophomore year I had no idea how to get internships so I spent tens if not hundreds of hours making custom cover letters for all these IB/MC/PE positions but because no one in my family works in finance, and my friends weren't interested in the industry, I didn't know about the importance of networking. High GPA and decent prior work experience (for a sophmore) and I went 0/150. I would've been better off doing anything other than hand-crafting and sweating over cover letters that no one ever read.

Every single position on my resume was through networking. Fuck the online application process. The only times I even got interviews through it was for less than ideal positions, and I never ended up taking one. 

 
Sep 28, 2020 - 12:14am

No-networking policies? I've never heard of this before now? I thought that networking was allowed, just rarely used in practise. Please could you elaborate on where this happens/which firms employ such policies? If this is true, then my hopes of future employment as a new undergrad might have been shattered (considering I was, or still am, hoping that I can network my way into securing a SA, and then a FT role later)...

 
  • Intern in IB - Gen
Sep 24, 2020 - 1:08pm

Talked to 3 bankers in PWP to get their insight

Wrote decent answers for that 5 questions

Have a BB OC internship and another EB OC internship on my CV

Still got dinged after 1st round of interview.

 

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