BIG Change: New WSO Technical and Behavioral Interview Guides

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OFFICIALLY RELEASED!

3/24/2014 Update: Royal Bank of Scotland, Scotiabank, Stifel AND Wells Fargo added!

2/19/2014 Update: Baird and Rothschild added!

1/23/2014 Update: RBC and Raymond James added!

1/20/2014 Update: Perella Weinberg and Piper Jaffray added!

1/13/2014 Update: Moelis and Nomura added!

12/30/2013 Update: Lazard and Macquarie added!

12/10/2013 Update: HSBC and Jefferies added!

11/24/2013 Update: Harris Williams and Houlihan Lokey added!

11/13/2013 Update: Duff & Phelps added!

11/2/2013 Update: Evercore and Greenhill added!

10/21/13 Update: All BBs, BMO and CIBC included

* Previous customers with any of the old versions should e-mail their receipts to [email protected] to get the updated copies.

Interview prep will never be the same...

Using the power of our community, Wall Street Oasis just changed the game, again. With over 4,000 interview insights in our Company Database, we have a lot of data on what Wall Street firms are asking, how hard the interviews are and different tendencies and trends.

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the newest versions of our Technical and Behavioral finance interview guides - the first ever guides to include actual interview questions from recent real interviews organized by bank AND level.

The first iteration of this revolutionary change will only include the majority of the Bulge Bracket ("BB") banks, but over time we will be adding specific insights from many more boutique and MM banks as well. (specifically, this guide has analyzed trends for interviews at Goldman Sachs, BAML, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, UBS, Citi and Barclays)... After these BBs, the next banks we will be analyzing are listed at the bottom of this post (we plan to release a new version in a few months).

Why am I announcing it now?
This is by far the most significant improvement we've made to our interview guides in years and they will continue to evolve, update at least once a year and get better as trends change.

Anyone who has already bought the technical or behavioral guide will get the updates for free. Please know that these dramatic improvements took hundreds of hours of work that went into building the WSO Company Database and updating these guides. We will continue to give free updates to past customers as we improve the guides year after year.

Get the IB Prep Pack to Your Inbox Now

As always, our thousands of happy customers get updates for free - all you have to do is on Monday when the new versions are released, e-mail [email protected] a copy of your receipt and she will get you the new versions with 24-48 hours.

Whether you purchase the guides or not, I want to wish you all the best of luck this interview season! I hope you find WSO to be the most informative and entertaining resource for finance careers.

Thank you for supporting WSO!
Patrick

Next firms that will get a detailed interview analysis coming soon in future versions of our interview guides:

BMO
CIBC
Cowen Group
Duff & Phelps
Evercore
Greenhill
Harris Williams
Houlihan
HSBC
Jefferies
KeyBanc
Lazard/Lazard MM
Macquarie
Moelis
Nomura
Perella Weinberg
Piper Jaffray
Raymond James
RBC
Robert W. Baird
Rothschild
RBS
Scotiabank
Stifel Nicolaus
Wells Fargo

(this list will only grow as we collect more and more data every day in the WSO Company Database)

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Comments (50)

Sep 12, 2013

Hi,

This really is a great improvement. I already bought the old version. Where can users like me get the free update?
Thanks!

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Sep 12, 2013
luckyluke:

Hi,

This really is a great improvement. I already bought the old version. Where can users like me get the free update?

Thanks!

WallStreetOasis.com:

As always, our thousands of happy customers get updates for free - all you have to do is on Monday when the new versions are released, e-mail [email protected] a copy of your receipt and she will get you the new versions (if you buy between now an Monday) with 24-48 hours.

Holy fuck.

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Sep 12, 2013

Why will there be an interview analysis on Gleacher. Didn't they close their IB shop?

Sep 12, 2013
nprnyt:

Why will there be an interview analysis on Gleacher. Didn't they close their IB shop?

Good catch, forgot about this news: //www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/bye-bye-gleacher

List Updated...

Sep 12, 2013

You're going make us wait until Monday? I want now!!!! :)

Edit: BTW one of the best purchases I made. I highly recommend those to buy it now before prices go up.

The latest version (technical) was a good update but left a bit to desire. I think this new one is going be the ishhh.

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Sep 12, 2013

Wish I'd interned with WSO later :'(

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Sep 12, 2013

if you got a copy as an intern, you can still get an updated version for free, just email Ivy on Monday like the rest of our customers with your download email./ receipt

Sep 12, 2013

I already own both of these guides, and for those of you who do not yet..... GET THEM! They give you insights and tips and keep you sharp. Think of this as hunting Big Game. You wouldnt wanna go hunting for lions without knowing your prey.

I hope this is better than the last batch of shit you gave me. Produced more wood than Ron Jeremy. I don't want you to yell, "Reco!" anymore. Know what you should yell? "Timber!" Yeah, Mr. Fuckin' wood.

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Sep 12, 2013

Oh baby! The banks won't know what hit 'em!

Metal. Music. Life. www.headofmetal.com

Sep 12, 2013

Guys is it worth buying? I mean 50 pounds is not that a big deal, but you still wanna get something worth it...

By the way I'm in the UK. Is it as good for the UK? Thnx

Sep 12, 2013
nohchi93:

Guys is it worth buying? I mean 50 pounds is not that a big deal, but you still wanna get something worth it...

By the way I'm in the UK. Is it as good for the UK? Thnx

No clue. Bought it anyway. Feelsgoodman.

Sep 12, 2013

Worth every penny...or quid.

Metal. Music. Life. www.headofmetal.com

Sep 12, 2013

It is worth buying. 2 friends of mine spent a couple weeks doing nothing but studying this and M&I guide. Both had the qualifications to land the interviews and both could keep a conversation. They got offers from each bank they interviewed with and swore by these guides. It's literally the questions interviewers will ask (almost verbatim) and the answers they are looking for.

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Sep 12, 2013

It isn't just "worth buying." These 2 guides are a godsend.

I'm looking forward to the updated versions.

Sep 13, 2013

I purchased the "old" Technical one and Behavior one two months ago,,
Can I get the updated ones free?
I mean it's too soon to release updated ones

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Sep 13, 2013
Robbie A Mania:

I purchased the "old" Technical one and Behavior one two months ago,,

Can I get the updated ones free?

I mean it's too soon to release updated ones

Wtf is wrong with you people?

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Sep 13, 2013

Nobody knows how to read these days. :(

Sep 13, 2013

Yea, my brain hurts after seeing that shit pop up twice. I think we know who isn't getting a job...

Nov 2, 2013

lmao. sad part is that it's also written in the actual post, right under the bold items....

Sep 16, 2013

New user here, how do I throw monkey shit at this guy?

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Sep 14, 2013

I'm in the UK going through the internship cycles at the moment and definitely found it useful. the behavioral and technical guides compliment each other well - if you're serious about getting an offer, I'd definitely recommend them

Sep 14, 2013

Are the bank segments only focused to IBD? Or will there also be a focus to S&T?

Sep 15, 2013

I purchased the company database package, but still couldn't get access to it. Any advice?

Sep 15, 2013
IAmYourDaddy:

I purchased the company database package, but still couldn't get access to it. Any advice?

I had same problem. Just try it several times. I tried it about 10 times, but finally I was able to access all of them.

Great guides by the way!!

Sep 16, 2013

Is it too late to get the pack today and still qualify for the updates?

The dragon dozes off in the spirit which is its dwelling.

Sep 16, 2013

No, they were officially released today. Prices don't go up until next Monday.

Sep 16, 2013

Is WSO still accepting interview and company insights for the forthcoming guides on MM/boutique banks? I am going through full-time IB analyst interviews right now with several of the firms listed and would be happy to contribute.

Sep 16, 2013

we are always accepting - you can submit into the WSO Company Database. By submitting one entry, you get access to all thousands of data points...by submitting 3, you also gain access to our Annual compensation report.

All of this can be accessed through the tile near the top of the page called "Company Research"

Thanks,
Patrick

Sep 17, 2013

Great, thanks Patrick. I know WSO is always looking for new entries - I was specifically wondering if info entered now now would make it into the MM/Boutique guides. But I'll be sure to submit anyway.

Sep 18, 2013

Just out of curiosity, how long after we submit our previous receipts should we expect the new guides?

Sep 18, 2013
CHIIBMONKEY:

Just out of curiosity, how long after we submit our previous receipts should we expect the new guides?

I got mine almost immediately. Hint: I assumed Ivy (who's a lifesaver, btw) lives in the Philippines, so I emailed her at noon (in Philippines time).

Sep 19, 2013

Yes, Ivy saves my life every day :-)

Sep 20, 2013

To anyone who already purchased this, can someone tell how the guides compare to Mergersandacquisitions's guides? I am leaning towards buying WSO guides because I am been using the site for a while, however I would still like to hear how it compares to other guides.

The dragon dozes off in the spirit which is its dwelling.

Sep 21, 2013

Purchased. I'll write up a full review sometime this week.

Also were the people who provided the interview questions applicants who made it to the superday or interview in-general?

Robert Clayton Dean: What is happening?
Brill: I blew up the building.
Robert Clayton Dean: Why?
Brill: Because you made a phone call.

Sep 21, 2013

hey goodL1fe, the interview questions were from candidates in all rounds. We also have statistics in the guide on % of applicants that received offers, etc...

Sep 21, 2013

How long should it take for this to reach my inbox? I purchased IB Prep pack about an hour ago.

Sep 21, 2013

should be under 5 minutes...I see it went out to your .edu address. you check spam folder?

Sep 21, 2013

Yeah. Nothing there.

Oct 21, 2013

10/21/13 Update: All BBs, BMO and CIBC included...next up, Greenhill and Evercore

Oct 21, 2013

If anyone has questions about submitting interview insights or other reviews to Company Database (it is really self explanatory) just let me know.

WSO Vice President, Data
@JustinDDuBois

Oct 24, 2013

Since I purchased my guides recently, I wrote Ivy an email and asked for the updates a few days ago but I haven't received my updated versions yet.. Anyone facing the same issue?

Oct 24, 2013

she's out for the next few weeks, but if you send her an email again, i am in her account now. thanks and sorry about delay

Jan 6, 2014

Have any members candidly reviewed this yet? Thinking about buying it. Please let me know!

Jan 20, 2014
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