Can’t land a interviews/ Job

Hello, outside of helping a few personal clients invest their money, I do not have an extensive background in finance. Though I'm graduating with my master's in Finance this month(August 2022), it's been extremely difficult for me to land interviews. I have applied to over 100 jobs and only got a call back from Morgan Stanley. I did make it to the second round of interviews. The interview went well and I was certain that I would get hired. One of the people that interviewed me was basically trying to convince to consider joining her team. I never got a call back afterwards. I sent several emails to check my status but no response. A former employee said the program managers are discombobulated but that seems like an excuse to make me feel better. If I was good enough, they would call me back. The weird thing I do have to note is, I no longer have access to log into the career website. This only happens when you have been hired. I feel like my application got stuck in the middle of nowhere.
I have been preparing for interviews for months but none is coming my way. It's really frustrating considering just how passionate I am about this industry. I feel like I belong here and will never stop chasing this opportunity.

I could do with some advice. Please help!

Comments (13)

Aug 5, 2021 - 11:43am

The market is hot, lots of jobs around. Make as many reasonable applications as possible. If nothing works out, you may want to intern at a bank or find some financial provider to take you in. You will get there, I am sure.

Aug 5, 2021 - 3:04pm

Morgan stanley's hiring process is strange. I've heard many accounts of people not hearing back, then telling hr they're about to get an offer from another firm, and magically within 24 hours MS congratulates them and offers them the position.

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Aug 8, 2021 - 2:31am

You most likely got dinged, apply to other places whilst keeping tabs on that MS application

Aug 8, 2021 - 10:46am

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