Cold Call or E-mail Investment Banks?

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So I found a very helpful comprehensive list of the top 200 or so investment banks, along with information about who their founders/managing directors are. For most entries, it provides a phone number and e-mail address for each bank. My question is, would it be more effective to essentially cold call these numbers, (after researching each firm of course) to try to speak with one of these people, or should I just send my resume out? The latter option seems less direct and I may stand out less, but I don't know if the calling method is recommended. Thanks for your time everyone!

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May 29, 2012

Currently: future psychiatrist (med school =P)
Previously: investor relations (top consulting firm), M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM)

May 29, 2012

Thanks, these threads are very helpful.

In terms of the mass e-mails referred to in these threads, is a cover letter or a shorter e-mail directly inquiring about available positions more effective?

May 29, 2012

I'm no expert, but I believe the shorter the better; think of how much time these people have to read long-winded emails. I would assume that getting to the point faster is better.

Currently: future psychiatrist (med school =P)
Previously: investor relations (top consulting firm), M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM)

May 29, 2012
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