How often are you googling on the job?

I know in coding it's pretty commonplace to stack overflow to help debug and get solutions: is it the same in IB/ Finance in general? Especially for modeling work.

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Jun 10, 2021 - 9:56pm

All the time. Even my associate and VP do that from time to time when verifying a concept.

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Jun 11, 2021 - 12:53am

Literally all the time. For modeling not as much but for specific excel situations I will and then for qualitative tasks I abuse google to figure out wtf is going on (I'm in fig so I'm usually confused) 

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Jun 11, 2021 - 10:47am

I honestly don't understand why WSO doesn't have a "Financial Modeling" board or something similar. There are so so so many questions of "how do I account for xyz" with amazing answers that actually act like a stackoverflow for finance, but you need to fish out from all the trash posts asking the same 5 questions in the IB board. 

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Jun 11, 2021 - 11:14am

I google shit all the time.

Sometimes I even google super simple stuff like EBITDA TO FCFE or ENTERPRISE VALUE cause I worry I've somehow forgotten it or done it wrong.

I also regularly see models and materials where people get this simple shit wrong with which perhaps contributes to me occasionally checking that I understand basic finance concepts.

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