1/10/17

Given my resume...

What is my best course of action to get into I-banking?
I will not accept being told that it can't be done. I would drive 12 hours to New York and beat on doors if that is what it would take.

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1/10/17

It can't be done

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1/21/17

I call bullshit. I may have a nontraditional background but the thing is, I have a lot of great characteristics. I'm smart, a quick study, have a great work ethic, willing to take calculated risk, and pretty fun to be around. I have zero doubt in my mind that I am well qualified to work in the industry. It took me a few years to really figure things out but I am glad as I was able to experience a lot of different things and find what I really want to do. I see friends taking jobs and leaving after 6 months because they settled and hate it. My resume may not be the most outstanding, but I accomplished a lot and learned a lot through my multitudes of experience. Looking back I would probably do a few things differently but I have a hard time regretting what I have done.

So I have a question. I live hundreds of miles away from New York and Chicago. As an out of the area applicant, I really have received no interest from prospective employers. Is it because they're afraid I would want a relocation package?

I realize that I am trying to climb Mount Everest here but there has to be someone out there who will give me a shot.

1/11/17

beating on doors sounds like it would hurt your chances honestly

1/20/17

Probably your hand too..

1/11/17

What have you been up to since 2015? Your CV doesn't show anything after your MBA.

1/11/17
flybanker:

What have you been up to since 2015? Your CV doesn't show anything after your MBA.

I took a job outside the industry while looking for an IB job. I also studied for and took the Level 1 CFA in December (find out results on Jan 24th).

1/11/17

Good luck on the CFA. What skills does/did your job after MBA require? Anything transferable to IB?

1/11/17

Well it was a construction gig.

But I did get the opportunity to sell some assets that outlived their useful life and enhanced my teamwork skills.

1/11/17

I decided to go test drive cars on 3DEC16 and said fuck it to the level 1. After reading AForum and seeing that pivoting, much like what you are doing, is nearly impossible for someone with no inside experience.

Porsche Boxster, 2x Mazda Miatas that day. Very memorable and more fun than sitting in a 6hr test with real paper Tigers of my kind.

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1/11/17

Are you a senator and a cfo

You'll easily land a gig in a regional boutique

1/11/17

I was a student senator for a year and the CFO of a startup for two years. I have pretty advanced excel skills along with bloomberg. I was in the student equity fund during undergrad and student bond fund during my MBA.

1/11/17

Hey, DM me. I know specific banks that are so small they will let you break in as an analyst. Obviously, your salary will be 2/3 of a Boutique analyst salary, but you can use that experience in your favor if you end up applying to BB banks or lesser known private equity firms. Trust me, an MBA and the amount of work/EC experience will work in your favor

1/11/17

I would highly recommend using a Resume writing service (WSO offers, I've never used it though). I'm sure you have some relevant experience, but you are not displaying it in a manner that shows off your skillset (assuming you have the skills).

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1/11/17

Interests: Storm Chasing?

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1/11/17

That bullet might just be the key ingredient to have his career get picked up and carried off by a tornado.

1/11/17

yes. I chase tornadoes as a hobby

1/11/17

In all seriousness - it is very difficult to make a conclusion without the school names (as the GPA figures are valueless in the absence of the institution names). Second, you may want to check the CFA C/S before sending this resume out - I'm not entirely sure how candidacy is to be presented on a resume.

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1/11/17

It means diddly until you get verified passing for each level and subsequent full Charter.

Remember, @freemarketeer , you are competing against my type (Asians) (homebrewed US Citizens, inbound students/professionals, and outsourced living abroad). The crazy kids who do Calculus before they learn the English language, level 3 certified right out of the crib, and use Goldman Sachs as a baseline during their teenage days to become Managing Directors before they hit 30. Goddamn Asians...

What happens when we we lose focus on hitting MD before 30:

What happens when your [Asian] parents fall off the tree and decide that you will be a Doctor instead of MD:

1/17/17

Why do you want to go into banking so badly? Especially now that you've finished your MBA but haven't landed a gig, you're just not an attractive candidate. You may be able to first join a no-name boutique and try to lateral, but this is going to be a very uncertain path

1/17/17

Because I think it would be a fun career. Yea the hours might suck but you know what? I like researching companies, building DCFs, putting together pitchbooks, etc. I find it to be a very interesting field and would be very rewarding to me.

1/17/17

Sisyphus never gave up

Those who can, do. Those who can't, post threads about how to do it on WSO.

1/20/17
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