Phone Interview - First round

Well, I have an IBD phone interview for next week. This is a first round, and it is for a top 5 BB firm (think JPM, BAML, CS, Citi, etc). What should I expect, and what would be the best strategy to prepare for this, so that I am 100% prepared and confident going into this? Should I expect more technicals or fit, or a combo? And what are the best resources so that I KNOW everything being thrown at me? I currently have the M&I interview guide...should I get the WSO guide as well? Thanks guys! BTW, I'm a finance major.

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Feb 18, 2010 - 8:45pm

is this like your first interview EVER?
Just have a convincing story and show a genuine interest in finance. also know all the technicals.

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Feb 19, 2010 - 8:35pm

im really surprised its top 5 bb. arent these firms done with at least first rounds? Bonbbylight, I think people might be able to offer you a bit more insight if you tell them the name of the firm

for example, I know GS and MS wont ask you technicals unless you are a finance/acct major, and for some firms first rounds are completely behavorial

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