Phone Interview - First round

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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.

Comments (7)

Feb 18, 2010

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

Feb 18, 2010

Yes this is my first banking interview. By "all" my technicals, do you mean the M&I guide, ibankingfaq, and the WSO guide? Should that do?

Feb 18, 2010

Are you interviewing for summer or full-time position?

Feb 18, 2010


Feb 18, 2010

Top is usually GS, MS, JPM, BAML, ...and barclays?

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Feb 19, 2010

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

Feb 18, 2010