Wall Street Mentors - How to Perfect your Personal Pitch

Given that we're in the middle of interviews, I thought it may be helpful to re-post this Q&A. If there is one thing for certain you're going to need to perfect for an upcoming interview, it's your personal pitch. Wall Street Mentor Jewell breaks down how to develop your personal pitch, as well as how to make it concise and compelling. Jewell has 10 years of experience working on Wall Street, including 4 years at Goldman Sachs managing relationships with 30 NYSE listed company clients in technology, media, and telecom.

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Comments (13)

Jan 11, 2011

Thanks for posting this, Chris. I think this is an excellent resource for all students who are trying to land jobs on the street, but particularly for those seeking SA positions or those who are looking to break into an FT role who did not do a summer in banking/trading. The "personal pitch" or "telling your story" question is the most important question in an interview and is really what will set the tone and leave an impression with the interviewer. I think this should be stickied and should be one of the first things any new users on the site reference prior to asking questions. Thanks again to you for putting this up, and thanks to Jewell for being so gracious with her time!


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Jan 11, 2011

Some good pointers in that video, thanks for going through the trouble of putting this interview together.

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Jan 11, 2011

This interview was really informative.

Out of curiosity, where did she complete her undergrad?

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Jan 14, 2011

This interview was really informative.

Out of curiosity, where did she complete her undergrad?

She went to Hofstra University. I would appreciate a silver banana mucho gusto

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Jan 11, 2011

+1 on rufio's comment.


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Jan 11, 2011

awesome advice

Jan 11, 2011

Great interview, Chris!

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Jan 12, 2011

There is nothing more frustrating than when people give you safe "avoiding" answers to difficult situations. You provided not only the situation, but a solution, and I respect that. Thank you for the interview and the best of luck.

Jan 12, 2011

Great interview....Chris I know you want to seem engaged but stop saying "ok" so much. Especially while she's talking...

Jan 12, 2011

This is a good one, fix the title of this thread so it doesn't get lost and ignored by people looking for advice.

Feb 1, 2011

Very informative. I'm forwarding this to my investment club members. +1 (out of SB's)

Feb 3, 2011

UBS interview on Thursday! So pumped! This will definitely help me prepare!

Jan 29, 2012

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