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  2. Interview with boutique investment bank. How should I prepare?

    I won't go into my background or anything unless anyone asks. I just want to know what I should prepare for. It's a phone interview. 1st interview ...

    133 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:13am -

  3. Kid recorded himself getting interviewed by a bank

    i think he has aspergers Funny 1st interview ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 18 2012 - 2:46pm -

  4. Run your life through a DCF

    Got this as a recent interview question, was curious how some of you guys would answer it. Any takers? behavioral DCF Model 1st interview ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 10 2014 - 12:57am -

  5. Structured Finance Interview, ABS/CMBS

    Can anyone give me an idea of what I can expect or how to prepare for an interview with a boutique structured finance firm? They deal heavily with asset backed and commercial mortgage backed securities. I thought it would be a lot of fit, since it is a sm ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 11 2018 - 2:25pm -

  6. Fit/Behavioral Interviews- A Crash Course

    A few weeks ago I finished interviewing for MBA consulting internships and wanted to capture some of my thoughts while they're still fresh. There are lots of good resources for case interviews available, but most of the truly great advice I received ...

    21 comments - 12 silver bananas - Aug 14 2014 - 11:51am -

  7. I'm on the other side recruiting

    I will be representing my firm at an on campus career event soon. I have usually been on the other side of the table in recruiting, and this will be my first time convincing candidates that my firm is the place to be. Any advice? hiring Advice Needed Camp ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 13 2012 - 11:18am -

  8. Applying to too many banks

    I'm a junior at a target school applying for SA positions in Investment Banking. I'm wondering if I should really trim down the list of places I apply to, or is it ok to have a large list? I definitely have 5 or so places I would like to target, ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 1 2012 - 3:22pm -

  9. Athos Partners Interview

    Anyone interviewed with this firm before? fundraising private placement 1st interview private equity ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:53pm -

  10. Would you ding someone who doesn't dress well?

    So, an undergrad comes in for an interview for an FT or SA position. I would think that anyone that wants to get into IBD or Finance in general will have done extensive research on how to break in, and will therefore have read WSO threads on the matter, M ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 15 2012 - 10:15pm -

  11. Better to interview with men or women?

    Hey guys, in your experience how is interviewing different between men and women? I think I am more appealing to women (not a ladies man or anything) and overall have better interactions with them. 1st interview ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 23 2012 - 3:13pm -

  12. Questions to people who actually do the HIRING

    1. I bet you get 50 resumes in for every opening and you only have time to interview 3-5 candidates per opening. Am I right? 2. What is the most common reason (pick a real reason, not something small like spelling errors) why you guys toss a resume at fir ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2014 - 1:07pm -

  13. GPA needed for IB interviews/jobs

    Hey there, ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 2 2014 - 9:29pm -

  14. Interview panic mode... anyone else like me?

    I definitely have some sort of social disorder... 90% of the time I have an interview, no matter how well prepared I am, or how well suited I am for the position, or how well I look... before, during and after the interview I am in complete panic mode, li ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 27 2012 - 10:26am -

  15. Anyone have an interview for FT yet?

    Just wondering if anyone has applied for FT and gotten an interview yet. Also, if you apply and you are a top canidate, will you get an offer to interview within a week or two? Or do they wait until recruiting is an end and review all resumes at once? ful ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 8 2012 - 3:45am -

  16. Received an interview invitation, after responding to the email I was told it was a mistake...

    Hello, I faced a strange situation a few days ago and I was wondering if anybody has ever heard of similar situations? I received an interview invitation from a known financial services company a few days ago. After responding to the email with the times ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 18 2012 - 12:43pm -

  17. Wish me luck!

    Everyone, thanks due in part to a lot of great info here on WSO, I have received my first phone interview in Equity Research. Phone interview is Friday morning. Wish me luck! Thanks to all of you who were a part of my information gathering. I'll drop ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 29 2014 - 2:51am -

  18. Simmons & Company Phone Screen

    Just got an invite for a phone screen with Simmons & Company this week- which happens to coincide with my finals. I'm pretty pressed on time and I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how I should allocate my time preparing. Would it focus mor ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 23 2013 - 7:51pm -

  19. PE Operations Team

    Hi, Can someone tell me about PE Operations Team for post-mba career? I have an interview coming for the operations division. What do you think about it compared to the deal team? What does the exit like for the ops team? How about the compensation compar ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 20 2012 - 11:05am -

  20. any ideas on interview questions from venture capital

    I have a phone interview with venture capital next week. HR told me it would be around 40 mins with their senior analyst. I am an engineering phd candidate, and applied for their senior analyst position. So my question is besides the personal experience q ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:13am -

  21. KPMG Corporate Finance Interview Question

    Hello All, After having looked through the forums and used the search function, I am hoping one of you can potentially shed some light on my inquiry. I was recently advised that I was selected for a first round interview at KPMG for an Associate position ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 8 2014 - 8:10pm -

  22. Is he going to help me?

    Had a partner at a consulting firm refer me for an interview, I've been updating him in the recruiting process, telling him when I had the conversation with HR, when I had my first round interview. But I haven't heard back from the first round ( ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 21 2012 - 10:27am -

  23. Which Patek Philippe should I wear?

    I am a freshman and I will soon be attending some interviews for a summer internship at BB PWM Local Branches. My question is: Which Patek Philippe should I wear for the interviews and ultimately for the internship per se? I own a Patek Philippe 5196 Cala ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2014 - 7:14am -

  24. PIMCO Investment Management SA Interview Help

    I have an interview next week on campus for PIMCO (SA). I preferenced that I wanted to work in either the Account Summer Analyst and Portfolio Summer Analyst. The other divisions are Product Summer Analyst and Credit Research Analyst. Keeping in mind this ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 13 2013 - 3:24am -

  25. Summer Analyst Interview Dress Code for an International Student

    Hey guys, I am an international student studying finance at a target university. I will be applying for SA positions soon and really wished to get some inputs on the dress code. I see a lot of information for what to wear during your SA / Analyst gig, but ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 7 2014 - 4:08pm -

  26. Entry-level CD Phone Interview

    I have a phone interview with an F200 company for an entry position in its strategic development group. I want to know what questions I need to prepare for. Is this going to be mostly fit, or will I be asked technical questions as well? How will this inte ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 4 2012 - 1:36am -

  27. Some interview questions

    Hey all. Interview coming up in about 2 weeks and I came across some questions that I wasn't sure the answer to. Just hoping any more math-y type person could reason them out for me if possible. Note, these are all from someone's DRW interview r ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 8 2012 - 2:08pm -

  28. Houlihan Lokey Interview help

    I have two interviews with HL this Tuesday and I was wondering if anyone could weigh in on their interview process... they are for the corp fin and fin adv services... houlihan 1st interview ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 12 2012 - 1:13am -

  29. Too late for interviews?

    My friend recently introduced me to someone at Deutsche Bank NY in their IBD. He's nice enough to send in my resume to HR. But what are the chances of getting invited for an interview? Wasn't superday a while ago? I go to a target school in Chic ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 22 2014 - 8:09pm -

  30. Chances at MBB 1st round

    Hello, I am a rising Junior at a semi-target for 2 of MBB /Target for one of MBB and have my eyes set on MBB for an internship next summer. I am an engineering major at a top 10 program, with a 3.70 and decent test scores (2100+ SAT). I have done some wor ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2014 - 6:18pm -

  31. Can you get asked questions prior to your interview?

    If i hand out my resume to some firms, is it possible that I get called and asked some technical questions or asked to pitch? Or do they always keep the questions for the official interview? 1st interview ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2012 - 1:42am -

  32. VC Phone Interview

    Hey guys, I have an interview coming up for Venture Capital firm as its intern. I was wondering what the interview would be like? I am interviewing with a partner who has a PhD in Engineering. So, considering my background as a Econ major should I shouldn ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2012 - 4:37pm -

  33. Rejected but told to keep in touch?

    I recently had an interview with a $2.3B Hedge Fund and didn't get the job. However, the feedback I got from the recruiter was that they thought I had a good personality and was bright, but that the role was a little too senior for me. (which is unde ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2012 - 9:18am -

  34. Need advice (self empoyed/lack of work experience)

    Recent college graduate from solid state university with a finance BBA. Been applying for some jobs, but need a little help with a tricky situation. I played online poker as my sole source of income from the time I graduated high school until it got shut ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2012 - 11:03pm -

  35. "I will be in a better position to assist you, after I have met you"

    Hi guys, I am a freshman still looking for a internship and recently got in contact with a small WM agency close to me via email. She told me they were "pretty much set" for this coming year but "found my info to be impressive" and for ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2012 - 12:39am -

  36. Visa- Strategy Analyst- Application Questions

    Tell me about a time when you had to manage a complex project. How did you plan and organize the project? What is your approach to analyzing large amounts of information or data? These are the two questions you are required to answer as part of the applic ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2012 - 9:00pm -

  37. Casual meeting with BB analyst?

    Hello everyone, I'm a freshman and I got an email asking if anyone in a club I'm in was interested in a few opportunities at his bank. The emailer was an alumnus from my school and I emailed him back about the application, and he said we can con ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 24 2014 - 9:47pm -

  38. Coffee Catchup- Should I be ready for an interview?

    Background- I made contact with the MD of a boutique resources IB (~30 employees) and managed to hook up a chat with an associate director and her offsider at a cafe. The chat is both in regards to just learning from their experiences and asking them ques ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 22 2014 - 3:10am -

  39. Need some insight on my interview (recap)

    So I had an interview with a small advisory firm. It lasted about an hour and ten minutes, the last 20 covered my questions. Rapport was good (he even dropped an expletive or two- in jest). I provided a valuation that he said was similar to what they did ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 15 2014 - 9:33am -

  40. Interviewer: "Impress me in 20 seconds. GO"

    What would you say?? 1st interview ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2014 - 7:39pm -

  41. no response after interview

    Hello. I interviewed a month ago at a financial services company near my school. The company isn't big and it wants to hire one intern for the summer. I followed up for twice after the interview and asked them my application status. the Interviewer o ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 8 2014 - 8:56am -

  42. 15 minute CS HC interview tomorrow

    What should I expect? It's a phone interview 1st interview ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 6 2014 - 12:55am -

  43. Difference between a good interview and a "got the offer" interview?

    I'm beginning to gear up for SA applications and interviews, and wanted everyone's opinion on something: What is the difference between a good interview and an interview that gets you the offer? I'm not worried about landing first round int ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 19 2012 - 7:04pm -

  44. Meeting with MSF program director next week, should I treat this as an interview?

    Next week I have a meeting scheduled with the program director of an MSF program I am very interested in attending next year. I will be meeting with him/her for about an hour, and then getting lunch with a couple students currently in the program. While I ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 29 2012 - 7:21pm -

  45. Same Bank Interview

    My friends/careers service (and several other sources) told me that if a BB (investment bank) interviews you in a particular division once, and you are rejected, then they won't interview you again in that division for approximately another 3 years. ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 9 2012 - 3:12pm -

  46. ER Interview Process

    All-- Wanted to get some advice regarding the interview process for MM ER. Do the interviewers place more emphasis on broader industry knowledge or knowledge of the specific companies they cover? Is more emphasis placed on writing skills or fundamental fi ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 15 2014 - 11:33pm -

  47. How did you learn about your trading interviews?

    Email vs phone call? 1st interview ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 20 2012 - 2:09pm -

  48. help needed

    Hi, I have an interview next week at Morgan Stanley for a associate finance reporting position.here is the job description Produce & analyze monthly financial reporting for a 200+ person Banking & Lending Sales organization. Responsible for the va ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 28 2012 - 5:52am -

  49. Associate interview test prep

    Hi all, I'm prepping for Associate interviews and have been told to be ready for a 2 hour test where I'll be given a press release and (1) need to answer a group of questions, and (2) prepare a one page summary- I plan to cover changes in OP y/y ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2012 - 4:12pm -

  50. Is there a good website where IBD candidates can find mock interview partners?

    I know something like this exists for mgmt. consulting (e.g. PrepLounge), but I haven't been able to find something similar for investment banking. Does anybody have any experience in this regard? Thanks Investment Banking Mock Interviews 1st intervi ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 12 2014 - 3:03pm -

  51. Recruiting decisions- sometimes it's not you, it's us

    I've seen a large number of posts where people look good on paper, feel like they nailed the interview, they did everything the WSO interview guide told them to do, but they still get a ding. That's followed by some degree of introspective angst ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 22 2014 - 2:21pm -

  52. Eldorado Trading interview

    Hi All, I just had a first round interview with Eldorado Trading this morning. Here is my experience. Hopefully it will help someone. The interview starts with some math problems. Add, subtract, multiple and divide 2-3 digits. Then it follows with two bra ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2014 - 6:35pm -

  53. Need advice! Any and all!

    Okay so here's my situation. I am a bit of a late bloomer so to speak. Just graduated from a non-target MBA and looking to start my career in finance. Applied to an unpaid internship (DCM analyst) at a start up brokerage firm and got called in for an ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 22 2012 - 8:46am -

  54. Keefe Interview

    Can anyone shed insight on recruiting for Keefe, Sandler Oneill etc.? Are the interview questions more behavioral rather than technical? 1st interview ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2012 - 7:40pm -

  55. Answering an interview question about a skill that you do not have

    Hey guys, so I was curious as to how you guys would go about answering an interview question where the interviewer asks you if possess a certain skill and you do not have that skill for example Interviewer: " Do you have any financial modelling skill ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 13 2012 - 11:11am -

  56. Interviewing 2nd Time For Banks

    Hello all! I am a sophomore at a non target. I've been fortunate enough to interview at a couple of bulge brackets for non IB (risk, wealth management). I didn't receive offers there, but I don't think I was bad--just a sophomore. Will this ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 2 2012 - 4:53pm -

  57. EC Interview Advice for a first time interviewee

    Hello everyone I have a 1st round interview with a EC shop (think Analysis Group/CRA) on Monday, and I am nervous b/c it is my first interview for a job in the financial field. It is one of the only interviews I got through my OCR program so I definitely ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2012 - 6:29pm -

  58. Interview Experience

    Hi, This is my first ever attempt on writing for a blog. Before I start sharing my experience while interviewing, here's a little about myself. I am currently a junior in a non-target public institution in the state of New York, majoring in Financial ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jun 23 2014 - 11:31am -

  59. Citadel Investment and Trading Associate Interview

    Hi guys. I have a full time first round on campus interview with Citadel coming up for their Investment and Trading Associate position. The interview is 1 hour long, half technical, half behavioral. I was wondering if anyone can provide some insight as to ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Sep 15 2014 - 2:05pm -

  60. MBB Liquidity Risk Interview HELP!!!

    I have an interview for a liquidity risk position at a MBB soon. Can anyone give me a some tips on how to prepare for this specifically? So far I'v researched the repo markets, the test program the US has started for reverse repo's, liquidity an ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 10 2014 - 8:58am -

  61. Phone Interview ~ complete success or utter failure?

    I had a phone interview last thursday with Verizon in their reporting and analytics division and it was supposed to last about 30 mins but only lasted 15 mins. The hiring manager gave me a brief overview of the role and then we discussed my background. Af ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2014 - 10:46pm -

  62. Introduction of Robert Teuwissen

    Hi, my name is Robert J. Teuwissen, from the Netherlands, living and working in London. I am an experienced entrepreneur/ manager/ trader/ financial adviser having considerable success in advising high net worth individuals and corporate clients on invest ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 26 2014 - 2:57am -

  63. Interview: Tell me about a time you took a risk.

    How would you guys handle this one? I feel like there aren't enough "risks" that you can take in college and saying "going to the college I chose" or "taking the job I have now" would sound really bad, so how do you guys ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Oct 28 2012 - 5:17am -

  64. Reseach Associate Interview

    I have an interview with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods tomorrow for a research position. My interview only lasts 15 mins, and so does everyone else I see on the schedule. So what should I expect for the interview? I think they will test my technical compete ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2012 - 8:46pm -

  65. Deloitte Tax Consultant interview

    Hello guys, I have applied for Tax Consultant positions at Deloitte and I am trying to get ready for potential questions. Please let me know what kind of questions to expect. on the first or second interview. Also, if you are aware, how fast do they tell ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2012 - 1:30am -

  66. First Phone Interview For College Jr.

    Recently I've been contact for a phone interview and would like to get some advice from the members on this forum. The interviewer who is most likely one of the partners at this small firm simply said he would like me to help him "walk through m ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2012 - 7:50pm -

  67. Interview For Standard and Poor's Structured Finance- CMBS Group

    I've got an interview coming up at Standard and Poor's structured finance CMBS group. I'm a freshman at a target, but I don't have much finance experience. The person who contacted me told me to set aside a two hour block for a phone i ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2012 - 2:37am -