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  2. I have a pre-interview dinner coming up the night before an interview for an internship position. I have never been to something like this before so I am not totally sure what to be expecting. I am aware of appropriate table etiquette and the like but I a ...

    214 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  3. I know that this question has been done to death, but I was just wondering what you guys considered the do's and dont's of answering this question. Walk Me Through Your Resume Question "Walk me through your resume" and "tell me ab ...

    107 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  4. Working at McKinsey was my only career plan since my early years of undergraduate studies. I studied a lot, practised a lot. However, I couldn't succeed, Things went wrong and I got nervous during the interview. I couldn't show my ability to cra ...

    30 comments1 Dec 2018 -

  5. Finance Interviews: Goldman Sachs 1st round. No. Altamont Capital 1st round. No. Bracebridge Capital 1st round. No Bridgewater Associates 1st round. No. Consulting Interviews: Cornerstone Research 1st round No. Analysis Group 1st round. No. Simon-Kucher 1 ...

    33 comments10 Mar 2018 -

  6. I got turned down for another job today even though I thought the interview went very well. Now I have had bad interviews and know that feeling afterwards knowing you fucked up, however, recently I keep getting turned down even though I felt this intervie ...

    74 comments16 Nov 2014 -

  7. Just met someone randomly (on a plane). Do I address him by first or last name when writing a first email? 1st interview ...

    36 comments25 Nov 2015 -

  8. Did any of you guys hear back for an interview? I believe we're supposed to hear back soon but I didn't yet. Thanks in advance. 2015 internship 1st interview Salary ...

    51 comments3 Dec 2014 -

  9. Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday- this post went up in 2011 and it follows from Part I here. Since many people have already have or are soon having first round interviews, I figured I'd accelerate this series. So rather than posting after we ...

    30 comments10 Sep 2015 -

  10. Hey everyone, This is my first post. Just got told I didn't receive an internship at the BB I interviewed at yesterday. I thought it had gone really well, but I guess not. Is it worth it to write a thank you letter asking for advice going into future ...

    29 comments11 Apr 2017 -

  11. I have an interview with this company for an analyst position. Does anyone have any insight on the interview process? mortgage backed securities Mortgage analyst real estate analyst real estate job 1st interview ...

    20 comments22 Sep 2017 -

  12. Just got an email that starts like this? "Thank you for interviewing with us. Unfortunately, you have not been chosen..." We've all been there. So to help you ease the pain, I came up with a list of the best rejection songs from my iPod... ...

    20 comments1 Mar 2016 -

  13. I have an interview for Qatalyst Partners next week. Two analysts will be interviewing me. Does anyone have any advice for how to prepare or what to expect? Would it be regular behavioral questions or intense technical questions, etc? 1st interview 2016 i ...

    22 comments21 Mar 2017 -

  14. Hi monkeys, Earlier today I found out that I was selected for an on-campus interview with Citi for their 2020 Corporate Banking Summer Analyst position. While I'm quite excited since it will be my first financial services interview (excluding dozens ...

    11 comments19 Mar 2019 -

  15. Showing up late to interview

    Job Search Advice

    Is there any point showing up to an interview if you know you're going to be late? I imagine it'd be an auto ding anywhere. Being late to an interview Being late to an interview will usually (not always) result in being dinged automatically. Cal ...

    31 comments9 Mar 2012 -

  16. deleted 1st interview ...

    25 comments9 Aug 2015 -

  17. Hey Guys, Wanted to get some advice as an Analyst at a Asset Manager ($1-5B AUM) trying to break into PE. I started applying this weekend and just got a call for a first round interview. However, I am a little worried because I have very little experience ...

    19 comments8 Dec 2015 -

  18. Looks like Goldman Sachs is implementing a new recruiting system. Instead of coming to schools to do on-campus interviews, Goldman will be doing the interviews online. Goldman says this is a way to minimize bias in the hiring process. I personally don ...

    16 comments29 Nov 2016 -

  19. Corporate Development Interview F500, any tips?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    First time venturing out to the corporate world. I am interviewing with the Director of Corporate Development, wondering what kind of questions he will ask. Also, what are some good questions to ask him, Thank you guys, I'll give an update on what ha ...

    16 comments11 Jan 2018 -

  20. Wonderlic Test?

    Job Search Advice

    So I'm currently an intern at a boutique firm, and they didn't have myself or the other interns take the test. They are in the process, of hiring a new analyst who will start ASAP due to a personnel shortage. I have overheard them talking about ...

    11 comments26 Jul 2018 -

  21. PEAK6 Assessment Test

    Sales and Trading

    I applied Trading Assistant Program at PEAK6 and was asked to complete an assessment test. I am wondering anyone has any idea of what it is. Appreciate it. What is PEAK6 Investments? PEAK6 is an investment firm located in Chicago which focuses on capital ...

    16 comments15 Mar 2018 -

  22. Hello Guys, Was wondering if you could share thoughts on what makes a good growth equity investment (no debt) as opposed to say an LBO investment. 1st interview ...

    11 comments26 Jun 2017 -

  23. I've cleared the maths and IQ test of flowtraders. For the next step they would conduct 2 technical and 1 personal interview at the campus. Can anyone share what to expect in them.? I have heard they ask case studies, can someone share how to prepare ...

    13 comments25 Nov 2016 -

  24. Background: senior at a target school, econ major I was recently invited to a 30-minute phone interview with D.E. Shaw for the Finance Associate position. I was told to have pen and paper ready... What should I expect? I don't think they would make m ...

    15 comments7 Dec 2014 -

  25. Before you throw shit at me, yes I have searched this topic I have a phone interview coming up with I believe a VP for a regional Merrill Lynch headquarters. I'm applying for wealth management as all freshman do and was wondering what to expect from ...

    15 comments23 Apr 2016 -

  26. Hi I have an interview coming, and this question will probably be asked. Obviously the answer depends on the HF, but what are the big differentiation factors of a HF? Thanks 1st interview ...

    13 comments21 Nov 2014 -

  27. Hi everyone! I have an interview coming up at Capital One for their Commercial Banking Summer Analyst internship. Any suggestions on what kind of questions I can expect during the interviews? Ban Commercial Banking Internship 1st interview Capital One com ...

    12 comments3 Apr 2017 -

  28. Deloitte S&O first round rejection

    Management Consulting

    Hello, I'm a junior at a large, public university, and I was trying to get an internship with Deloitte S&O. I was pretty shocked that I didn't get a first round; I feel like I had a solid resume and cover letter + 3.9 gpa. ...

    12 comments11 Nov 2014 -

  29. Hey guys, I have an interview with Elliott for an MBA internship. Any insight into the process and what to expect? First round appears to be a phone call. Thanks in advance! Elliott Management Corporation activist hedge funds 1st interview ...

    11 comments29 Mar 2017 -

  30. After a lucky break, I have a phone call scheduled in a week from now with a global head of investment banking at a top BB. I ran into him on accident and after talking for a bit he was very insistent that I get in touch with him in the future, and now a ...

    12 comments30 Nov 2014 -

  31. IB SA Interview

    Investment Banking

    Hi, I am currently a junior at a top public school (Michigan Ross, UC Haas, UVA McIntire) and am looking at SA positions for the coming year. There is on campus recruiting for most of the big firms here (BB, EB, MM, etc.) and they start their resume drop ...

    12 comments7 Sep 2014 -

  32. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxx 1st interview ...

    10 comments17 Aug 2016 -

  33. I have a superday in a few days with a boutique. Problem is, one of the analysts that I will be interviewing with also interviewed me at a BB half a year ago. This guy absolutely hated my guts, called me incompetent during the interview for not being able ...

    10 comments1 Sep 2014 -

  34. How do you determine what is an appropriate entry multiple in a PE case study or modelling test where they don't give you any information on it and you are not familiar with the industry they have chosen? 1st interview ...

    10 comments2 Oct 2014 -

  35. So when I was a kid I was into trading card games and after a while, I ended make some money by selling them. After selling what I already had, I was buying cards from some of my friends or at a card shop and selling them to others at a higher price. Obvi ...

    10 comments26 Sep 2014 -

  36. Hi Everyone! I have an interview for a bank in a couple of weeks, and I am completely, utterly, totally unprepared. I'm an underclassman who applied for an internship for the heck of it, not thinking I would get it. It is a pretty big bank and I' ...

    9 comments21 Mar 2016 -

  37. Can someone help answer these questions for M&M group? Why is CAPM bad to use for gold? Why P/NAV is better than most ratios? EV /Resources vs. EV /Reserves? Explain. What would you look at for valuing a mine? (Price of commodity, political risk, geo ...

    9 comments18 Dec 2014 -

  38. I have just started a new job, and I got asked for an interview for a nice job I applied before I accepted this offer. I want to interview, but how do I tell them I have been in this job X for only 1 week? Hiding it doesn't seem right either. What sh ...

    7 comments6 Nov 2017 -

  39. Quick IRR Calculation

    Investment Banking

    Hey all, Currently looking for the quick way to calculate IRR in your head / without a calc. Thanks! 1st interview ...

    9 comments4 Sep 2014 -

  40. Hey Everyone, I come from a non-target school and through networking I have been able to secure an IB phone interview for a big bank. I obviously want to be prepared to the full extent and I am not sure what types of questions they will be asking. Anyone ...

    8 comments13 Oct 2014 -

  41. Hey all, I have an interview set up next week (experienced hire, 3 years out of school) and was asked to provide a copy of a recent performance review from my current job. Unfortunately, my performance at work has suffered over the past year, mostly as a ...

    7 comments13 Dec 2016 -

  42. So, I'm looking for some advice for my on-site interview next week. I've been going back and forth in my head on whether or not to mention that my girlfriend lives in the city I'm interviewing in and that being one of the drivers that led m ...

    7 comments8 Mar 2016 -

  43. Thanks to my content intern @Lucas_M for another great compilation post. This one covers on campus recruiting, interviews, and converting SA internships into FT offers. Enjoy!-Andy 1. Acing the investment banking analyst interview posted by @frgna Wrappin ...

    6 comments28 Feb 2016 -

  44. So I have an upcoming informational interview /informal interview with a VP in my banks Private Equity group which I am trying to lateral into in the coming months. After speaking with an analyst in the group, he said one of the things this guy places a v ...

    7 comments20 Apr 2015 -

  45. Just wanted some feedback. I have an interview coming up for a l/s equity hf with $10B in AUM. I have seen several posts that say its best to pitch mid-cap stocks for which the interviewer will be less familiar. I understand the logic here, but is it real ...

    7 comments3 Feb 2015 -

  46. S&P Ratings Interview

    Job Search Advice

    Hi everyone, I just got an interview with s&p for research assistant. Does anyone know anything about how the interview is like? I checked glass door already and would still like to see if anyone else had anymore information and type of questions they ...

    7 comments16 Jan 2015 -

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    7 comments8 Mar 2016 -

  48. i sent in my resume and the hr lady got back to me pretty quick so here i am. what can i expect in an em fx junior trader interview? i read up about the role so i am expecting to learn on the job from the bottom, i'll be doing everything like getting ...

    6 comments28 May 2015 -

  49. Learning Technical aspect of IB

    Investment Banking

    I have recently secured an interview at an IB Boutique, but even without that, if I am ever to work at a BB technical skill will be critical. As a person who knows little/nothing about the technical aspect of Investment Banking, where could one go to lear ...

    6 comments14 Nov 2014 -

  50. First Interview Help

    Job Search Advice

    Hi everyone, Late this month or early August I'll have my first investment banking interview for an internship. I've never had any internships in the banking/finance sector and am unsure what to expect. To prepare for it I'll be doing tons ...

    5 comments27 Jul 2016 -

  51. Investing Question During Interview

    Investing, Markets & Macroeconomics

    If asked during the interview if you had ever invested before, is it ok to say that you started investing in real estate in your teens during the Recession? 1st interview ...

    5 comments30 Oct 2015 -

  52. Three analysts at a top tier equity house are looking for a research associate. I sent my resume to two of them last week. And out of surprise, I got the rather prompt reply from a senior analyst mentioning she will follow up on this with me, while I didn ...

    5 comments23 Sep 2014 -

  53. I have an evaluation and Excel test to take for an entry level risk position at a BB. How should I prepare for the evaluation and Excel test? For Excel is VBA important? I am concentrating only on LOOKUPs and general keyboard shortcuts. Excel Risk Analyst ...

    5 comments25 Aug 2014 -

  54. Hi guys, New to the site and couldn't find much using the search function, but I was hoping someone who has had experience interviewing at Blackstone could help to shed some light on the process and what kind of questions to expect. GlassDoor seems t ...

    5 comments14 May 2015 -

  55. Company with EV $10bn (equity value 6, debt 6, cash 2) What happens to EV if Company uses $2bn cash to invest in a new project with an NPV of $2bn? 1st interview ...

    4 comments23 Nov 2017 -

  56. Bain ACI Interviews?

    Management Consulting

    deleted Bain & Company 1st interview Interview ...

    4 comments6 Dec 2017 -

  57. I had a 1st phone screening interview and it went really well. The interviewer even told me he was going to recommend me for the position to the decision maker as I showed I was really passionate about the opportunity and the company, and told me I would ...

    4 comments28 Jun 2017 -

  58. Hey guys, I have a first round interview with a headhunter for a position with Aurelius. Does anyone know anything about the process and how to best prepare? I'll have some pitches/ideas ready. Anything beyond that? Thanks in advance! activist hedge ...

    4 comments29 Apr 2017 -

  59. ER Internship Interview

    Equity Research

    Hi, I just scheduled a phone interview on an ER internship, what questions should I prepare? thanks. Equity Research internship 1st interview ...

    4 comments19 Dec 2016 -

  60. phone interview getting sick 1st interview ...

    4 comments23 Sep 2015 -

  61. Interviewing

    Investment Banking

    - 1st interview ...

    4 comments18 Apr 2015 -

  62. Analysis about deals

    Investment Banking

    Hi all, Currently preparing for interviews. I believe we are expected to talk about a recent M&A transactions in-depth. Just wondering where can I find detailed information on say the recent Nokia / Alcatel deal? I tried dealbook but it doesn't g ...

    4 comments15 Apr 2015 -

  63. My mentee has asked me if I think it is a good idea and/or proper to create a pitch book to use as a work sample in her investment banking interview. What is the consensus on this? Does it show good proactivity or is it too much? Thanks for your comments ...

    4 comments21 Jan 2015 -

  64. I havent picked up a book like ' Barbarians at the Gate ' and read it for myself due to time constraints(doing the CFA program right now) and now I am wondering what would be the best way to respond to this if this comes up in an interview. I ha ...

    4 comments17 Jan 2015 -

  65. BofAML IBD Non Core Superday

    Investment Banking

    Has anyone been invited to the superday for IBD? Had my first round last week. 1st interview ...

    4 comments16 Jan 2015 -

  66. How to explain "counsel out"?

    Management Consulting

    Counseled out after almost two years at a top consulting firm (post-mba position). I am having a couple of interviews with other consulting firms (of similar prestige level). How do I explain that I want to join them? 1) If I tell them about being counsel ...

    4 comments12 Jan 2015 -

  67. I have an interview next week with the fixed income business of a well-known, $20B+ hedge fund. I will be gunning for a trading intern position during summer 2015. What kind of questions should I expect and how should I prepare for this ordeal? I'm c ...

    4 comments28 Dec 2014 -

  68. Just wondering about this. Share your thoughts as interviewers and interviewees. For example. You get asked questions and dind't know the answers to any of them. A time you fumbled but walked out with your dignity. 1st interview ...

    4 comments21 Nov 2014 -

  69. My girlfriend has just received an interview for the PIPG equity derivatives team of Goldman Sachs in London, after working slightly more than a year at the Interest Rate Derivatives desk for one of the larger Nordic banks. Is anyone familiar with this de ...

    3 comments5 Sep 2018 -

  70. Last week, I went for an interview with Rothschild Global Advisory for a long-term internship in Brussels, where I got interviewed by 5 different people who were all either analysts or assistant directors. The MD was out of town so I did not get interview ...

    3 comments4 Apr 2018 -

  71. Hi all, So last week I sent an informational interview request to the head of a coverage group at a BB for an informational interview and he actually got back to me and I have a call scheduled with him next week. The main question I was wondering is if I ...

    3 comments3 Apr 2018 -

  72. FP&A / Corporate Analyst Interview at Private Equity Firm

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hey guys, wanted to get some advice on what I should expect for an interview for FP&A / Corporate at a big international PE firm, NY office. Most interviews I've been in are for ER so they've been more technical questions on WACC, DCF, etc.. ...

    3 comments6 May 2017 -

  73. How do I pass UK graduate job interviews? I've probably taken part in about 30 processes for internships and graduate roles since 2013 and failed all of them (though I have passed individual phone interviews). Almost all questions are basic questions ...

    3 comments2 May 2016 -

  74. I just received an invite for a video interview for Citi Latin American division in Florida. It says there are excel multiple choice questions. Does anyone have an idea how to prepare for this? 1st interview Interview ...

    3 comments3 Mar 2016 -

  75. Alumni Networking 1st interview ...

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  76. 1st interview ...

    3 comments31 Jul 2015 -

  77. I have an interview coming up with a senior director followed by an interview with HR- is it completely ok to call up the HR and ask on what the interview will consist of etc or just refrain from this? Havent really found useful info online on how to prep ...

    3 comments21 Jul 2015 -

  78. Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers & Acquisitions By Joshua Rosenbaum 1st interview ...

    3 comments2 Jun 2015 -

  79. . 1st interview ...

    3 comments26 May 2015 -

  80. Interview Question- Merger

    Investment Banking

    Assume all-stock deal. If Company A has a P/E of 10x and it acquires Company B which has a P/E of 10x as well, the deal will have no affect. Easy. However, in an interview the interviewer asked me what would happen if Company A had no debt, while company ...

    3 comments11 May 2015 -

  81. Hi all, If we wanted to talk about a deal in an interview, how late would be considered "too late" for the deal to have transpired. Is something from 4-5 months ago still as good as one that is happening now? 1st interview ...

    3 comments18 Apr 2015 -

  82. Any glaring issues?

    Resume Advice

    ... state school 1st interview ...

    3 comments22 Feb 2015 -

  83. Just got the email mid-tuesday. Barclays interview on Friday in NYC. Never had an interview for equity research before, or with such a great company...any advice besides the don't fuck it up and dress nice would be appreciated. Thank you. 1st intervi ...

    3 comments15 Oct 2014 -

  84. Hi guys, I would like to seek advice on a matter that concern my phone interview with a BB. I have been informed by them that they will be conducting the first round of assessment by phone. However the proposed dates that they have given me coincide with ...

    3 comments22 Apr 2016 -

  85. What could be the possible interview questions posed to freshers or people from non-finance backgrounds applying for finance roles? Somewhat on the lines of past projects, courses taken in college, internships, case competitions? 1st interview fresher ...

    2 comments26 Sep 2018 -

  86. Hi Monkeys, Still fairly new to this site. Wanted to seek some advice for my situation coming up in the next couple weeks. I have been selected for an interview at a commodity hedging firm in New Zealand. This would be a six-month Summer Analyst position, ...

    2 comments25 Jun 2018 -

  87. I have an HR phone interview next week and I haven't dealt with the job search process in quite a bit. I have no idea what to ask these people as they likely have no insight into the field. All I can think to ask is to describe the role but I already ...

    2 comments11 Jan 2018 -

  88. Hello everyone, Just had my first ib interview ever; it was pretty exciting. I am quite certain that I am not getting a second round at this time, but it was still a great experience. I got a good reality check as to where I currently stand and now I woul ...

    2 comments5 Oct 2017 -

  89. I need some advice as I'm actively applying for jobs now and have an interview coming next week. In short- I have several years of experience as a Financial Analyst working in Europe. My last position was at a big American company's office in EU ...

    2 comments22 Sep 2017 -

  90. Hello, I am an engineer trying to make a career transition into finance. I have been working as one for the past couple of years and decided to write the CFA level 1 exam, and passed it! I recently got a call for an interview and was wondering if there wa ...

    2 comments11 Feb 2017 -

  91. Phone interview request

    Job Search Advice

    Hey fellas, is it acceptable to ask for a phone interview or a skype interview if you are offered an in person interview for a full-time position? I live far away so I'd have to fly or drive 15+ hours (roundtrip) mid semester, but it's the city ...

    2 comments9 Nov 2016 -

  92. HC Wainwright...FUCK THAT

    Investment Banking

    1st interview Salary ...

    2 comments16 Aug 2015 -

  93. Odd question...

    Investment Banking

    So I have my first Skype interview in 2 weeks for a summer analyst position at a Middle Market Investment Bank in Madrid. Since it is my first Skype interview, I am overanalyzing and overthinking everything. In my home office, where I will be interviewed, ...

    2 comments25 Apr 2015 -

  94. I'm at a top law school and I applied for a BB. I was contacted for an informational interview. What do I expect? Will I be tested on my financial literacy? Also, I don't have a finance background. I know the basics of IBD interview questions (l ...

    2 comments25 Aug 2014 -

  95. Had an informal interview...

    Job Search Advice

    ..for a large Boutique M&A firm. They are looking to expand in the country where I am working and are looking for an assistant to their CEO (who would be sent to that country). During the interview, the CEO and me talked about starting dates (less than ...

    1 comment31 Oct 2018 -

  96. Has anyone does the video interview for this position yet? If so, can you share questions or offer advice? Thanks. 1st interview Salary ...

    1 comment13 Sep 2018 -

  97. Hey all, new WSO member here... I have a Junior Operations Analyst interview tomorrow at a relative value/emerging markets hedge fund in Midtown NYC. What types of questions should I be expecting (this is a first round interview that I landed through a hi ...

    1 comment10 Apr 2018 -

  98. Newborn Chimp here. I just had an initial phone interview with a MM boutique bank. Went pretty well; both fit and technical questions went smoothly and was able to ask questions for ~10 mins. First phone interview was with an associate. Wanted to ask out ...

    1 comment9 Apr 2018 -

  99. Has anyone taken their math, probability, market test? Any advice on what I should go over? Any advice would help! 1st interview asset management #accounting #finance career trade Ameritrade TD Ameritrade Interview ...

    1 comment27 Mar 2018 -

  100. I read the thread for the Junior Trader role on WSO, but I was wondering if the internship process was any different. This would be my first markets interview (yay!) and I don't know what to expect. I saw that TraderTest and Zetamac are good resource ...

    1 comment20 Jan 2018 -

  101. What can one expect from a boot camp interview for rising juniors? Technical questions? Fit? Resume? 1st interview Interview ...

    1 comment12 Apr 2019 -