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  2. Positions in equity research are available for seasoned professionals and new hires. New hires out of school will start as research associates and move up the chain to a research analyst after gaining experience. Before any of this though, you must get th ...

    133 comments6 May 2020 -

  3. Hello all, I was suddenly grabbed by an idea to write down the lessons I learned from the ten interviews across seven different positions and 6 different companies I attended in the past 2.5 months on the road to my first job out of university. I started ...

    90 comments6 May 2020 -

  4. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  5. This is an actual question I got and completely f'd up the answer... How would you go about answering this question? It seems like a lose lose scenario. If you answer it seriously, by explaining your high GPA/relevant experience then its a really bor ...

    67 comments16 Jun 2018 -

  6. I have an upcoming interview next week with a top BB and have been told that it will be highly technical. I feel solid on DCF, CAPM, WACC, Comps, and other more traditional SA interview topics. What are the chances it will get much worse than that (LBO, M ...

    81 comments11 Jan 2018 -

  7. Mizuho Corporate Bank NY

    Investment Banking

    Anyone know anything about them? Looking for more info on culture, reputation, exit ops, deal flow in the NY office. I interviewed with them for SA but I still don't have a great feel for what they're all about. Tried a search and couldn't ...

    38 comments6 May 2020 -

  8. So I just got notified that I've been invited to interview at a top tier growth equity firm, and the opportunity just sounds absolutely amazing so I'm desperate to land the position. If someone currently at a growth equity fund wouldn't min ...

    105 comments10 Oct 2016 -

  9. Ben_CharismaOnCommand's blog For anyone looking on how to make a killer first impression and get yourself a better job, this video I recently put together will get you there. This should help with networking events and first days on the job. I think ...

    37 comments2 Jun 2014 -

  10. Optiver Interview Process?

    Sales and Trading

    Hi, So I passed the online numerical arithmetic test for Optiver (by the skin of my teeth!) and now I have a phone interview for a campus hire execution trader position coming up soon. I've been told it's an " informational interview " ...

    46 comments21 Feb 2017 -

  11. Before I start I want to make it clear that I did in fact search the boards on the topic and found it there wasn't any established answer. My rationale for thinking about bringing one in is that I have limited/non-existent finance experience. I am tr ...

    65 comments21 Dec 2014 -

  12. Hi WSO, I'm an undergraduate in my senior year from Singapore, studying at a university in the USA. I've recently received an invitation to a first round interview with Citi for their cross-franchise Management Associate Program during my winter ...

    21 comments6 May 2020 -

  13. Andy note: this was originally posted on 9/14/12 So last time we established that when I come to recruit at your school (and I promise you, today I am recruiting at a school attended by probably at least 40-50 of the people on this board), I'm really ...

    33 comments24 Sep 2012 -

  14. Hey, I will be having an on-campus interview with GS for an internship in the Finance (Controllers) Division for this upcoming summer. I was wondering what I should expect from this first interview, with regards to questions: technical or behavioral? Also ...

    27 comments6 Mar 2017 -

  15. Struggling with brain teasers

    Job Search Advice

    Basically I have some interviews coming up and I am struggling big time with brain teasers. I just can't find the intuition behind them. I don't have a very maths based background and any probability etc. that I have done was done over two years ...

    25 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  16. Trading Assistant Interview

    Sales and Trading

    I have an interview with a hedge fund for a trading assistant position. Wondering what kind of things I should know. I'm an economics major, and this is a dream position for me, especially since I have had so many 1st round interviews this semester i ...

    29 comments21 Mar 2017 -

  17. Am I too stupid for finance?

    Investment Banking

    I'm a rising sophomore at a target (HYPS). In order to prepare for interviews at places like DE Shaw / Jane Street etc for potential internships next summer, I've been going through the sort of brain teasers that they've been asking. To my ...

    29 comments30 Jul 2014 -

  18. CITI IBD Korea 1st Interview

    Investment Banking

    Hey guys, I hope this post would be interesting for people interested in IBD in Korea. I just got off the phone with an analyst with Citi IBD in Korea. These guys were super unpredictable. And probably with the least manners in terms of the times they are ...

    16 comments6 May 2020 -

  19. 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 comments14 Aug 2014 -

  20. I have a first-round with an F100 in-house strategy consulting group. I honestly have no knowledge of consulting, let alone this particular group. From what I understand, it's a small program (25 total people) and they only take one intern each year. ...

    22 comments26 Feb 2017 -

  21. I've got an interview coming up with Fitch Ratings as an Associate Analyst in their NYC office. I've been told that they have an excel modeling test and was hoping someone who may have gone through the process can give me some insight on what th ...

    13 comments6 May 2020 -

  22. Arma Partners

    Investment Banking

    Guys- how is Arma Partners in terms of exit opps. Am interviewing at a number of places across different sector teams- and am trying to weigh up for PE exit. Thanks 1st round interview Salary ...

    20 comments31 Jul 2017 -

  23. I have an interview tomorrow for my dream job. I'm so ready to be done with consulting, and I'm so ready to be done with freelance work (my overhead is so gdamn high that I'm close to eating dog food.) ...

    27 comments7 Nov 2011 -

  24. Hey guys, this is my first post on WSO. Just got notice for a first round virtual interview with CS on Tuesday. I'm interviewing for the summer analyst position. Anyone have advice specific to virtual interview? I was thinking that since I won't ...

    18 comments4 Dec 2014 -

  25. Have a 1st round summer associate interview with HLHZ Restructuring soon and was wondering if anyone could provide any tips on what to expect (types of questions) and how to prepare (any specific guides/good books to check out)? Any help is appreciated hl ...

    17 comments24 Jan 2015 -

  26. They all wear wide collar shirts... basically like this http://pnb1.giltcdn.com/images/share/uploads/0000/... 1st round interview ...

    22 comments4 Sep 2011 -

  27. It is the fall and interviews are here for some and coming for others. Though the same questions are asked and the same obstacles faced over again, it seems some never learn. It is never any one single thing that gets you the job you want, unless we are t ...

    15 comments17 Oct 2011 -

  28. Hey guys, very new to posting on this site. I have an upcoming 1st round interview for an Analyst position within Blackstone's Real Estate Asset Management group, and I'm wondering if anyone with past experience has any tips on how to stick out ...

    12 comments15 Aug 2017 -

  29. FLDP Finance assessment Test

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    So before my 1st round interview I have to take a finance assessment test, I'v been told that it is all basic stuff, nothing too tricky. But as an Econ major, my basic finance is a little rusty, so what topics do you think might come up and what rati ...

    19 comments28 Sep 2012 -

  30. I am doing a school-year internship at a no-name boutique with literally no dealflow. What's the best way to answer this question? Interview Questions First Round IBD 1st round interview ...

    19 comments6 Dec 2011 -

  31. I was recently invited to a first round interview for Monitor 's summer internship program. The interview is on February 4th, and I found out about it this past Saturday. In all honesty I was not expecting to receive an interview offer so I stupidly ...

    15 comments29 Mar 2017 -

  32. Glencore Phone Interview

    Job Search Advice

    Hey primates, Just found out I have a 30min phone interview this Thursday for an entry-level risk management position in London with Glencore. Anyone been through this experience before and care to share some advice? I'm guessing because it's a ...

    11 comments6 May 2020 -

  33. Has anyone been through a MSIM Full-time Analyst interview? I have my first round on Tuesday (10/25) and would love to eventually land this offer. As we all know the job market blows at the moment and this is one of the few great opportunities out there t ...

    15 comments21 Mar 2017 -

  34. Alright, as of right now I've got 2 MBB SA interviews next week, and I am WOEFULLY unprepared for them. I found out about one yesterday and the other today and with work I haven't been able to do much. I banged out all of Case in Point yesterday ...

    17 comments10 Feb 2012 -

  35. I Interviewed the Interviewer?

    Investment Banking

    I just had a phone interview today from an Associate at BAML and he really only asked me about 5 questions and then for another 15 minutes I basically led the interview, asking him questions and he would leave awkward silences if I didn't bring up so ...

    16 comments26 Jan 2011 -

  36. I am scheduled to have a 2nd phone interview with Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management. Does anyone have any tips on what to expect? It is for a Financial Investment Professional position? What questions can I expect to be asked? Thanks all. Goldman Sa ...

    16 comments3 Jan 2011 -

  37. WSO, I have upcoming interview with a top restructuring group. While I am very interested in restructuring and know some of the basics, I am wondering if anyone here can provide any details on what restructuring interviews are like and what I should expec ...

    12 comments28 Jan 2018 -

  38. Wells Fargo Financial Analyst Program- Commerical Banking

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hello WSO, I wanted to give back a little bit by talking about the recruiting process I went through and the interview questions I answered. First Round I got an interview via OCR. Spoke with one associate level person in the tech banking group. Questions ...

    12 comments6 Oct 2016 -

  39. In looking for a job, I have alerts set up for IB Analyst positions in various places through Indeed and other sites. Obviously it's next to impossible to even land an interview by just applying through the company's website, but I usually find ...

    13 comments15 May 2012 -

  40. Does anyone have experience with interviews for PIMCO 's portfolio analyst internship program in regards to technical vs. fit? Thank you for any insights Pimco 1st round interview Interview ...

    11 comments29 Jan 2018 -

  41. Nomura Securities SA

    Sales and Trading

    Hey guys, I have a first round interview coming up with Nomura for a summer analyst position in their securities division. I was not able to find much on their culture, interview process, etc in the archives, so I was hoping someone could shed some light ...

    13 comments5 Feb 2012 -

  42. Position is for valuation and financial opinions analyst role with Stout Risius Ross. What can I expect for a first round interview (technical questions, brain teasers, etc..) Advice from people in similar analyst roles or people at SRR would be appreciat ...

    10 comments10 Mar 2017 -

  43. I received an SA offer for CS IBD in HK, but did not receive an on-campus 1st round interview invitation with CS in NY, which is my first choice. Is there a way to leverage this HK offer and turn it into a NY interview? 1st round interview Interview Unite ...

    8 comments6 May 2020 -

  44. Write back to interviewer?

    Investment Banking

    Still in the recruiting process. Had 3 interviews in the first round and I thought that I got a No in first one but did pretty well in the last two. I just received a "We are still reviewing feedbacks, blablabla" email while some of my friends r ...

    10 comments8 Dec 2014 -

  45. Merchant Banking Interview

    Job Search Advice

    Hey, I have an Merchant Banking phone interview coming up in a couple of weeks. Does anyone know what I should expect to be asked, aside from the basic "fit" questions? Thanks! Investment Banking merchant banking 1st round interview Interview ...

    10 comments2 Dec 2014 -

  46. Chances at MBB 1st round interview

    Management Consulting

    Hello! I am currently a sophomore at a semi-target/non target and have my eyes set on MBB for an internship next summer (after junior year). I am an engineering major at a top 10 program, with a 3.75 and decent test scores (2100+ SAT). I have done some wo ...

    10 comments9 Apr 2014 -

  47. Advice for Bank Job

    Other Industries

    Hi guys, I go to a school that is ranked 45-40. I have had two real estate internships and I want to break into banking. I went from a 2.87 gpa for my first 2 years to 3.27 gpa that I round to a 3.3 on my resume. I am not qualified enough for an analyst p ...

    6 comments6 May 2020 -

  48. Does anybody have experience and insights with this? Not really sure what to expect except for hardcore technicals etc. Any advice will be greatly appreciated! phone interview Hong Kong blackstone m&a Blackstone Group 1st round interview BX M&A In ...

    9 comments6 Mar 2014 -

  49. BB phone interview question

    Sales and Trading

    Hi everyone, My phone interview with a BB today is with their COO. Can anyone tell me, is this an especially good sign for me? Or is this normal for interviews? All my other 1st round interviews were with associates... I'm just curious. Thanks:) trad ...

    10 comments13 Jan 2011 -

  50. Hello There, I Have applied for Deloitte Tax Consulting position. I am going on an office visit at Deloitte on17th of September but that is from my own research not part of the process. I have my first interview next month and I am wondering what is a who ...

    9 comments10 Oct 2012 -

  51. I finished applying for most roles at the end of November to ECM, just wanted to know when non-targets usually hear back from recruiters? Thanks a ton. 1st round interview ...

    8 comments21 Dec 2014 -

  52. First IBD Interview Tomorrow..

    Investment Banking

    Monkeys, So I have my first interview tomorrow and I can definitely tell you I'm both excited and anxious to do it. It is only a phone interview with a IBD Recruiter from Morgan Stanley, so I don't quite know what to expect. I've tried sear ...

    9 comments26 Sep 2011 -

  53. I have a 3.5 GPA (higher in the majors, with an upward trend each semester if that matters), majoring in Politcal Science and Legal Studies, I'm about to start senior year. I think I have a strong resume/work experience with a summer at a large law f ...

    9 comments23 Aug 2011 -

  54. How do I respond?

    Job Search Advice

    Interviewing with a mid-tier consulting firm. Interviewed two months back. They were really slow getting back to me and finally told me this week that I passed into the second round. While I was waiting to hear back, I committed to another year in an inte ...

    8 comments15 Sep 2012 -

  55. Hey Everyone, Long time reader, first time poster. I had an interview a couple weeks ago with CenterPoint Properties for an analyst position that would work 50/50 with the investment (existing properties) and development teams. I'm wondering if anyon ...

    8 comments2 Aug 2012 -

  56. Not sure if this is the right forum or if it should go into "job search advice", but anyway: Rather as a surprise I got an invitation by one of MBB in Germany to a job interview. They asked me if I was available next week and my first reaction w ...

    6 comments6 May 2020 -

  57. Also is there a timing difference for those doing OCR and people from non-targets or do banks interview them all at the same time? banking interviews 1st round interview Interview- United States- West ...

    6 comments6 May 2020 -

  58. Infra Fund Interview

    Private Equity

    Dearest Fellow Primates, I have been given a short-notice first round (semi-technical) interview on Monday with a strong strong Infrastructure fund (direct, not FoF), and wanted to ask if any of you knows what to focus on. I haven't worked in an Infr ...

    6 comments6 May 2020 -

  59. I graduated 2011, worked for a financial planning/pensions firm from ~march 2011- summer 2012. I am doing an MSF this fall. How much time would be spent on my previous job in an interview? Will banks/companies/corporations ask me specific/detailed questio ...

    8 comments25 Apr 2012 -

  60. Hi, I'm a junior from a non-target and landed an interview with BX PWS, coming up this Friday. I haven't researched much into this group so would really appreciate if anyone can share what they know about Blackstone 's PWS division and/or k ...

    6 comments4 Oct 2017 -

  61. interview centerview mckinsey

    Investment Banking

    Is it harder to get an interview from Centerview or to get one from McKinsey? 1st round interview Interview ...

    8 comments13 Oct 2011 -

  62. Hi all, I just got first rounds for Financo and was wondering if anyone had information on their culture / something unique about them / how the interview is conducted. I've read through their site and how they're very focused on retail, but not ...

    7 comments3 Apr 2017 -

  63. On Campus Recruiting

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    If you see a posting for an on campus recruiting for a position you want to be in, what should you do besides just apply to obtain the first round interview. For instance there is a position I really want and it only has the contact information of the col ...

    7 comments19 Aug 2014 -

  64. I have been in the work force for about a year (2015 grad) and am seeking to move laterally into an analyst position within the restructuring group at a well respected boutique. I participated in a phone screen and was asked to complete a take home case s ...

    6 comments4 Feb 2017 -

  65. Just wanted to know if anyone can share experience on their investment banking associate phone interview with Stephens Inc. I have a phone interview tomorrow. Surprised I even made it that far. I'm worried about the financial modeling exercise I have ...

    6 comments31 Aug 2016 -

  66. BB Interview- Weird Situation

    Investment Banking

    Guys, I recently contacted an Alumni (non-target here) who works in the Investment Management Division at a BB. That person was extremely busy and handed me off to another Alumni who is in charge of recruiting at my school. The email that second Alumni se ...

    7 comments15 Nov 2012 -

  67. I went in for first round interviews at a boutique and sent thank you notes to everyone I met with, including HR and the admin who organized my schedule. The interviews were on Friday. This morning (Monday), I got a response to my thank you note from the ...

    7 comments12 Nov 2012 -

  68. Fidelity High Yield

    Equity Research

    Hi all, I just got first round for fidelity high yield, but i haven't been able to find any resources on the general structure of their interview. Has anyone had experience with interviewing with them / can you shed some light on some of the question ...

    7 comments28 Sep 2012 -

  69. How to Follow Up to Interview

    Sales and Trading

    I had a first round interview on Wednesday. Haven't heard back yet. What is the right way to follow up. Just an email like "I enjoyed talking with someone on the team last X. Do you have any feedback" Curious if there is a standard form for ...

    7 comments30 Mar 2012 -

  70. A Demanding Request

    Job Search Advice

    Hey Guys I have a quick question, I have an idea on what to do but just want alittle more clarity. Thanks in advance. I have recently interviewed for a job at a F500 company and they have requested my reference and samples of work (Reports/PowerPoint/Etc) ...

    7 comments19 Jan 2012 -

  71. Hello, I have a 1st round phone interview tomorrow for a summer internship, S&T at Morgan Stanley in London, and a VP is going to interview me. What should I expect concerning the type of questions? More technical than motivational or the opposite? I& ...

    5 comments6 May 2020 -

  72. http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/public/EEWmGgfWu_... too risky? 1st job 1st round interview Interview ...

    7 comments8 Sep 2011 -

  73. I am a junior at a semi-target school, with a 3.8 GPA, many extracurricular activities (president/exec board member of several organizations) and several financial internships (but no ibd internship). I have attended several diversity recruitment events e ...

    6 comments18 Nov 2014 -

  74. Do you think it's generally true that female interviewers will most likely call back a less attractive/modest looking woman, than an atractive female? And do you believe that attractive female candidates have an advantage when interviewing with male ...

    6 comments1 Nov 2014 -

  75. I have an upcoming 1st round interview at a 10bn+ L/S equity fund which includes a 1/2 hour modeling exam. This seems like a rather short time frame to build a 3-statement and DCF. Does anybody have any experience with short modeling tests for HFs? Would ...

    6 comments21 Oct 2014 -

  76. Associate interviews at Lazard

    Investment Banking

    Does anyone know what first round interviews are like for associates at Lazard's NY office? Thanks. lazard associate 1st round interview Interview- United States- Northeast ...

    5 comments6 May 2020 -

  77. Hello, I have a couple of interviews lined up for PE. I have reached out to analysts to know more about the theme of interviews and most of them said to pay attention to financial ratios. What could be important ratios apart from Liquidity ratios, Days ou ...

    6 comments20 Apr 2016 -

  78. I was pretty sure that I would receive an interview (summer internship) with a particular firm that posted on my schools OCR website, mostly because my resume looks very good and my GPA is pretty high. I figured it would be enough for at least a first rou ...

    6 comments15 Oct 2012 -

  79. Hello everyone, I know people have post about the BlackRock interviews before but there does not seem to be any good answers. I am wondering what the first round interview is like for the Global Client Analyst position. BlackRock is coming to our campus f ...

    6 comments17 Jan 2012 -

  80. Question: You need to value a privately-held company and can ask them 5 questions about their financials? What do you ask? My answer: EBITDA, Revenues, Operating expenses, Projected growth, Debt-to-Equity ratio 1st round interview ...

    6 comments17 Oct 2011 -

  81. I recently had a phone screen and was asked what I thought to be an interesting question, and I was wondering if anyone here had anymore insight into it. I was asked "what are some potential reasons a owner of a company might not be able to sell it t ...

    5 comments27 Jan 2015 -

  82. Terrible interview follow up?

    Investment Banking

    / 1st round interview ...

    5 comments27 Jan 2015 -

  83. Piper Jaffray IBD SA 2015

    Job Search Advice

    Hey all, Has anyone heard back from Piper Jaffray for IBD SA 2015? Also, does Piper Jaffray (and other MM firms) typically recruit earlier to avoid competition with BB firms?- My school's resume drop was due late October. Thanks in advance to anyone ...

    5 comments11 Nov 2014 -

  84. I am in the process of trying to get an interview for the financial advisor role at Prudential. Does anyone know anything about them? Any pointers? Thanks. interview 1st round interview Interview ...

    5 comments30 Mar 2011 -

  85. BB and E Boutique timelines

    Job Search Advice

    Hey guys, Basically been submitting online apps and emailing my credentials (ie CV, cover letter, etc) to many banks out there. I come from a non-target school and I have a decent GPA with great experience. My question to you is, at this point (Sept 9, &# ...

    4 comments21 May 2018 -

  86. Got an interview for a "big 3" ratings firm, what kind of questions should I expect? Technical or mainly fit? Background: applied sciences, 3.9/4.2 GPA, interested in finance but probably lack the technical knowledge compared to business/finance ...

    4 comments15 Oct 2015 -

  87. Interview with Chubb Insurance

    Job Search Advice

    anyone interview for an underwriting trainee position with chubb before? going in for first round. (all behavioral questions) insurance 1st round interview ...

    4 comments21 Sep 2014 -

  88. ... 1st round interview ...

    4 comments8 Jan 2016 -

  89. "You're in a meeting with a client after working for a while on a project. You are going through a deck of slides with the client, and you notice that one of the numbers on the page is wrong. Your MD is there with you. What do you do?" How ...

    4 comments26 Oct 2012 -

  90. Interview- two offices same firm?

    Management Consulting

    Hi guys, Quick question is it possible to get interviewed by the two different offices of the same firm? some background- Recently by networking with alumni I managed to speak to two consultants of the same firm not MBB, but second tier. (one in US, one o ...

    4 comments20 Aug 2012 -

  91. The more I look into Corporate Development, the more I realize that's the career path I want to follow. A BB internship and 2-3 years FT are essential for how I want to approach that career path. When I'm interviewing for these positions, should ...

    4 comments18 Jan 2012 -

  92. Hey guys, So about two weeks ago I got contacted by a Merrill Lynch PWM office to set up an interview. I scheduled it for tomorrow, and the guy I spoke to said he would contact me "as the date gets closer." However, so far no contact from anyone ...

    4 comments9 Nov 2011 -

  93. My apologies in advance if parts of my question seem repetitive to what's already on this forum, but I'm hoping for some advice from those of you who've been in the same situation as I really am quite stumped right now. I'm a rising Ju ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  94. QG Alt Investments is part of Quantum Global Wealth Management working out of Zug, Switzerland. I have an interview coming up for Sr. PE Associate in their Infrastructure Fund. Not much deal history or news publicly available on these guys, aside from the ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  95. Hi everyone, does anyone have information on GS SSG? Any good readings regarding investments in Africa? 1st round interview Salary ...

    3 comments24 Oct 2016 -

  96. Hi all, Does anyone have an experience that the company doesn't dissuade international applicants to apply in the job description (and they also have records of sponsorship in the past) and then u got dinged when they invited you to first round inter ...

    3 comments16 Oct 2015 -

  97. Suppose you are a manufacturer of wooden chairs and that the price of wood goes up. What is the affect on the balance sheet OTHER THAN a change in inventory, cash, and retained earnings? What is it, and how does it change? 1st round interview Investment B ...

    3 comments30 Jun 2015 -

  98. Hello, I would appreciate some advice for my current situation. About 2 weeks ago, I interviewed at a BB for an off-cycle (structured) internship opportunity, I didn't do as well as I hope for the technical questions (which I regret not being better ...

    3 comments17 Jun 2014 -

  99. Phone opening line- Interview

    Job Search Advice

    Hi guys, This is a serious question- what should be my opening line when I know that the recruiter is calling me on the phone? Literally, I am looking for the sentence that would be the perfect opening line. Not a native speaker here so I am really not su ...

    3 comments1 May 2014 -

  100. Hi, ...

    3 comments6 Sep 2012 -

  101. I have an interview on Monday for a research associate position (E&P) with 2 analysts and I need some help preparing for it. What should I expect?What should I make sure I say? Thanks in advance. 1st round interview ...

    3 comments18 Aug 2012 -