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  2. Hi Folks, I posted a thread earlier in the month and there was a lot of interest in techniques and tips for cold contacting investment bankers so I thought I would share what I know. First things first, I'm not an investment banker. I'm a data r ...

    107 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  3. Whether you're trying to land a position, sell a product, or simply network with others, learning the art of selling should be a vital part of your learning in any profession. The most effective way to do all of the above is to learn the art of selli ...

    264 comments3 Apr 2018 -

  4. So no one is returning your sad, sappy, suck up emails? People think you are cold calling for girl scout cookies? Well man the f*ck up and lets trick someone into reading your resume. Don't bother with this unless your resume is stellar, not because ...

    39 comments24 Feb 2013 -

  5. Tips for Securing Round 1?

    Job Search Advice

    I am currently a Sophomore @ Berkeley (Haas), but I'm having a ridiculously hard time getting any internship this semester. I've taken accounting and finance classes, have a strong GPA (3.75), had many internships before including a full time su ...

    80 comments9 Mar 2010 -

  6. http://www.businessinsider.com/james-gorman-morgan... Don't piss off the CEO of Morgan Stanley! Networking Morgan Stanley cold calling james gorman Salary ...

    31 comments11 Jan 2012 -

  7. Hey monkeys, so here's the situation. I have a cold call with a VC partner based up in Boston in two days. We first connected over LinkedIn (since we had a few mutual connections) and since I would like to actually get to know them and have a working ...

    12 comments14 Aug 2017 -

  8. I work for a mid-size MF developer and I want to start cold calling to source off-market properties/ deals. What are some of the talking points/questions to address when first calling property owners who may or may not be looking to sell? Acquisitions dev ...

    9 comments30 Aug 2018 -

  9. Had a few questions regarding cold calling/emailing for FT positions. For cold-emailing, do you guys usually email MD-level or analyst level at small shops? Additionally, do you include your resume with first email and just flat out say you are looking fo ...

    18 comments22 Nov 2010 -

  10. No one wants a poor sophomore

    Investment Banking

    Basically, I cold called the shit out of my contacts, linkedin, whatever. I have about 3 calls a day on average for a week next week. Problem: A lot of them are in non ibanking fields and even they say "we usually take juniors...its great that you ar ...

    17 comments21 Jul 2011 -

  11. [quote=buzzfeed] "BuzzFeed obtained both that script, used by brokers of every level at the 200-employee firm (JTF), as well as another script known internally as the "Golden Pitchbook," which is given only to a privileged few senior broker ...

    11 comments25 Apr 2017 -

  12. Hi, I would like to start cold calling bankers in NYC next week. Since I understand that it's not appropriate to cold call bankers at big companies, I will be calling smaller Asset Management, hedge funds and prop- trading companies. What's the ...

    13 comments26 Mar 2012 -

  13. I'm making a spreadsheet of places for myself and for a couple of classmates of mine containing lists of firms in each city in our state. I went to google maps and typed in "financial services" and searched for that in whichever city. Also ...

    12 comments21 Jun 2012 -

  14. Mark Suster has a new post out today over on his blog Both Sides of the Table. The subject? The ethics of sourcing roles for junior associates at VC firms. I've seen a ton of threads on this forum asking about exit opportunities at places like Summit ...

    8 comments13 Sep 2010 -

  15. Hi there! A little background about me: Bio major pre-med/dental in undergraduate. Currently in a masters program for bio again- will graduate in 2017. Decided to switch to finance earlier this year. Unsure if my masters in bio will help or hurt if i do e ...

    6 comments3 Aug 2016 -

  16. Barrage of Networking Questions

    Investment Banking

    I am going to speak with an analyst at a reputable, regional, boutique tomorrow afternoon. To ensure that the call isn't a fiasco (as my last one was), I have some general questions that I would really appreciate help on: Should I be the one to end t ...

    7 comments12 Jun 2011 -

  17. Knocking on Doors

    Sales and Trading

    I'll be knocking on doors at MM prop shops in Chicago tomorrow, Wednesday, and maybe Friday (I'll have to review my holiday schedule). If anyone is interested in talking to me let me know. Thanks. Monkeysama. chicago cold calling ...

    7 comments21 Nov 2010 -

  18. Delete cold calling Salary ...

    6 comments27 May 2015 -

  19. What other positions should I be looking at that would allow a transition into banking later on? And is it too late to coldcall boutiques/ MMs, and if not, are there any good resources I could read on that? sa cold calling ...

    6 comments13 Apr 2011 -

  20. Hello world, I want to share my story. I had always thought of management consultants as a group of super-smart people with specialist skills (PhDs, MBAs, accountants, tax-specialists, legal counsel, ex-Wall Street bankers). Now I think they are just smar ...

    5 comments14 Jan 2016 -

  21. I've been cold emailing boutique investment banks by putting my cover letter in the body of the email, attaching my resume and finishing by leaving my contact info. Would it be better to say something along the lines of Dear XXX My name is XXX and I ...

    5 comments19 Apr 2016 -

  22. Now this is very interesting, I've had an interview lately and sent a "Thank You" note after it. Got no reply, and of course, its a weekend and I shouldnt expect it. However, I stumbled upon few free programmes, some of which could do wonde ...

    5 comments12 Jan 2013 -

  23. Hi, I was wondering if cold calling IBs between Christmas and New Year would be a good idea?! My reasoning is as following: 1. because its Christmas I will get redirected to an analyst instantly 2. people are relaxed because they just had Christmas Is thi ...

    5 comments22 Dec 2012 -

  24. So summer recruiting has been ruff for me this year so i'v been cold calling like crazy. I contacted this analyst from a non-target at a small boutique and they told me to send my resume to me and it will be forwarded to MD. I sent my resume and cove ...

    5 comments6 May 2012 -

  25. Cold Calling For Job

    Job Search Advice

    Hello, Does anyone have any experience cold calling for a job? Either after sending out a resume or before. cover letter resume job cold calling ...

    4 comments16 Oct 2013 -

  26. What more can I do?

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    I've been searching for a part-time position for when I head back to school in September. Ideally, it would be with a boutique and about 15-20hrs a week. To date, I have held 2 good internships with a BB, however, neither have been in even remotely r ...

    4 comments9 Aug 2011 -

  27. Hey guys, I was wondering, what is the best method to use if you find a job opening on a company's website; a specific position not an analyst class. Assuming you find people from that groups contact info: 1. Better to call, email or both? 2. If emai ...

    4 comments16 Nov 2010 -

  28. Did I mess up somewhere?

    Job Search Advice

    Hi, I emailed a director of a field I want to work in (ventures and innovation) and she told me that she'd be happy to talk. At the same time, i also emailed someone else on the team, as I was always under the impression that I should reach out to mo ...

    3 comments6 Jan 2017 -

  29. Call up a boutique, speak to HR at a boutique and they saw, "we are not hiring at this time." What's a strategic response? How about: "Can you take a look at my resume and keep it on file in case a position does open up?" cold cal ...

    3 comments18 Oct 2010 -

  30. Hey there everyone, First of all, let me say this is a fantastic site to stumble across. Even just scrolling through forum topics, there is a "oasis" of information that you'd never think of asking about in the first place...thanks to every ...

    3 comments2 May 2010 -

  31. Hi everyone, I am stuck in my BO retail lending job at one of the big 5 in Canada, for someone without a finance background, its a foot in the door for internal hiring, but I know its a long road to even BO or MO Investment banking, let alone FO. I am see ...

    2 comments14 Jan 2019 -

  32. Networking Through Contacts

    Job Search Advice

    I recently reached out to someone who works in the trading department at a boutique firm. We share many mutual friends so he was easy to get in contact with Joe (as we'll call him). I am meeting up with Joe soon and he isn't that high ranking wi ...

    2 comments9 Jul 2015 -

  33. Hey guys Im reaching out to some PE firms and not sure what is the best route to go for contacting-- can I get a ranking/advice for the four below? (1) Personal Email (if provided) (2) General PE firm email (if provided) (3) Personal Work Phone Number (if ...

    1 comment5 Jan 2015 -

  34. Generally, cold-emailing works better than cold-calling for securing informational interviews. This is because a clear and concise email can be answered whenever the networking target has the time, whereas a cold-call at the wrong time may annoy a potenti ...

    26 Mar 2015 -

  35. Cold calling UK offices from US

    Investment Banking

    I'm a junior with a couple of back office internships and slightly low GPA at an emphatically non-target school. I will be traveling to Europe towards the very end of the summer to take a somewhat relevant class at a well known school. I'm also ...

    1 comment17 Mar 2013 -

  36. Cold calling vs. headhunters

    Job Search Advice

    I'm in a niche role within equities at a BB firm and due to issues with my boss, am highly motivated to change jobs. Over the last couple months, I've met several headhunters but find that they basically don't understand my role properly, o ...

    1 comment14 Dec 2011 -

  37. S&T Cold Calling

    Sales and Trading

    Hey Guys, I am currently a Junior and I recently sent out emails to alumni from my school and received a few responses telling me to call them sometime later in the week. Now I am wondering what exactly I should say during my call with them to help me lan ...

    1 comment27 Dec 2010 -

  38. What's everyone's thoughts about contacting work alumni (e.g., if I used to work at ML and I see a professional's bio also lists he used to work at ML)? I know with contacting alumni, it's typically with school alumni, but would it be ...

    1 comment20 May 2009 -