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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. Here are the top ranked (by silver bananas) posts related to networking, cold calling, and cold emailing. Enjoy! p.s. Need more networking advice? Check out our Networking Guide. 1. Cold-Emailing Guide. posted by @Culcet 1) Background info- Contact people ...

    27 comments24 Jul 2017 -

  4. Mod Note (Andy): this comment was originally posted in The Phone Call that Never Was and I thought it deserved it's own blog post for those that missed it. When I first started full-time, I would enthusiastically respond to every recruiting email I g ...

    43 comments25 Jan 2013 -

  5. Hey Guys, Been using this site for a while now and figured it would be beneficial for me to give back a bit. For starters, I thought I would detail my experiences using linkedin and cold emails to land a summer offer. Coming from a semi-target undergrad b ...

    49 comments27 Jan 2013 -

  6. Advice on cold contacting

    Investment Banking

    Hi, I have soon finished my first year as an analyst, and am thinking of moving to another city. However, I have no network there, and very limited insight into the operations of the banks located there. I will thus have to start cold contacting people, a ...

    19 comments25 Sep 2017 -

  7. I've got my hands on some great alumni databases which give me access to contacts of MDs, boardmember, and regional head of different banks. I was thinking of cold emailing a few, one for each bank that I still haven't heard back from after maki ...

    51 comments20 Nov 2010 -

  8. Hi everyone, I'm about to enter my senior year and am trying to secure an off-cycle equity research internship since I missed the boat for summer internships. Nearly impossible, I know, but I plan to at least try. I have the benefit of going to schoo ...

    22 comments20 Aug 2015 -

  9. Cold Emailing Cover Letter

    Job Search Advice

    I know the cold emailing topic has been brought up several times before but I could not find this specific question: When cold emailing MMs and Boutiques, do you: Put cover letter in body of email and attach resume Put cover leter in body of email and att ...

    18 comments20 Sep 2010 -

  10. cold email vs cold mailing

    Investment Banking

    so this question is probably stupid but I did a pretty thorough search and didnt get a solid answer. I am trying to get an unpaid internship of some kind in PWM this summer (Im a sophmore) so next summer I'll have a better shot at the real thing. My ...

    10 comments4 Apr 2010 -

  11. Networking during holidays

    Job Search Advice

    I am interested specifically about emails/written form. Should "happy holidays" be mentioned in the message and how should I go about it? Few examples for Easter would be nice. I am not a native speaker so I am not sure how should it sound. Than ...

    8 comments20 Apr 2014 -

  12. I'm assuming analysts are more likely to read email, but an informed opinion would be helpful. I'm trying to get a position in a different city, but I don't have many connections there. I want to go brute force, but might as well do it inte ...

    7 comments29 Jan 2012 -

  13. I'm not going to bore you all with a sob story- shit happens, I've got no offers. I want an internship somewhere this summer more than just about anything- I could care less if its unpaid, just want the experience for FT recruiting. My question ...

    7 comments28 Feb 2009 -

  14. There's an analyst position at a MM firm that I am really interested in, which I found out about through a reference and cold email several months ago. After emailing and speaking with an associate, I met with him for an informal meeting. It went so- ...

    6 comments19 Mar 2010 -

  15. I was wondering how firms felt about excluding your CGPA on your resume when applying. I have a 3.2- 3.3 (semi-target, Canada) and have been advised to exclude it from my resume during recruiting. I've been successful at landing summer internships by ...

    5 comments18 Jan 2015 -

  16. When cold emailing people I usually use "Hi (first name)" but when they are ~50 or older I feel Mr. is more appropriate (until they sign with their first name). However, "Hi Mr. (last name)" doesn't sound right and neither does &q ...

    4 comments28 Jan 2014 -

  17. Has anybody tried cold emailing hedge funds looking for an internship? If so, how did you go about it? I figure there is nothing to lose but the time put in. Also, is there a site to look up the HF 's in an area? Any help is appreciated. Thanks hedge ...

    4 comments4 Jun 2011 -

  18. 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 -

  19. In case you missed last night's webinar on Linkedin, Cold-Emailing & Networking Tactics, have no fear- the full recording of the webinar can be found below. If you have any interest in improving your networking skills I highly recommend you check ...

    3 comments17 Apr 2014 -

  20. This coming Monday, April 14th, at 6:30pm ET, Wall Street Mentors will be hosting a webinar focused on Linkedin and Cold-Emailing Networking Tactics. Specifically he'll be going over: the objective of Linkedin and cold emailing, how to connect with p ...

    3 comments14 Apr 2014 -

  21. Hello all, Rising junior at non-target. I've started networking about a month ago. Just wanted to know, how long should a cold email ideally be? I've read on other posts here that it should be 5-6 lines since bankers are busy people, but I' ...

    3 comments4 Aug 2014 -

  22. Is Thursdays a good day

    Investment Banking

    Is Thursdays a good day to send out a handful of cold emails? or is it too close to the weekends and will most likely be ignored? cold emailing ...

    3 comments26 Jun 2013 -

  23. 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 -

  24. I am a first year undergrad at a target university in the UK and understand that cold emailing is very common in the US. I was wondering if cold emailing people at BB's/Boutiques regarding internship/work experience opportunities in London or Europe ...

    2 comments28 Mar 2018 -

  25. How should I approach this firm

    Investment Banking

    I did some work with a local firm as part of a class it was an economic analysis of the local business environment (done around 2009) I took the lead on the project and think I was really noticed by the representatives from the firm in question. the firm ...

    2 comments30 Jun 2011 -

  26. Making long story short, I approached a professional by cold emailing through Alumni contact directory from my finance club website, and she responded to me right away, telling me that she will be willing to help me out for my current job search (not sure ...

    2 comments27 Mar 2011 -

  27. Background: Graduated college in May and took a few months off after graduation. Just moved to Texas (DFW area) and currently looking for an analyst position. 3 internships (all different cities in different markets), one in REPE and two at major brokerag ...

    1 comment10 Dec 2018 -

  28. hey all. I'm a math major just about to finish my third year this year and my gpa is pretty crap. Diagnosed with ADHD, dicked around a lot and didn't really realize how important marks were in finding a job, and I also had to hold several crappy ...

    24 Apr 2016 -

  29. There are several firms that I have come across which are not hiring (with no alum connection), and I would like to know what is the best way to approach the owner(s) for an interview. Has anyone had success with this method, and if so what are the do ...

    1 comment13 Dec 2013 -

  30. Cold emailing for non-students

    Job Search Advice

    All of the example cold email formats that I have seen on WSO are for students. Usually they discuss things such as: internships, majors, ect. How many paragraphs should I write for a cold email if I am a non-student and not even currently working in fina ...

    5 Dec 2013 -

  31. Has anyone tried this, and is it better to email an MD level person than an associate level person? Also what is the best way to go about this? Networking interview interviewing get a job cold emailing ...

    1 comment4 Jul 2013 -

  32. Loop Capital Email

    Investment Banking

    Does anybody know the email format for Loop Capital? Tried all the usual shit. Thanks cold emailing Salary ...

    1 comment5 Mar 2012 -