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  2. Before I announce what I am planning to do for WSO, it will help to speak briefly about my background- I am turning 27. I left home at the age of 18. I came from a middle class in a very poor nation with extreme political instability. I attended college o ...

    56 comments1 Aug 2012 -

  3. I often hear how people started their careers in the mailroom, but is it worth it? I'm a recent grad, having a hard time finding a job. I went to a decent school, but the lack of internships seems to be biting me in the behind. I came across a job op ...

    31 comments1 May 2015 -

  4. Hey Guys, I have a hedge fund interview/informational where I'm meeting the PM. What I wanted to know is what should I study and prepare for (such as technical/behavior questions)? I recently just graduated from college this may and don't have a ...

    36 comments30 Dec 2010 -

  5. This was originally posted on 10/3/12 For those of you who know my background at all, I'm in the process of full-time recruiting mainly for buy-side positions, and the process is just now picking up into full swing. I've had my fair share of pre ...

    18 comments10 Mar 2013 -

  6. For those needing a bit of inspiration: How I passed an internship offer for top 10 strategy consulting to my best friend, who had been looking for a job for 2 years. People involved: SENIOR MD in charge of country's group, who forwarded my email. BE ...

    23 comments1 Dec 2010 -

  7. Hi all, I need help. I've wanted to go into finance and work at an ibank since high school. However, I got distracted by several things in my life (making a lot of money online, having a Japanese gf, getting addicted to weed) but now all these things ...

    27 comments12 Nov 2010 -

  8. The market has been hard for all of us, both for those who are transitioning as well as for those who are just getting started in our career. I would like to share fellow Monkeys with an article that a friend of mine has sent out while I was going through ...

    24 comments13 Apr 2012 -

  9. Accelerated Interview Process

    Job Search Advice

    Hey Guys, I know this question has been asked before, but I couldn't find a definitive answer and since now is the season for said recruiting process, I wanted to ask again for any insight. Is this just HR reaching out to SAs at other banks, or is it ...

    19 comments3 Aug 2011 -

  10. So basically, I want to get at a job in China. I'm currently about to start my last semester at a state school that's not much of a target for anything. I'll end up graduating with a BS in biology, a BA in economics, and a math minor. Kinda ...

    15 comments1 Jan 2011 -

  11. A couple of my friends have gone through sales and trading interviews for summer internships and they tell me that the questions they got were almost all fit... maybe a quick brainteaser or asking them what they felt about the markets but the rest was all ...

    15 comments16 Dec 2010 -

  12. I am going into my first year at a top 20 MBA program, and my goal is to get into private equity after school. For the past four years I have been doing commercial real estate (brokerage), so I am a complete career switcher. Does anyone have any advice on ...

    10 comments1 Aug 2010 -

  13. Looking for MSF then a BB

    Business School and GMAT

    Hey guys, I am currently a undergraduate at University of Auckland, New Zealand. Not that it matters much but this Uni's ranked 80something globally and 24 in Accounting and Finance by QS World University Rankings. My goal is to break into a BB /Wall ...

    8 comments19 Aug 2014 -

  14. I am taking a break from my regular motivational posts and going to share a quick guide on "Job Search". This is a presentation that I put together for the panel, "Breaking The Bamboo Ceiling" sponsored by Chinese Link at Columbia Univ ...

    7 comments1 Aug 2012 -

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    8 comments2 Dec 2011 -

  16. Chances of landing a job?

    Job Search Advice

    So, here's the story: I'm looking for a job on Wall Street for at least a year (maybe several more, maybe indefinitely, depends how I like the life) and would like to work at Goldman Sachs / Morgan Stanley /etc preferably. Here's a quick su ...

    8 comments16 Jun 2011 -

  17. See my previous posts in this series: Part 1, Part 2 My Mission as a Contributing Author for WSO What I am trying to do is to take WSO into the next stage. Although this is a career oriented advice column, I think it would be really useful to provide an e ...

    6 comments13 Jun 2012 -

  18. I am currently a sophomore at Texas Christian University and want to work in S & T after I graduate. I have been told by some people that if I want even a small chance to working on the Street I need to transfer. I have heard some good things about Ba ...

    7 comments16 Feb 2011 -

  19. Hello everyone this is my resume, I recently graduated this May and am looking to get into investment banking. I want to obtain a job as an analyst like everyone else. I wouldn't mind starting in MM, BB or in Boutique banks. Like I said I wouldn' ...

    7 comments22 Oct 2010 -

  20. Recruiters and Headhunters

    Job Search Advice

    Hi, I am currently in the process of looking for a new job, and I encountered some problems. How do you find out who is the recruiter for a specific job? I tried looking on linkedin for the job but no luck.. Can I just use any recruiting manager? Also are ...

    5 comments4 May 2015 -

  21. Hedge Fund Accounting?

    Job Search Advice

    Hi Guys, A little bit about me. I graduated with a Masters in Mathematics from a non-target public university in 2012 (GPA: 3.25-3.49, this is my undergrad GPA as well). Following graduation I had some personal struggles and effectively did not work for 2 ...

    4 comments17 May 2015 -

  22. Why tax

    Job Search Advice

    Hello guys, I am going through an interview process with big 4 and I am told that that I will be asked a question: "why tax?" I am trying to know what to answer. I know my answer should be "say whatever you think is the reason you picked a ...

    4 comments23 Sep 2012 -

  23. Piper Jaffray IBD HK Office

    Investment Banking

    Anyone know anything about this office? Any comment is appreciated. IBD Piper Jaffray Hong Kong getting a job Salary ...

    4 comments14 Mar 2011 -

  24. Hi, I am currently working on a non finance related internship that will end the last week of July. I have til the end of august before I need to go back to school. I am trying to ascertain ANY finance related internship, could be pwm, pe, prop shop, bout ...

    4 comments1 Jul 2010 -

  25. Bankruptcy and FA Position

    Asset Management

    I'm looking to transition from equities prop trading (Chimera, Tower Hill, Trillium) to a PWM or FA role. I had to file for bankruptcy 4 years ago, how much will that affect my chances of getting hired in one of these roles? Thanks in advance for any ...

    3 comments11 Jun 2015 -

  26. Funny, but true, cartoon below. Enjoy! http://www.tickld.com/x/the-truth-about-collegeand... getting a job ...

    3 comments11 Jul 2014 -

  27. Icing on the Cake

    Job Search Advice

    So fellow monkeys, if you knew you were being considered for a position and it was between you and two other individual, would you make any final push to cross the line between hired and rejected? ...

    2 comments24 Feb 2013 -

  28. Human's blog Want to keep all the materials that I have posted in one place. To Keep You Motivated List of Resources for Personal Development Free Modeling Course Q&A Session with Human NYSSA Equity Research Work Samples NYSSA Banker Cliches My S ...

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  29. 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 ...

    17 Sep 2012 -

  30. Time Killer

    Job Search Advice

    So I'm going to be ending a one year teaching fellowship (think TFA but with much less prestige) in the summer. I've been contacting some alumni of my school hoping to get interviews/contacts for management/strategy consulting. As I'm aware ...

    1 comment17 Apr 2012 -

  31. I'm basically applying for a number of jobs at various i-banking/consulting places. I want to write cover letters that demonstrate that I'm informed about the specific company/position that I'm applying to. What are the best ways to learn a ...

    1 comment15 Sep 2009 -