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  2. Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday- this post originally went up March 2008 "Go all the way down to the beginning" From: ****, ***** Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 4:12 PM To: ****, *** Subject: RE: Help This is how I would respond Dear *** ...

    +17 76 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  3. Easy...easy...put your proton blaster away and resume buyside fantasy of choice. All I want to say is that finance (perhaps) may no longer be the optimal major for breaking into...finance. Though the logic may counter conventional reason, so does an etern ...

    +4 62 comments10 Oct 2016 -

  4. In a small conference room, I was greeted by my HR partner and one of the top dogs in my coverage group. I sat down, and my heart started racing a little and I could hear it in my ears. I also had an insane urge to pee. Then a voice came beaming from the ...

    +10 49 comments1 Aug 2012 -

  5. Dear Investment Banking Forum, I would like to ask everyone who has a couple of minutes to view my LinkedIn profile and give me their honest opinion whether I have any shot at getting an investment banking analyst job and how best to get it. https://www.l ...

    31 comments4 May 2016 -

  6. Help!! PwC vs Citi?

    Job Search Advice

    I am debating between 2 very great internship. HR Analyst with Citi or Management Consulting internship with PwC. I felt like it was more competitive to get into Citi and I am going to have to work really hard summer at Citi. However, at PwC the atmospher ...

    20 comments6 Feb 2018 -

  7. rude Human Resources

    Job Search Advice

    Are many people in HR bitter and rude towards job applicants because they know that the jobs they are going for pay much more than them? Human Resources ...

    23 comments7 Jun 2014 -

  8. Hi friends, ...

    16 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  9. How Competitive is HR

    Investment Banking

    Hey guys, I'm a new poster here (been a reader for a while), and I've always wondered how competitive a job in HR is. Is it a joke to get a job in HCM or HR at a BB, or are these applicants almost as qualified as the front office people they rec ...

    17 comments24 Feb 2009 -

  10. I have your resume and will be in touch as soon as we start the interview process. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Human Resources ...

    11 comments30 Nov 2014 -

  11. Management Consulting is at PwC and HR is at Citi. So I am choosing between a Big 4 Consulting firm vs a Big 4 Bank Citi pwc Human Resources PwC consulting management consulting ...

    10 comments21 Feb 2015 -

  12. Do you consider human resources to be a bane or benefit to your firm?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    To all employees in HR: this question is not meant to be offensive. I am new into the corporate environment so you should not consider my opinions to be valid. I am not a fan of my HR division. The resource organization we hired was an independent labor s ...

    10 comments29 Nov 2014 -

  13. how to interpret this

    Job Search Advice

    I had a superday with a MM bank a week and a half ago. There were 9-ish candidates competing for an experienced analyst spot and one 1st-year analyst spot. I just heard from a VP at the bank that they were working on a few candidates who are more experien ...

    10 comments24 May 2010 -

  14. Bypassing HR? (FT)

    Investment Banking

    Disclaimer: This is somewhat of a rant. I know most of the discussions going on now are in regards to SA recruiting but this pertains to FT. The simple question I'd like to get answered- Is it possible to get brought in without HR approval anymore? I ...

    +1 9 comments1 Feb 2013 -

  15. Last year, there was an event school and one of the guys was an alumni who works for this (very well known) company "X" (I am an European studying in the US, this guy is American working in London). Anyway, I talked to him and things were smooth ...

    9 comments27 Jan 2013 -

  16. 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 -

  17. Hi monkeys, I have a short story that I'd like to share with you, and a follow up question to ask: I've been lurking/posting on WSO for a while now, and have been putting a lot of the information on this site into practice. As a result, I'v ...

    7 comments22 Apr 2016 -

  18. Please please Help for the pathetic me. It is pathetic that I gave people advice in this forum then I failed in a trap similar to what happened to them. I recently applied for jobs on trading desks and listed my references from my last IB, only to receive ...

    7 comments19 May 2012 -

  19. Hi monkeys, I posted this in the I-Banking Bullpen a while ago, but didn't receive many responses, and figured that the Get A Job forum might have been a more appropriate place. I have a short story that I'd like to share with you, and a follow ...

    6 comments22 Apr 2016 -

  20. It could be said that recruiting for competitive jobs in business is a game. However, recruiting is a poorly designed game with blurred rules that doesn't necessarily award the best candidates all of the time. We have all long known about the shortco ...

    5 comments3 Jun 2012 -

  21. This doesn't only apply for IB but anything in the larger banks. I am in the process of networking and building relationships. I have spoke to nearly 30 bankers/traders in the past 2 weeks. Many of them tell me to keep in touch with them particularly ...

    +1 5 comments17 May 2012 -

  22. I don't actually know what the point of human resources is or what the girls and women in HR actually DO. Human Resources hr jobs ...

    4 comments7 Dec 2016 -

  23. And just said that you're graduating this coming May blahblahblah and that you're very interested in CorpFinance / LevFin /whatever it is, and very intersted as well for a FT position with their firm Human Resources ...

    4 comments13 Sep 2013 -

  24. I was wondering how to email HR at a boutique which says: send us your resume for career inquiries. Include cover letter? Cover letter in email? Who to address? etc Human Resources No Yes 94090 226851 162545 440567 309035 ...

    4 comments14 Jul 2012 -

  25. All, John Cena back in the ring. I was lucky enough to accept a 2018 IBD summer analyst offer in NY at a mid-tier BB (BAML / Citi /CS). Rough recruiting process and many botched interviews but by the grace of God I was able to land an offer. " There ...

    +3 3 comments15 Jan 2018 -

  26. Hey everyone, I've spoken to several people at a firm and they have all given me contact information to recruiters. Can someone please provide some advice on what would be the best approach to contacting them and what to write in the emails? I'm ...

    3 comments9 Nov 2014 -

  27. Quick HR Contact Question

    Investment Banking

    Good morning everybody, I hope your holidays have been going well. Quick question for you guys- The other day I got an email from a great boutique (but I think you could still consider it somewhat small), asking me if I was still on the market for a summe ...

    +1 3 comments4 Jan 2012 -

  28. Hey All, Does anyone know or can point me to resources about how much it costs to hire a new employee in the field of finance (IB/IM/ S&T, consulting, marketing, accounting)? I don't mean counting base salary,etc. but purely recruiting costs- on ...

    3 comments19 Oct 2011 -

  29. So on 1/3 I submitted an application for a role at GS. Yesterday, I received an update on the app that I am "currently not being considered" for the role. The interesting thing about it all is that I still have the option to withdraw my applicat ...

    +2 2 comments18 Jan 2018 -

  30. What is the current HCM 1st year analyst/ summer analyst base salary? After all analysts across the street were bumped to 85k, were HCM/Human Resources analysts bumped to the same grade as well? Human Resources ...

    2 comments13 Feb 2015 -

  31. Hearing back from HR

    Investment Banking

    Hey all, havent been a site member for all that long but am working MM full time next year. Anyway I sent in my acceptance paperwork, signatures, etc. about a month ago and haven't heard anything from the bank. Bout two weeks back I reached out to my ...

    2 comments1 Nov 2010 -

  32. HR Problem

    Job Search Advice

    Last summer I interned at a BB as part of an intern program for graduating high school seniors. During my internship I met with an alum from my high school who also happened to be head of the department that I am interested in working for this summer. Aft ...

    2 comments14 Jan 2010 -

  33. Credit Suisse appoints Conduct and Ethics Ombudswoman 2 weeks after MD allegedly gropes summer interns. Just over 2 weeks ago, Dealbreaker published an article outlining a sexual harassment incident allegedly occurring between an MD and a group of summer ...

    +1 1 comment13 Jul 2018 -

  34. ID'ing the Hiring Manager

    Job Search Advice

    I am in the process of applying to equity research positions. I have found that directly contacting the hiring manager is the most effective way of getting my resume noticed. For the sector that I am most interested in, I can often determine that the hiri ...

    16 Mar 2017 -

  35. HR Practices and Big Banks

    Investment Banking

    New York Big Bank HR processes are circuitous, inefficient, and mostly ineffectual. They also seem to be full of disrespectful employees- whether the younger or, more surprisingly to me, even the older employees- who cannot be bothered to show the simple ...

    1 comment8 Apr 2016 -

  36. HELP- HR PROBLEM w/interview

    Investment Banking

    Hey fellow Monkeys, I have a problem and could use some sound advice. Was contacted from a major BB (MS/ GS / JPM) last week to schedule interviews for IBD SA. I replied with the times I was available, but since then no word from HR on my interviews. In a ...

    1 comment9 Nov 2015 -

  37. Recently, a Harvard Business Review article was published citing the prestige as the main reason that top MBA graduates vie for jobs at Goldman Sachs. It's an interesting read about the advantages of a firm having a stronger reputation than its compe ...

    +116 Apr 2014 -

  38. I got a verbal offer last week but hadn't gotten any paperwork and had verbally accepted. To protect myself I followed up with a person at a bank I was told I would get a superday with, and immediately after I sent him an email HR sent me a superday. ...

    5 Oct 2015 -

  39. Hello everyone I posted a while back on which masters to undertake but now I have a new issue. I went to university in Europe, and I'm currently pursuing a masters degree in Finance at ESADE Business school (top tier business school in Europe). I onl ...

    1 comment13 Aug 2015 -

  40. HR Indecisive

    Job Search Advice

    Received an offer recently for FT. I was interviewing at other places, so naturally I reached out to the other places that hadn't gotten back to me to see what their decision was. I let them know the timeframe that I had. At one place, HR e-mailed me ...

    1 Dec 2014 -

  41. From Finance to MBA to CHRO

    Other Industries

    Well I've always been interested in human resources. Think management of globally located human capital, company compensation structure, talent acquisition and retention. Not answering the phone or interviewing employees. I was curious what other peo ...

    1 comment20 Jul 2013 -

  42. Hi, all. I'm a senior at Fordham University with an expected graduation date of May 22, 2010. I'm a psychology major and human resources management minor with a 3.1 GPA. I have completed several internships in human resources. So, I am fairly fa ...

    5 Apr 2010 -

  43. HR Interview

    Investment Banking

    I interviewed at a BB for what was supposed to be a final round but it turned out to be with only human resources people. Is this unusual? I figure it must be since when I interviewed at other banks I did so with people that actually worked within the ban ...

    16 Mar 2009 -