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  2. Thank You Email After Interview

    How long after an interview should you send the thank you email? Does anybody have a good template? I'm not looking to copy-and-paste the template, I just want to see what a good thank you email looks like. How Soon Should I Send My Thank You Note? Y ...

    208 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 2 2018 - 12:58pm -

  3. Interview nerves

    Hi guys, recently had an interview which I absolutely bombed because my nerves got the best of me. just curious to know what is the best way to go about in handling pre-interview nerves? interview nervous to Tuesday, June 12, 2018- 4:55pm ...

    24 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jun 16 2018 - 3:51am -

  4. First Round Interview at Five Rings Capital LLC?

    Hi. I'm a junior and received a first round 20-30min phone screening trading interview at Five Rings Capital LLC for their summer internship. Can anyone give me some insight as to how the interview might go? The founder is from Jane Street Capital I ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2018 - 1:50pm -

  5. How to Deal with the Biggest Weakness Question

    Mod Notes (Andy): this was originally posted on 9/26/12 Interviewer: "So... what's your biggest weakness?" To be honest, I think the biggest weakness question is one of the most bullshit questions you can get during an interview. But people ...

    194 comments - 4 silver bananas - Mar 29 2018 - 7:24pm -

  6. Investment Banking Interview Questions- A Comprehensive Guide

    I was in your shoes about five or six years ago. I worked as an investment banking analyst at a Moelis/Houlihan/Evercore type firm in restructuring, got an offer for direct promotion to associate, passed on that to go to grad school in Europe, and have re ...

    201 comments - 398 silver bananas - Jun 27 2018 - 12:11am -

  7. How to Stall Exploding PE Offer

    Hi All, How can you stall an exploding PE offer (exploding in 24 hours)? Need to buy time of 3 business days (plus 2 days on the weekend- so total 5 days). Would greatly appreciate serious responses only. Not a hypothetical scenario here. Thank you, A Hop ...

    24 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 5 2018 - 7:20pm -

  8. How to Prepare for Restructuring Technical Questions

    Mod note: This comment was originally posted in the thread "Restructuring Technicals" here. Many users found it useful so of course it would get front-paged. Enjoy! Click here to see more top rated comments. Restructuring Interview Prep Resource ...

    72 comments - 15 silver bananas - Apr 16 2018 - 10:15pm -

  9. Your Most Absurd IB Interview Questions.. and Answers

    All, I am doing this because I haven't found a thread like this on WSO. I am curious as to everyone's most absurd ib interview questions that they have been asked, and their answer. Funny, intense, irrelevant, etc... I am not looking for the usu ...

    102 comments - 13 silver bananas - Jan 19 2017 - 8:54am -

  10. How to deal with consistent rejections?

    Dear all: I am a rising sophomore attending Baruch College. This is my first and probably not the last time experiencing a pool of rejection letters/phone calls pouring over me. These rejections come from interviews/networking event/school program. My GPA ...

    39 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 16 2017 - 7:01am -

  11. Job Interviews and Flirting

    Hi all, I had a very weird experience recently and wanted to see whether someone here has had a similar one. I recently had last round interview for I job that I really want and I have the suspicion that I got flirted with during the interview- and what i ...

    44 comments - 4 silver bananas - Sep 14 2017 - 8:37pm -

  12. Interview Failures

    Moderator Note (Andy): Best of WSO- this post originally went up 3/31/2009 and we thought it deserved to go back on the homepage for those who may have never seen it. How about a thread where we post some of the worst mistakes we've made in interview ...

    212 comments - 8 silver bananas - Sep 30 2017 - 12:08am -

  13. How to take good notes

    Anyone have any tips about how to get down all important details in a meeting that might last several hours? I find it really hard to concentrate for that period of time, and sometimes notice my attention dropping in longer meetings. I'm trying to fi ...

    34 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 21 2017 - 1:30pm -

  14. Story time: My horrible BB Analyst interview experience

    What's up folks- I recently became a poster here from a lurker dating back a year ago. I really wanted to share this with you guys to get your thoughts. Forgive me for the length, but writing this all out actually felt really good and I think it will ...

    41 comments - 4 silver bananas - Dec 17 2017 - 3:55am -

  15. Why YOU Aren't Converting Your Interview- DCF Example (No Math)

    Mod Note (Andy)- as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #23 and was originally posted 8/28/2015. Inspired by the "Why YOU Aren't Getting Offers" repost for #TBT. I just participated in ...

    72 comments - 29 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:05pm -

  16. AMA: Managing Director in the M&A and PE business w/ 20+ years experience

    Mod Note (Andy): Best Posts of 2014- this originally went up March of this year I am a 20+ year veteran and Managing Director in the M&A and private equity business who has both bulge bracket and boutique investment banking experience. I have served a ...

    138 comments - 19 silver bananas - Dec 18 2014 - 8:00am -

  17. How to skip straight to final rounds

    Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday: this was originally posted September, 2012 Guys, I'm back from four days spent recruiting at our top targets. Thought I'd share with you how a ballsy college junior with a 3.2 GPA and no internships who met m ...

    164 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 21 2014 - 11:00am -

  18. How long after final round to hear back from lateral position?

    I was wondering how long or if I should expect to hear back after a final round for a lateral analyst position I had a week and a half ago? I interviewed on the phone initially then I was called in for a first round, where I met with a VP/Director/analyst ...

    89 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:03pm -

  19. 8 Tips for Your Big 4 Interview

    Big 4 Interviews (KPMG, Deloitte, PwC, E&Y) can be stressful, but if you prepare and practice enough it will make it a much easier and relaxed experience. The Big 4 firms are looking for polished, professional, and hard working students to fill their ...

    37 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 5 2018 - 3:27pm -

  20. How to Master 5 of the Most Common Interview Questions

    Going into an interview, there are certain questions that you have a very high probability of hearing. These are the questions that should be anticipated and rehearsed beforehand, but I am continually surprised to see that candidates in general are comple ...

    47 comments - 7 silver bananas - Aug 6 2017 - 7:12pm -

  21. If I gave you an offer now, would you accept?

    I got this question twice during my second rounds. I was really tempted to say yes, but I said that I would need a day or two to think about it both times. Now it has been a month since my last second round, and I constantly wonder what would have happene ...

    109 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  22. Please, help me to *not* fail this interview

    I am currently a junior at a semi target school. Basically, summer analyst recruiting has been a shit show for me. So far, I've only gotten two OCIs, two phone interviews, and one superday in a variety of roles such as IB, corp fin, and AM. I've ...

    18 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 9 2017 - 4:00am -

  23. Exclusive Edmundo Braverman Interview: Part 1 of 2

    Fellow WSO Monkeys, I have a treat for you this thanksgiving. I was able to score an exclusive interview with the notorious Edmundo Braverman a.k.a Eddie Braverman a.k.a Uncle Eddie. (see part 2 here)------ Q. You mention several times in your article aft ...

    45 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jun 4 2016 - 3:11pm -

  24. AMA: Private Equity Analyst at African Impact Investor

    WSO- I would like to share my knowledge on banking/ PE /markets in Africa for those in the market and those willing to be party to the African growth story. Could also help for your PE interviews! Bio: Analyst (3rd year) at MM private equity firm focussed ...

    102 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jul 10 2014 - 7:50am -

  25. Do Interviewers Respond to Thank You notes?

    Is it a bad sign if an interviewer doesn't respond to your thank you note? I've been doing interviews through on-campus recruiting and some of them respond warmly while others don't bother to respond at all. Does it generally mean they didn ...

    202 comments - 3 silver bananas - Nov 11 2017 - 1:23pm -

  26. Hardest technical interview question + answer

    Curious about the most difficult technical questions people have been asked. please provide answers (preferably correct) if possible. What are Technical Interview Questions? Technical questions typically follow after behavioral and fit interview questions ...

    152 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 2 2018 - 1:29pm -

  27. Is everyone *EQUAL* once they get into an interview?

    The conventional wisdom on WSO for non-target seems to be: Network hard to get an interview and then prepare well and rock the interview and even if you come from a non-target, you have a fighting chance if you PERFORM there. Is this really true? I mean c ...

    62 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:36pm -

  28. Ask Me Anything: I'm a MM PE Associate

    I graduated from a target university in Europe and started out in the M&A group of a bulge bracket bank. I then moved on to private equity, with the wish to concentrate on the middle market. My fund concentrates on a single geographic region with a sp ...

    158 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jul 23 2013 - 10:17am -

  29. Goldman Sachs Investment Management Interview

    I have an upcoming interview with Goldman IMD. Is this mostly fit or will there be technical questions too? How in depth do I need to know the market atmosphere? investment management goldman sachs interview process Goldman Sachs Investment Management is ...

    48 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 13 2018 - 5:23pm -

  30. AMA: I'm an Investment Analyst working at a long-only and L/S fund

    I've been on the buyside now for just about 1-year. I work at a $10+ billion value-oriented asset manager. We are primarily a long-only fund managing institutional money and we recently launched a hedge fund. Currently, the fund is run by one PM and ...

    86 comments - 8 silver bananas - Feb 23 2014 - 12:00pm -

  31. AMA: Kevin Roose, Author of Young Money

    Mod Note (Andy): Kevin will be on today answering questions from 3-4pm ET. To get the discussion going, the first four users to post a legitimate question will receive a signed copy of his new book. Hi WSO: I'm the author of "Young Money," ...

    81 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 23 2014 - 7:00am -

  32. I'm a Algorithmic/Derivatives Trader at a Chicago Prop Shop: Ask Me Anything

    Bio: I've been lurking WSO since I was in college in order to figure out what I wanted to do, but didn't really participate that much in discussion until after I graduated. Now that my career is at a more stable point, I've decided to get m ...

    114 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jul 11 2013 - 10:45am -

  33. First round interview for non-finance background

    So I have a first round phone interview coming up with BB research. I have no finance background. I'm a hard science major, did science research in the past. What kind of questions should I expect? I'm worried that I'll fuck up the technica ...

    95 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 22 2018 - 7:00pm -

  34. Pump Up Before Interview?

    How do you guys get pumped up in the few minutes before an interview? It's tough to bring energy and enthusiasm into an interview after waiting nervously in a quiet room for 15+ minutes. Any techniques to help smile, be in a good mood? How about list ...

    114 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:58pm -

  35. Prudential Capital Group Assessment Test

    I have to take an assessment test from Prudential. It says do no prepare and answer honestly. Is this just a behavior/personality test? If so anyone have any Idea what kind of questions they ask? I have an OCR interview with them soon. interview ...

    57 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:05pm -

  36. AMA: Investment Banking Analyst to Startup Co-Founder

    Long time member of WSO here, I just created a new username for this post. I'm a former investment banking analyst at a bulge bracket in NYC. I've been pursuing my real estate tech startup, Zenly, for almost a year and will be launching it in a ...

    66 comments - 5 silver bananas - May 25 2014 - 8:00pm -

  37. Getting a technical wrong = auto ding?

    Do you think this is true? interview ...

    84 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:04pm -

  38. 12 things people decide within seconds of meeting you

    A recent Business Insider article referenced 12 things that people can decide within seconds of meeting you. I thought that this could be an interesting list for use during interview prep. Below is a brief list and a quote from the article. < ol> If ...

    29 comments - 4 silver bananas - Nov 3 2016 - 10:56am -

  39. Songs to Listen to Before Interview?

    A 2014 study suggested that those who listened to the bass-heavy music felt more confident and performed better at interviews and meetings. Exampled included 50 Cent's In Da Club and Queen's We Will Rock You. My personal favorites are Eminem ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2016 - 4:00am -

  40. Interview Question: What Two Companies Should Merge?

    Do you think it would be acceptable to pitch an LBO where there are possible synergies between the target company and another portfolio company of the specific sponsor? Then I could talk about why an LBO makes sense, then talk about how (if you're ad ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 26 2018 - 1:40pm -

  41. McKinsey Problem Solving Test

    I managed to work my way into getting a interview at McKinsey. I've been scheduled an interview along with a problem solving test next week. I was wondering what the best way to prepare for this is. Any sites I should know? Are there sample tests aro ...

    165 comments - 4 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:17pm -

  42. AMA: Former Ibanker / PE Associate & a former Consultant. We now run a business coaching charisma and lifestyle design

    I (Ben) went to Wharton undergrad and studied Economics with a concentration in Finance. I started college as a Philosophy major but transferred to Wharton after my freshman year. Afterwards I did two years of investment banking (M&A) and two years of ...

    66 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 16 2014 - 5:00pm -

  43. AMA: I'm the President of a $1bn Global Long Short Fund

    Feel free to ask me anything. I will be on starting at 1pm to answer questions for a couple hours, then will check the post periodically over the next week for new questions. Thanks,-Keith. Bio: Keith R. Weiner is the President of Suvretta Capital Managem ...

    50 comments - 8 silver bananas - Sep 25 2014 - 10:31am -

  44. Starwood Capital Group- Interviews

    Monkeys, curious to know if anyone has some insight on the interviews (first/second/third rounds) at Starwood Capital for an Acquisitions Analyst position (OCI drop) The search function didn't help much so here goes another shot of trying to squeeze ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2017 - 2:47pm -

  45. Ask Me Anything: Head Research Analyst (Commercial Real Estate)

    I am the Head Research Analyst at a regional office of one of the best commercial real estate services firms on the globe. Day to day, I specialize in statistical market research, written analysis, database management, and copywriting/ghostwriting for pit ...

    92 comments - 7 silver bananas - Apr 23 2013 - 5:20pm -

  46. Brief Case/Bag For Interview Thread

    Hey monkeys, I was just wondering what bags or brief cases you would recommend to bring in for your interviews. Please link them below so others can find the exact bags and purchase them if necessary. Or are bags too old fashion for 2017? Instead just a f ...

    18 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 26 2017 - 7:57am -

  47. Is this grey suit too light or is it fine for an interview?

    I have an interview for a boutique strategy consulting firm coming up, and only had a black suit. Calvin Klein had a pretty good sale so I purchased this suit for my upcoming interview (and also other interviews I may have, e.g. in investment banking)-- h ...

    191 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:19pm -

  48. UG PE Analyst- 2.9 GPA, no internship, non-target

    Mod Note (Andy)- as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #25 and was originally posted 9/20/2015. From Non-Target Undergrad Straight to PE I've had some downtime the last few weeks before I start ...

    41 comments - 24 silver bananas - Dec 31 2015 - 5:42am -

  49. AMA: Non-Target, Non-Major, Low GPA- Reflections About Grad School and How it Helped Me Break onto the Street

    I've been a member of WSO for the past four years and frequently I have seen questions regarding the potential benefits of graduate school, specifically on the value it provides when trying to break onto the Street. So, I thought I would share my sto ...

    42 comments - 8 silver bananas - Jan 18 2015 - 8:00am -

  50. Interview early or later in the day?

    I have a superday interview with a BB AM in a few days. They told me they are looking at 10 candidates during the superday and will make 2 offers. The only time slot that was left was the last one of the day (4:30) so I got stuck with that. Will this put ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  51. AMA: First-year Analyst at a "Micro-Boutique" Investment Bank

    As a brief introduction, I was a student athlete at a semi-target school in the Southeast. When I started looking into my options for jobs, I was drawn to investment banking because of the deal mentality, but I was not 100% certain it was the career I wan ...

    55 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jan 25 2014 - 5:00pm -

  52. AMA: I am an Equity Research Associate

    Bio: tl;dr version: non-target, non-major, also had a sub average GPA in undergrad but compensated with a higher grad GPA and work experience. I went to a non-target, east coast, liberal arts college and graduated with a biology major. Originally, I inten ...

    79 comments - 4 silver bananas - Aug 6 2014 - 8:49am -

  53. Blacklisted at BB Bank

    An MBA candidate at an Ivy League is going to get blacklisted at an BB Bank. I thought he played the interviewing game correctly (from reading M&I, WSO, etc.) and I wanted to get some further opinions. One of my close relatives is a VP at a BB Bank. H ...

    87 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 8 2014 - 5:00pm -

  54. Asset Management Interview Preparation

    Hi all, I recently got a 1st round interview for an analyst role at a mid-size Asset Management firm (deals with both institutional and high wet work individuals). I was wondering what would be the interview process will be like. Any technical should I br ...

    47 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 22 2018 - 7:32pm -

  55. LBO paper model examples?

    Hi fellow monkeys (and humans)- what's a good source (website / book) to get a hold of examples of LBO paper model type questions asked of candidates in interviews? A forum for lbo models was created earlier, with the view point of helping candidates ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2016 - 6:57am -

  56. Trillium Trading- Average trader salary?

    I have an interview at Trillium coming up. Does anyone know what kind of questions to expect? Does anyone know how much the average trader makes (including bonus, I understand everyone is paid $25k salary) as both a first year and then a few years down th ...

    123 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:36pm -

  57. What it's really like to work on Wall Street- Yahoo Finance Interview with Patrick Curtis

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    53 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jan 26 2014 - 12:00pm -

  58. Behavioral interview question problems

    I'm having trouble 'differentiating' myself at interviews, specifically the superday stage. I honestly never know how to answer most behavioral questions without seeming like complete transparent bullshit. So of you guys could please give m ...

    58 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:05pm -

  59. JP Morgan Culture NYC

    Hi I have an unofficial interview with an executive director at JP Morgan IBD in NYC. I wanted to ask about what the culture is like and what kind of people they look for in new hires. I've heard that people who work there tend to be pretty chill but ...

    51 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 25 2018 - 6:59pm -

  60. Should I dress the same for a Skype interview as an in person interview?

    ? interview ...

    54 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:39pm -

  61. Pocket square?

    Should I wear a pocket square to an interview at Goldman for the Internal Audit division (internship)? What is the dress code for such a position? Suit and tie? Goldman interview fashion ...

    54 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 6 2018 - 5:05pm -

  62. Women's hair styles for superday interview

    I have a superday interview coming up and I'd appreciate any advice on this totally superficial but possibly relevant subject... I've got some curly ass hair. Like really curly. I like it... I think it suits my personality. I'm wondering th ...

    66 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2017 - 9:03pm -

  63. How do you CRUSH your interviews?

    Mod Note (Andy)- We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #10 and was originally posted 10/4/2015. In 2007 I made my hardest career transition. After leaving Goldman Sachs and taking eighteen months off work, I decided to head ba ...

    33 comments - 47 silver bananas - Jan 3 2016 - 8:53am -

  64. Sagent Advisors- Interview prep

    I've got an interview coming up w/ Sagent in the next couple days for SA. My main background is in ER, with only a small stay at a boutique valuation firm, I'm wondering what stuff I should look over to prepare for the interview? What type of st ...

    92 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:45pm -

  65. "On hold" at Goldman Sachs

    Wondering if anyone knows what goes on behind the big black GS curtain while I'm "on hold" for a 2010 full-time analyst position? I had a first round 1+ week ago, notified that afternoon for second rounds a week later, then received the &qu ...

    92 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:50pm -

  66. Fixed-income interview help... does anybody have any suggestions/experience?

    I am going in for a final round interview at a bank that focuses primarily on fixed-income. The recruiter told me to prepare for 100% technical questions regarding DCM and FI, however, it feels as though there is so much to cover. Does anyone have any sug ...

    185 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:48pm -

  67. 5 ways to get dinged before the interview

    All right, monkeys. Welcome to recruiting season. I am your interviewer. No, seriously. I really might be your interviewer. This upcoming week your very own Auntie Bankerella will be hitting up several universities in a couple of different cities. I' ...

    68 comments - 4 silver bananas - Sep 10 2012 - 10:23pm -

  68. HF Analyst Pitch Examples

    Most l/s hedge fund analyst job postings ask for a company analysis/pitch example for an investment idea you've had. Some specify to keep it to 1-2 pages, but others are open ended. Does anyone have any examples they can share of a company pitch for ...

    78 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:20pm -

  69. Citi Investment Banking Superday

    Hey, I have a Citi IBD Final Round super day coming up in a few weeks. Does anyone have any advice for me? What questions can I expect? How was the first investment banking Super Day that was held in December? Thanks. Investment Banking Citi interview IBD ...

    89 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:12pm -

  70. Fund of Funds Interview- What should I know?

    Hey I have an interview coming up for a fund of funds PE firm analyst position. This will be the 2nd round; a 3-4 person conference call. Does anyone have any experience with a FoF? What did they focus most on, what should I really make sure I know? Any s ...

    71 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:37pm -

  71. deleting mood

    ....... no content interview Europe IBD 2015 internship recruiting ...

    44 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 16 2015 - 4:18pm -

  72. Goldman FICC FX Structuring Strats

    I got an email this morning saying I was selected for an interview with Goldman FICC FX Structuring Strats. I don't know how I got selected as I never applied for such a position, but since it's still GS and I don't have a job lined up yet ...

    69 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:12am -

  73. Final Round Jefferies- What to Expect??

    Hi guys, I have a final round interview w/ Jefferies this week. I was just wondering if anyone had their final rounds already and if so, what questions should I expect? More fit vs. technical or a combination of both? Furthermore, if anyone else has inter ...

    63 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:00pm -

  74. Interview with WallStreetPlayboys: A Top 3 Institutional Investor Ranked Analyst (part 1/2)

    The following is Part 1 of an interview with WallStreetPlayboys (he is also available to answer your questions) Are you a professional and want to do an interview? View our interview template. What is your current job title and a one sentence description ...

    50 comments - 8 silver bananas - Apr 10 2013 - 9:36pm -

  75. How long to hear back after 1st round?

    Wanted to get some feedback on this. I interviewed with a few MM firms within this past week for FT IB analyst jobs. How long does it normally take to hear back? A few days, a week, 2 weeks. Do they even get back to you if you didn't make it? Probabl ...

    75 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 11:59am -

  76. How to phone interview like a BSD

    Looks like I took part in roughly 80 phone interviews during b-school, plus probably more that didn't make it to my calendar. Lot of practice. A little over 40 hours straight of the old smile-and-dial. Since we're headed into recruiting season n ...

    56 comments - 8 silver bananas - Sep 4 2012 - 11:41pm -

  77. Screwed up all the internship interviews at BB banks

    Hey, ...

    43 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 27 2014 - 3:37am -

  78. FEMALES: what to wear to an interview? HELP!

    I was shopping today for a good skirt suit and since I am on a tight budget but want something fitted I went to Express (they have suits for around $250). I bought a light gray skirt suit with light navy pinstripes. It fits me very nicely but: 1) Is light ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2018 - 5:01pm -

  79. Is there something wrong with me?

    Hello, I graduated college four years ago with with a 3.3 from a top 40 school. I had MO internships in school, and took a job as an energy market analyst out of college. While in college, I had no problem getting a job once I was selected for an intervie ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 21 2018 - 7:24pm -

  80. Goldman S&T Summer Internship Superday Interview

    Hey everyone! I am a third year in college. I have a final round with GS Securities HK office coming up. I am wondering what kind of questions I should expect. for my first round, I had two thirty minutes phone interviews. One of them was all fit. The oth ...

    60 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:04pm -

  81. EV/EBITDA to Target Price

    This was a question that came up for an ER interview at a BB. How can you arrive at a target price given EV /EBIDTA? What else do you need to know? Thanks! how to calculate stock price from EV/EBITDA In an interview or during an analysis if you are given ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2018 - 9:14pm -

  82. Small Boutique IB or BB Wealth Management

    Hi Guys, So I'm caught in a bit of a dilemma. I am coming from a non-target school, graduating in a couple of weeks with Finance degree, 1st gen college student. Didn't do BB summer internship, but I went overseas and worked at a 2B+ hedgefund a ...

    19 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 13 2017 - 2:10pm -

  83. AMA: Peking University Professor / Global PE Investor / Former Alwaleed Exec

    Bio: Jeff Towson is currently a Professor of Investments at Peking University's Guanghua School of Management in Beijing where he teaches global investing and private equity in developing economies. Peking University is often referred to as the " ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2014 - 5:00pm -

  84. Help! Private Equity interview in three days! PE Interview adivce?

    I am an undergrad and after some cold calling and networking have been invited for a private equity interview with a middle market pe firm for a summer position. I finally got back home and some time to let of steam after finals and basically hell week(s) ...

    124 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 7 2014 - 10:34am -

  85. Who has been in the decision room before?

    Can anyone who has been on the other side of the interview process talk about the feedback interviewers usually have in the interview debrief? What is the consensus on a top candidate who is given an offer? What is the consensus on a poor candidate? inter ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 16 2015 - 6:54am -

  86. How do you get an MBB offer?

    Hey, I had a question about the interview process for consulting, specifically for MBB. I've searched but couldn't find exactly what I was looking for, but if there is already a discussion on this, please post it and I'll be on my way. I am ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  87. M&A Case Study Factors to Consider

    I have an interview coming up an IBD analyst position which will involve an M&A case study. Typical situation- company X wants you to advise on which company it should acquire of 3 options. Other than the financial aspects- value and profitability. Wh ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 10 2018 - 7:55pm -

  88. AMA: I'm a media and entertainment analyst

    Bio: I moved to US at 13. Went to a top public university and broke into investment banking at a regional firm. Went into media and entertainment at a major studio. I would most likely focus on answering media & entertainment questions: how to break i ...

    33 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 22 2014 - 8:00pm -

  89. Rescheduling a consulting interview: need more time to study

    Have an interview with a consulting firm the plans for which I made this morning. I feel like I could use an extra week to study as I'm moving the week before and I haven't done any case interviews in a while. The HR person (the interview will t ...

    33 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 11 2018 - 2:52pm -

  90. Real Estate Career from Scratch

    Hello Monkeys, I have an interview Wednesday at a commercial mortgage banking firm for an Analyst position and I have no idea where to start in preparation for it. The firm has organized debt financing for retail centers, office buildings, industrial park ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 30 2015 - 7:40am -

  91. Adding people on LinkedIn after interviews

    Good idea...bad idea? Any thoughts? interview venture capital VC linkedin ...

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  93. Do BB reject final candidates through email or phone call?

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  94. Pitch me a stock- Suggestions?

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  95. Wells Fargo FAP interview

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  96. Longest Interview Process?

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  97. AMA--I'm a Senior Business Analyst at a BB Private Bank

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  98. Interview horror story! Felt need to share. (kind of long)

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  99. Preparing for a TMT interview

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  100. How to get a job over equally qualified (or even MORE qualified) applicants

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  101. Why do I want to work at a hedge fund?

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