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  2. Talking About Sensitive Personal Issues in Interviews (Sexual Abuse)

    Is it ever okay to talk about personal issues in interviews if they are relevant to the question and a big part of who you are? One of my greatest strengths is resilience. This is because I've gone through a lot in the last ten years and the last few ...

    21 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jan 17 2019 - 7:05pm -

  3. From Homeless to Front Office

    About a year and a half ago, I posted about getting 20+ interviews and no FT offer (20 Company Interviews Later...No FT Offer looking for Advice). I wish I could say that I quickly got a job after that, but that wasn't the case. I'm going to be ...

    150 comments - 133 silver bananas - Jun 29 2016 - 8:49am -

  4. Q&A with Nefarious- a Strategy Associate at a Fortune 500 Company- (Part One)

    Afternoon, monkeys. I've got the first of a two part interview for you today with Certified User Nefarious. Nefarious works in Strategy at a major Fortune 500 Aerospace & Defense company. While I know many of your are focused on banking and priva ...

    106 comments - 7 silver bananas - Apr 9 2016 - 12:10pm -

  5. Wearing Black Suits in Interviews

    I am a Junior at a target and I have summer analyst interviews with a few BB banks for Investment Banking and Public Finance roles. I have researched the topic and found that black suits are a big no-no in interviews. I come from a pretty humble backgroun ...

    165 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2018 - 4:01pm -

  6. 20 Company Interviews Later...No FT Offer looking for Advice

    I need some advice. I'm a recent graduate from a nontarget looking for FT roles. About me: sub 3.5 overall GPA, Over 3.5 finance GPA. Was in school's honors program for finance majors. Did some IM work. Received school's highest honors for ...

    166 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 20 2015 - 7:43pm -

  7. Your competition's not as tough as you think

    Every year around this time, some young monkeys hop on the forums and start moaning about how bad this year is for recruiting. You guys think it's bad? You ain't seen bad unless you've seen 2001, 2008, or 2009. But nevertheless, your auntie ...

    92 comments - 3 silver bananas - Sep 19 2012 - 12:45pm -

  8. Distressed Debt Interview

    I have a first round interview at a distressed debt fund. Any thoughts on what first rounds look like? I'm currently an analyst in a restructuring group at a bank with some decent deal experience, so I assume I'll get asked about what I've ...

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

  9. Mental Math Practice for Consulting Case Interviews

    I have consulting interviews coming up, and urgently need mental math prep. Can anyone suggest online (free) resources I can use to pick up my terrible mental math skills? What math strategies are helpful to acing the math part of the consulting interview ...

    66 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 1 2018 - 11:08pm -

  10. I'm A Former Trader Who Now Owns A Food Truck: Ask Me Anything

    The following is an interview I conducted with Tyrone Greene, with whom I started chatting when I visited his food truck, The Dark Side of the Moo. He's a former trader of precious metals who has made the leap to leave Wall Street and work for himsel ...

    44 comments - 6 silver bananas - Apr 13 2014 - 6:00am -

  11. How To Be Memorable at a Networking Event

    I'll bet you have a cute little folder with your school's name embossed on it, filled with copies of your resume and some business cards you collected from a few information sessions that never yielded any fruit. I'll also bet you've g ...

    46 comments - 5 silver bananas - Feb 2 2018 - 1:53pm -

  12. Final round buyside interview

    So I had a rly good final round with case study with the partners. Reception was very positive: they asked abt when I expected comp, when I would be able to start, and if I was talking to other shops. They said they were hiring for 2-3 jr positions, and t ...

    19 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 1 2018 - 12:27pm -

  13. What are the most annoying interview quesitons you've been asked?

    Recruiting season is basically in full swing/dwindling as superdays are approaching for many. What are some of the most vexatious WTF questions you have been asked thus far? From my recruiting days, here are some of mine (the ones that made me want to pun ...

    57 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2015 - 11:37am -

  14. GS Accelerated Interview Invitations

    I received an invitation for an accelerated interview at Goldman Sachs. Does anybody from previous years have any insights into the process? The email says that second round interviews in New York City are going to be held next week. I tried searching and ...

    203 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 28 2012 - 9:34pm -

  15. Ugly Women Land More Interviews

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie"- This one is originally from December 2010. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. I have a feeling this is going to spark some controversy ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2012 - 8:45am -

  16. Graduating a Year Early

    I'm a rising junior at a non-target, big ten school, majoring in finance. I have the credits to graduate this May. Will graduating a year early be an advantage or disadvantage? I studied abroad this past semester in Australia, which made it impossibl ...

    115 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 18 2012 - 6:11am -

  17. If I were to hand you a million dollars...

    ...how would you invest it? Interested in hearing how some of the professionals on here would approach this interview question. Interview Questions Interviews investing ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  18. Best reply to "Do you have any questions?"

    What would be the best questions to ask at the end of an interview when the interviewer asks: Do you have any questions? sa Interviews ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  19. Strange...tons of interviews and no job yet...

    So I've delayed grad school for a year due to some unforeseen reason and I decided I wanted to move on from my current job. So by my count, in the last 3 months, I've had 6 interviews, but no job as of yet. It's weird, because I'm pret ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 11 2013 - 4:45am -

  20. Got $130k/year out of college, no networking or contacts. Ask Me Anything

    I realize I am a huge outlier with the current job market and economic climate, so I figured I'd post a topic and let people throw their questions at me regarding what I did to get in the position I'm in right now. I will try to avoid answering ...

    122 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2011 - 6:11am -

  21. Suit and peacoat

    Will I look stupid showing up to an interview like this? Why? Interviews suit ...

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

  22. How to prepare for PE technical interviews?

    Hey guys, I'm a first year ibanking analyst at a BB, and it's about that time of year when everyone is starting to think about recruiting for PE / HF. My main concern is that I haven't really had much modeling experience so far (deal flow h ...

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

  23. Interview & New Partnership with Jared Dillian, Author of Street Freak

    WSO is happy to announce a new partnership with Jared Dillian, former head ETF trader at Lehman, author of Street Freak and The Daily Dirtnap. WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount from Jared's daily market newsletter...just email [email protected] ...

    25 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 15 2013 - 12:57pm -

  24. 4 interviews, 4 diff banks, no offer = failure? Your path to success.

    Hey guys, Is it disheartening to see that a person can get 2 FT interviews, and 2 SA interviews (4 different banks total) and not be able to land a single offer for IB? I am this person, and I am a non-target being able to get these interviews... Though t ...

    61 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 19 2011 - 4:11am -

  25. 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 -

  26. Racism at Banks

    I was recently interviewing for an entry level analyst position through on-campus recruiting and felt like couple firms were profiling due to my race. As i digged a little deeper, i realized that some of the boutiques (Greenhill, GCA Savvian, Evercore, an ...

    25 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:05pm -

  27. Rambling in interviews

    I turn into an awkward rambling mess when getting interviewed. So far, I've only tried phone interviews, though, so I'm not sure if this is a phone-only thing or if it's directly caused by stress. How do I get better at this? Do I practice ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 22 2014 - 4:00am -

  28. What to do when you have multiple interviews at different companies?

    Wanted to know if anyone can give me some insight. I guess this is a good problem to have but I am interviewing with multiple companies right now, all for the same type of position as a financial analyst. All pay well. Problem is I am most interested in t ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2017 - 9:43am -

  29. IB INTERVIEW ALERT: NEW 2014 Version of WSO Investment Banking Prep Pack Released!

    Another 100+ Questions Added...Now Over 500+: We've sifted through 2 THOUSAND+ more questions submitted to the WSO Company Database this past year to make the IB Prep Pack even more killer. We've picked out another 100 questions based on new tre ...

    16 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 23 2015 - 8:09am -

  30. To absolutely kill technical interviews

    So I'm prepping for ft ib internships coming in the falls. So far, I've read and I'm planning to skim again the WSO guides, 400Qs guide from M&I, and Vault. I also have Investment Banking Valuation, LBO, M&A by Joshua Rosenbaum et a ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 10 2012 - 10:39am -

  31. hong kong/asian interviews- advice please

    hi, i worked in IBD, equity research and private equity in the last 4 years in london. im looking to go try my luck in hong kong/asia and need some advice regarding answering a question that is likely to come up in interviews over there either with recrui ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 25 2010 - 5:02pm -

  32. Dominate Interviews with WSO Guides

    Fellow Primates, As interview season kicks into full swing, we want our WSO members to be as prepared as possible. With the help of experienced finance professionals, Wall Street Oasis has built a selection of guides to help you succeed throughout the job ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 20 2012 - 9:13pm -

  33. Be careful when negotiating offers!

    I want to caution all you monkeys about negotiating when receiving an offer. While if executed correctly it can add more salary, more vacation, or a signing bonus to the pay package, it could also get the offer rescinded in the blink of an eye. This is my ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 29 2012 - 3:33pm -

  34. Mercer Investments Consulting Interview

    So I have a second round interview at Mercer for an internship in their Investment Consulting group. I have done my homework on Mercer and MMC and know where I would like to be placed (NY or Chicago). I have been looking around online for questions that t ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 4:07pm -

  35. The Best Sandwich Board to Wear to Earn Interviews

    I know, I know. But it's time for the sandwich board. Just received a final round rejection from Bloomberg LP last Friday. My mentors told me to put myself in front of as many people as possible. I'm going to take this literally. Questions: Shou ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 17 2010 - 4:33pm -

  36. Some Thoughts on Interviews

    A few weeks ago, my father set up a meeting for me with his bosses boss. This guy basically runs wealth. This guy was brought out of retirement, in his mid-50's, to help a friend of his rebuild the WM division at the BB where my old man works. After ...

    23 comments - 9 silver bananas - Oct 28 2011 - 11:12pm -

  37. Interview Scheduling Conflicts?!

    So, I have a lot of first round interviews next week, almost back to back every single day. For many banks, they notify you if you got the second round/super day the night of and then you have it the next day. The problem is, if you have a crap ton of int ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 23 2011 - 3:45am -

  38. Preparing for I-Banking Internship Interviews...

    A couple questions. What parts of the vault guide will come up in a banking interview? Will we have to do a DCF or other valuation example during interviews? Or is it enough to just be able to have an intelligent conversation/answer basic questions about ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 19 2008 - 2:15am -

  39. When should you give up on IB? feedback & thoughts?

    background info, top 50 state school, not a finance/accouting major, got lucky and did a Summer Analyst program at a BB summer of '08 in IB. then came Financial crisis...very few offers given out. (the kids who got offers all had connections, example ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 19 2009 - 6:46pm -

  40. Could it really just be "bad luck"?

    Update: Thanks everyone for all the suggestions, I really appreciate it! Interviews application internship ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 20 2014 - 11:30pm -

  41. I keep on failing at Intervews...need help/advice!!!

    Hi Everyone, Yesterday, I was rejected by a my first superday event after a series of very many first round rejections and am really feeling the need to "revamp" myself in order to get an offer by the end of this recruiting season. I don't ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 6 2010 - 9:31pm -

  42. Do everyone with a 3.5 GPA + target school really all are guaranteed interviews? Are all recruiters on WSO FAT LIERS?

    Note: This question assumes everyone attends a TARGET SCHOOL. So the current most widely accepted fact about the way they sort through resumes is: Toss out cover letter; Look at GPA. If over 3.5 toss it into "interview" pile, if it's under, ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 26 2009 - 1:35am -

  43. Trading Ideas: Matter of Edge

    One thing that a lot of students falter with during interviews is the trading idea. Im writing this post to help some of the monkeys currently preparing for interviews realize that what they are spewing out as trading ideas are instead sales pitches, and ...

    20 comments - 8 silver bananas - Dec 28 2010 - 7:05pm -

  44. How do I-bankers or consulting firms view UPenn College of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies students

    I want to break into either consulting or I-banking. Trying to decide which school is the best fit to break into consulting or I-Banking. Do most firms see PennLPS like Columbia? A lot of my friends from Columbia have broken into investment banking. Just ...

    11 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 19 2016 - 10:10pm -

  45. Isn't FT recruiting all but over at this point?

    From my experiences, what I've heard from others and some of the questions posted I'm getting the sense that almost every firm has other finished FT hiring or are in the final superday process. FT offer Interviews summer analyst ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 1 2012 - 3:53am -

  46. New Technical and Behavioral Guides?

    Hey Everyone, I saw that the site released new Technical and Behavioral interview guides. I purchased the first versions and really loved them. I'm really considering buying the new versions too. The new tech guide went from 30 to 80 pages??? Has any ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 20 2012 - 9:01pm -

  47. How many interviews is too much?

    At what point do you start turning down first round interviews? Given that almost all the banks seem to have superdays on the same day (Friday 2/4 and 2/11), I'm assuming I won't be able to do second rounds with more than 3-4 places. So is it ev ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2011 - 11:06pm -

  48. How many interviews? (First round on-campus)

    How many first-round interviews per day did you have during your b-school's on-campus interview week? Is it absurd to attempt 4 first round interviews in one day? For reference, these are NYC bulge bracket firms, and I am at a top-20 school in the No ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 1 2011 - 5:31pm -

  49. No Offer, But Keep In Touch

    When someone interviews you and you don't get an offer, does it actually mean something when they say something along the lines of keep in touch, we'll revisit this idea next year, we're here for you for career or educational consultations, ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 28 2014 - 6:44pm -

  50. Really Bad at Interviews

    I've had all these superdays within the last year and can't seem to close on an offer. I have no problem networking and getting my way into a formal interview. But can't close. I have every interview guide and resource and have studied it. ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 24 2017 - 5:57pm -

  51. IBD and networking

    Networking and getting a contact to secure you a first round seems to be a good strategy for all interested monkeys, especially in this environment. It seems pretty ironic, though, that candidates with high GPA and good work experience will be less likely ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 9 2010 - 8:38pm -

  52. Should I quit my current job to go for interviews?

    I know almost everyone would advise not to quit your current job unless you have a firm offer lined up, but I am in a situation where it is very difficult to ask for time off if I want to go for interviews, especially with MBB as one round can take hours. ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 2 2019 - 10:29pm -

  53. Interviews: How to determine if they are successful?

    Hey guys, Just recently finished up some interviews and was wondering on how you gauge the success of your interview. It really throws me off when the interviewer is stone cold serious, leaving me wondering, is it me, is it something I said, or is this al ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 1 2008 - 1:01am -

  54. Screwed, without a job and nothing on the horizon

    These past few months have been terrible. I got laid off. I did tremendously well in two interviews, had the manager tell me I effectively have it during the interview and then I find out, that due to budget issues, they cant hire me. This firm is pretty ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 8 2012 - 9:03am -

  55. Revised Resume Tactics

    In an odd way applying for jobs has never been harder. Sure, you can simply blast off dozens of applications a day electronically. How do you make yours stand out, however? With the proliferation of electronic applications and brief resume scanning, it ha ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2011 - 12:18pm -

  56. How to keep my head-up?

    Hey guys, I've been at my consulting firm (more like staff-aug) for nearly three years now and I honestly hate it. I've been applying and got some interviews, but didn't walk away with any offers. I got another rejection email yesterday at ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 29 2016 - 11:43am -

  57. (J)obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Ok fellas, sometimes we take things a little too far and little too seriously. Though few will accept this fact of life: The road to your goals often starts with letting go of the desire. Some of you haven't quite accepted this fact and I am not abou ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 4 2010 - 3:27pm -

  58. "Tell Me About Yourself" Interview Question

    Q: Is the "tell me about yourself" interview opener a make-or-break question, or more of a 5 minute warm-up where I can share where I was born, my story, and what I am interested in? Well, first off, you should never spend 5 minutes answering an ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  59. do you do interviews even though you may not be interested?

    If you shotgunned your resume and you get an interview, but not sure about the position, do you go with the interview or should I decline the request? I'm currently looking for a job but I'm not sure if I even want the position on second thought ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 6 2013 - 2:07pm -

  60. Actual MBB case studies

    Does anybody know where to find actual case studies performed by MBB or other firms? Not case interview prep questions, but the whole case, from beginning to end? Interviews cases ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 16 2010 - 10:26am -

  61. no interviews for second tier

    So I am getting interviews from M/B/B and all the BBs that post for OCR. I also resume dropped for the lower tier consulting shops like IBM, Accenture, Deloitte and ZS. For some reason I get interviews for 100% of the resume drop for the former group and ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 8 2010 - 9:11pm -

  62. Interview Technique

    So most of my friends are in advertising and we were discussing interviews last night. Seeing as I'm definitely not the best interviewer, I was listening to what they had to say (especially my 1 friend who has interviewed for 8 companies and received ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2011 - 9:26am -

  63. Interviewing during hiring freeze!!!

    Hi everyone, ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:51pm -

  64. Haymakers For Hope- Financiers Fight for a Noble Cause

    Mod note: Click here to see all of our q&a's and interviews For all the talk of private equity and hedge funds as exit opps here on WSO, one interesting route that often goes overlooked is the non-profit path. Too often non-profit and charitable ...

    10 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 24 2013 - 6:49pm -

  65. I need help with something that'll be a problem in interviews

    So, as some of you know, I was going to school at a community college for music, planning on going to a school specifically for audio production after attaining an associates in music (apparently, it's needed). Some failed birth control later and bam ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 5 2012 - 8:32pm -

  66. Big4/IBM, case interviews?

    Do any of the Big 4 or IBM have case interviews? Or do they only conduct behavioral questions? Interviews ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 2 2012 - 2:26am -

  67. S&T Superday SA Questions?

    Sorry if this has been posted before, but while there are numerous sources of technical questions for IBD, there doesn't seem to be much info for S&T besides CAPM analysis. Is there a good guide you guys recommend to go over questions to prepare ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 12 2011 - 3:07pm -

  68. Goldman Sachs and brain teasers

    one of my friends said that u r guaranteed to face brian teasers even if u r applying to IBD at GS. who's been through the interview process? any relevant information welcomed. Goldman Sachs Interviews ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 9 2010 - 11:17pm -

  69. Powerful Nonverbal Communication

    Do you tell people that you are powerful...or do you show them? The most important communication you make each day doesn't depend on what you say as much as it how you appear when you say it. Even the brightest minds can fail to reach success if they ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 16 2012 - 10:45am -

  70. Good networking = how many firms will interview you?

    Hi guys! Junior here (semi-target). Have been networking since past year focusing on building relationship. Just checking in with other monkeys, where they at or where they were once. If you network well, how many firms do you get interviews with? (How ma ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2013 - 1:41pm -

  71. mock interview practice partner over the phone or meet up in nyc

    Does anybody want to practice mock interviews for ibanking? It can be either over the phone/skype or meet in person if you live in NYC. PM me if interested. Interview Questions interview Model interview topics Interview Info modeling Interviews Interview ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 25 2011 - 12:18pm -

  72. Quiting with out a two week notice

    Hello Guys, Has anyone quit a job in their early years of college or hs with out giving a two week notice. Like a retail job or like a tell job when they were young? Any consequences when you are going through a background check for a ibank position? inve ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2010 - 12:49am -

  73. Lack of professionalism during interviews

    haven't posted in a while: wanted to get everyone's opinion. I have been working in finance for 7 years- Banking/ PE followed by top MBA and now a HF. Having gone through many interviews and finally landing my HF job in this job market, I wanted ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 2 2010 - 11:05am -

  74. How much is your internship discussed in FT interviews?

    Subject essentially says it all: if you've had a banking internship, how much time will typically be spent discussing it during FT interviews? Should most of your anecdotes draw on your internship experience? Interviews Internship ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 19 2010 - 11:37pm -

  75. Recruiting Question- 5 years experience

    Just got done with an hour phone interview. Recruiter says, "Well we were really looking for someone with 5 years experience doing something completely unrelated to what you do. Sorry about that!" and that's the end. Thing is, they had my r ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 5:03pm -

  76. Citadel investment&trading analyst program

    I know this is a selective job to get, but I had no idea it was THIS selective. My cousin is a top econ major at an elite college (harvard/yale/princeton/stanford) with internships at both McKinsey and a top investment banking group. He has easily gotten ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 4 2011 - 11:01am -

  77. Don't call it 2008, but Effect on Graduate Jobs this Year?

    What's the real outlook for 2011 recruiting for graduates? If the US/UK/Europe is not the place to be-- for any job--then where? I had a very depressing time with an offer pulled from a top 3 asset manager. This was 2008. Fast-forward 3 years--I off- ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 8 2011 - 5:44pm -

  78. Why dont they just tell you you didnt get the job???

    Hi everyone! ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 27 2011 - 3:36am -

  79. BlackRock Client Businesses 1st round. Help!!

    Has anyone ever interviewed for BlackRock Client Businesses? I have one coming up and would appreciate if someone can let me know what to expect. I can't imagine it being technicals-heavy but I could be wrong. What should I prepare for? finance Inter ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:48pm -

  80. RBC Capital Markets-First round tomorrow!

    who's gonna be in Toronto tomorrow for the IB and S&T interviews?? Interviews First Round RBC Capital Markets ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2009 - 7:11am -

  81. Do i have a chance to get into BB IB?

    Hey everyone i am trying to figure out if i have any chance of landing a interview/internship/ job in BB investment banking. I just finished my sophomore year at non-target school. I am extremely active on campus, i.e. VP of Fraternity, project manager (b ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 15 2011 - 11:25pm -

  82. Using Offer as Leverage to Get Super Day?

    Hi guys, So I ended up getting an offer to one bank, but really don't want to be working there. I just finished a bunch of first round OCR interviews this past week but have not heard back from a lot of them, but I felt that I did pretty well on a lo ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2016 - 12:55am -

  83. Using Paper For Hard Technicals

    Is it acceptable to use paper to figure out some of the harder technicals during an interview or is this generally frowned upon? I know that for me, it is easier to diagram the flow of a transaction through the statements on paper before explaining. Inter ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2012 - 10:11pm -

  84. Need Trader Advice: Include Sharpe and CAGR?

    I'd like to get the viewpoints of some experienced traders. I am from a target, three years out of school and have been trading on my own. I will be applying for some commodity shops (think Glencore, Trafigura, Louis-Dreyfus, Vitol, etc.). I've ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 26 2011 - 2:15pm -

  85. Headhunters- Signing contracts

    As an analyst, do you typically sign some type of contract with headhunters before working with them? If you end up getting the offer and accepting it, how do they get compensated? Thanks. banking Interviews lateral hire headhunters HH Buyside recruiting ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 4:31am -

  86. are decisions ever made about applicants before Superdays/Final Rounds?

    Had a final round a lil over a week ago for an IB position. and I felt like I was already dinged before stepping into the interview. the most senior interviewer asked me almost no questions and didn't seem to be at all interested in my experiences or ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 1 2011 - 7:43am -

  87. What question would you *like* interviewers to ask you?

    We intend advertising some corporate finance related positions early next year and I hope to be interviewing candidates in Feb or March. While we have all the usual interview questions on the table I am hoping here to get your (candidates') view on q ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 20 2017 - 11:00am -

  88. is Skype sufficient for Video Conference interviews?

    I have an interview coming up and they requested a video conference. My school charges $80 to use a video conference room, and I was wondering if I can just use Skype (I have my own online number, so they would call that and I can do webcam). Have anyone ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 6 2010 - 7:09pm -

  89. Career Dilemma- Graduated from a target non-ivy

    Ok so here goes: Graduated from a School Banks Target (non-Ivy) 2 years ago but did not get a banking offer. Instead, ended up at as an analyst a small hedge fund making squat for money but getting way more experience (cross-sector) than I think I'd ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2016 - 12:15pm -

  90. interview tips for someone who was kicked out of their frat for hazing too much

    Hey guys, long time lurker first time poster. I wanted to ask you guys your opinion on whether or not I should bring up during my interview that I was kicked out of my fraternity for hazing pledges too much. I mean, in my defense there isn't really a ...

    6 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jul 29 2016 - 2:09pm -

  91. Interview Question Share one Tear one: "If we gave you 10 million..."--

    Ok, so here we go, please share one and rip another apart. This is one of the most dreaded question (due to its shear open-ended nature). "If [insert bank here] gave you $10 million to invest, what would you do with it?" Interview Questions Bank ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2010 - 8:31am -

  92. How many places did you interview at before you landed your PE gig?

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  95. Does this mean I more or less am guaranteed a first round interview?

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  96. How to get to MBB from here?

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  97. Is this Possible?

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  98. What are my chances- MD stopped by

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  99. Do hiring managers or recruiters care whether or not an applicant follows their company LinkedIn?

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  100. That one question that always gets you stumped..

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