I’m a part time branch teller and, due to this pandemic, my limited hours were cut back even further. I have to find a second job and may settle with fast food service. I have a bachelor’s degree in finance and currently studying for the CFA level 1 in December, but just can’t seem to get ahead and find a full time position. It’s my dream to work in IB someday, but I’m losing hope. Anyone got suggestions?

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Let’s talk diversity. Do you think the industry is doing a good job in attracting and hiring under-represented minorities? Do you really believe diversity is important to our stakeholders?

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Could a recruiter please explain why you ghost candidates? I had two great calls for a role that I’m quite qualified for, and now the recruiter has gone silent. Of course I followed up this AM, but it’s kind of embarrassing. Why not just tell someone if/when they are out of the running?

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I have about 9 days left at my current job which I have realized is horrible for my mental health. I will only have two days off before starting my new role the following Monday. How do I make sure I get off to a good start after decaying mental health and feeling burnt out?

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I’m thinking about applying for an internal position in a different office. When and how would be a good time to ask about salary? It’s in a much higher COL city and I’m not going to waste my time if they’re not going to account for that.

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Any tips for making an exit into corp dev or FP&A? I have decent transaction experience, but I come from a no name boutique. All the online applications have been rejecting me without even a first round interview.

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Is it time for me to say that my luck is bad, if I’ve been through 3 super days (Don’t think I showed any red flags), aced modeling tests, had great rapport with hiring managers and still didn’t end up with an offer, or is it just me? What more should I prepare? Apologies for the rant!

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Interested to hear opinions. Currently 8 months into my career, fresh out of college, the role I’m in is great and its right at the heart of the entire company. I’ve learned a lot but I have a good..

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If two companies have same revenue, EBITDA, industry, and exit multiple, what would cause different valuations? It would just be WC changes, tax rate, and Capex right?

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I was just told that my role is being eliminated in early November. I’ll know about severance tomorrow. Is it worth having an employment attorney look at it, or should I just take what they offer?

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What's a good answer for "why industrials"? I'm interviewing for a lateral position at a much larger firm but am not really interested in industrials...

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What is the longest amount of time you’ve had between a verbal offer and the written? I’m going on 3 weeks since HR called me, and I know with COVID we should expect some delays, but this seems abnormally long? BB bank for context that said they needed the role filled ASAP.

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What kind of 9-5 exit opps are there where they pay at least 84k?

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Any advice for starting a new position remotely? Starting tomorrow and a bit nervous.

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Got laid off from my first job after graduating college & living home right now with family. Not sure what direction to go. Was doing a structured finance role and not sure if this is something I still want to do. Any suggestions on other positions in Finance/ looking for areas with growth and potential.

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With positions on hold due to Covid, how often is too often to follow up with an email? I have followed up once already, but don’t want to be a pest. Just want to be clear I want the position. (For reference, job interview process started 3 months ago and followed up 2 months ago)

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As a new grad at my BB in back office, how do I network effectively with people in roles in FO? I’ve had a bunch of informational interviews w ppl and they all told me to keep in touch, but I’m a little lost on how to continue the relationship moving forward w/o it feeling like I’m just talking to them so that I can get a referral/job offer down the line.

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Are banks going through hiring freezes right now/next year? What are your guys’ outlook on jobs within BBs in 2021?

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Hiring managers: When applying internally, does reaching out to you actually help my application? I follow up each application with an email emphasizing interest. Is this a good idea or do most not prefer it?

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I left a IB role ~ a month prior to coronavirus having had something else (PE) lined up. Lo and behold, COVID paused hiring, and it has been extremely difficult to justify being unemployed this long (since Feb). Any advice?

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Desperate enough to get out of an ops role that I’ll buck up the money for an MBA. Anyone ever hear of people having issues moving in to banking roles with a fresh MBA if they have an ops background?

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How do you make a transition from physical commodity trading to a derivatives role? Like the role but exploring a transition to the paper side.

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Is it worth to leave my current position starting in March 2021 for a 33% increase in compensation (slightly higher salary, Covid stipends and signing bonus)or to stay at current company and find a job through my network that will match the outside offer? I would much rather stay at my current company since I feel like I have a lot of control of where I can go in the next year, but would love outside perspective. (Also, the offer is a lateral move, so I wouldn’t be moving up in seniority either)

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What’s the best answer hiring managers are looking for when they ask “where do you see yourself in 5-7 years?”

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Given the increased focus of governance and regulatory matters in the Finance industry, I'm curious about people's thoughts on moving into this space (from the bank side). Where does a career in regulatory exam management take you, and what do you think the exit ops are?

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Anyone has gone from IBD to A VC position? Any experience?

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Is it bad to tell a recruiter you are actively trying to leave a job? I’ve played the “only for the right role” card a lot but its a lie.

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At a boutique firm with old-school hiring processes. We always end up with bottom-barrel interns. Any advice on changing things up?

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How early is too early to leave a job? Started in January (first job out of college) and while I’m not necessarily actively looking for a new role, I wouldn’t say no if the right one came around.

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Deciding on applying for 2 different roles within Goldman’s Early Career program that are based in different locations. My questions: 1.) does this hurt my candidacy applying for multiple roles and 2.) How confined are certain divisions to each location? For instance, is there any chance they’d be willing to work with me for a role in a location not offered? Thanks in advance for the help!

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Recent promos- how do you shift mindset when you step into your leadership role?

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Anyone have luck getting their Bulge bracket firm to sponsor a series 7 exam if not critical for their current role?

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Anyone work in S&T? Trying to move into a sales role and wondering what skills I should be working on, is it worth self studying for SIE/CFA?

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Are you happy and do you find your role rewarding? If not, what changes can you do to change that or what have you done in the past?

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What’s the difference between IBD in NYC & London? Salary? Exit Ops? Culture? Certification Exams? Do your FINRA series exams get deregistered even if you’re at BB bank?

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Would anyone have hesitations in moving to a hedge fund in an ideal role that makes it clear that they will axe you quickly if it doesn’t work out?

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Can I please ask for thoughts on: A- Leave current firm for same role focused on clients in channel I’d like to pursue B- Stay at current firm for promotion focused on clients not in ideal channel

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Thoughts on speaking casually with clients? Somewhat new to the role, and I’m trying to drop the stiff tone without slipping on professionalism. Is it even noticed/does it make a difference?

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Have an offer from a crypto start-up. Seems like a really exciting, leadership role but no idea how it will impact my long-term career if crypto goes bust. Not sure how to evaluate it.

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How’s everyone finding the hiring market at the moment?

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