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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
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!
If you had an opportunity to leave a well paid Growth PE role (senior associate) and move to start a VC fund as a founding partner (with committed capital), would you take it?
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..
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?
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...
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.
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.
Are banks going through hiring freezes right now/next year? What are your guys’ outlook on jobs within BBs in 2021?
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?
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?
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?
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.
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)
What’s the best answer hiring managers are looking for when they ask “where do you see yourself in 5-7 years?”
At a boutique firm with old-school hiring processes. We always end up with bottom-barrel interns. Any advice on changing things up?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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
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?
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.
I’m in early talks with a recruiter for a support role at a mid sized investment bank. A few days ago I gave her a salary range. She just asked what bonus percentage I’m targeting. I don’t know how to answer this since my bonuses have been at my manager’s discretion. How do I answer her?
What color suit is best for an interview? I'm about to go in for a first round at new firm for a mid-level position.
If I am currently at a fund administrator and want to get into front office of a fund/IB, what’s the best possible route for me? I am currently pursuing my Masters of finance and graduated from a non-target school with my undergrad in Finance. I have only been in the field for 2 years, bur my main goal is to get into more of an IB role.
Those of you in restructuring (I’m in banking side) - what role in RX is the most interesting in your mind and why? IB, Law, Consulting, Hedge Fund, PE
My teams being relocated and I have a month left until I need to have a new position. I want to move back close to my family on Connecticut - anyone care to help me figure something out in NYC?
Is there anyone on here in credit research? What would be the best way to transition into that kind of a role with corp dev experience? I’d like to get into a research role covering my current industry. Bonus question: Was credit research hit as hard as equity from MiFIID II?
Received an offer for BCG’s Knowledge Team, and understand the largely non-client facing nature of the work. Can others chime in on the upsides of the role / growth trajectory ?
Recruiter said in re: to Supply Chain Manager role that the company could do lower six figures. Have to imagine that she really means low 100s, right? 250k is still lower six figures.
I’m losing my mind at a job that’s a dead end. Who’s got a great lead for an ACD Design NYC/NJ? I’d love to help someone get a referral bonus! :)
So many burned out colleagues I've met over the years are planning an industry exit strategy, either soon or down the line. Are you thinking of leaving the biz, for what, and why?
Interview questions: it’s been a LONG time since I interviewed for a role. What’s a great question to ask the interviewer (besides the usual job specs and details)? I never know what to say...
Has anyone interviewed with Delivery Hero in Germany? Specifically a role in the global management vertical
I have interviewed for a position with one of my audit clients, and I did not get the job. I am scheduled on the engagement again this year. Should I tell my partner to avoid any independence issue?
Some of these posts are ridiculous. They’re like just exited consulting to FAANG/Niche Startup with $150k base and $400k TC with 6 months of experience,you can do it too! Then they ghost or explain that they are a former SWE 😬 coming from MBB. Going to some super Niche role that people with crazy backgrounds are recruited for. Congrats, but not everyone has that background
Is it true that if you don’t hear back within 3 days after an application/employee referral it’s usually a no go? I’ve heard that from a bunch of people.
I assert myself and take on a a team lead role but may be stepping on toes. I feel like that’s my natural personality so it’s authentic. Should I give a s**t about what others think? Or do my thing?
SC asked to play up a role and manage a project and initial reaction is to freak out. Will it all be ok?
Regarding layoffs, would anyone accept a pay cut to keep their current position? I wonder if that’s a viable solution when you have to cut costs, but also want to keep reasonably talented people.
Anyone take a comp cut to join a Series A funded start up? (Smaller salary, higher bonus and equity) Or is that just a stupid move? Would transition into sales/marketing role. 3 YOE, UG, on track for SC at end of year
Questions to expect for a third round interview with a partner? It’s for a consulting manager role.
I'm considering a jump to a FAANG HR Business Partner position. Hoping to get advice from the fishes. My real passion is corporate strategy, but I've done a ton of work with HR over the years, and a good amount of client coaching and training. Would this hurt my chances of going back to corporate strategy later? Is it worth the risk to get into a FAANG?
Soft IP attorney available for per diem and contract attorney support work. Legal analysis, searches, enforcement, filings, and litigation support in trademark and copyright. Can also provide law clerk research and writing for other areas as needed. Rates negotiable. Message me if interested in having my help!
Given the zeal and propensity for random salary comparisons on here, here is another one: what was your allowance at age 9, and how have did it compare to expectations and peers?
My fish fellow, any tips regarding to salary negotiation? What is the percentage raise of being prompted to a senior in another big 4? Thanks y'all
I just watched the San Junípero episode of Black Mirror and the closing song was Heaven is a Place on Earth. Then I tuned on Pandora and THE SAME SONG STARTED PLAYING ON IT I’m freaked out now.
As far as exit opportunities, is there really that big of a salary change from 1 year of senior exp to 2 years?
Anyone took up to a year off from work and then went back to consulting? How did interviews go re: how the time was spent if it was time off related to family? Fyi not that I had a kid; other reasons
Project gets suspended midway and you get to come home on Wednesday instead of Thursday. Not sure if I should be happy or sad about it. 🤔
Amex platinum: With COVID, has anyone recently gotten them to waive the annual fee? I plan to call soon as my anniversary is coming up in a few days
Some of my work was supposed to compete for some metal in Cannes this year. Based on my prediction that we would win, I made plans to go to a better agency for a bigger salary. Now that Cannes (cont)
Does anyone have any advice for the analytics case interview at McKinsey? My interview is Friday and I haven’t started studying and need some direction 🙂
While on call trying to make vacation plans with friends - me: so guys, what're the action items & who's going to take point 🙈 #247consultant
Just applied to a CEO role on Indeed for a shitty tech recruitment company... My cover letter said "F500 in 3 years or your money back"