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Just started as an associate in ibanking, can someone please provide the unspoken rules of ibanking? Wasn’t fortunate enough to join with rest of the new hires over orientation this summer and working remote has not helped with being able to normally reach out to another guy by the cube and ask for advice especially since I’m the new guy. Thanks in advance!!!

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Don’t act like you’re better than the analysts. They know more than you and can make your life way easier. Stay up late with them / divide and conquer to gain some trust and goodwill.

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Extremely important point.

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Act like you’ve been there for starters lol especially as an associate

You’re right. 1st year in IB and 3rd after MBB. I’ve always expected the person above me to know how to do more. Doesn’t seem too unreasonable 😂

Thanks guys! Previously was a Sr Associate in Credit and made the lateral move to ibanking.

Be very guarded about what you say in an elevator if you don’t know everyone there. The two ‘safe’ topics are sports and weather and sometimes not even sports. Same in the bathroom - you never know who’s in a stall listening in. A few careless words can coat your job ….

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