Six signs you will be rejected when you apply for a job at Goldman Sachs (and how to overcome them)

It’s not easy to get a job at Goldman Sachs. As we reported earlier this month, the bank rejects 96% of applicants for its analyst (junior) positions and…

Nine easy ways to blow your spring week in an investment bank

It’s that time of year again. A few hundred first year university students who think they might want to go into banking when they graduate are about to…

Is Teach First really an alternative route into a graduate job at Goldman Sachs?

What do you do if you wanted to work at Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, or another well known bank when you left university, but you didn’t get in? Of…

Where in the world Goldman Sachs and JPM are 2nd tier

Information provider Dealogic has released its overview of banks’ performance across M&A, equity capital markets (ECM), debt capital markets (DCM) and syndicated loans in the first quarter of&hel

Wall Street banks, consulting firms quietly gaining in popularity amongst undergrads

The financial crisis and the regulatory nightmare that followed did some serious damage to the reputation of financial services firms, particularly in the eyes of prospective employees, who…

Banks’ weird hierarchies: what analysts, associates, VPs, MDs do really

What do investment banking job titles really signify? The storm of acronyms is bewildering to anyone outside banking who thinks a company has only one managing director (MD),…

How to avoid looking like an idiot when applying for your first investment banking job

It’s happened again – an over-zealous Gordon Gekko wannabe has applied for an intern position at a bank, presenting himself as a new master of the universe and,…

Six questions you should prepare to answer in any junior trading interview

We can’t tell you the exact questions that you will be asked when you sit down in an interview for a trading position: that will depend not only…

When you get an investment banking internship, there’s a 33% chance you’ll screw it up

If you succeed in gaining a summer internship in an investment bank, a full-time job offer is yours to lose. This is the message both from careers services…

Investment banks offering graduates a second bite of the cherry as deal volumes pick up

It’s March and a strange thing is happening with investment banking graduate recruitment – there are still front office opportunities available. An increasing number of bulge bracket banks…

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