GUEST COMMENT: Is a CFA qualification really useful? Will it genuinely help you to get a job in investment banking?

GUEST COMMENT: Is a CFA qualification really useful? Will it genuinely help you to get a job in investment banking?

In Sep-2006, when I was a second-year Goldman analyst, one of my associates texted me to ‘show-off’ that he had just passed level 3 of the Chartered Financial…

Please note: If you achieve a CFA Charter, you are statistically very unlikely to become unemployed

Please note: If you achieve a CFA Charter, you are statistically very unlikely to become unemployed

Today is the 50th birthday of the CFA Charter. Someone, somewhere will be having cake and completing a celebratory item-set. If you're really keen, the CFA has published…

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS: Deutsche Bank, global capital markets, graduate position

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS: Deutsche Bank, global capital markets, graduate position

Question: How would you rate us against our competitors? Answer given: In conducting my market research when embarking on my job hunt, I obviously took a close look…

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS: Morgan Stanley, investment banking division (IBD), internship

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS: Morgan Stanley, investment banking division (IBD), internship

Question Tell me how would you valuate a company? Which are the most used financial tools in this area? Answer given: When we are acquiring a company, we…

What employers want from you in an interview

What employers want from you in an interview

It’s the most stressful part of the job seeking process: the interview. When you are fortunate enough to have your job search reach that level, there is at…

The misguided job search tactics of the alpha male

The misguided job search tactics of the alpha male

Being an alpha male can be a good thing.  Alpha males are confident, natural leaders. They’re usually intelligent. They’re analytical and they’re doers. Lloyds is so keen to…

GUEST COMMENT: How to misjudge, and then disastrously misfire in a private equity interview

GUEST COMMENT: How to misjudge, and then disastrously misfire in a private equity interview

It is a thing of Torres-goal-scoring-beauty to pass on to the next level of interviews for a job in private equity. And just as with Chelsea’s over-priced player,…

GUEST COMMENT: Advice for JP Morgan Scapegoats

GUEST COMMENT: Advice for JP Morgan Scapegoats

First the good news: being fired from JP Morgan is far better than being fired from a less admired bank like Deutsche and if you’re one of the…

10 tips for getting hired when nobody seems to be hiring

10 tips for getting hired when nobody seems to be hiring

For anyone who has been searching for a financial job for more than a few weeks, the dreary and continued drain on time, effort, energy and spirit make…

GUEST COMMENT: I passed all three levels of the CFA in 18 months. This is how I tackled Level III

GUEST COMMENT: I passed all three levels of the CFA in 18 months. This is how I tackled Level III

I’ve already written about my tactics for passing CFA Levels I and II. Now I’d like to share my method of passing CFA Level III. As I’ve pointed…

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