AuthorTopic: Interview Tips Needed
@2017-01-01 07:35:33
I had a series of three interviews with i-banks and I lucked out on all of them. They asked some real tough questions about the current state of the financial services industry. I was stumped when one HR manager asked what I thought about the current controversy surrounding the credibility of equity research.

Also, they seemed pretty unenthusiastic about refunding the cost of CFA materials - even study notes.

All in all it was an unhappy experience and I am not confident about my future prospects.

What is the best way to improve my financial services general knowledge in case I manage to get some more interviews?

@2017-01-19 15:57:37
JoshLee, I told you last time that you shouldn't bring up the reimbursement of your study materials during a first interview. I always bring this up in the second round interview, but never with HR! You need to speak directly with a senior manager about this as he will understand that you are cost conscious and praise you for your pursuit of profits.

As far as improving your market knowledge is concerned, I suggest that you get a gay boyfriend like I have. He's a equity research analyst and tells me all I need to know about the market while we're having yucky sex in my one-room apartment in Harlem. It's not enjoyable, but I least you will learn how to get into the business.

Best of luck!

@2017-02-22 11:06:36
#1 When interviewing for an equity research position be sure to have an opinion about everything. It doesn't have to be right just show that you have a brain and have critical thinking skills because this is what firms are after.

#2. NEVER bring up anything about refunding you for your study material.

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