WHAT'S IN THE BOOK?
• Insider experiences, tips, and advice on how to get an investment banking job
• Interviewing tips for internships and jobs, including lists of interview questions
• Step-by-step guide to creating strong and direct resumes and cover letters
• Detailed examination of an investment banking career path
• Exclusive recruitment tips and secrets
LETTER TO READERS:
I wrote this guide as a way to share the inside scoop and give you the real deal (pun intended!) about getting a job in investment banking. When I was preparing my application years ago, I remember having to scour a number of conflicting sources and wishing that someone would just be brutally honest about the job and how to break in. Other books on the subject are written from the viewpoint of career advisors who have never been on the inside.
As someone who has applied to the analyst position from a non-traditional school, advised peers at the post-MBA level, and formally recruited both analysts and associates from various backgrounds, I have been on all sides of the fence. I know the struggles of being a student and desperately wanting to launch your career with a desirable and highly competitive position. I also know the tactics that investment bankers employ to make sure they are hiring the best and the brightest.
In this book, you will learn the truth about what goes on inside the recruiting process. You will get actionable and honest advice about how to land a job in this rewarding field. I will also share stories from the battleground to help you decide if this is the right path for you and help you become a star performer once you get the offer and join the team.
I wish you all the best, and hope you carry some piece of this advice with you on your journey wherever it takes you.
Best of luck,
Chapter 1: Introduction to Investment Banking
Chapter 2: Why Investment Banking?
Chapter 3: Understanding Investment Banks
Chapter 4: Investment Banking 101
Chapter 5: Choosing the Best Product and Industry Group For You
Chapter 6: Investment Banking Analysts
Chapter 7: What Recruiters Look For In Undergraduate Applicants
Chapter 8: Investment Banking Associates
Chapter 9: What Recruiters Look for in MBA/JD Applicants
Chapter 10: Expectations of an Associate over an Analyst
Chapter 11: Resources for Investment Banking Applicants
Chapter 12: Investment Banking Recruitment
Chapter 13: Investment Banking Resumes for Analysts and Associates
Chapter 14: Investment Banking Cover Letters for Analysts and Associates
Chapter 15: Insider Recruiting Advice
Chapter 16: Investment Banking Interview Advice
Chapter 17: Technical Interview Questions on Finance, Valuation, Economics, and Accounting
Chapter 18: The Toughest Question: Identifying Your Weaknesses
Chapter 19: Interview Prep Work and Analysis
Chapter 20: What to Expect From An Investment Banking Career
Chapter 21: A Day in the Life of an Analyst
Chapter 22: A Day in the Life of an Associate
Chapter 23: Investment Banking Salary and Perks
Chapter 24: How To Succeed At Your Investment Banking Job
Chapter 25: Words of Wisdom