It’s graduate recruitment season in investment banking institutions. While the vast majority of front side office jobs go to summer months analysts who have transformed their internship, most investment banks will shortly close their full-time programs to applications and embark on the interview process. Assuming you have made it through the psychometric tests, and beaten the Hirevue digital interviews successfully, this is the time that you’ll be quizzed by real people. You don’t know what it takes to win over those individuals?
Mark Hatz worked well for four years in banking at firms like Goldman Sachs and Perella Weinberg Partners in London, Paris and Dubai. During this time period he was mixed up in recruitment of investment banking analysts and associates, interviewing scores of candidates alongside senior executives. He’s now writer of the Investment Banking Interview Preparation Pack, made to help undergraduate and MBA students secure analyst or relate positions in M&A.
Attitude is 70% of your current assessment. Think about it; juniors work the longest hours. Associates in the recruiting team will look for flexible, pleasurable personalities; people who’ll be ready to constantly be packed with work and who they’ll enjoy being around for 15 hours a day.
Contrary to what you might have heard, they do not look for over-confident people with great intelligence, if you fail to easily fit into a team particularly. By comparison, answering fit questions is secondary correctly. You can be weak at answering these kinds of questions but still be successful, but never, … Read more