Looking to break into investment banking?
(For students and those about to start their studies - undergrad & grad)
DISCOVER THE MINDSET-SHIFTING BLUEPRINT TO BREAKING IN
Specifically Written To Maximise Your Chance Of Breaking Into The Business
Okay, so you've decided that you want to pursue a career in finance. And you're aim is to eventually become an investment banker. A goal you're going to dedicate a great deal of time and energy to. Because it's the career path you wish to take - at least for the time being.
--> Let me tell you the good news: I know you've got a good overall profile. That you possess some very useful skills that would make you an ASSET to any commercial enterprise. That you're a good judge of character. Now, you may not be a mental calculator but you're okay with numbers - you're not scared of them. That you're also ready to pull all-nighters staring at financial models if a deal is on the line. That you'll happily do grunt work in a pressurised environment in order to learn the craft of banking. Despite all this, I also know that you're struggling to get doors to open for you. And it's frustrating because you keep trying and trying. You spend hours and hours reaching out to banks, applying for jobs and reading whatever you get your hands on about finance. What makes it all the more exasperating is that you truly want this.
Yes...that's the good news.
--> Let me now tell you the bad news: most people in your shoes will give up. They'll try a little more and eventually move on with another career path. That's the bad news. That people who genuinely want a career in finance will give up on that goal.
--> What I want for you: it's for you to break in. To become one of a small group on individuals who breaks into the business of investment banking.
The guide as a blueprint
Let me me straightforward...
If you're serious about joining an investment bank then this guide will be an asset for you in your quest to become a banker.
The traditional approach to get into the business leaves far too much to chance and is more of a memorise-hundreds-of-interview-Q&As-and-formulas-like-a-dog-and-wait-to-get-picked mentality. Of course, you'll have to do a lot of hard work and preparation if you want to win that coveted seat - that's a given. But most people end up wasting precious time on activities that won't further their cause.
The key to your success shouldn't cost hundreds or thousands of dollars either.
By applying the principles set out inside the guide, you'll adopt the right mindset, outlook and strategic approach to your job search.
Readers have used the strategies advocated within the guide to achieve EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS. They’ve not only landed jobs in investment banks but other financial services institutions like PE, Hedge Funds, Private Banks and more.
They all had limitations YET they broke in.
And sometimes all it took was but slight changes to the way they approached their endeavour.
"But I'm working really hard toward breaking in, already"
So you've already read all there is about investment banking, gone through hundreds of interview questions, have perused all the bank websites, learned your financial formulas and done all that kind of work.
You've done things differently...or have you?
- You have literally spent hundreds of hours online, on forums, chat sites, blogs and the like
- You've paid lots of money and enrolled in financial modelling courses
- You've contacted people in the business, be they alumni from your school, friends of friends, your uncle's former dorm mate, your neighbour's hotshot cousin
- You've read the finance classics and have also watched Wall Street movies enough times to recite whole sections by heart
Basically, that means you've done the same thing as many other determined and eager candidates. Let's face it, you're not the only one looking to break into the business.
There's tremendous competition, just like there is to become an actor in Hollywood, a successful musician, etc.
The jobs people covet most are the hardest to get. If you take the most travelled route then you're leaving things in the hands of luck.
CARVE YOUR OWN PATH. This ebook will teach you how.
"But I've spent a lot of time preparing"
Fine. You've spent a great deal of time preparing for your entry into the business. That is very good and the more you've learned the better.
But keeping busy doesn't mean you're productive. Chances are you may be wasting time on the wrong activities. What's more, you may have the wrong outlook and probably need to change your mindset.
What's out there
The reality is that there's a universe of information on the web to go through. On the one hand much of it is as beneficial as used condom. On the other, some of it is very useful, practical and should be studied.
The good stuff includes:
- Material explaining what different bankers (e.g. M&A, DCM, ECM, Research, etc.) do day to day, including example deals and how they're executed
- Practical and detailed advice on how to handle recruiters and prepare your application
- Videos of professional bankers talking of the business, the culture and their day-to-day roles
- Tips on networking with bankers to gain an edge
- Studying successful resumes and listening to what recruiters have to say about the things that catch their attention
- and more
There's no question about it, the aforementioned are all good stuff, assuming it comes from a credible source and the delivery / content is coherent.
But, remember, that's what most eager and ambitious people are already doing.
You have to stand out
What this guide promotes is a shift in mindset that can help you get into the business without necessarily having to spend a mind-numbing amount of hours staring at formulas, memorising hundreds of interview questions and wasting precious time all alone in your room staring at textbooks. Sure, you'll have to work hard and prepare. Nothing great comes without effort. But people often kill themselves doing the wrong thing and assume that 'keeping busy' means they are being 'productive'. It's not at all the case.
Steps you can take to gain an edge
The guide will outline a number of steps you can put into practice right away to tackle your job search differently and more effectively than most people do.
You will learn why the traditional study-like-a-madman-or-madwoman approach won't necessarily get you the job and why you need to be contrarian in your approach.
Things to consider
- I landed a job in banking and didn't have a 4.0 GPA or straight A's or whatever grading system you want to refer to. Far from it...
- I've seen candidates from all walks of life land a job in the business. From various countries around the world, reflecting a wide range of academic disciplines and different extra-curricular activities. Some came with previous finance experience while others had none. There were those who took the normal route into the bank. And of course there were those who used contacts or clever tricks
- You need not have studied at one of the world's top schools
Let me show you strategies I am confident will not only help you in your mission to break in but will also be very useful to you once you're in the business.
Ready to undergo a powerful shift?
If you have some doubts then consider what you've been doing until now. How long have you been repeating the same process?
If you don't change your modus operandi then you're likely to experience the same results. In fact, you'll eventually become demoralised and the vigour and energy with which you approach each subsequent job application will diminish. It's difficult to sustain a high level of optimism. What happens then? Exactly...more rejections.
This guide is the perfect way to start YOUR change.
And as soon as you begin to think like the minority for whom doors seem to magically open then positive things will start to happen.
Lots of wisdom boiled down into a neat guide
What you get from the book far outweighs the price. Especially if you consider what it can mean for you in the years to come as you embark on a very lucrative career in finance, which may take you from banking to private equity, hedge funds, family offices, etc.
How often does something the price of a lunch translate into potential future riches?
An incredible deal if you consider the value.
Go on and start improving your chances...
PAGES: 100+ pages