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Why Investment Banking?
Make sure to properly think through and prepare responses to the question “Why IBD?”. Also, remember to take into account the strategy and culture of the bank!
Online Test Prep
Make sure to practice several online test types (math, verbal, situational etc.). Passing the online test is the first step of the interview process
You should be able to present yourself, explain why you are interested in Finance and why this particular job suits well with your aspirations. Make sure to practice HireVue
You should be super prepared on technical questions, you should learn bullet proof concepts for accounting and corporate finance
Even though you will tackle the M&A case at a later stage of the interview process you should always expect questions about targets for mergers and acquisitions
Refresh your Brain Teaser cracking skills, the most competitive banks really like those kind of questions
Stay Up to Date
Read the news to stay up to date. The Financial Times and the Economist are great resources
We have prepared some free material on qualitative and quantitative questions. Plus we put together a list of leading firms recruiting for Finance roles
If you want a full preparation we recommend you take the All-in-one Online Course. If you would like to go deeper with accounting and corporate finance concepts you can book 1 to 1 coaching sessions
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1. Beat the Street II: I-Banking Interview Practice Guide
2. The 400 Investment Banking Interview Questions & Answers You Need to Know
3. Vault Finance Interview Practice
4. Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies by McKinsey
5. Investment Banking: Valuation, LBOs, M&A, and IPOs
6. Careers in Investment Banking 2005