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๐ˆ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐๐š๐ง๐ค ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ ๐๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ & ๐€๐ง๐ฌ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐…๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐‚๐ก๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐’๐ก๐ž๐ž๐ญ

If you're planningย #summeranalystย applications for IB and banking roles, there's no point knowing the questions they ask, if you don't have the right framework to structure your answers to stand out from other applicants who may have a higher GPA or more internships than you. Use our cheatsheet that worked forย #ibankcoachingย program alums in securing 2024 IB offers ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

๐๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆย #๐‰๐๐Œ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐š๐งย (๐•๐ข๐๐ž๐จ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ)

โ“Tell me about a time when you detected a potential issue and developed a solution before it turned into a real problem. Describe the situation, the actions you took, and the outcome

๐Ÿ’กTests your problem-solving skills, proactiveness, and detail-oriented mindset

๐Ÿ’กUse the S.T.A.R. model for storytelling- the Situation, the Task you needed to accomplish, the Approach you opted (and why?) plus the Result it yielded

๐Ÿ’กShare what you learned from this outcome (e.g., this experience highlighted that even if I am assigned an unfamiliar task, I can learn quickly on the job and have a self-directed approach to deliver the project)

โ“Discuss a recent headline in the financial markets that caught your attention and why?

๐Ÿ’กThis tests how clued into the market you are, both reading news + applying your critical thinking to analyse the news impact on your target firm/ investment implications, etc.ย 

๐Ÿ’กRead up analyst views and editorials to form your view. Describe the macro event / new development, explain what threats/ opportunities it presents, and how it may influence the firm's business/ products

โ“What attracts you to this company, and specifically this division?

๐Ÿ’กDon't make generic statements like 'your global scale of operations is impressive' or 'you're a market leader in financial services' which would be true for all topย #investmentbanksย andย hashtag#consultingย firms you target

๐Ÿ’กInclude unique details about the firm (strong revenues despite market challenges/ awards/ ESG) and the division (rotations to different trading desks etc.) to explain what sets the firm apart from its peers. Well-researched interviewees leave lasting impression

๐๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆย #๐‡๐’๐๐‚ย (๐’๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐๐š๐ฒ)

โ“What do you expect to learn here after 1 year?

๐Ÿ’กThis question also wants to test how well you've researched the firm and role to understand what you'll contribute

๐Ÿ’กInclude learning curve specifics like technical skills, product knowledge, clientย 


โ“How should you act if you want to be a role model in the team?

๐Ÿ’กStart by defining what it means to be a good role model

๐Ÿ’กShare an example of a time when you led the team by example to either take on additional tasks that no one wanted/ showed initiativeย 

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