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    Am i right in thinking most firms who do online tests use Kenexa?

    + How do you best prepare for them - do you buy the packages they offer or can they be torrented or download elsewhere?
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    Thanks for the reply.
    In regards to internships, do you think trading positions will go mainly to maths guys?
    I'm doing economics so obvs don't have the same background, although I am good at maths
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    (Original post by S_12345)
    Thanks for the reply.
    In regards to internships, do you think trading positions will go mainly to maths guys?
    I'm doing economics so obvs don't have the same background, although I am good at maths
    nah, it's down to your ability

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    Did anyone go on Macquaries Spring insight day? If so can you remember what we did on the first case study?
    Want to put it on my cv but not exactly sure what we did
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    Anyone attending the SEO Academy not from London - recommendations where's fairly cheap to stay?*
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    Would you mention a university transfer in your CV/elsewhere or nah? (2nd year, same course)
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    (Original post by Broocklyn)
    Would you mention a university transfer in your CV/elsewhere or nah? (2nd year, same course)
    Well yeah, otherwise it would look suspect on your CV.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Well yeah, otherwise it would look suspect on your CV.

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    Same thought tbh, but had different opinions on it
    Cheers
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    Anyone know how many positions you can apply for (globally) at JPM? Doesn't say much on the website


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    (Original post by dasu95)
    Anyone know how many positions you can apply for (globally) at JPM? Doesn't say much on the website


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    I read you can only apply to one.

    Do you guys think applying before September is worth it if you don't have an "outstanding" CV?

    I was planning to wait and apply with the majority of applicants (relative to which the average CV looks better) in September but since many banks are already opening applications I'm unsure of whether it is a good decision.
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    MS doesn't specify a year of study for its summer internships at all - I am a 2nd year in a 4 year course; should I apply?
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    (Original post by The Clockwork Apple)
    MS doesn't specify a year of study for its summer internships at all - I am a 2nd year in a 4 year course; should I apply?
    No, go for the SW

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    No, go for the SW

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    Doing that already , but also they seem to have the SW open but on the careers page it won't appear at all (only 3 off-cycle internships seem to be open to apps) - any idea why?
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    (Original post by The Clockwork Apple)
    Doing that already , but also they seem to have the SW open but on the careers page it won't appear at all (only 3 off-cycle internships seem to be open to apps) - any idea why?
    Means they're not open yet.

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    (Original post by katuok)
    I read you can only apply to one.

    Do you guys think applying before September is worth it if you don't have an "outstanding" CV?

    I was planning to wait and apply with the majority of applicants (relative to which the average CV looks better) in September but since many banks are already opening applications I'm unsure of whether it is a good decision.
    You're going to need an outstanding CV if you want to get places at Spring weeks. They're not going to select average applicants and there are plenty of amazing candidates so you need to present yourself as an amazing candidate. The date that you apply doesn't matter unless the bank views applicants on a rolling basis.
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    You're going to need an outstanding CV if you want to get places at Spring weeks. They're not going to select average applicants and there are plenty of amazing candidates so you need to present yourself as an amazing candidate. The date that you apply doesn't matter unless the bank views applicants on a rolling basis.
    Features of an outstanding CV?


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    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    Features of an outstanding CV?


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    -outstanding ECs
    -excellent grades
    -Some work experience maybe
    -Shows great leadership, teamwork and communication skills through ECs
    -CV needs to look concise and clear
    -It needs to show that you are an interesting person
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    -outstanding ECs
    -excellent grades
    -Some work experience maybe
    -Shows great leadership, teamwork and communication skills through ECs
    -CV needs to look concise and clear
    -It needs to show that you are an interesting person
    Cool thanks, going to use that as a check list. Anyways I think I'll get good grades and only work experience I have so far is working in a nursery 😕; how do you show your interesting doe? Through EC? Volunteering idk


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    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    Cool thanks, going to use that as a check list. Anyways I think I'll get good grades and only work experience I have so far is working in a nursery 😕; how do you show your interesting doe? Through EC? Volunteering idk


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    That working for nursery could be a lot lot more useful than what you think if you market it the right way! Interesting is mainly through EC mainly, again, very important to market it the right way to make it sound interesting.. remember a CV is just an advert
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    You're going to need an outstanding CV if you want to get places at Spring weeks. They're not going to select average applicants and there are plenty of amazing candidates so you need to present yourself as an amazing candidate. The date that you apply doesn't matter unless the bank views applicants on a rolling basis.
    Thanks for the answer! I am actually applying for summer internships and have a decent CV (studying at a target, related experience, finance ECs, etc.) but nothing spectacular. Therefore, I am having problems deciding whether it's more efficient to apply now or in September.

    And I assumed that all BBs/EBs recruited on a rolling basis.
 
 
 
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