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    (Original post by Milan.)
    in addition to the jpmorgan, credit suisse and morgan stanley tests i did yesterday

    i now have

    deutsche bank, nomura, UBS and BarCap tests to do in the next 6 days

    haaate tests!

    also

    HSBC rejection... lol
    You should group all the SHL and kenexa tests together because you may get repeat questions (i did)
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    (Original post by Milan.)
    in addition to the jpmorgan, credit suisse and morgan stanley tests i did yesterday

    i now have

    deutsche bank, nomura, UBS and BarCap tests to do in the next 6 days

    haaate tests!

    also

    HSBC rejection... lol
    thats a lot of tests! ive got to deutsche tooo do you know if its shl or kenexa?

    also do you need to submit a cover letter for barcap and UBS?

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    (Original post by eco1234)
    thats a lot of tests! ive got to deutsche tooo do you know if its shl or kenexa?

    also do you need to submit a cover letter for barcap and UBS?

    Not for UBS, they just ask 4 questions: "Why UBS?, "Why do you suit this programme?", "What is the achievement you are most proud of?" and "Any other information to enhance your application?" They all have 1000 character limits - did it yesterday :P

    Don't know about BarCap, not done it yet.
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    do you know which of the following ones do telephone interviews for SW?

    BNP
    HBSC
    DB
    Barclays
    GS
    UBS

    they are the only ones for which one can still apply
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    (Original post by Outsanity)
    Not for UBS, they just ask 4 questions: "Why UBS?, "Why do you suit this programme?", "What is the achievement you are most proud of?" and "Any other information to enhance your application?" They all have 1000 character limits - did it yesterday :P

    Don't know about BarCap, not done it yet.
    ok thanks very much!

    do you know what type of test deutsche is? and have you applied to hsbc, do they need a cover letter? as i know they are 2 competency questions...
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    (Original post by eco1234)
    ok thanks very much!

    do you know what type of test deutsche is? and have you applied to hsbc, do they need a cover letter? as i know they are 2 competency questions...
    Sorry, haven't done DB yet and I'm just about to do HSBC today, so we'll see hopefully!
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    (Original post by moritzplatz)
    do you know which of the following ones do telephone interviews for SW?

    BNP
    HBSC
    DB
    Barclays
    GS
    UBS

    they are the only ones for which one can still apply
    GS/UBS give offers off the online applications - at least they did last year iirc.
    HSBC definitely telephone interview.
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    (Original post by miml)
    GS/UBS give offers off the online applications - at least they did last year iirc.
    HSBC definitely telephone interview.
    dont gs interview?
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    (Original post by LawQC)
    dont gs interview?
    Only for securities not IBD
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    (Original post by miml)
    People who have Nomura tests, when did you apply? Haven't heard anything from them and it's been 3 weeks
    log onto the application thingy and check it, im not sure if i recieved an email or anything, i just saw it on the application centre


    (Original post by mcp2)
    You should group all the SHL and kenexa tests together because you may get repeat questions (i did)
    yeah i sort of did for the first lot, but now ive on the verge of giving up on trying on these tests!!
    yeah there were many repeats actually

    (Original post by eco1234)
    thats a lot of tests! ive got to deutsche tooo do you know if its shl or kenexa?

    also do you need to submit a cover letter for barcap and UBS?

    not sure if DB is shl or kenexa... ill find out tomorrow

    no there wasnt any cover letters for either, just competency questions
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    (Original post by dogmatichurricane)
    Only for securities not IBD
    People may be inclined to think that makes it easier with no grilling interviews but imo it might mean it's harder for non-target uni students to get in if they're just being judged by the black and white CV. What do you think?
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    (Original post by dogmatichurricane)
    Only for securities not IBD
    are you certain of this?

    Are there not even phone interviews?
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    (Original post by Marc Fiorano)
    People may be inclined to think that makes it easier with no grilling interviews but imo it might mean it's harder for non-target uni students to get in if they're just being judged by the black and white CV. What do you think?
    Yea I guess it does make it harder for non-target uni students. GS are quite snobby from what I have experienced at presentations. Not having interviews saves them a lot of manpower and time.

    I'm applying for Securities though which has a proper face-to-face interview in London. Actually now that you say so I might have increased my chances applying for IBD instead because I am quite solid on paper (CV and uni wise). Oh well, trading seems a lot more exciting.

    Honestly though - I would choose to work at MS/DB/CS over Goldman any day. I really liked their events and found them a lot more interested in recruiting than GS. JP is somewhere in between at the moment.
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    (Original post by LawQC)
    are you certain of this?

    Are there not even phone interviews?
    Very certain about this. I have a couple of friends who did spring weeks last year in IBD. I think GS are the only ones who pay spring interns as well.
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    (Original post by dogmatichurricane)
    Very certain about this. I have a couple of friends who did spring weeks last year in IBD. I think GS are the only ones who pay spring interns as well.
    so i;m assuming cv and cover letter are crucial for gs?

    Do you know how else they judge?
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    (Original post by miml)
    GS/UBS give offers off the online applications - at least they did last year iirc.
    HSBC definitely telephone interview.
    thanks!
    that's bad since i'm in italy atm....maybe they can call me on my home phone...mh
    btw i think there are other steps before the interview so i don't have to worry too much now
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    (Original post by miml)
    GS/UBS give offers off the online applications - at least they did last year iirc.
    HSBC definitely telephone interview.

    (Original post by dogmatichurricane)
    Very certain about this. I have a couple of friends who did spring weeks last year in IBD. I think GS are the only ones who pay spring interns as well.
    No GS interview for IBD - see here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...g+week&page=83
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    do we definitely not have to attach a cover letter for hsbc?? I uploaded my cv and then it lets you upload more documents....
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    (Original post by Milan.)
    not sure if DB is shl or kenexa... ill find out tomorrow
    kenexa, the nice one.
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    (Original post by LawQC)
    No GS interview for IBD - see here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...g+week&page=83
    hmmm strange definitely inconsistent from what I heard.

    Anyhow, good job finding that!

    Also if anyone is interested MS's selection process is:

    Numerical --> Phone interview ---> Assessment Centre.
 
 
 
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