Take this with a pinch of salt, as its one person's advice, but these are all... I have been noticing a very cancerous trend in this country.I can't answer if PE is the best job in the world but I can offer a little outside perspective that some may be interested in. A trend that has even leaked onto WSO in many aspects, which is arguably filled with very ambitious and hardworking individuals, as we begin to see a lot of younger people...

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This idea was discussed within a comment thread a couple month ago but I thought it deserved its own thread just because of how awesome it is.

I wanted to share with you guys a tip that is virtually guaranteed to improve your interviews. Arrive at interview...[quote]In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life.

It goes on.[/quote] -Robert Frost From the outside, my life right now looks great.

I graduated with high honors from one of the world's best universities, completed my banking stint in a top tier group and am...

When I did my AMA thread a while back I promised at least one person that I would share my general research process. Every analyst has his/her own way of conducting due diligence.

There certainly is no one correct way to come to an investment decision, however, I’d argue...There has been a lot of recent discussion on these forums as well as in the media regarding the value of an MBA. It's tough for people just graduating to find jobs, but it's even tougher for those in the work force and those with a non-target educational background to break into Finance (let alone work in a competitive sector). Hey monkeys, I'm on a plane from CLT to PHX, and I have wifi, and I'm not in the mood to work on my book.As a longtime member of the community and someone who recently made the decision to pursue an MBA, I thought I’d share some thoughts. I like giving you guys some of my more thoughtful newsletter articles every once in a while, but I've never directly contributed to the forum. So I'm recovering from a procedure and out of commission for a couple days, and I thought I would use the downtime share a few observations / career guidance for those people starting out in the business.When I joined the industry, fresh analysts like myself would flit through the morning newspaper like a drowning man who clutches one spar after another for support.Our attempts to stay abreast were as haphazard as that man’s attempts to stay afloat. I've been doing a fair bit of thinking about the idea of a "work/life balance", and it's a topic that I encounter more often on this board than just about anywhere else, so I thought it an appropriate forum for discussion.When I was in college interviewing for the typical...