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The 10 ways to get a first job in an investment bank

If you’ve tried applying for a job in an investment bank, you’ll know that getting one isn’t easy. You’ll know that there are a lot more applicants than jobs (eg. 50:1), especially for the supposedly “sexy” jobs in the front office.  You should know too, therefore, that success takes persistence. You might fail once, you might fail twice, you might fail six times – but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep on trying.
The truth is there’s more than one way of getting a graduate job an investment bank. The route you choose will depend partly upon the area of the bank you want to get into – aspiring M&A bankers have different options to aspiring banking technologists, for example. But if you’re really set on banking you shouldn’t give up before you’ve exhausted them all.
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