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I am excited to say that I’ve finished work on my book, How to Be an Investment Banker: Recruiting, Interviewing, and Landing the Job + Website (Wiley Finance) which will be released on April 1, 2013. It was a lot of work but I hope many of you find it useful for the investment banking recruiting process. Basically, the book is an extension of this site covering in greater detail information about investment banking and lifestyle, recruiting and interviewing and the technical stuff that you need to know, including an overview of accounting, finance, financial statement analysis, valuation, modeling, M&A and LBOs.

I’ve also recently launched a website called igokids. This has nothing to do with finance or investment banking but it is my full-time gig so feel free to check it out. igokids is local search and discovery site for everything kid related in New York City (in a nutshell, “Yelp for parents”). I’m proud to say that I developed it from scratch myself, being a totally self-taught programmer. See all the exit opportunities that investment banking can lead to?

I also want to remind you about my financial modeling self study program, which costs only $49. You can learn how to build a financial model in the comfort of your own home or office. Knowing how to build an integrated cash flow model will definitely help you in your interviews plus it is a great way to prep for those dreaded technical interview questions. Click to view more information about the financial modeling self study program.

As always, I look forward to your comments/suggestions/questions and emails (andrew [at] ibankingfaq.com).

How to be an Investment Banker

Random FAQ: With what other banks are you interviewing?

Interviewing is about marketing yourself and you do want to give them impression that you are desired by other banks.  On the other hand, you don’t want to lie.  Always keep in mind that banking is a small industry where bankers know bankers at other banks.  If you are interviewing with other investment banks say so.  If they are prestigious or comparable to this firm, name them.  If they are less prestigious, then just mention that you are interviewing with “a number of boutiques.”  If they ask you to name them, then mention one or two.  If you have no interviews lined up, state that you are “talking to a number of banks” and try to move the conversation along.

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