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4 crucial steps to take to prepare for your Wall Street interview

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When Wall Street titan Morgan Stanley hires people, it’s looking for “exceptional individuals.”

That’s according to a blog post on the global-investment bank’s website.

In other words, if you’re a student planning to meet with the firm’s recruiters, you need to show your exceptional ability — and your individuality.

The bank ran through some essential interview prep in the blog post, and it’s applicable for students interviewing with any major Wall Street firm.

The takeaway? “Don’t be afraid to show the real you.”

Read more on Morgan Stanley’s website.

Get your story straight.

“Think about how to best tell your story,” Morgan Stanley says.

That means knowing your own résumé like the back of your hand, and being able to talk about it comfortably without taking a glance.

It also means being honest when you answer questions in the interview — it shows how you work through a scenario.

“Be prepared to talk about past experiences that demonstrate why you would be an ideal candidate,” the firm wrote. “Present a diverse background of experiences by highlighting relevant jobs, projects, coursework, and extracurricular activities.”

Develop your brand.

“We all have a personal brand. What makes you unique? Envision the impression you want to make,” the firm wrote.

That means presenting yourself professionally, calmly, and being conscious of your body language.

“It may seem excessive, but it helps to practice interviewing, whether in front of a mirror or with another person,” the firm added. “Get comfortable speaking about yourself, but avoid sounding too rehearsed.”

Don’t just state your interests — show why they are relevant to the firm.

“Have a compelling reason for why you want to work in this industry, our firm, and the division you’re interested in,” Morgan Stanley says.

So when you talk about your own interests, show how they align with the position you are applying to. That means talking about your experiences and the knowledge you’ve gained from those interests — and how you can bring what you’ve gained to the firm.

It also means asking relevant questions, rather than generic ones, to demonstrate your interest in the position.

“How will you enrich our culture?” the firm wrote.

Make sure you read up on the bank itself.

Use all the resources available to you to know as much as possible about the firm, and the position, that you’re applying to.

That means familiarizing yourself with:

  1. the firm’s history, principles, and core values
  2. its organizational structure
  3. its management and key leaders
  4. financial and industry news
  5. specifics about the division and program you’ve applied to

“We don’t expect candidates to understand all spheres of the markets, finance, and economics,” Morgan Stanley wrote. “But it’s a good idea to choose one or two areas of the industry that you can discuss with knowledge and enthusiasm.”

One more tip: “Learn about the financial crisis: what happened and why?”

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