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FactSet

Consultant, Investment Banking at FactSet

Application Advice: Understand what the job entails. Show your enthusiasm for the role and company.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Show that you're very personable and interact well with new people.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Advice & Consultancy

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FactSet

Consultant, at FactSet

Application Advice: You don't have to be from a financial background, to the contrary a varied academic background adds more character to your application which doesn't go unnoticed. That being said, familiarise yourself with at least a basic understanding of finance and the investing world (stock markets, stocks, bonds, commodities, FX, very basic economic awareness) and brush up on recent financial news. Make sure you embrace any opportunities to show personality as it's a crucial part of the job, don't be shy.

Interview Advice: Questions I can remember: "Given £X,000, how would you invest it?" - establish a picture of the financial markets at the time of your interview and formulate a logical (can be very basic) investing strategy with this in mind, i.e. after Brexit - invest in currency forwards that favour a declining pound and rising USD perhaps? "What's your biggest weakness?" "Favourite university subjects and why?" In general at final interview stage they already like you, don't give them any reasons to change their mind and offer well thought out, competent answers.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Advice & Consultancy

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FactSet

UK Investment Management Consultant, at FactSet

Application Advice: Ensure you take time to find out what the company does and what it does differently to its competitors. Take a look on the company website, glassdoor etc. and research the role that you are applying for. Make sure you prepare well for the tests.

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic and research the role and make sure you portray this when being interviewed. The company loves to see people who are energetic and sociable so be confident in your answers and ensure you highlight why you are right for the job.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Advice & Consultancy

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FactSet

Consultant, at FactSet

Application Advice: Focus your CV around 2 areas - experience dealing with people and clients, and evidence that you can pick up technical skills quickly (e.g. used excel spreadsheets with formulae such as VLOOKUP)

Interview Advice: Being confident is key - primarily this is a consulting role and you have to deal with clients Know what's going on in the broader financial news (major stories is enough) Do your research on FactSet - there is a lot of information on the website but make sure you know the key points (recent acquisitions FactSet has made, current performance, etc.) Be able to talk about the competitors Know the difference between how investment managers use financial information vs investment bankers

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FactSet

Consultant, UKIM at FactSet

Application Advice: This is not a job in banking - it is a role in Financial Technology Consulting. Whilst you will be working closely with clients on a lot of projects and models they develop, this is not what your performance will be judged on and this is not an analyst-style career.

Interview Advice: Know the competition e.g. Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Morningstar, etc... Learn about the difference between Investment Management and Investment Banking - consider how they may use the software differently. Consider previous client facing experiences you have had in the past as it is a very important aspect of the job. You will also need to show an interest/aptitude for technology and general finance.

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FactSet

Consultant, Consulting at FactSet

Application Advice: Make sure you know what you are applying for - Remember, FactSet is a software company, so your role will not involve a lot of financial knowledge but it is a great place to start to expose yourself to the financial industry and learn a lot about it.

Interview Advice: Make sure you know the difference between IM and IB. The role is very client facing so make sure you mention examples of how you would excel in this/any experience you have

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Advice & Consultancy

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