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Mergers & Inquisitions contains hundreds of free articles and videos, plus premium courses and coaching all devoted to helping you break into and get promoted within the investment banking, private equity and hedge fund industries. This page shows you how to start getting the most value from our site right now…
Mergers & Inquisitions is all about helping you break into the finance industry – investment banking, private equity, hedge funds, and more – and then thrive when you’re on the job.
To do that, we cover dozens of different topics: How to network effectively via LinkedIn, emails, and phone calls, how to craft a winning resume, how to pitch yourself like a pro in interviews, how to complete case studies and modeling tests, and what you do on the job in finance.
If you’re new, we recommend starting with The Banker Blueprint, our free, detailed guide to recruiting.
You should also take a look at our guide on how to get a banking job for more information about the industry.
Once you’ve reviewed those, take a look at the section below for our best advice and resources on specific topics.
No problem – there are dozens of articles just on this one. Here are a few of the best:
We’ve conducted hundreds of interviews over the years. Here are some of the most inspiring ones:
Our resume and cover letter templates made this site famous back in the day, and they still work today:
Networking is the best way to win interviews. But it’s also intimidating, so we created these tutorials to help you:
Interviews are all about your story and answering the technical questions competently. Plus, assessment centers if you’re in Europe:
The best way to master financial modeling is to sign up for our courses. But if you just want to practice, here are a few resources:
If you want to move to another bank or group, your deal experience will be critical. Timing is less important than you might think:
It’s easy to lose your life and your mind when you work in this industry – here’s how you can avoid that:
We’ve covered private equity and hedge funds extensively over the years, so here are the most helpful articles for recruiting:
Moving into the finance industry as a career changer is difficult, but not impossible – if you follow our tips:
The sequence of internships and activities you need to participate in to have a good chance of winning internships at the top banks.
How to walk through your resume or CV like a pro in interviews and tell a story so good that you win over banks in the first 3 minutes.
What to expect in investment banking interviews, how the Superday process works, and how to prepare for "fit" and technical questions.
Our famous IB resume template for university students seeking internships and full-time roles at banks.
Get our templates, tips, and tutorials for your LinkedIn profile - yes, it's essential even if you're a university student.
Download our email templates for requesting informational interviews, following up, and directly asking about jobs.
The most in-depth networking guide on the site - how to email your way into internships and full-time jobs at banks and private equity firms.
How to break into finance even if you have "too much experience" or you're "too old" to be an IB Analyst or Associate.
What to expect in MBA-level investment banking recruiting, how to prepare, and how the questions and processes differ at different banks.
How to present your full-time work experience effectively as a career changer or MBA-level candidate - templates and tips.
Get our templates, tips, and tutorials for your LinkedIn profile - it's essential if you have full-time work experience.
Tips for moving from a full-time career in corporate finance into investment banking, using a part-time MBA program.
An account of how a reader used real estate and corporate finance experience, plus an MBA degree, to break into investment banking... twice!
Inspirational story of how a Big 4 professional quit his job, moved to China, and won an offer in private equity there.
Account of how a reader moved from a custody bank to private equity, using a Master's in Finance degree and school-year internships.