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These are the 10 hardest investment banks to get a job at in the world🌍👇1. JP Morgan2. Goldman Sachs3. Bank Of America4. Morgan Stanley5. Citi Bank6. Barclays7. UBS8. Wells Fargo9. Deutsche Bank10. BNP ParibasOnly the top 1% get to work front office here.If you’re a high achiever who wants in, increase your chances with:→ Excellent interview prep→ AAB (or better) A-levels→ 50+ applications per month→ Good commercial awareness→ Internships from 1st year of uni→ A keen and genuine interest in the industry→ Strong valuation and financial modelling skillsP.S. they’re also the best paying banks too!

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