CFA vs MBA
As those of you who’ve spent the last 4-5 months in a hermetically sealed bubble of test prep books know, tomorrow is the CFA exam for levels I, II, and III.
Yesterday, at approximately 10:30AM, scores of financial services employees breathed a collective sigh of relief. Relief that months of studying had paid off in the form of a passing score on the Level II and II CFA exams. Relief that, even though months of studying had been a total waste of time with nothing to show for it, they could get on with their lives and stop wondering. One guy was less lucky. He’s in a CFA holding cell right now pending an investigation, thanks to some supposedly suspect fidgeting and a couple proctors with itchy trigger fingers, possibly hoping to impress their superiors.
According to the suspect, “No one has ever accused me of having a nervous tic or cheating before…I don’t understand how you could honestly mistake my, admittedly strange, gestures as signaling to an unknown accomplice.”
We, elderly Second-Year Sages, like to offer recruiting advice as if we know how it’s done. Truth is, we have no idea what these firms, who shop for new blood annually, are really looking for. Like giving birth and swimming, it’s something you just have to try yourself to find your best approach. Still, we’ve […]