Having worked on Wall Street for over 20 years, I have answered many of the same questions to younger people who are looking to get their start, or better position themselves, in one of the toughest industries in the world.
My posts on this topic, below, are exactly what I say to people in person. You might find them of use to yourself too.
“Lose the gum,” is the first thing I often tell people seeking advice. This might seem so obvious to some readers. But, seriously? Lose the gum.