It may sound obvious, but the very best way to improve your skills as an investment banker is to immerse yourself in the role as much as possible. Whether that means meeting with your peers, asking questions, and being unafraid of embarrassment, failure or making the odd mistake.
On top of trial and error for your own conduct, analyses the habits, trends and methods of other successful investment bankers is a great way to pick up tip and tricks to the trade.
In a more formal capacity, vice presidents and presidents of investment banks across the world are often mentoring a great number of budding investment bankers, which, while also being helpful for learning the tricks of the trade, is invaluable for lining up those promotions in the near future.
Finally, read lots and train even more. Picking up the odd publication on investment banking, listening to up to date audio books, or attending training seminars and courses is a great way to bolster your knowledge, enhance your CV, and brush up on those key skills for successful investment banking.
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