At long last, today I’m unveiling the new design for Mergers & Inquisitions I’ve been working on behind the scenes. As you can see (or maybe not if you’re reading this via RSS or email…), the new look is dramatically different (and hopefully better).
Motivation For New Design
Besides making everything look more professional, I wanted to address a few of the key concerns and suggestions I had received from readers.
One of these concerns was the lack of direction when they arrived at the site or first started reading – blogs are great for some things, but they’re terrible for organization. To solve that, I’ve created the “Core Content” section on the bottom of each page, which points you to the main articles I’ve written on each topic.
For now this section appears on (almost) every page, but I may change that depending on your feedback.
Resume Editing Changes
One of the interesting bits of feedback that shocked me was that some readers didn’t even realize I edited resumes – I’ve made that very apparent now and have included a link and description to the right.
I’ve also made the service more focused on comprehensive edits and longer-term revisions. The page describing it is more descriptive now and answers many of the questions I was frequently asked back when it had minimal information.
A lot of you asked for examples and testimonials, so I’ve added several examples and many, many testimonials to the page as well.
Note: The changes to the resume service will not affect existing clients – pricing and turnaround time will remain the same for you.
Oh Yeah, Those Mock Interviews…
I’ve been conducting a limited number of mock interviews recently, but I wanted to formalize the service and spell out exactly what it entails – so I created a detailed page on my mock interview service.
Note that pricing is subject to the specifics of what you’re looking for – if you’re interested in multiple sessions or just a general Q&A, for example, you’ll receive discounted pricing.
I’ve also received some questions about in-person training. I’m offering that as well, subject to geography. The terms are a bit trickier to spell out because it depends greatly on where you’re located and how you want to prepare. In any case, contact me if you’re interested and we can go over the details.
With recruiting season getting in full-gear now, I suspect interest in mock interviews and other live preparation will pick up.
The Banker Formerly Known As Prince
This is another one readers had been asking me about, so I revamped the About page and have given more information on myself, my background and my motivation for launching the site as well as what I’m up to these days.
Transitioning from being a pop star to an investment banker wasn’t easy, but it was definitely worth it.
I’ve made a host of smaller changes throughout the site as well, probably too many to list here. I’ve been working on this new design for awhile, so by now I’ve forgotten a lot of the minor changes I’ve made.
Online Course: Still Coming
I’m still working on the premium site that will offer in-depth video tutorials, presentations and clips of real interviews and provide a comprehensive overview of what banking is, how to network your way in, how to construct a resume and how to ace your interviews.
(The mock interviews are being offered in addition to this, not in place of it.)
It has taken longer than expected due to the sheer volume of content and everything else I have going on, but it will be available this recruiting season.
I realize this is a lot to take in all at once, so I’m anxious for your feedback and any further suggestions you have.
Also let me know if you see any display problems or something doesn’t look right, as well as the web browser you’re using. I did quite a bit of testing on different browsers, but no one’s perfect – not even a former investment banker…