I searched the forum regarding this topic, but I didn’t really come across anything…
A contact at one of the firms that I am interviewing with has suggested that I prepare a writing sample to make a stronger case for myself (its a Corporate credit analyst role). While I happily agreed to this, I am having difficulty determining exactly what to submit. The problem is that my current role with my present firm doesn’t require extensive writing. I was considering condensing one of my undergraduate research papers. However, these topics aren’t relevant to investment analysis. I feel that potential employers would want me to demonstrate my capabilities for financial research, and wouldn’t really give too much weight to my Political Science research.
My question: Should I create a new sample or just go with one of my old papers?
If I am to quickly compose a writing sample from scratch, what analysis do I need to include for this purpose? I have been able to get my hands on some equity research reports, but I believe that the format is too long for what I am being asked to produce (I am assuming it needs to be around 5 pages).
If anyone can offer advice, I’d really appreciate a suggestion. Thanks for any help!