What is the NYC IBD job market like for immediate hires this time of year? Do all the IBs hire analysts only during their fall recruitment, or is it possible to land something now? I graduated this past December and due to family issues just simply wasn't able to job hunt effectively during my last two semester of undergrads. Since the start of the new year, I have turned it up on networking and feel that I am on to some promising leads. However, I just don't know how to convey to these contacts that I'm looking for something immediate and not something that MAY lead to an interview come fall recruiting season. I know there's always the "I know a guy.." story, which will be encouraging for me to hear, but I just want to get an idea of how farfetched (or not) my hopes are. Any feedback on these two issues will be greatly appreciated.
And yes, I have searched for a topic similar to this and did not come across anything.