I'm a new associate at a V5 NY firm, doing banking/finance work, and hope in the medium-term to transition over to an ibank as an associate. Pre-'08 I heard this was fairly common, but that now it's more of a challenge. I consider myself well-versed in finance/m&a, but have no business or finance background and have never done any modeling.
I would like to accomplish the transition in a couple years time, but figure I should try to be positioning myself to make this possible.
Anyone who's made this jump, or any IB associates: do you guys have any advice on making this work? One tip I got was to get in touch with an IB recruiter, but it seems that might be a bit of a crapshoot, and certainly premature at this stage.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.