Need advice from all the PE monkeys up here.
>> Did three year of IB as an analyst (M&A), then went off to a top B-School.
>> Managed to get a prestigious PE internship, but the market was so f* up that I didnt get an offer (i.e. they did not hire anybody, and gave me good recommendations everywhere, but no luck).
>>I have a family to feed, so I need to go back to IB again (in a top sponsors group...trying to stay as close as possible to my dream PE job).
Do I have a chance to break in PE again after 1-2 years in Sponsors as a post-MBA associate? a couple of headhunters tell me I'm going to be too old (currently 28. so over 30 after 2 years), and that once you're in banking for more than 4-5 years, then probability to break becomes close to 0.
So... jump or no jump?