FIG IBD - Next Steps?IB
1) Stay in my group for a 3rd year.
My life is pretty easy right now, not much work to do and with 2 classes of Analysts below me, a 3rd year would be easy. I could spend most of my time trying to recruit, and hopefully find something semi-decent with an immediate start at some point. However, I did not have much luck with the main headhunters as I'm not in a top group. Most interviews I've had in the past year have been smaller firms that I found through the smaller headhunters or job websites like Onewire. And I don't think I have the transaction experience that buy side firms are looking for. Also I am sick of my group.
2) Try to switch to another group (Leveraged Finance / M&A / TMT) within my bank for my 3rd year. This does not seem likely right now according to HR as those groups are not hiring, but a spot may open up later. Not sure if it's worth it anyway to start over again in another group and have to work tough banking hours. I sort of just want to quit IBD altogether and find a job I enjoy. However, having only FIG on my resume definitely fucks me over so perhaps it's worth trying to do and stick it out for a couple of months, and hopefully find another job fairly quickly.