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Whats up - 6 interviews, 3 superdays, 0 offers...feels bad man

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  • Irresistible's picture

    it is not over until May of next year. Good luck. Try not to live in your parent's house.

  • BepBep12's picture

    Sup brah - 1 legit 1st round interview, 1 superday, waiting....

    'Before you enter... be willing to pay the price'

  • bagelbites's picture

    hear you man. your interview --> superday % is pretty good too.

  • IamObama's picture

    Would anyone in here take BO if they didn't get FO?

  • bagelbites's picture

    yeah but applying to as many no-name FO positions as possible right now...

  • In reply to IamObama
    bears1208's picture

    IamObama wrote:
    Would anyone in here take BO if they didn't get FO?

    would you rather be unemployed or employed in a job you don't want?

  • In reply to bears1208
    IamObama's picture

    bears1208 wrote:
    IamObama wrote:
    Would anyone in here take BO if they didn't get FO?

    would you rather be unemployed or employed in a job you don't want?

    Unemployed. I would be much more motivated and work much harder to get a job I want if I was unemployed then employed in a job I don't want

  • In reply to IamObama
    bears1208's picture

    IamObama wrote:
    bears1208 wrote:
    IamObama wrote:
    Would anyone in here take BO if they didn't get FO?

    would you rather be unemployed or employed in a job you don't want?

    Unemployed. I would be much more motivated and work much harder to get a job I want if I was unemployed then employed in a job I don't want


    Lol this is hopelessly naive and stupid. Long bouts of unemployment are much worse for your future then working BO. It's always easier to get a job if you have one.Though I guess if you can live off mommy and daddy go for it.

  • In reply to bears1208
    IamObama's picture

    bears1208 wrote:
    IamObama wrote:
    bears1208 wrote:
    IamObama wrote:
    Would anyone in here take BO if they didn't get FO?

    would you rather be unemployed or employed in a job you don't want?

    Unemployed. I would be much more motivated and work much harder to get a job I want if I was unemployed then employed in a job I don't want


    Lol this is hopelessly naive and stupid. Long bouts of unemployment are much worse for your future then working BO. It's always easier to get a job if you have one.Though I guess if you can live off mommy and daddy go for it.

    Well no my parents don't even live in this country so living off of them is not even possible. But there are some jobs that I absolutely won't accept. I don't even really care about banking honestly. I'm more focused on buy-side jobs and trading on the sell side. I've barely spent any effort in applying/networking for banking and that is probably the lowest I would go if I don't get buy-side research or sell side trading.

    I have a decent amount of savings that I haven't touched and I can just work unpaid at the small hf im working at right now until I get a paying job. I don't consider it naive. I actually consider it retarded to settle for anything less than what I want. I would rather be a personal banker than do BO

  • In reply to IamObama
    RonaldBacon's picture

    IamObama wrote:
    bears1208 wrote:
    IamObama wrote:
    bears1208 wrote:
    IamObama wrote:
    Would anyone in here take BO if they didn't get FO?

    would you rather be unemployed or employed in a job you don't want?

    Unemployed. I would be much more motivated and work much harder to get a job I want if I was unemployed then employed in a job I don't want


    Lol this is hopelessly naive and stupid. Long bouts of unemployment are much worse for your future then working BO. It's always easier to get a job if you have one.Though I guess if you can live off mommy and daddy go for it.

    Well no my parents don't even live in this country so living off of them is not even possible. But there are some jobs that I absolutely won't accept. I don't even really care about banking honestly. I'm more focused on buy-side jobs and trading on the sell side. I've barely spent any effort in applying/networking for banking and that is probably the lowest I would go if I don't get buy-side research or sell side trading.

    I have a decent amount of savings that I haven't touched and I can just work unpaid at the small hf im working at right now until I get a paying job. I don't consider it naive. I actually consider it retarded to settle for anything less than what I want. I would rather be a personal banker than do BO

    I like your attitude. Only suckers settle. And good things take time & sacrifice.

  • In reply to IamObama
    bears1208's picture

    IamObama wrote:
    bears1208 wrote:
    IamObama wrote:
    bears1208 wrote:
    IamObama wrote:
    Would anyone in here take BO if they didn't get FO?

    would you rather be unemployed or employed in a job you don't want?

    Unemployed. I would be much more motivated and work much harder to get a job I want if I was unemployed then employed in a job I don't want


    Lol this is hopelessly naive and stupid. Long bouts of unemployment are much worse for your future then working BO. It's always easier to get a job if you have one.Though I guess if you can live off mommy and daddy go for it.

    Well no my parents don't even live in this country so living off of them is not even possible. But there are some jobs that I absolutely won't accept. I don't even really care about banking honestly. I'm more focused on buy-side jobs and trading on the sell side. I've barely spent any effort in applying/networking for banking and that is probably the lowest I would go if I don't get buy-side research or sell side trading.

    I have a decent amount of savings that I haven't touched and I can just work unpaid at the small hf im working at right now until I get a paying job. I don't consider it naive. I actually consider it retarded to settle for anything less than what I want. I would rather be a personal banker than do BO

    That's fine about BO specifically. But sometimes you have to settle. That's life. Do everything you can to get what you want but that isn't always going to work out. Life isn't a fairy tale and it's naive to act like it's the end of the works if you can't get an IB job or that if you just try hard enough you'll achieve.

  • meezy's picture

    ^how hard one tries is rather vague. if you want it as bad as you want to breathe (like that video) i'm pretty sure you can get a job in ib.

    ive personally lined up the noose

  • In reply to bears1208
    IamObama's picture

    bears1208 wrote:
    IamObama wrote:
    bears1208 wrote:
    IamObama wrote:
    bears1208 wrote:
    IamObama wrote:
    Would anyone in here take BO if they didn't get FO?

    would you rather be unemployed or employed in a job you don't want?

    Unemployed. I would be much more motivated and work much harder to get a job I want if I was unemployed then employed in a job I don't want


    Lol this is hopelessly naive and stupid. Long bouts of unemployment are much worse for your future then working BO. It's always easier to get a job if you have one.Though I guess if you can live off mommy and daddy go for it.

    Well no my parents don't even live in this country so living off of them is not even possible. But there are some jobs that I absolutely won't accept. I don't even really care about banking honestly. I'm more focused on buy-side jobs and trading on the sell side. I've barely spent any effort in applying/networking for banking and that is probably the lowest I would go if I don't get buy-side research or sell side trading.

    I have a decent amount of savings that I haven't touched and I can just work unpaid at the small hf im working at right now until I get a paying job. I don't consider it naive. I actually consider it retarded to settle for anything less than what I want. I would rather be a personal banker than do BO

    That's fine about BO specifically. But sometimes you have to settle. That's life. Do everything you can to get what you want but that isn't always going to work out. Life isn't a fairy tale and it's naive to act like it's the end of the works if you can't get an IB job or that if you just try hard enough you'll achieve.

    But I don't want IB lol thats like my last option I would take. If I don't get buy-side research or trading, I would then look for business development roles. There are enough jobs that I like or would take for me to settle for something I don't like. Its not as if I don't get IB I won't take anything else.

  • BepBep12's picture

    MSF....

    'Before you enter... be willing to pay the price'

  • esbanker's picture

    you've still got time. i wouldn't personally contemplate an MSF, it's only a very expensive way to buy you extra time and you'll prob be in the same boat within a year.

    when i was a senior, i went through +25 apps, for approx 10 interviews, 3 superdays and 1 offer (which ironically i didn't have a super day for). you're getting close given the number of superdays - it's only a matter of time before you connect with the right employer.

    Good luck.

    Capitalist

  • BepBep12's picture

    I have no OCR...

    With tight analyst classes, record SA return rates, and banks' commitments to OCR candidates first... a perfect storm was born for shitty, shitty recruiting even with the ridiculous amount of references I had

    I'd do an MSF clearly for the re-brand and OCR

    'Before you enter... be willing to pay the price'

  • BepBep12's picture

    HAHAHAHA.. me too. oh and an update to my 'waiting status' ---> 0 FT OFFERS

    'Before you enter... be willing to pay the price'

  • WFY's picture

    I'm worse. 12 first rounds, 7 superdays, no offer. Gotta stick with it and keep your head up.

  • rednetnation's picture

    anyone delaying graduation and going for internships?

  • In reply to WFY
    IamObama's picture

    WFY wrote:
    I'm worse. 12 first rounds, 7 superdays, no offer. Gotta stick with it and keep your head up.

    damn were these all IB?

  • bdiddy's picture

    I'm worse 5 first rounds, 1 superday, 0 offers (and most of the first round phone screens were just courtesy interviews, as I got really positive feedback from my interviewers afterwards [I asked what I could work on] and they just said that too many people with better resumes were consideration still])

  • whatwhatwhat's picture

    I got an email from something I applied for weeks ago and the entire body of the email was "N/A"
    lol

  • The Hundreds's picture

    I am graduating in December and about to get an offer for an FT analyst position at a pretty well known firm that handles mostly back office work. There are three teams available for this position: PE, HF and Fund of Funds. What do you think would be best for trying to lateral hire to banking.

    OR, should I go for a MSF?

  • SDeep24's picture

    Start a new thread dude.

  • IamObama's picture

    How's it coming along guys?

    I'm still here, likely going to graduate unemployed now. I had one lead that ended up with the position being taken away. No leads now and nothing in sight. Still going to keep on trying

  • BigBucks's picture

    If all you're doing is applying to HFs and PE coming out of undergrad I can see exactly why you're jobless.

  • whatwhatwhat's picture

    landed a sweet ass job and start soon. just moved to NY this past week and am loving it so far. everything kinda just worked out for me, i totally don't belong here on my own merit.

  • GSIS's picture

    learn a fucking language and move to london, zürich, hong kong, singapore, or frankfurt

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    Power and Money do not change men; they only unmask them

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