I'm a recent graduate from a semi-target (BBs recuit forhere... sometimes.) My biggest weakness is a lack of an IB internship while in college. I've been networking as much as I can for half a year now and applying online. I’ve had a LOT of networking calls, all through alumni and referrals, but most have concluded with one of three things:
1. “This is an awful time for the industry.”
2. "I’m not really sure what to tell you, we mostly hire from ”
3. “You’re doing all the right things… just keep talking to people.”
I've applied to maybe... 40 - 50 positions at BBs over the past four months. For roles I REALLY wanted, I also emailed MDs in the teams, and sometimes got responses. I have not had a single interview for a real IB role; I recently did interview with afor a support role and got some good contacts.
So, my question is - is this normal, or do I need to change up my game plan? Should I stay persistent, or just assume I'm majorly under-qualified everywhere? My main back up plan is to try for fall resumes.
Here's my resume:
Thanks a ton for your feedback!