Recruiting season

Buy side commodity trader here. Been on the hunt for a buy side FI trading role. Originally, I was targeting hedge funds and landed a role back in august on an ABS desk as an assistant (yes I’m ok with taking a step backward). Unfortunately, due to an accident I was unable to accept the role given I had to rehab full time for 3 months. I’ve been back applying for about a month and the job market has changed quite a bit. Don’t see much in terms of roles (entry level 0-4 YOE) in that space. When does recruiting pick back up?

 

Based on the most helpful WSO content, hiring trends can vary greatly depending on the industry, the specific company, and the current economic climate. However, it's been observed that many firms tend to put hiring on hold during certain periods like the start of a pandemic. In the context you've provided, a firm had roles for AM and Acquisitions in March, but put those on hold when the pandemic started. They were revisiting it after Labor Day and were likely to move forward with at least one of the roles.

As for when recruiting picks back up, it's hard to say with certainty as it can be influenced by a variety of factors. However, it's worth noting that many companies may start their recruiting process in the early fall for positions that start the following summer.

In the meantime, you might want to consider utilizing resources like LinkedIn and SelectLeaders, as they often show firms who are currently hiring. Remember, persistence is key in the job hunt. Keep applying and reaching out to your network. Good luck!

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