Advice - BB IBD Associate Lateral Hiring
Hi all, I worked at a large firm in M&A for over 2 years and switched to a much smaller firm. Been here about 1.5 years now, I'm doing well and got promoted and everything but want to get back to a big firm.
I have traction with some BB and elite boutiques (my main targets) and have an interview coming up with a BB in one of their top industry groups (one of the standard EBITDA-driven industries - industrials, TMT, consumer retail, etc.). I have relevant industry experience and would be shooting for a 2nd yr associate title.
Any advice for these interviews and what key points and questions to hit on? How fast can these move and can start dates be negotiated for a few months in the future?
How technical can these questions get? Quite frankly, ever since I moved to this small firm, my technical knowledge has gotten a bit rusty (we do a lot more qualitative analysis vs quantiative and modeling)
Any detailed advice would help a lot and questions I might be able to expect (especially technical side of things). Thanks!