(Seeking advice) Realistically when is hiring picking back up / what to do with no return?
Currently recruiting for full time 2024 as a first semester senior. Not gonna sugar coat it or even blame it on the market or whine as to why I didn’t get a return, I fucking sucked toward the beginning / made stupid mistakes and just didn’t improve enough at the end even though I gave it my best. Now that that is out the way, my question goes out to anyone in the industry currently. When do you expect hiring to ramp back up? As of now the FT market isn’t the best, and many banks aren’t running (at least public) processes. Really not sure what to do as I’ve reached out to a ton of people with horrendous response rates. What should I / people in a similar boat do? Even with the connections i do make (shoutout to the people who still respond, you guys/gals are the goats), the info they get often doesn’t match HR reality for hiring. While my performance wasn’t the best over the summer, I’ve been taking active steps to improve my knowledge and capabilities, other than the fact that I don’t have a full time job lined up i am partially thankful for not having a return because it has re lit a fire under me to push myself to constantly improve. Looking for some blunt advice on what to do etc, the meaner the better. Thanks.