When to start networking for VP jobs post MBA
I'm pretty average at my job but I'm likable and have a strong network and that's how I find career success.
I don't know the OCR VP recruitment timeline but I've got 5-10 firms I want to work.
There are dozens of people more talented at technicals and maybe who have better or equal reps than me for these jobs so I feel the need to get in touch with the MDs doing exactly what my background is in now to express interest and get on their radar. That's how I got a good Associate role anyhow.
However I'm still in my associate program so wondering if I have to wait until school starts because it's a small world. Do I?
However, waiting kind of shoots me in the foot because I won't have the networking head start of people knowing I'm interested ahead of everyone else and a good guy.
Some intros would be asking advisors I know for referrals, some intros would be asking post-MBA people I know to refer me to the relevant MD at their firm.
Thoughts? Thanks in advance.