I need some advice. I'm a recent graduate from a nontarget looking for FT roles. About me: sub 3.5 overall GPA, Over 3.5 finance GPA. Was in school's honors program for finance majors. Did some IM work. Received school's highest honors for finance majors. FO IB experience at top MM bank in strongest group last summer. Furthermore, my resume has been reviewed by people in industry, so it's 100% crisp. Now that I've introduced my background, I can delve into my current problem.
I've been pretty good at getting interviews. I've also gotten to final round about 95% of the time. I've interviewed with HFs, top IM shops, and even BBs (made it to final round for most of them). All in all, I have interviewed with about 20 companies. I send follow up/ thank you emails and yet no offer. I ask for feedback, but no one ever seems to have any. I've done mocks with my career center, did interview stream, and even used career coaches. Every time I get a call, it's always the same thing from HR "You know they [the interviewers] really loved you, but there was ONE candidate who they decided to go with."
I've also had multiple instances when HR said that we would like to keep you in the pipeline for future opportunities and I get emails with the personal contacts of the recruiters. I'm definitely thankful for being able to stay connected, but a job opportunity 2 or 3 years down the line does not pay for my college loans now.
I recognize that fit is really important...that's the reason I didn't get a return during my previous summer role. But how do I fix myself? I'm getting interviews that I know people would KILL for, and yet I'm not closing. Why? What's wrong with me? I know it's a numbers game. But I feel like with all the opportunities, I've had in my hand, I'm just one big fuck up. Advice would be amazing and great...
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