Is it disheartening to see that a person can get 2 FT interviews, and 2 SA interviews (4 different banks total) and not be able to land a single offer for IB?
I am this person, and I am a non-target being able to get these interviews... Though they were all unsuccessful and I never heard back from them. After these 4 interviews, I seem to be hitting at an all-time low... I have no problem getting my internships through my career's school website for non-IB stuff (ie. FPA, corp deveop) positions... but comes time to recruit for IB, seems like I mess it all up.
Really hurts my dignity and morale... do you guys have the stats or have a sense (from your friends) how many tries/years do they usually take before they can break in? I admire all of you guys who manage to break into the industry from your first try at your first interview...
Curious as to all of you that are working in IB now - what was your path like and how many interviews and/or how many tries did it take you?