So basically the gist is that I was at a top Rx group this past summer but because of my social ineptitude I said some dumb things that destroyed my reputation with senior management. That's not an understatement- it was to the point that everyone who worked closely with me was arguing that it would be a mistake not to give me an offer and seniors simply said we don't care we don't like him despite the fact that it was based on some stupid things I said in the first few weeks. My exit interview was basically you are amazing technically but your social skills are lacking and pointed to things that only occurred in the beginning and I had fixed after I was talked to about it. I know that doesn't justify my mistakes, but it feels like the decision was made before anyone even decided to see if I could learn and improve.
Everywhere I've tried to recruit will hear about this and either completely ignore me or understand the growth I've made since then and give me a first round. But after every first round they go silent and I don't know why, but I assume it's due to concerns from people at that office about the lack of offer as I had great rapport with the interviewers and my technicals were solid. I understand that my situation is bad and I totally screwed myself, but it feels like I'm now in a position where I can't get anything in IB especially considering how late in the cycle we are now, and I can't really find any opportunities in AM, HF, Corp dev, or anything markets related.
I love financial markets and will do anything to break in, it just feels like doom and gloom due to my stupid past mistakes. I learned a lot from the experience and I've used it as an experience for growth, but I guess I don't know where to go from here. If anyone has any advice on how to proceed I'd greatly appreciate the advice.
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