Best Way to Improve Your Coffee Chat

So I have been networking hard for next summer (2022) and usually when I network my calls last 30-40 minutes (I cut it off there to be mindful) where we talk about interests and general questions about IB. The thing is, everyone has referred me to another analyst or senior head at the bank but none of them have offered to push my resume through to HR. I am trying to replay my coffee chats and believe the calls have been going great but have gotten no pushes so far. Maybe I am overthinking it but I don't want to come off as "pushy" by asking directly so I am trying to polish my skills a bit more and was wondering if anyone had some tips/tricks to really make a lasting impact with your chat. Obviously this is more than just a transaction but a way to really make a strong connection with the analyst/associate on the other side of the phone. Thanks for all the help.

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Feb 17, 2021 - 12:02pm

I think the fact they are pushing you to other analysts and higher-ups shows that you're doing a good job in your coffee chats. In my opinion that might be better than getting pushed to HR where your resume might get pushed aside. When it comes time for resume reviews and interviews they will look to those analysts and associates for their opinions on people and your name will be on their list.

 
  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Feb 17, 2021 - 5:30pm

Thanks man, do you think I should continue doing what I'm doing or should I be bringing up recent deals, going into more technical questions rather than more general questions about his/her group?

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