Big Four TAS > Lateral IB Analyst - When to Recruit for PE

Hey everyone,

I know there are plenty of relevant threads on here covering this topic, however my experience is slightly unique so I am hoping to get some direct insight.

I recently lateralled to a MM bank in NYC (where I am now a 2nd year analyst) after working in TAS for 1.5 years. I am looking to transition to UMM or MM PE after my analyst stint, but am not sure the best way to go about it since I am off-cycle and a 2nd year already. I have been working in this role for 6 months now, so am wondering if I should begin reaching out to recruiters now, or wait until on-cycle in the fall. The other option is to work for a few more months and then switch to a better known bank for PE, however then I would probably appear as a flight-risk according to my resume (3 jobs in 3 years).

Any advice/insight would be greatly appreciated!

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