Defecting after 2months on the job
I am a first-year analyst in Corporate Banking at a very large institution. I am eternally frustrated with those around me, particularly the analysts, who at the stroke of 6pm will drop everything they are doing to go home. This happens everyday, regardless of what needs to be done - or its relative importance.
I have too much ambition to stay in this group for long; the way they operate makes me despise them. I can't stop thinking about how much wasted potential exists in this group. I want to get out.
I am in a specialized group that caters to the healthcare vertical, and have less than 2months experience. I have previous internships in PE and restructuring.
Can anyone guide me on how to make the leap into an IBD? When does FT recruitment kick off for someone in my position? Should I be applying as a first-year analyst alongside university students? Should I only look for lateral opportunities? Do I even qualify for lateraling into an IBD? Do I just apply on their websites, or will that be futile? Is there a better way to go about moving? Use recruiters/headhunters? Anything else that might be useful? Alternative solutions before I kill myself out of frustration?
I'd like to get into Lev Fin, preferably, as I think that is my best and most relevant option. However, I am open to almost anything but DCM (thats worse than what Im doing now). Generalist work is also fine with me, so long as I am in the middle market or BB.
and thanks a ton.