I just wanted to hear the community's thoughts on whether this situation is commonplace or not.
I'm a current third year at a non-target starting my SA at a top M&A group within the next few weeks and updated my LinkedIn profile a couple weeks ago to add my new Bank/group/city/etc.
Anyway, a headhunter contacted me a couple days ago on LinkedIn, acknowledged that I won't be FT until 2012, but still asked if I would like to keep in touch for future PE/opportunities in 2014/2015.
I looked at the guys' contacts and he has page upon page of other top-group bankers, so I have little reason to believe he's disingenuous.
I suppose the crux of this post though is twofold:
1.) Is this guy for real? Is this when a lot of headhunters start connecting? or is this just a case of ridiculous talent speculation?
2.) If I want to go to a top PE fund after my analyst stint, should I ALREADY be thinking about that application? It seems so ridiculous, I literally haven't even started yet.
Relevant help is much appreciated.