Heard on-cycle kicked off last night

Heard from multiple sources funds are low key setting up informal chats aka intro interviews. Can someone verify this?!

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  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Cov
Sep 10, 2021 - 11:33am

This is for those who are starting their second year, correct?

Any idea about recruiting for new first-years?

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Sep 12, 2021 - 10:33pm

good amount of kids in my group / at other places have still yet to get CPI and a few other HHs nailed down for meetings - sounds like a lot of people in same boat. Would the cycle really start if HHs are telling funds they have big backlogs of kids to talk to still?

  • Analyst 1 in PE - Other
Sep 12, 2021 - 11:13pm

Thoma Bravo started coffees on Saturday. Many other firms had started them as of today.

Interviews probably to kick off early this week based on historical precedent. Assuming firms will likely offer the choice of either in-person or virtual interviews to candidates.

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  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
Sep 13, 2021 - 12:21am

We started reaching out for coffee chats on Friday. I think our interview process will be fully virtual (levels out the playing field, accelerates timing, don't have to worry about vaccination status, etc.). Would expect it to kick off soon but think we are planning to hold tight. 

The coffee chats aren't interviews (not what TA did 2 years ago) but pretty informal chats given the lack of connectivity we have had with prospective candidates. The process didn't kick off when you posted this so please don't mislead people. That said, everyone should be prepared at this point.

Sep 13, 2021 - 1:24am

I heard people being invited for "coffee chats." Regardless I'd be prepared for things to kick off quickly at any point. Would highly recommend doing some mocks with Bryant Street Advisors though I wouldn't be surprised if they're swamped right now

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Sep 13, 2021 - 3:56pm

Random question as to how you should expect to hear in on-cycle recruiting. This is a generalized question, but will take TB as an example.

Say you met with Gold Coast last week. We know that TB is reaching out to candidates. If TB has not reached out to you, did you get dinged?

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Sep 13, 2021 - 4:23pm

I feel like the set of people who get a coffee chat is smaller than the set who get an interview - they just want really top candidates to get more touch points at the firm. Could be totally wrong tho - this is just what one firm told me.

Sep 13, 2021 - 4:48pm

Also curious...do you just assume you got dinged if you know others got coffee chat invites? Or is it possible to still get an interview invite?

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Sep 14, 2021 - 3:03am

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