How are the job opportunities in IB

Can't seem to find any reliable source of the job growth in IB

I am from a non target and I know breaking into IB is quite hard. However if opportunities are too limited or declining, I will probably go into another sector in finance.

Thanks in advance for answering.

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Comments (6)

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
May 2, 2021 - 6:56pm

IB is cyclical, so there's no good answer for this question. Maybe we get into the new roaring 20s and banks can't seem to find enough people, or maybe we enter a new massive recession and banks fire like crazy.

May 2, 2021 - 8:31pm

IB is cyclical, so there's no good answer for this question. Maybe we get into the new roaring 20s and banks can't seem to find enough people, or maybe we enter a new massive recession and banks fire like crazy.

Sure but boom or bust there still aren't that many seats.

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
May 2, 2021 - 8:33pm

Well, but that is a given. Its like being a software engineer for FAANG or a lawyer for a top firm. Many many more applications than spots. 

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