I recently graduated from a target school with a master's degree (not MBA).
I had 6 interviews since I graduated and I don't think anything will convert to an offer from different reasons:
- I was clearly not a good fit from the beginning and just wasted their and my time.
- They were interviewing internal candidates and I had to be better than perfect to actually get an offer.
- They gave preference to bachelor degree holders or basically wasted my time.
- I interviewed for a great position and did great with everything (e.g., interviews, modeling exam) but somebody very senior shoved his own person for the position.
I'm yet to hear back from 4 interviews, but I know already that anything of the situations above will happen.
I'm currently doing a part-time temp investment banking internship that won't lead to a full time job. The company is currently looking for an analyst and I was told that they want to hire somebody with at least 2 years of experience, which I don't have.
I have worked hard and networked nonstop for 4 out of these 6 interviews and I'm kind of losing hope and would settle for practically anything.
Starting next week, I will be applying for MO/Ops/Assistant Trader positions.
My question is how do I convince the interviewers that I'm the best fit? or answer the question "Why Operations?" ?
I have a degree that leads to careers in/structuring/research/risk/AM. So, it will be hard for me to convince them that I would love to do operations (analyst level).
Any advice would be appreciated.