I will be applying to a variety of BBs and Boutiques (full-time analyst) and was curious about when I should be applying. I go to a target and some friends have already sent in multiple applications. I was planning on sending mine in around the first week of October so I can have ample time to revise and edit my documents as well as prepare for technicals. Would that be too late?
Input is appreciated
When is it too late to apply for full time positions in investment banking?
The recruiting process for full-time positions in investment banking usually begins in August. This is when banks will begin visiting target schools. The bank will open a resume drop a few weeks after their visit. After that, they will begin inviting candidates for on-campus interviews. The interview process goes from there until some time in December.
It is important to mindful of deadlines for applications. Early applications don't get you any bonus points. Just get the application in before the deadline. Full-time positions are scarce and the competition is fierce. Your chances of getting an interview are slim to none if you haven't submitted an application by the deadline.
There is an exception to this. If you have a senior connection in the bank who already has your resume (through networking) they may be able to help you out. However, this has to be a really strong connection to omit something like the application process altogether.
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It doesn't matter: firms will make decisions on the candidates they give interviews after the deadline and will not consider the time your application was submitted (as long as it wasn't late).
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