How To Close On Lateral Interview

Hey everyone hope you are doing well. Was wondering if I could ask for some advice. I'm currently analyst with 1-3 years of experience at a top BB that internal mobility is a bit frowned upon. Because of this, I decided in February that I would be better suited trying to lateral into ib/pe/vc/etc. at another firm. Since then I've had 5 superdays but no offers. Is my middle office background holding me back? 

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Sep 18, 2021 - 2:11am

Sure. So it's one of a few reasons you are not closing the deal. One is related to your firm or group, or something that you have no control over, in which case don't sweat it it has nothing to do with you.

The other reasons is either related to your technical skills, stuff they will expect you to ramp up quickly and learn, or your interpersonal skills, which you will be expected to have

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  • Analyst 2 in Risk Mnmgt
Sep 18, 2021 - 2:58pm

Got it. So I'm at GS so I don't think it's the firm lol I don't think anyone would scoff at it. The role is pretty similar in that we work pretty closely with Lev Fin/IBD on transactions/pre-IPO lending/etc. I can answer all of the technicals pretty well but I think I need a better answer for why I'm interested in leaving the firm.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Sep 18, 2021 - 3:30pm

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