I'm a post-MBA Associate at a BB bank. I've been recruiting for PE and Corp Dev (tough jump to PE, I know).
I have a corp dev offer in hand. I've also had final rounds with four different PE funds - and no offers. For all but one, I received feedback along the lines of "we are looking for someone more technical" or "someone with more technical skills."
On the one hand, this is good and helpful feedback from interviewers - it's straightforward to keep practicing models, technical questions, etc. It's all about reps. I've been trying to up my game.
On the other hand, I don't think I'm a total idiot, although I did opt for an Assoc role at a bank, so there's that... (H/S/W MBA, top BB).
I feel like I'm really close to PE and want to keep pushing for it. What's going on? Why do I keep getting this feedback (besides the obvious, that I'm not technical enough, duh)? What can I do?