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Sep 13, 2011

I don't know why people on here are trying so hard to network with MD's

are you a F500 CFO or a partner at a multibillion dollar PE shop?

no?

ok

they don't give a shit

Sep 13, 2011

start your way at the bottom and work your way up. you'll have more to talk about with analysts and associates anyway. can't just go straight to the top.

Sep 13, 2011

you don't even need to work your way to an MD.

Analsyts and associates are the phones going through resumes, or have the power to tell HR to look at your resumes. MDs don't give a fuck.

Sep 13, 2011
pikachu:

you don't even need to work your way to an MD.

Analsyts and associates are the phones going through resumes, or have the power to tell HR to look at your resumes. MDs don't give a fuck.

This + what solidarity said.

Sep 13, 2011

ive emailed analysts and they replied, but i had the MD email so why not? :(

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Sep 13, 2011

I'm going to differ here. You did the right thing. The problem is that you could e-mail only one MD. It's a numbers game, so you should have networked with a lot more than one senior banker.

If you can, go straight to the top. Then go lower down the totem pole until you get a response. If MD happens to be in a good mood, he has 1000x more power to help you comparing to an analyst.

Sep 14, 2011

I entirely disagree. The MD/Senior Partner card is to be used when you have an actual relationship you can lever with them or have an alternative direct means of access, such as someone else at a similarly high enough level within in the firm who can vouch for you. Never go right for the top and expect an immediate response.

Sep 14, 2011

Time can be much better spent elsewhere.

Sep 15, 2011
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