I am a 1st year analystbank in the West Coast and have been receiving a good amount of headhunter emails regarding preparing for buyside recruiting (private equity, hedge fund, vc, etc). They are all asking for some background informaton including an updated resume and a few actually want to schedule 1 on 1 meetings. Are these sessions pretty strict interviews or just informational? Should I be preping for this meeting? Seems pretty quick to be thinking about interviews as I just started ~4-6months ago and don't feel as if I have had enough experience yet to nail buyside interviews.
Additionally, how helpful are these headhunters as opposed to connecting with someone that actually works at the buyside shops I am targeting?
Thanks in advance for any helpful input