I've seen quite a lot of successful "My PE Process" posts so wanted to chime in here to solicit thoughts on experiences that didn't go quite so smoothly/seemingly easily.
For context, I'm approaching my 2nd year at a sector-focused MM IB and have a target school background with a non-finance degree. On top of not having a finance/accounting background, I also don't get a lot of modeling in my team.
I joined in the on-cycle recruiting process this past fall, and while I put in the hours practicing modeling and preparing, it seemed like there was always one or two more specific/quirky technical questions that came up and seemed to ding me in processes where I felt that all other components of the interview went well - no matter how conscious I was about learning from prior mistakes.
I've been grinding it out at interviews for some time and have managed to make it to a couple of final rounds, but it just doesn't seem like I'll ever catch a break or outstrip other candidates to secure a role. Can anyone share some thoughts on what else I could be doing and any similar experiences they've had in toughing out the recruiting process? Has it gotten to a point where I seriously should be considering other exit options?
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