IBD Associate… Now What?
Greetings fellow monkeys,
I'm currently an IBD associate at a BB, who did not get an MBA. Instead, I spent a few years as a corporate lawyer at one of the larger NY firms (e.g. Weil, Skadden, Cravath).
I've been reading a lot on this site about how "impossible", "improbable", etc. it is for an associate to break into private equity, but no real solutions on what to do. Putting all of the negativity aside, what are the steps that should be taken to maximize my chances of getting into a reputable PE shop? I understand that it'll be a long and difficult road, but getting into PE is really why I made the switch from law in the first place.
And before the WSO trolls start attacking, I've already done the following:
1. Contact useless headhunters (especially CPI, who really hates any non-analyst candidates)
2. Network like a madman/ninja (including at the strip clubs)
3. Pray to every deity known to man