Hey monkeys, I am looking to make a move soon and need some advice. I have been working for a "no-name boutique" for about seven months now. My time here has been pretty terrible, I was hired into a group of three and since I've been here both of the other people have been fired, mostly due to poor group performance. Although they were fired I am well liked by both of the senior partners in my group at my firm so personally my job is in no danger.
I am looking to leave soon, ideally to a middle market bank. Although I haven't been a part of any closed deals during my time here, I have been able to work on several live mandates to varying degrees of involvement, although unfortunately most of these have been private placements, not M&A.
Would it be possible for me to lateral to a middle market bank with no closed deals? If so, do you all have any advice for me as to how I should best position myself? I've noticed the job market for laterals doesn't seem very active, so should I just start cold emailing MM firm for coffee chats? Any advice is appreciated, I'm pretty damn worried about my career at the moment.