Is it too late to recruit for full time investment banking positions?

Hey guys,

I'm currently considering moving to a bulge bracket. I have accepted a full-time offer from the bank that I interned at this summer. Although it would be fine if I stayed I would like to try my luck at a larger bulge bracket (JPM, BofA, etc). Is it too late to try to get an interview at one of these places or would it be better to lateral after I start?


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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Sep 9, 2021 - 10:02pm

Hot take but I think you should full-time recruit (at your own risk). If you get something better, don't update your LinkedIn or tell anyone and if HR asks, just say you're doing something in a different industry. I interned at a similar bank (BNP/HSBC/Mizuho) and did FT recruiting. Best decision of my life...better deal flow and people at my current firm.

Life is too short to work at a place with shitty deal flow.

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Sep 10, 2021 - 2:09am

Can I PM you? In a similar situation where I have an exploding offer and interviews coming up and might have to renege.

  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
Sep 10, 2021 - 2:01am

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