I'm interviewing at a PE firm (not TA or Summit) for a predominately sourcing/cold calling position. I recently graduated from undergrad, and am interested in getting involved in the PE field. Since I've read throughout the forum that its pretty difficult to break into the PE field, especially without IB experience, I was wondering if taking such a position would be a good way to break into the PE field.
The company said its about 80% sourcing to begin with, and then drops off later on. Does anyone have past experience or knowledge of whether these type of jobs at PE firms can lead to anything substantial, or are they mainly a dead-end kind of thing?
Theres no concrete or set career progression line in the firm, and when I asked about career progression they said it just depends on if they see you're working hard or not. The position is salary, no commission-based at all. I'm also interviewing for a Sell-Side Equity Sales position for a bank; In the long run I want to do PE, but I just want to make sure I'm not letting go of the Equity Sales position for a bogus PE position that might not help my chances at entering the field.
Thanks for your help everyone!