I just got laid off from my 3rd PE job in just over 4 years (all MM). I am pretty devastated as I thought this was the one I was going to stay at for awhile. This time I was a VP (first two as Associate and Senior Associate), and was laid off after less than a year there. Last two PE firms were boutiques, first. Nothing negative was said about my performance, although I'm certain if I was a rockstar I would not have been let go.
I think I don't have that special "something" that is needed to succeed in PE and I now have to reluctantly face up to that. But I do enjoy most aspects of it - so what should I look at getting into now to make a career? I am post b-school so can't go back there. Perhaps I could be a rockstar at secondary PE or fund of funds and make a good living? Any help/support/thoughts appreciated!
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