Using a burner account here. I was laid off at the beginning of August. I went to a semi-target, graduated in 2016, and had networked into my TS Valuation role. I started this role in September of 2017. I passed the first two CFA exams and took Level 3 this past June but failed by a slim margin.
I'm having a really hard time with things right now. I network as much as possible. I had a buyside interview at a PE fund during August but did not get an offer. Since this past March, I've had multiple first/second round calls with MM IB firms but haven't been able to land anywhere. When I ask for feedback from HR or the MDs they tell me I'm on the right track but applicants with IB experience have me beat. Today I had a call with HR at a regional bank for a DCM/LevFin role but once we discussed my layoff things seemed to go downhill. Obviously, I'm not going to lie about losing my job and I make sure to be upfront while not dwelling on the subject but I feel like I'm stonewalled from the type of job I want due to being laid off.
If I didn't get laid off I think I'd be set up for a move after my one year mark but got axed right before. Has anyone been in a similar experience or know anyone that has been in my position? How did it work out?