Laid Off Less than 1 Year into PE Associate Role

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Rank: Chimp | 15

As the title describes, I was laid off about 8 months into my role as an associate for a boutique acquisition firm. The lay offs happened across the board and were not due to my performance. I was working in a non finance hub for the first year so I will need to be moving to a hub most likely for the next job.

I wanted to know if anyone had advice on next steps? I am updating my resume but I am pretty worried about being here for under a year impacting my job prospects. Additionally i had two deals that were about to close so I am concerned that not closing these deals might impact my ability to find another buy side role.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Comments (2)

Jan 9, 2019

Good luck man. Try to get in touch with headhunters / recruiters. Just have to run a typical job search campaign with cold emails etc combined with searching the right job boards I would think.

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Jan 10, 2019