Hi, I'm a junior trader at a middle market bank, wanting to lateral to a BB/prop shop. Could anyone please share their knowledge or experience about lateralling to a trading job? While there seems to be some posts about lateralling for i-bankers, I haven't seen quite so for traders. Please direct me to one if I missed out :)
I see that sometimes aggressive networking like cold emailing/calling a team member of the bank you applied to sometimes wins an i banking job but I am not sure if it works the same for traders. Traders dont have to pitch to clients like bankers do so that doesnt seem like a desirable skill. Would be nice to have some personal contacts but I don't in many places that I want to apply to. So I found myself applying online and it feels like I am throwing my resume into a black hole.
Any advice much appreciated!