I am currently on a very delicate situation.
I am a second year PE analyst working at Top PE house in the Middle East. I will be leaving my job in the coming weeks ( nearly confirmed), I have never worked in IB before and I have friends who can get me interviews in BB IB in the region as well as top Boutiques. PE opportunities are very limited in the region, i have been in touch with a couple of HH but barely any analyst openings on the market
My questions are
1) how common do you see analysts jumping from PE to IB? and how is that seen by recruiters?
2) what story of why jumping from PE to IB can i sell during my interview, except from I have no choice and IB is my only good bet right now or I will be unemployed for a couple of month until i find a suitable PE job
I dont mind doing IB as long as I keep my CV with no big holes
Any advice or examples of people who went trough the same problem would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance