Networking Pet PeevesSubscribe
So this is something that’s been happening for a while now, so I figured I’d address this here. Do NOT send unsolicited linkedin invites without any explanation. The best way to connect on LinkedIn is AFTER you have talked to the person. I do not want to have 500 “aspiring investment banking analysts” in my network, so 9.9999/10 I will reject you.
Additionally, don’t pretend like you’re a market connoisseur. I had this kid ask me about my opinion about a niche industry after stating one randomly googled fact and when I asked what companies are you referring to, he couldn’t name a single one. The best move is to just act normal and ask about things like what do you do in your almost nonexistent free time.
One more thing - do not say you’ve had the same experience like an analyst at an investment bank in your previous internship. You haven’t. You haven’t even been on the job yet so you can’t compare. The only thing this will do for you is piss off the person you’re talking to.
Monkeys - any further advice you’d like to give to “aspiring investment banking analysts” out there?