Title says it all. I'm at the end of my rope, in the most literal way possible. I went to a top school (and got mediocre grades, although not from lack of trying), wasted two years of my life in a middle office position with no transferable skills(although at a *very* good firm), and am now looking at absolutely *anything* which gets me even remotely close to IB. Anything at all which deals with corp. fin., capital markets, or transaction advisory.
I've had dozens and dozens of interviews, at nearly every firm under the sun, after prettying up my "work experience", but of course it went nowhere since the work I was doing is completely useless anywhere else(although I consistently answer technical questions correctly). I've looked at everything, networked with hundreds of employees/alumni, bought and sat through hundreds of hours of BIWS courses, applied to the smallest of firms, everything I can possibly think of in the past few years to get into IB, and am absolutely losing my mind. I'd do anything. I'd get coffee. I'd work for free, on the other side of the world, in the smallest firm known to man if it was relevant experience.
I don't know what to do. I'm starting to think I may never work again. I don't know how urgently I'm getting this across, but I guarantee it's not enough. I need help.