Overwhelmed by Buyside RecruitingSubscribe
Hey everyone. 1st year IB Analyst here who just joined the desk. Like most of my class, I don't have any desire to stay as a career banker and took the job in order to learn as much as I can and then get on to the next thing.
However as the title would suggest, I'm feeling a bit confused about what that next step should be. I am lucky enough to be in a spot where a lot of different opportunities will be available to me but I really have no idea which would suit me the best. I have been involved with investing for a while and know that's where I'd like to end up but having to choose between HF, PE, VC, Growth Equity etc. etc. seems a little asinine when I just started a couple months ago. Additionally, I can make a compelling case for why I would enjoy any of those investment vehicles or many of the sub-strategies included under their umbrella.
I know the traditional advice is to wait for the headhunter process to come around again during my second year but I feel like I'm going to get left behind. That said, I also don't want to just hop onto the bandwagon of traditional PE just because that's what everyone else is doing.
In any case, I was hoping you guys could tell me a little about how to start thinking more critically about this process. Was there a moment you realized you wanted to do one thing or the other? Anything you read/watched that made you think about something in a new light.
Tl:dr I just started as a banker and can't figure out where I would fit on the buyside.