PE Recruiting timeline for a first year analyst

I am an incoming IB analyst (start this summer), and I was wondering if anyone had any insight into PE recruiting that would be relevant to my timeline. I know some firms are going earlier and earlier, but did covid change anything timeline wise? A little unclear on timeline overall since it is less structured that IB recruiting.

Also, when should I start reaching out to people for networking, and when would be a good time to start the early stages of studying for interviews? Or is networking less of a thing and people instead rely on headhunters? In which case, not sure of how that process comes about either. Anything is appreciated, thanks

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Dec 24, 2020 - 2:03pm

Dang ur post history is wild. Seems like you did S&T right last summer right? What type of firm are you at now? BB/EB? MM?

 
Jan 9, 2021 - 8:06am

Make sure your HH relationships are solid by July/early Aug. You'll need to be plugged in almost as soon as you start for on-cycle. Depending on what firm you're at some will reach out to you preemptively but otherwise you should reach out proactively and secure those relationships

 
  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Jan 9, 2021 - 8:18pm

How would you recommend going about reaching out to HH's? Do you have a list of HH's covering the funds you are interested in and then introduce yourself and your interest in PE via email? 

 
Jan 15, 2021 - 7:51pm

Main ones to reach out to would be: Amity, Henkel, Oxbridge, CPI, SG, Glocap etc. Your approach is right, I'd just introduce myself and express interest in PE / work to set up a time to have a zoom meeting.

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