Just graduated, and am starting as a first year at a BB in NYC in the middle of June. From what I understand, most MF and MM PE recruitment (to begin working at the firm in summer 2019) will be done by February 2018. Few questions:
How can I prepare for these interviews? Technical wise, I feel like I know what to expect, but what about behavioral? How in depth must my reasoning be about what firms I would like to be considered for such as buyout vs. growth, size, sector?
I really don't believe I'll have much deal experience, will anyone? Does that impact my chances?
If headhunters don't reach out to me, am I allowed to reach out to them?
If I strike out with recruiting, can I go through the process as a second year analyst? I assume I wouldn't be chosen to interview at the same firms. Would I be able to work with the same headhunters? Would lateraling to a "better" bank help so I can reset as a first year?