I am a recent MBA grad from wharton I got duped by a shitty consulting company during recruiting and the job was a debacle, so I just quit. I am looking at trying to get into a sales/ position (or other ), outside of the normal campus hire program. What advice can you give, beyond network? I have a good network but I am bad at networking. I have 7 years of work experience prior to MBA, but only 2 of it was at a bank, in ops.
Also, the following questions:
1. Only my applications for things like project management and are getting noticed. Should I pursue these and attempt a lateral transfer? How do I compare something like ops to equity research, and should I hold out for a trading job?
2. I know its been a crappy year, and I know its bonus season. Will we see a pick up of hiring in capital markets? when?
3. Also I know most of these positions will be unposted. I get what the goal is supposed to be on a networking trip while in school, but now that I am out and unemployed, how should I play a meeting at a desk?
Please don't fling monkey shit at me. I know I am not shooting for the stars. I did a few years in valuations prior to my MBA, so I am familiar with S&T. I just got sidetracked while at school. Also, I have a few years of military leadership and engineering experience, so I have that to my advantage in my resume.
What do you think? How to proceed?