So my situation is:
-target school, bad GPA
-2 years bulge as generalist IB
-2 years middle market in TMT IB
-1 year at *extremely* small tech startup which shut down in January
Since Jan, I've spoken to over 3 dozen banks, at least 10 corp dev positions, and a handful of buyside shops.
I can routinely get to final rounds, but never, ever, ever, ever close the deal to an offer, anywhere. I never get any kind of feedback as to what is wrong, but I suspect it's that I a)fail to elaborate on my deals b)my startup experience was useless and way too small and c)I don't ask good questions.
I cannot go to business school, as a) I do not test well b) I am currently not working.
I do not want to do anything else, ever (as is the way of people here), and leaving banking>coming back to the world of M&A will look silly.
My network has run completely dry, there are no positions anywhere, and I am increasingly unable to get first rounds even on the very rare chance that jobs do appear.
I will not consider financial analyst or ops roles in any capacity.
Outside of the "well there's nothing you can do" (seriously, please spare me those suggestions, as I think about it all the time anyway), what should I do? Literally 100% of my time is looking for a job at this point, and I am running out of time in a big, big way.
(Also, before anyone suggests that I come across as insane in my interviews, well, perhaps, but I already try not to, so telling me that I do doesn't serve as a fix as it is something I already very, *very *consciously try to avoid doing)