Should I put “incoming analyst” title on my LinkedIn?

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I saw that old thread on here making fun of kids that put incoming, but now that it seems like everybody has it I wonder if I'm missing out on any opps by not adding it to my page?

Those of you that have it do recruiters reach out to you?

I didn't do banking last summer but starting at a boutique next year and would like to do PE in the future.

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Comments (18)

Oct 31, 2018

God no, don't do it. Btw any recruiter that adds you on linkedin is not a serious recruiter.

Generally speaking older analysts in your group will pass your class's information on to the serious recruiters. There is absolutely no value to adding "incoming analyst/summer analyst" to your linkedin title than looking like an insecure tool

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Oct 31, 2018

Hey thanks for the info. Why don't serious recruiters use LinkedIn?

I'm hoping someone who has it can comment and point out any benefits they've received from it (if any)

Nov 7, 2018

Sorry, but your first notion is just plain wrong. I had headhunters recruiting for top MFs reaching out to me via LinkedIn (in this case they wanted to poach SAs for FT analyst positions before they got offers). It happens.

"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of its behind."

Oct 31, 2018

If they're recruiting through LinkedIn, they clearly don't have relationships with people at banks...

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Oct 31, 2018

Yeah I see your point but if they are looking for certain experiences? I assume when they contact the 2nd years and associates for next analysts info they just get the name and email. Wouldn't they use LinkedIn to search for analysts with previous PE internships, extracurriculars, etc. ?

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Oct 31, 2018
PE123456:

Wouldn't they use LinkedIn to search for analysts with previous PE internships, extracurriculars, etc. ?

Key work here being "previous". You don't have any previous experience so recruiters couldn't care less about your LinkedIn, yet.
Please take the advice of every person on this forum and refrain from joining the 'incoming analyst' cock measuring contest on LinkedIn

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Oct 31, 2018

Lol I appreciate the advice. I probably won't do it because it does look pretentious, but would still appreciate if anyone who's benefitted from it could chime in.

You and @Trippy Taco are basically saying undergrad experiences don't matter for PE recruiting. Why is that? Wouldn't doing an internship at a fund Make you a more sought after candidate esp. given how early recruiting started this year ?

Nov 2, 2018

Not really because what do you really do in a PE internship after soph year? If anything they'll dig in on that experience and you better be able to speak to it. I interned at a PE firm after soph year and in one of my superday interviews for an IB internship they DUG in on the model for the deal I said I worked on and I couldn't really talk about it too much. Everyone knows undergrad experience is bullshit - club involvement and extra-currics. don't mean shit because you don't really do anything

Oct 31, 2018

Real recruiters only care about what bank/group you're at and your deal experience

Nov 2, 2018

This seems like very odd advice given that it is exhaustively well documented that PE recruiting starts as early as undergrad, and is usually at full steam when analysts have been on their desk for only a few months. Not much "deal experience" at that point.

Nov 2, 2018

Only people that I know that went to straight to PE already had two banking internships at BBs, so in my experience it's a very select group. Ya you have very little experience in two months, but you're expected to know whatever you're on in and out

Nov 20, 2018

not necessarily true, im interning in BusDev at a hedge fund right now, and while vast majority of talent comes from our relationships and established recruiters, we do post job listings on linkedin and also use linkedin to research candidates were targetting but don't have a resume on file yet

Nov 2, 2018

Why does adding "Incoming Analyst" look bad?

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Nov 2, 2018

Truthfully, there is little tangible benefit to having the title on your LinkedIn.

But it does help to send out a "mass" message to your network; instead of having to message each person one by one saying "hey man I got the offer" you could just let everyone know at once.

In other fields, it would be considered weird/showing off or whatnot, but we all know how irrational IB can be, and in this day and age the vast majority of prospective IB kids in college have the "incoming" titles on their LinkedIn's.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, I think it's really helpful - I've gotten in contact with other incoming interns at the firm, which I would not have been able to do if they didn't have the title.

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Nov 7, 2018

Not this shit again...

Nov 7, 2018

Careful OP, you might make some people on here lose their white-hair with that "Incoming Analyst" title.

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Nov 20, 2018

Ever since I put incoming analyst on my LinkedIn I've been getting laid a lot more. Chicks just love dudes with high status / high paying / intellectually rigorous jobs. I even slid into a girls DMs on LinkedIn - no chance it would've worked if I didn't list my internship coming up.

It's important to note that I go to an ivy and I'm doing IB at an EB. If you go to Purdue and are doing ER at scotia bank, I wouldn't expect it to have the same effect.

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Nov 20, 2018