So like what's the next move now that I'm in IB? I've been working at a regional shop for a few months now and I worry about the future. Banking tends to have an expiration date for most people...but honestly I could see myself staying on board for 3-4 years, try to work my way to associate.
But like what about PE, another 6-8 months and that window will open up. Do I really feel like going through recruiting again? What happens if I miss that window. Are PE shops open to hiring analysts past 2 years of IB experience?
What if that doesn't work out, what other job is out there? Corp Dev? Traditionalfinancial accounting?
Do people ever stay in IB at the associate-VP level without an interest in moving up?
Some of these questions are rehteroical, but just my train of thought right now.