Was wondering how everyone's job search is going, especially those with 5 to 10 years of experience.
I'm currently an Associate (acquisitions & development) at a boutique investment shop in a major non-NYC east coast market. I have 6 years experience including 2 years at a brokerage shop and 4 years at my current role. Have done over 10 deals (acquisitions and development combined) so far worth over a billion dollars. Very mediocre education background though. Non-target undergraduate followed right away by a sub-30 ranking school's Master of Accounting.
I have been job hunting since March 2019, and have found it extremely difficult to land interviews for mid to large size firms, be it LP, PERE, national or regional developers. When I was job hunting at the brokerage firm, it was as difficult but understandable since I had little deal experience. Thought it would be different when I have more years and deals under my belt.
What's more frustrating is that I just got rejected by a national firm after 3 rounds of interviews over 2 months, including one final round lunch interview. I thought I got the job when I received the lunch interview invitation.
Anyway, for those with over 5 years experience, how is your job hunt going? Is it difficult for everyone, or just me because of my education background. Appreciate the input.