When you look for an exit opp, what are the key things that you want?

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Thoughts on doing an online degree. Looking for a career change, but not willing to give up my position now and cannot afford to quit my job yet.

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Anybody made a switch from funds to investment banking? What is your role and did you find anything challenging in doing so?

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When a private equity firm invests in your company, they do expect to exit their investment within the next five to seven years.

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I’m in early talks with a recruiter for a support role at a mid sized investment bank. A few days ago I gave her a salary range. She just asked what bonus percentage I’m targeting. I don’t know how to answer this since my bonuses have been at my manager’s discretion. How do I answer her?

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Is it a good time to start looking for jobs now? Are hiring freezes starting to lift and do you think they will go back into effect if they have been lifted?

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Any tips for making an exit into corp dev or FP&A? I have decent transaction experience, but I come from a no name boutique. All the online applications have been rejecting me without even a first round interview.

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When’s the best time to really consider making a switch to another company or a new internal role? Been really considering S&T or Research but can’t tell if it’s too early to network with others in those fields within and outside my company. Been at a BB for 1 year, from a non-target.

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What kind of 9-5 exit opps are there where they pay at least 84k?

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What is the longest amount of time you’ve had between a verbal offer and the written? I’m going on 3 weeks since HR called me, and I know with COVID we should expect some delays, but this seems abnormally long? BB bank for context that said they needed the role filled ASAP.

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I left a IB role ~ a month prior to coronavirus having had something else (PE) lined up. Lo and behold, COVID paused hiring, and it has been extremely difficult to justify being unemployed this long (since Feb). Any advice?

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How early is too early to leave a job? Started in January (first job out of college) and while I’m not necessarily actively looking for a new role, I wouldn’t say no if the right one came around.

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If two companies have same revenue, EBITDA, industry, and exit multiple, what would cause different valuations? It would just be WC changes, tax rate, and Capex right?

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Companies hiring in Boston?

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Hiring managers: When applying internally, does reaching out to you actually help my application? I follow up each application with an email emphasizing interest. Is this a good idea or do most not prefer it?

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If I am currently at a fund administrator and want to get into front office of a fund/IB, what’s the best possible route for me? I am currently pursuing my Masters of finance and graduated from a non-target school with my undergrad in Finance. I have only been in the field for 2 years, bur my main goal is to get into more of an IB role.

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I’m thinking about applying for an internal position in a different office. When and how would be a good time to ask about salary? It’s in a much higher COL city and I’m not going to waste my time if they’re not going to account for that.

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Any guesses on when hiring will start picking up again?

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Any RX groups hiring? Looking to lateral from my no name M&A boutique

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Those of you in restructuring (I’m in banking side) - what role in RX is the most interesting in your mind and why? IB, Law, Consulting, Hedge Fund, PE

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Are Hedge funds going to slow down their hiring?

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How long did it take you guys to get used to your first role at a BB? How long did it take you to get little to no supervision on your work?

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I am looking. To accept a position out of state within my company. The position is posted and I am very likely to get the job .it would be an internal transfer. The recruiting HR told me that me that I am the top candidate but I shouldn’t expect relocation package . They would just give little something to help with the move. Should I push to get the relocation package or just be happy with what they give me.

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Private equity investors are interested only in your exit strategy—is one that ignores some basic realities about investing.

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I’m a part time branch teller and, due to this pandemic, my limited hours were cut back even further. I have to find a second job and may settle with fast food service. I have a bachelor’s degree in finance and currently studying for the CFA level 1 in December, but just can’t seem to get ahead and find a full time position. It’s my dream to work in IB someday, but I’m losing hope. Anyone got suggestions?

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Is there anyone on here in credit research? What would be the best way to transition into that kind of a role with corp dev experience? I’d like to get into a research role covering my current industry. Bonus question: Was credit research hit as hard as equity from MiFIID II?

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What are your opinions of landing a market facing role in London coming from a MO role in continental Europe? Likely to happen? Maybe a part-time masters there? Thinking of giving it a try next year.

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How’s everyone finding the hiring market at the moment?

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Does anyone know any firms in CA that are hiring? I'm trying to lateral from a no name M&A boutique. Open to M&A and Rx

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How does career opportunities look after COVID19? Starting to feel trapped by the current environment & wondering how I'll be able to post out while feeling secured in a new role. Thoughts?

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Thoughts on speaking casually with clients? Somewhat new to the role, and I’m trying to drop the stiff tone without slipping on professionalism. Is it even noticed/does it make a difference?

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Interested to hear opinions. Currently 8 months into my career, fresh out of college, the role I’m in is great and its right at the heart of the entire company. I’ve learned a lot but I have a good..

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Anyone know any investment banks in CA hiring? Looking to lateral from my no name ..

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Would it look bad to pursue an internal role right now? A position I want opened up but with economic uncertainty I dont know. Should I take my chance and wait to see if it’s open when its all over?

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Anyone here on the FIRE track? Are you reassessing your plans? I thought I was 5 years away from my exit date, not sure if my investments will rebound by then or if I need to adjust

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What are the best/most common exit opps for equity research that aren’t hedge funds? Is growth equity possible?

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Anyone know of any BBs or MMs hiring? I have 1.5 years of M&A experience at a no name boutique.

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