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Friend of a friend is a senior partner at MM PE fund and wrote emails to the VPs running interviews, recommending me as a "very strong candidate" for an associate role. I'm supposed to set up time with the VPs next week to introduce myself. How should I handle this call? "Hi - here's my background, call me if you're hiring?" I don't think they're going to hire me without transaction experience. Fake it until you make it? Maybe propose coming in as an analyst if they say no?

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Don’t downgrade yourself, number one. Identify best connection and set up a call to follow up on friend of friends words. Just feel out how much weight their recommendation carries and see how it goes. If all goes well set up calls with the remainder of the team accordingly

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Have your friend do a warm invite to whatever VP is closest to him. Keep that thread of personal connection strong and amazing things happen. Then go to A Simple Model and start your learning.

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