Transaction Services, M&A, Deal Advisory

Have been working to land an FDD role for a little over 3 months. Now, I have a big network both internally and externally but haven’t even landed an interview yet. Any suggestions or advice on how to finally breakthrough to interviews and a transition? Seems like FDD hiring is slowly coming around...

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FDD hiring has just opened back up at most firms. I’d say try again now. RSM is actively looking to hire, so you may have some luck there if you’re open to switching firms.

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Deals were hit very hard by the economic downturn so not a good time to be looking. You probably need to wait until things are going well. Even if deals start to pick up there may still be hiring freezes. If after that you can’t get an interview then try and make a connection with someone higher up in the group.

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Despite being very busy as of late, utilization is still low, trailing from past few months when deals were halted. Hard to get people hired when leadership only looks at utilization. Either wait a few more months and keep networking or start applying and networking with boutique FDD firms who aren’t constrained by such things.

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What city?

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NY

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You are doing the right thing. Just keep in contact with your networks and put feelers out. If you know a partner that goes a long way

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Keep in contact. Firms will start hiring again if I had to guess in early 2021

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Tech deals are strong if you have tech background I would look now

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