On a scale of 1 to 10, how hard is it to move into Corp Dev from FDD? Any recruiting tips are appreciated

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I know multiple people who have left FDD to do it. Think if you’re patient enough and actively pursue it it’s a realistic exit

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Yeah I’ve even seen people from CLA make that move. It’s all about patience and opportunity

8.5. They are much more likely to take people with direct IB and PE experience. They prefer someone with full deal lifecycle experience whereas FDD is very limited in their involvement in the deal process from Pre LOI to post close

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Thanks. Would Strategic finance be easier to break into? Looking for an industry job that is more interesting than FP&A, but as you mentioned, FDD skill set is a bit limited.

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It’s a 10 if you try, take chances, apply, network and commit to it. It’s a 0 if you don’t try.

Network makes a huge difference.

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Yea, wut

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Does corp develop pays a lot better? Interviewed for one they only pay 85 for senior

Corp dev is a pretty big paycut for bankers you don’t go into it to make IB money

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