Dating investment bankers
On objection #3, informational interviews work at both the Analyst and Associate levels – you almost have to do them at the Associate level because your competition certainly will be.
Outside the US This objection has more truth to it than the others – networking into finance and going around the formal processes is not as common in regions like the UK and Australia.
It’s 3 AM and he’s also working on a last-minute pitch book for his crazy MD who only sleeps 2 hours a night. Rather than reading the rest of your resume and analyzing your experience, he says, “You’re cool” and puts you in the “interview” pile. The good news, though, is that it’s predictably irrational – or at least easier to predict than the stock market or the next trending topic on Twitter.
On objection #2, yes, bankers will think that you’re contacting them to win interviews at their firm… Bankers don’t do this for love – they won’t care that you’re “using” them if hiring you means less work for them.
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