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From Consulting to Private Equity: How to Make the Leap

What does every consultant really want to do? The answer is “Work in private equity” – just like everyone else in the known universe. The only problem is that it is notoriously difficult for consultants to get into the industry. Not only are private equity professionals biased against non-bankers, but they tend to be even […]
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How to Get Into Private Equity: Step-by-Step Guide

What’s the easiest way to trick people on the Internet? I’ve seen dozens of schemes over the years, but some of the most common ones are guides about “getting into private equity.” They’re not all bad; some have a few decent tips and tricks. But most of these guides fail to disclose one important point: […]
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How to Get into Private Equity from a Bulge-Bracket Bank and Conquer the Crazy Recruiting Process

Just how crazy is the private equity recruiting process? If you’re at a bulge bracket or elite boutique in New York, and you want to work at a megafund or upper-middle-market fund, “very crazy” is the best response. We’ve covered aspects of the recruiting process before, but we’ve never featured a step-by-step account from a […]
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Why Do Private Equity Firms Recruit Young Bankers in a Frenzy Each Year? And What Should You Do About It?

“You HAVE to accept the offer,” she shouted on the phone. “But why? I’m not sure I even want to do private equity in the long-term,” I replied. This was a guaranteed way to get a headhunter pissed off at you: go through multiple rounds of recruiting, get everyone at the firm to like you, […]
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Why You Can’t Get an Investment Banking or Private Equity Job via Recruiters – And What to Do About It

While most of the interviews on this site have been with job seekers or with current investment bankers, today we’re going to change things up and speak with an investment banking and private equity recruiter who works at a well-known recruiting firm. You’re about to learn some little-known, highly valuable, and controversial information about the […]
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Finding The Time To Interview (How Many Trips To The Doctor Can You Have In One Week?)

“The difficulty is in coming up with a credible excuse or rather, a set of excuses, when you need to do follow on interviews in a short period of time.  Let’s face it, three doctors’ appointments, two visits to the dentist and a broken boiler, fridge and blocked sink in the course of the two […]
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