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btw, I had a meeting with my career team today and have changed my mind again: head hunter or advisor.
Lepium, I am not sure of high profile head hunting jobs. But I had a friend who was a head hunter for middle-level managers and managers a little above that. I heard a lot of negative things about this profession. Of course, it also depends on the fit.
Knowing you a little bit on the forum, I feel you can be a great general manager. Just my humble opinion
Have you read the book "Who says elephants can't dance?" by Louis Gersnter? I found some good insights on general management in this book.
I've been attending investment banking events; seems to be a good fit for my personality. If things work out this year and I come back with an offer, I might look at an equity fund next year. It seems that most like to delay recruiting till the last possible moment. I might also look into raising an equity fund for investment in China.
Consulting to venture capital and now back to consulting. My social capital network basically consists of consultants, managers and junior/senior partners. I even got lucky and was chosen as a mentee by an up and growing boutique firm liasioning with Seattle-Shanghai trade operations.
Problem is, I think I'm too pigeon holed in the industry. I need to branch and out and sample a few other functions.
I think that it is good to have a goal in mind right now since recruiting is really starting to get in full swing. There are just too many events and without focus you would not have enough time to attend them all. I wouldnt suggest ruling out everything except one function/industry. But having an idea of what you want to do is a great help!
I think most people would argue that it's too late to not come to a conclusion. There are certain industries which, if you haven't been showing up for recruiting events since they started in October, you've missed the boat.
Yeah, I agree with Johnnyx9. If you're interested in banking and you haven't decided yet, it's too late. Pretty much all the big banks have been on campus already, and some will be making their 4th visits next week. I think the prevailing opinion is that if you don't land a banking internship, it's really really tough to get a full-time offer as a second year. So, depending on the field, you have to decide pretty much right away.
On the other hand, most general management and marketing recruiters just come to campus once to make a general presentation, and schmoozing is not required, so you can decide much later and just drop a resume. For banking, and the top consulting firms, you must schmooze. Some banks have even come straight out and said that even if someone successfully bids for an interview with them, they will not make an offer unless they know the candidate well (aside from the interview).