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5 tips to make breaking into PE easier

Breaking into private equity can be tough. The firms are highly selective, interviews are rigorous and there’s a lot of competition. Here are some tips to help ease the process.

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How to break into private equity

The big topic at the Columbia Business School Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference last week didn’t concern LBOs or Dell’s $24.4 billion take-private. Getting a job in PE was a major issue facing MBA students.

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10 tips to keep your private equity career on track

Let’s say you’re an associate at a buyout shop, and you’re itching to move up the career ladder. How do you do it? How do you send that unmistakable, unspoken message to the partners that you’ll be one of them one day?

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Zany job hunting techniques simply don’t work

Remember the “extreme job hunters”? That MIT grad who wore a sandwich board and handed out resumes on Park Avenue? The MBA-holding taxi driver who posted his resume in the back of his cab? Their techniques garnered plenty of media coverage, but didn’t ultimately land them a job.

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Why should I interview YOU?

There’s a great line in the movie Wall Street when Gordon Gecko first meets Bud Fox. Gecko says to Fox: “This is the kid, calls me 59 days in a row, wants to be a player. There might be a picture of you in the dictionary under “persistence” kid. So tell me ‘Why should I be listening to YOU?’”

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