I, The Absolute

Crossing the Rubicon

Posted by itheabsolute on January 17, 2006

Today I attended the PPT of a ‘final-four’ firm. The PPT was, to say the least, a damp squib. I sat there for about 40 minutes. I could hardly relate to the people there. I knew that this is a firm where I cannot work. The firm is, remember, a final four firm with a multi billion dollar top line. The firm must be doing something good and must have good people with it. But what are all these to me if I cannot relate to what the firm does and what the people are made of.

I am getting thoroughly convinced that there are only a few firms that a person can find fit with. The point of attending PPTs is to discover this fit. I could be too hasty in coming to decision just based on a 40 minutes of interaction. But then as companies look at resumes to reject rather than accept and will finally accept those that cannot be rejected on any ground, I will also reject a company and only accept it when I cannot find a reason to reject it.

At this rate, though there appears to be a risk of ending up not find a job on campus, that is not a likelihood because I have a few banks and one consulting firm to which I can relate well and a new sector in private equity where I hope to find exciting opportunities.

While I wrote some time ago that the campus recruitment is not the end of the world and we can always move on if something does not work out, doing a proper homework to find the right place to get into is never a wrong thing.

Risk is an opportunity. It depends on where you are looking at it from. I had taken the first step by quitting a good job with a great company. No new risk is being assumed now. I have already crossed the Rubicon.

4 Responses to “Crossing the Rubicon”

  1. Hi mallampalli

    i was only writing about private equity, but ended up constructing the sentence as to confuse the reader. my mistake.

    just in case you wanted to know about private equity, it is an extension of what VCs do and invest in firms much later in their evolution….


  2. ankur

    having lived life a few more years than some people on campus, realize that life is much larger than these things. on the death-bed, there is no point regretting that i have wasted my entire life. being amidst people who we can connect with is important. i really felt McK was would not offer that for me


  3. mallampalli said

    can u plse elucidate about”…new sector in private equity..”

  4. ankur said

    so totally agree with u on this front. at times it doesnt take much time for one to discover…nahh…this is not where i see myself. and then at times…it takes some ages.

    i am sure Mc was the other end of the diameter for u…!


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