"The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” Albert Einstein
Getting in to a Private Equity firm is tough. Most firms require top degrees from the best Universities, and superb analytical skills are a given. But once you're in, how do you make it to the top and stay there? We asked Partners from some of the top Private Equity firms for their views on what it takes, and together we came up with these three critical areas people should be developing.
People tend to value money over time, until time is almost up. Always rushing from one thing to another with the mantra "time is money", and yet, constantly searching for more time and complain about working too hard or not having enough time to do exercise, read or do things we want. Well, that seems to be changing, with the need for more free time, the working world is responding with flexible or part-time working arrangements.
As we know, people talk more about bad experiences than good. In the recruitment industry, by far the biggest complaint is the experience a candidate had during an interview process. More specifically, the lack of feedback to candidates who weren’t successful at various stages. There seems to be a growing dissatisfaction felt by job seekers.