The private equity sector is one of the most attractive - but also one of the hardest to break into. This piece from Fast Company talks about some of the challenges associated with breaking into VCs and is a good starting point for anyone interested in such a move.
A number of GatedTalent's clients work in the VC space - recruiting both for the Venture Capital firm and the companies they back and so a good way to get "on to the radar" is to create a profile on our platform. In the article, Amanda Mulay, Senior Talent Manager of Lerer Hippeau, talks about the importance of relevant experience.
Recruiters searching on GatedTalent are able to search simultaneously against both "company and personal" criteria - for example, "find me experienced CFOs in the Pharma space who speak French and have worked with US based public companies" - ensuring that, if you can tick the necessary boxes, you have more chance of being found!
Unlike becoming a dentist, lawyer, or astronaut, nabbing a job in venture capital isn’t about nailing a clear-cut requirements checklist. The VC industry is notoriously relationship-driven, which has had at least one unfortunate consequence: Its internal demographics are abysmal.