Is it very hard to get a job at a VC firm?

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JASON LEMKIN

Well here’s the thing.

It’s like a lot of unique skills jobs.

There aren’t very many positions at all. It’s a tiny, niche industry. Some firms don’t hire anyone at all other than the partners to invest. Others just hire 1 or 2 a year. Only the biggest hire more than a few per year.

But there also are very few truly qualified candidates 🙂

Most VCs I know have real trouble finding great analysts, associates, VPs, etc.

If you’re hyper-driven, can source and process good deals, are wicked smart, are someone founders will love and have a way to somehow prove that all before and during an interview … the jobs are there.

If you want to do “informational”-style interviews — though … don’t bother. 0% chance you will get hired no matter how amazing a Baker Scholar you were.

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Published on January 22, 2017
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