Last week was a big traffic week for me. I had a trifecta of posts that happened to pull in a bunch of traffic, which turned me into a stats addict. In looking at the log files, I wanted to see where the search traffic was coming from and the associated search terms. There was one that caught my eye, and I would love to know who this person is. The query was:
declined because of sat score pe firm
“pe firm” means Private Equity firm. So this person thinks they got declined from a PE firm because of their SAT score? I am going to go out on a limb and say the SAT score had nothing to do with it. Generally, to get an interview at a PE firm, you have to have cleared a series of hurdles that act as pre-qualifiers. Did you go to a top 10 University? Did you work at one of the large and well regarded investment banks who generally only pull top talent out of the Ivy League? Did you attend a top 5 MBA program? If you manage to clear all of those hurdles, I am not sure your SAT score will figure into things. I could be wrong, but I never once looked at the SAT scores in the two years I ran associate recruiting at the PE firm where I worked.
Stranger still was my inability to find my site in any of the search results for Bing or Google. Maybe I am missing a big SEO opp? =)