level 3 passed london job?

although I am in the M&A domain but not in IB. Really want to utilise the knowledge I learned from CFA however seems 2 major hurdles here:

* market is sh*t hence IBs are not hiring actively

* not using all the knowledge hence get rusted easily – can’t answer equity projection question in my last analyst interview (shame)

Any suggestion please? – to be honest PE and buy-side are where I am after. thanks a lot …