Advice needed: when to consider a lateral
I've been working in IB for a year (end of this month) not NYC. Thus far it has been a great place to work with strong deal flow as I am the only analyst. For most, this situation is ideal given the current job climate etc. However for almost as long as I can recall I've wanted to be in NYC, even before I knew what IB was. Reason for my current geo location is I did not attend a target so getting in the door in the first place was rough. But I managed to do it.
While my network is not extensive per say, I do have more than a few contacts at the MD level in S&T and ER at MM firms in the city who will field my call, not looking to work at a BB. Also, not looking to get into S&T or ER, would be hoping they could connect me to a contact at their level in IB. I was wondering if any of you have any advice for me as to when it is best to consider a move from a timeline standpoint etc. And perhaps advice on how to go about doing this. Thanks a lot.