Been lurking in the shadows for the past few months and finally got down to registering. I would like some advice from senior/experienced members of the board. Hopefully, others will be able to benefit from my mistakes as well. Here's my situation (have tried to be very short)
- Started graduate programme in London at one of the BBs in July, and was posted to a group that I did not want (8th choice); spent approximately 10 weeks on desk and tendered my resignation.
- After quitting, I went for interviews in non-IB positions (think S&T/) and got offers for both roles. Also managed to receive an offer for a consulting job (think Bain/ ).
- The problem is that I initally faced a lot of questioning as to why I left my oldin my earlier interviews (got rejected straight) and decided to represent my short time at my old BB as an internship during interviews (I did not write whether it was an internship/graduate position on my CV). After doing that, the ride became a whole lot smoother and the offers started coming in.
- This brings me to my current dilemma and I would like to ask whether it would be safe to take up these offers in S&T/ER, or should I just completely abandon working in banking and join consulting? These offers are at BBs and I am just wondering what were the risks of being asked about my previous experience.
I know I've screwed up badly but if anyone can offer me any advice, I would be very grateful.