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I'm currently interviewing with a BB for a BO position nestled within IBD. I was directly told by several interviewers (without asking!) that this job is NOT a feeder into (the same) BB Front office. My goal is to do media M&A/restructuring. If I get the BO job, should I turn it down to pursue FO? Would it look bad to this specific BB?

Please don't flame... I know that getting ANY job in this economy is a wonder, but I don't wanna make any career mistakes right out of college and get stuck in BO forever.

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Comments (7)

  • Neighbor's picture

    If you actually have a legit shot at getting FO then sure, if that's what you want. But rejecting them will definitely blacklist you from any FO position they have obviously.

    I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

  • trailmix8's picture

    If you can afford to stay unemployed, just do it. Its not worth putting up with the B.S. of working a job you don't want to do, you will be miserable.

    But if you need the dollars, then do it while searching at other banks.

  • asiamoney's picture

    Do you have any other offers on the table?

  • streetwannabe's picture

    What year are you? I think this should definitely be considered before you go do something irrational. If you're a sophomore, its probably okay. If a junior, maybe consider some other options.

    "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme."

  • Anacott_CEO's picture

    If you have no other offers, take it. If you're still in the mix for other FO positions, I would decline.

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