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  • WallStreetOasis.com's picture

    End of Feb or End of March?

    Ideally it would be #1, but may need to be #2. Tough to know if you should do #4 without knowing exactly what you'd be doing....

    Issue with option #3 is this will already be a short stint on your resume, so to have 2 short stints might raise red flags for future recruiters...

  • rpc's picture

    Work for your father. You can start working right away, which means no gap on your resume. It would be the easiest one to transfer out of to another job and he will probably be understanding if you need to take time off for interviews/job searching/etc. with regards to your preferred job.

  • SuperMike19's picture

    So I can be a little less vague in the options. So currently I'm in a role working with equity investments. If I were to work for my father for a bit it would probably be working on more general finance type things (reviewing company cash flows, working in random projects, etc.). Of course obviously I could spin this but that's besides the point.

    So I guess one of the questions I have now, does it make a difference working for my dad vs working for a company that's a slightly better fit if I plan on hopefully switching a few months after starting if what I really want comes around?

    I feel like overall my "ideal" company would understand the downsizing part, but wouldn't they also think it was a good idea for me to switch to another company as soon as possible so that I can continue to learn new skills? Any other thoughts on the matter would be greatly appreciated. Side note I'm also taking level 2 of the CFA but I doubt I can use that as an excuse for unemployment for a few months. Any other thoughts would be very helpful.

    Also the way I see it, isn't it a win-win if I apply for other jobs if I get accepted at a semi-relatable firm. Worst case, I get turned down. Best case, I get accepted. Right?

  • FinancialNoviceII's picture

    A combination of #1 and #4. Job hopping isnt ideal but you're not mid-career either, I think most recruiters would appreciate that it takes a bit of time to find your niche. I'm sure most recruiters will understand being laid off (I wouldnt lie if that was your thinking) and I think it doesnt matter whether you work in a different company or your fathers (ideally in your situation, you'd want to take the job knowing its a temporary thing) as long as you're actually exposed to and using the right skills to transition into your ideal role.

  • mikesswimn's picture

    Have you considered taking some time to really get out there and pound the pavement? I think in most states, if you're laid off, you qualify for unemployment. This could give you the free time you need to really get out there and network. I would imagine that most everyone understands that if you're laid off, that resume gaps will occur. Have you considered taking a month to really try to get out there and meet with others in your chosen industry? Looks like you have a great backup plan with #4, so I think this is an avenue worth pursuing.

    "My caddie's chauffeur informs me that a bank is a place where people put money that isn't properly invested."

  • pplstuff's picture

    I'll do what I can to help ya'll. But, the game's out there, and it's play or get played.