Quit my job?
Hi, I am a 1st-year analyst at an active quant fund in AM. Getting paid 75K which is not high but decent enough to pay my rent. People are nice to me which is mostly because they are genuinely nice people but also because I get most of the actual job done. I see very little growth potential at the firm and doing tasks that are meaningless. I am very surprised how incompetent my seniors are given that they are from bigger names. I have been actively seeking employment elsewhere but mostly in vain.
Weaknesses that I have identified are
I am from a non-target school
, I require sponsorship
Skillset issues to get into top-tier firms
4. Lack of industry experience.
Can't do anything about 1 and 2. and for 4, I just hate this job so much that if I fail to land another job within 2 months, I am just hoping to quit (go back to my home country because of #2) and work on my weakness #3 for like 3-4 months and then try to break into another firm. Sounds like a bad idea? I will fill in my resume as a freelance trader or something.