Is this career suicide?
Currently working in commercial banking at one of the big banks. Due to personal reasons, I really need to move back to my home city (one of the big us cities, but not NYC) (family stuff I need to be closer for)
Currently have a few jobs in the pipeline, one significantly more favorable than the other. Job A is at one of the CRA’s and doing something im pretty interested in. Pays more than option B, and overall has better career opps in the future.
Job B is weird. It’s at a very reputable wealth management/financial services firm in the city, and I think it has a somewhat large national reputation despite being mainly just in my city. The job description is a little vague, but from what I can gather from it + first round interview with recruiter is that I’d be basically an associate advisor(?) to a relationship manager in the wealth management branch of the firm. It requires a background in credit, and sounds like it works with providing credit products to HNW individuals. Sounds like some analysis is involved (which is what I do now), but there seems to be a lot of admin work. I’m worried this could be a bit of a trap and I just get stuck in an admin role with no exit opportunities.
I have a second interview tonight with job B, and I’m waiting to hear back about a second interview for Job A. To get to the point of this post, I’d job B career suicide? I’m worried it will be my only option, and as much as I’d hate to accept the first job thrown at me even if it’s not a good one, I need to get home asap. (Internal transfer at my bank was rejected btw).