IB to Markets? Seeking Advice...
I am a 1st year analyst at a(JP/ /MS). I've been only working in IB coverage since August. I regularly network throughout the firm and have built really good relationships, but for a few reasons I don't really click on well with my own IB team (it's a small team, weird culture, and they seem to be each in their own rather than as a team). A mentor in Markets has informally offered a job in 'Corporate Sales'. No idea what it is, or what Sales does (if anyone could give light on day to day would be helpful). I have never thought of joining markets before. He (VP) is really supportive of me even though I don't work under him, and mentioned that he doesn't need anyone technical but just someone with the right attitude.
Has meant I have formed a strong mentorship bond with my MD. He gives me career advice, tons of tips and gives me recognition on my work and have stood out across the other analysts (I feel might be helpful to recommend me to other offices).
I like IB, but I don't really like working with my immediate team.
The Market sales team seems easier and more supportive to work with.
I don't really know what it is, career progression, and I won't have much contact with my mentor MD. I spoken about this opp with my MD, he seems neutral on it.
My ultimate goal is movement within the firm, in the end I want to be able to work in different locations around the world or laterally move between tier 1s if not a masters in CS. I don't care too much on the work (as an early career I suppose everything seems interesting) or the money so much yet. I'll be talking to the markets VP more on the role, but wanted to hear outsider thoughts. Should I make the transition to Markets? what are thoughts on 'Corporate Sales'?