Take a leap or play it safe?
I’ve recently received an offer to join a rapidly growing commodity trading house in a different country. I would be trading energy there, which is something I’m quite interested in.
I also have an internship offer to join a firm’s structured products division in London, which is where I’m based, have my friends and would like to be in the long term.
I’m really conflicted on which offer to take up - on the one hand, I have a fantastic ‘adventure’ which could be awaiting me - I’m young and they’re paying for all relocation expenses. But on the other hand, my career as a trader in London could really take off as I leverage this offer.
I’ve been really looking forward to working in London, but thiswould require me to move on quite short notice.
If someone with more experience could provide guidance as to which path to take, I would really appreciate it. The offer abroad pays a bit over twice as much as the internship, but I’m more interested in leveraging this experience for more money down the road. I’m also concerned about coming back to London - I have a lot of close relationships there which would be ‘cut short’. Any guidance on the career side of personal side would be great. Thanks!