I just got an offer from a middle market PE firm (basically a family fund). It would be a great position, lots of room to grow and a ton of responsibility off the bat. The people seem really great and they are definitely enthusiastic about me joining the team. They are looking to put to work $100 million each year and just made an $80 million investment this morning, so the flow doesn't seem bad. I'm just not sure if I want to stay in Chicago.
So, if I am a female investment banker at the head of my class at a middle market bank in Chicago, am I settling for the first good offer I have received or being smart in a really tough market? Part me just isn't sure if there are jobs out there for me in NYC or San Fran, so I would hate to pass up this opportunity just for sake that it is in Chi-town.
Any advice? Thanks.