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May 7, 2017

How many years have you been there?

Have you updated/revised your CV/resume information, or applied elsewhere?

Mar 20, 2018

Hey AZConq, thanks for your response.

May 8, 2017

I would wait at least the one-year mark before doing anything formally. Less than that looks weird on a resume. Other than that I would talk about it casually with your boss. Have you tried reaching out to alumni/people with a similar background in positions you find interesting?

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May 9, 2017
<span itemprop=name>Ruhm</span>:

I would wait at least the one-year mark before doing anything formally. Less than that looks weird on a resume. Other than that I would talk about it casually with your boss. Have you tried reaching out to alumni/people with a similar background in positions you find interesting?

I agree on the 1 year mark point, and might even suggest 18-24 months as a better point to start looking as you might be able to swing a title bump along with your transition. That said, I would be VERY hesitant to talk about this with your boss. Unless you have a deep personal relationship with them, telling them you are shopping around could lead to a very unpleasant and/or unpredictable situation with regard to your work at your current firm. Much better to discuss with any other mentors (e.g., family members, professors) or even select peers than with someone who has the power to make your life hell. Different if there really are things that could change at your current firm that might make you want to stay, but it doesn't sound like that is the case for you.

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May 8, 2017

To clarify: I wouldn't talk about shopping around, simply that @felipe42 should mention that he doesn't see himself doing this for another 2-3 years, that X, Y and Z looks interesting, ...

Saying "I'm already applying elsewhere" straight up would indeed be suicidal.

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Mar 20, 2018
<span itemprop=name>wanna b <abbr title=McKinsey, Bain and BCG>MBB</abbr></span>:

Ruhm:I would wait at least the one-year mark before doing anything formally. Less than that looks weird on a resume. Other than that I would talk about it casually with your boss. Have you tried reaching out to alumni/people with a similar background in positions you find interesting?

I agree on the 1 year mark point, and might even suggest 18-24 months as a better point to start looking as you might be able to swing a title bump along with your transition. That said, I would be VERY hesitant to talk about this with your boss. Unless you have a deep personal relationship with them, telling them you are shopping around could lead to a very unpleasant and/or unpredictable situation with regard to your work at your current firm. Much better to discuss with any other mentors (e.g., family members, professors) or even select peers than with someone who has the power to make your life hell. Different if there really are things that could change at your current firm that might make you want to stay, but it doesn't sound like that is the case for you.

Hey wanna b mbb. Thanks for the response. That was very helpful.

Mar 20, 2018
<span itemprop=name>Ruhm</span>:

I would wait at least the one-year mark before doing anything formally. Less than that looks weird on a resume. Other than that I would talk about it casually with your boss. Have you tried reaching out to alumni/people with a similar background in positions you find interesting?

Hey Ruhm, I haven't stared reaching out to alumni yet. However, I have started compiling a list of people that I am interested in reaching out to.

May 8, 2017
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