I'll be graduating this year and received a full time offer from the firm I worked at this summer. The role is in corp banking. The firm is pretty great, nice group, etc. However, I just keep wishing I could've applied elsewhere. Somewhere better.
Of course, this is easier to think about now as I have a job, and one that I am certainly grateful for.
I ended up accepting this offer due to the fact that it was exploding before any real form of recruiting began and out of fear of not finding anything else (which was legitimate I suppose given that some of my classmates are still looking for jobs and I'm at a target school).
Every now and then I see opportunities that interest me more that I feel qualified for, but I just can't do anything about because I have accepted this offer. I've pondered reneging before as well, but then that is always perceived as a big No by everyone in the finance world.
How quickly are people able to switch jobs after first joining? How easy is it to lateral firms if you actively are on the lookout? More importantly, how do you do this without upsetting people at your current firm.
I am just trying to stop thinking about what I can't change and going to embrace my job opportunity now and come up with a stronger game plan for the future.