I signed theOps a few weeks back, because the job market was apparently getting bad, and people weren't just getting offers for 's as fast and as much as the year before. I thought to myself, hey, can't be that bad right? I'll just use this as a way to leverage myself into the industry and see where it goes from there.
But after reading through the various posts on Ops here (I'm new - hello!), I'm starting to believe that I have made a really bad decision.
Some snippets of my background without being too identifiable. I come from a great liberal arts school, good grades, great ECAs... I even had an offer to return to do Front Office work in Asiaat a BB bank. This is on top of yet another Asian BB bank who was interested to take me for their Corp Finance group as well. And I gave all this up because, I wanted to be in New York.
Have I honestly made a bad decision? My greatest fear about working in Asia was the inability to transfer over to North America in the long run.
In the great scheme of things, I plan to be an entrepreneur and run my own business someday. I'm creative, engaged and intelligent (except of course, the past few sentences might seriously make you doubt this).
Did I make a mistake?
Is working in the FO in the Asian sector of a BB in NY?
And what do you suggest I do?
Should I start applying for other positions now? As I'm aware most banks have already finished, or are finishing up with their final round interviews. Will rescinding an offer, after accepting it completely demolish all chances of working with this bank in the future? Shall I just do this enthusiastically (as I do for everything I involve myself with) for the next 2-3 years and then, with sufficient capital, start my own business? Am I able to move on to positions with Hedge Funds from an Ops position with a BB?
Thank you so much for your replies.