I just wanted to share one of my concerns with you, and get a second opinion on this.
To start with, i’m a CFA level II candidate, and i’m currently working as a senior financial consultant in an accounting firm for the past 18 months. My job is very much like a compliance officer for investment firms. The only difference is that investment firms outsource their compliance function to our company.
At this point i should mention that although i like my job, the truth is that i accepted this job as it is my first job after graduating from my MSc, and i also needed the money, so my thought was to get this job, and i could later switch to the areas that really interest me. The jobs that i would really would like to eventually get into is that of analysts, any type of dealer-traders, portfolio/hdege fund manager, and in general the areas that the CFA deals most.
Recently i got an offer to work as a senior compliance officer for a large investment firm. Now, my concern is whether taking this job would more or less eliminate my chances to get into the areas i like in the future. I’m thinking that if in the future i apply for a position of lets say a fixed income trader, or a research analyst, my experience will not count at all for this position, which will make it difficult or even impossible to get the job.
So, will getting this job “destroy” my career in the way i want it to be and eventually i would stuck in the area of compliance?
I know it’s a lot to read, but i would greatly appreciate any opinions.