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Resign to study for L3?

Background

  • Undergrad and master’s in engineering

  • Completed MBA at a non-target and switched to strategy/corp dev - 6 years

  • Currently working ridiculous hours as a glorified accountant in FP&A

  • Have a family with young children I don’t see enough of

  • Passed L2 June 2019

Ultimate goal is to get into portfolio management. If I pass L3 in June, I’ll have the charter locked in because my experience is already in place. I don’t anticipate having enough time to work at my current role + study for the exam.

Options -

  • Resign and study until June, then try to find a role in the industry (Dallas)

  • Try to get an industry role like equity research now that will parlay into portfolio management. Hopefully L2 is enough to at least get a foot in the door.

Thoughts? Advice? I’m really sick of wasting my nights and weekends in a role that I don’t give a **** about. Also, I’m concerned about the hours required in ER and PM. Are they typically insane? If so, maybe becoming an advisor would be a better fit.

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7saturdaysaweek wrote:

Background

  • Undergrad and master’s in engineering

  • Completed MBA at a non-target and switched to strategy/corp dev - 6 years

  • Currently working ridiculous hours as a glorified accountant in FP&A

  • Have a family with young children I don’t see enough of

  • Passed L2 June 2019

Ultimate goal is to get into portfolio management. If I pass L3 in June, I’ll have the charter locked in because my experience is already in place. I don’t anticipate having enough time to work at my current role + study for the exam.

Options -

  • Resign and study until June, then try to find a role in the industry (Dallas)

  • Try to get an industry role like equity research now that will parlay into portfolio management. Hopefully L2 is enough to at least get a foot in the door.

Thoughts? Advice? I’m really sick of wasting my nights and weekends in a role that I don’t give a **** about. Also, I’m concerned about the hours required in ER and PM. Are they typically insane? If so, maybe becoming an advisor would be a better fit.

Every situation is different but I’d advise against quitting your job to study for L3. Becoming a charterholder doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be able to break into the role you’re looking for. In addition, after getting your charter, you’ll be in a situation where you have to find a job and that’s not a very good position to be in.  

If you're the first out the door, that's not called panicking

You want to explain gaps in your resume like that to someone? Good luck making it not sound like you quit when things get hard.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It be like that sometimes.

I agree with him, 

I advise you to book a month or two before the exam (even unpaid vacation off).   That way your still employed and the firm can be aware of your proactive efforts. 

CEO10K-DAY wrote:

You want to explain gaps in your resume like that to someone? Good luck making it not sound like you quit when things get hard.

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