Confused about the future

Hello Everyone,

I am quite confused about my current situation. I am currenty enrolled in CFA level 1 June/2013 and I have put in a lot of hours of studying for the exam. I have a degree in Accounting and Finance and I was working as a Business Analyst in the largest Mutual Fund Company of Canada. At that time it made sense to pursue CFA as I liked the material and eventually I wanted to be in Investment Management. Last year I moved from Canada to New York and was unable to find a job in Financial Industry. Currently I am working in telecommunications industry as a Business/Financial Analyst.

The way my career is going is making me question my choice of pursuing CFA. I will definitely appear for level 1 (because of the money and effort I have put in) but I also understand that I can’t get the charter unless I have 4 years of investment management experience.

Does it make sense for me to still pursue it or should I look for MBA programs after finishing level 1?

Any advice is appreciated.