Hi. I am currently an analyst (4 years since graduation with BA in math, 2 years at current company) in an investment operations position, mostly performance measurement and analytics and data strategies.
I have an offer on hand to join a wealth management firm with a heavy emphasis on tech, or wait and see if I get to the next round of interviews for a product management analyst position with sales.
Pay is probably similar, “work-hard-play-hard” vibe for both, the current firm is a much larger and established firm, so the risk averse side in me says to stay, but another risk aver side in me says to take the WM offer rather than taking a chance on making it through the interview for the product management position.
Both can be interesting. The WM position is more aligned to what I may want to do in the future.
What kind of questions would you ask yourself before declining an offer on hand to pursue a shot at getting an offer for a different position?
Also, driving much of this decision is that I really don’t like my current position. Either option would be a step up from what I’m doing right now.