Hi all, I've recently went for an interview with the
- Forecasting work in a hedge fund
- Research work in the advisory team of a bank
I've applied to many other roles related to, S&T, management associate programmes, but few of them have replied me, and out of those that did, the interviews are still pending results (they probably are waiting for their first choice candidates to accept and so put me on waiting list).
I think there is a good chance that KPMG will reply me with an offer soon. My main question is, should I accept it? I still have one semester left to graduation and that gives me more time to look for alternatives. Given my past experience, would you consider KPMG Infrastructure Advisory to be a stepping stone up or down? I definitely am not the kind to pursue investment banking as I will not be able to stand the lifestyle. I am looking for a comfortable salary with some sort of work-life balance, meanwhile setting for myself a financial goal of hitting S$120,000 annual salary by the end of 10 years. What are also the exit options from an infrastructure advisory stint?
Moreover, the starting compensation really sucks but I'm told that Big 4 invests a lot in developing its staff, and with client engagements there will many learning opportunities, providing a solid foundation for future career moves.
Would love to hear your thoughts. If you know how other Infrastructure Advisory offices work (regardless of whether it is KPMG or in Singapore), do feel free to share them below as well.