Post # 31
You mentioned friends that work at firm 2, so I’m guessing they’re st least a year into their careers or more. If you’re close enough to trust them with this info and ask honestly why don’t you get their thoughts?
They should at least be able to answer the question of brand recognition with firm 2 vs the top tier and how that could effect your career long term.
Post # 32
First off, congratulations on your job offers! It sounds like you’ve worked very hard and are bound for success.
I would choose Firm 2- from experience’s sake, always always always grind it out at the beginning of your career. This is the prime time to to gain as much experience and recognition as you can. It will benefit you much better in the long term. I wouldn’t suggest taking a job that wouldn’t give you the opportunity to advance or invest in a specific skill.
If it were me, I would speak to firm 2, explain your situation, and see if they could give you leave. Of course, 7 months is a hefty time to ask for, but they may give you a month or so.
Post # 33
amiryana : just having a daughter makes me check work life balance. I work at a place that a full week is 37.5 hours and sometime I can leave 30 mins early too so I try to do I can spend extra time with her. Also my commute is non existent so there isn’t a bunch of time spent getting to and from.
Post # 34
#1. 100%. I could chose it just reading that description, not knowing what #2 was like.
Post # 35
amiryana : My only concern with firm 1, if I was in your shoes, is having a star to date 7 months in the future. I guess it depends on career path, but I am skeptical of a place that gives that much time between offer and start date. My first post college job was a delayed start date, that delayed twice over again and it became very stressful. I moved, and got to the point where I needdd that money.
Post # 36
amiryana : That’s a tough one… What’s your major?