Could anybody help me decide on this issue?
I have got an offer from KPMG for Audit in London 2010. I am also in the application process for Deloitte Transaction Sevices (had a telephone interview now have a
numerical test to do). I am in two minds as to whether or not I should cancel my Deloitte application. On the one hand, I am a bit tired of the whole application process and would like to get started enjoying my gap year. On the other, I THINK (not completely sure about this) that the Deloitte job might be a better one for me. Let me define better:
- more interesting work as you get to understand the competitive environment of a business and do market reports, etc. I know audit is famously mundane.
- advisory job, so quicker route to Partner (this is what I have heard)
- better exit opportunities into IBanking and top-tier management consultancy
This is what I think, but I have also heard that it is just as unglamarous as Audit, mostly just tedious due diligence and (like Audit) has lots and lots of travelling to client sites. If I am right in my three assumptions, I might just stick it out and go through with the long selection process. To be frank, I am a bit tired of going to interviews for which I am thinking “is this even better than the job I have…I could be playing Arkham Asylum right now”.
Note - both are ACA in London starting next year.
ps. a bit thanks to this forum for helping me get the KPMG job!