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Old 02-19-2014, 06:54 PM
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Hi all,

Here is my situation: I relocated to NYC for my girlfriend and I am currently working at a corporate finance job that I am VERY unhappy with - long hours, varies 60-70 / week, difficult work environment, unrealistic deadlines, etc.

I am planning to stay for another year and then will be relocating (with my significant other) to my hometown. So for the next year, do you think it would be okay to find another job? So then on my resume it would show 2 jobs in 2 years. Just FYI, I had my first job for 5 years.


Would having 2 jobs in 2 years be frowned upon in finance? My reasons for leaving would be due to the aforementioned reasons at my first job and second, due to relocation.

Thanks for your opinions. Please respond if you are in the finance field or HR.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:35 PM
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If you know you will be leaving in a year, why go through the trouble of getting another job? That's another learning curve, new co-workers, etc.

Sure, you could do it but why not try to get an internal job move at your current employer so that you can take advantage of a higher salary, better title/department, additional training and experience, tuition reimbursement for another degree, etc?

Use your current company to get you in the best position for the job you plan on getting once you move. Moving internally will be a lot easier than finding a new job.

Look at some of your company's job posting to see what's available.

FYI, I work in finance.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:42 PM
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I don't think it would look bad if you can "spin" it in a good way.
Sometimes there may not be any internal openings; I'm in a large organization right now and what is funny is now that I'm leaving for another job outside with better pay, there are all these openings. The pay isn't as high as the one I'm leave for though.
Maybe find something else that is contract, maybe a finance recruiter can help.
I work in accounting.
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