I hope you are all doing well.
I currently have an offer to join a consulting firm in Canada as an analyst (entry level) within a division (back office type) that is not really aligned with my career aspirations. I am due to start in about one month. Prior to receiving this offer I also undertook a summer internship within the same division.
This same company has recently opened its 2021 early applications and more importantly positions within another division that I am interested in and that I believe are more suited to my prior experiences (previous summer internship).
I feel that I am in a good position to apply and take my chances. However I would greatly appreciate your input regarding the following options :
1) Given that the application deadline for those early positions is in one month, would it be wise to apply now without risking to lose my current offer and essentially my credibility ?
2) Should I be patient, and wait till I start working, then apply later in the year when another application window opens while knowing that the competition will be stronger?
Please keep in mind that the potential new role will start next summer, which will still allow me to work for one year in the current back office type position.
Thank you for your much appreciated help.