I have a big dilemma and I would very appreciate if you share with me your opinion concerning that.
I consider myself a motivated and well-educated person: I am from a Central European country, I have two diplomas (a legal and an economic) from my country’s best universities and fluent in English and German besides my mother tongue. I have been working as a tax advisor since my second graduation (2015). I began my career at EY, my current workplace is my fourth one (I always changed for higher salary), I spent the half of my working experience here.
This a small, not so famous, but multinational tax advisory and bookkeeping company (the tax department consists of the managing director, a mother, who is always at home office and me). There is not any stress or overtime, but no challenges and I am sure, that I have reached the top of the improvement opportunities. I know that I have to change, but I do not know, what should be the next step?
My goal is attending to McKinsey, or BCG (Bain is not present in my country) in February or March 2019, but to be honest, I have doubts that my less-known current workplace, where are no exciting or challenging projects will be a red flag for the interviewers. I think I had a good start of my career, but it has begun to pall. I would practise a lot for the interviews, but this can be such a big handicap, which I cannot overtake…
I have a job opportunity now, I received an offer from my country’s biggest (not Big 4) tax advisory company, but it would mean worse working conditions (more workload, less salary), however, interesting and challenging projects. I would have less time to practise, and I am afraid I would look like a job-hopper (5 workplaces within 3.5 years, spending only a few months there before sending my application to MBB firms).
What would you do if you were in my shoes? Accepting the offer or staying here and practising a lot?
Thank you in advance for your kind help.