At what point is trading up not worth it?

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At what point is trading up not worth it?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:06 pm

I have an offer from my V30 summer firm. I want to do corporate in NYC. The only reason I am interested in interviewing with other firms is to improve exit options. I've sent applications to a couple firms I think would be a big step up, but at what point are the exit options not that different? Are the exit options from V15 that different from V30? What about V20 v. V30?

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Re: At what point is trading up not worth it?

Postby alabamabound » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:33 am

People might come in here and rant at you about how useless Vault rankings are, but they're actually reasonably good for NYC corporate work. Whether the exit options are "better" at a given firm depends on what types of clients you'd most like to work for in-house. I'm assuming you know the kinds of clients people typically jump to at your summer firm. If you're not interested in working for any of them, trading up or even trading laterally may make sense.

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