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Secondment Advice

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 14, 2019 11:57 pm

I'm a fourth year corporate associate at a v20.

I had the opportunity to be seconded to a F500 company earlier in my career, but have also been offered another secondment at a bank in the coming months. I'm not exactly gunning to make partner, but I do feel that going on my first secondment might've held back my skillset and my progress back at the firm. Although I think this second secondment will be more useful, especially with regards to in-house opportunities and necessary experience, I'm afraid that I'll be held back even further at the firm.

Has anyone had a similar experience (or any advice)?

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Re: Secondment Advice

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 15, 2019 4:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm a fourth year corporate associate at a v20.

I had the opportunity to be seconded to a F500 company earlier in my career, but have also been offered another secondment at a bank in the coming months. I'm not exactly gunning to make partner, but I do feel that going on my first secondment might've held back my skillset and my progress back at the firm. Although I think this second secondment will be more useful, especially with regards to in-house opportunities and necessary experience, I'm afraid that I'll be held back even further at the firm.

Has anyone had a similar experience (or any advice)?


FWIW My firm encourages mid-levels to seek secondment opportunities and promotes it as helping you develop skills you'll need as a partner (looking through the client's eyes, knowing their business well, etc.). I get that your concern it will get you off the radar and hurt your partnership chances though, and unfortunately can't add much as that is more group dynamic-specific. If this is the kind of in-house position you'd be interested in though, that seems really valuable. Good luck!



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