Recently been contacted by and offered a permanent position within a top Investment Broking company. I however only recently joined my current employer approx 5 months back.
More info on why I am stuck on what to do next
1. New and current role pay pretty much the same - possible bonus component with the new role which current employer does not provide
2. The path ahead with my current employer does not look clear - no understanding of what my next role will/may be, no idea which corner of the UK I will be packed off to. New role is permanently based in City
3. Been with my current employer for about 5 months now and leaving so soon will surely look bad - never left an employer so soon before!
4. Was given a small relocation bonus when I joined current employer and will have to pay back if I leave.
My biggest dilemma is if it's worth leaving a job without any/slight pay increase. The bonus component could be quite big but I dont know that now.
Working in Technology in Media and will remain here for the near future but this new role opens the IT Investment broking world to me - which I feel is priceless in the long run
Wondering if its best to go ahead and see how it shapes? Understand if the new place may have excellent benefits/bonuses and then make a call? But sometime think I should give the benefit to my current employer as its just been 5 months...confused!!!!