Should I change career for the sake of joining a prestigious company?Watch this thread
Back in March, I had secured a position in Belfast for an accounting-related graduate position with PwC, but that did not work out due to not being able to find suitable accommodation in time and that meant I had to withdraw and return to London. Two weeks ago, PwC contacted me again regarding the Supply Chain Graduate Associate position in Cardiff. My issue is that I only accepted the Cardiff position for the sake of joining a prestigious company like PwC and not because of the job role. It's a whole new career path. The interviewer was reluctant to give me the position because I did struggle to explain why I wanted to go into the supply chain and yet he still offered it to me. My feeling is that the Belfast team pressured them into hiring me as they felt bad for me with what happened in Belfast. Initially, I was happy, but after about a week or two I am getting more nervous and stressed.
That is not the only issue because my other issue is the fact that I have never moved outside of my family home. I feel moving to Cardiff could be a step too far anyway and maybe I should look to move out elsewhere in London before jumping two steps. I am a very family-orientated person and I have preferred to save up and the high rent is quite depressing. Also, I do not want to be tied down by a contract for accommodation especially if it doesn't work out so there's that risk.
If anyone could offer me some words of advice I would be very grateful. This has started to really bother me to the point where I am sleeping late due to these intrusive thoughts. My parents are desperate for me to take the position in Cardiff because of the name PwC. I feel really pressured and stressed out.
What do you think?