It is that time of the year after the bonus figures come out that people start looking for ways to switch jobs, even though the money is not paid until February . Anyway I am one of them. Though I am not exactly looking for a switch, there are four people knocking on my door . Well I can cut out 2 because they are not that special but I have 2 choices left that are extremely attractive on the career level but I cannot decide, especially in comparison to my existing job. So I am serious about this please vote - based on your instinct - simply on what you would do in my circumstance which will be another source of opinion I will consider carefully : I am looking to get out of the financial industry (temporary or not will be decided later, LOL) in a year's time because I want to hold a child in my arm before I'm 31. Which way would you choose? 1) Stay in my existing firm and keep the friends because it's only for one year and since I'm vaguely happy there is no need to jump ship. 2) Switch to arguably the most pretigious firm in the world (I say arguably because yes it is but names aren't that important at my career stage). 3) Switch to a hedge fund; nicer working hour with occasional client interaction but in 1 or 2 years time, I predict that hedge funds are going to fold big time because excluding the exceptional managers, they are going to get find out that they are just disguising a 'normal' return as their unique talent. Though this hedge fund is exceptional there is going to be collateral impact on it so it will be extremely volatile after this 1 year period. What do you think, pressing vote button is appreciated!