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Jason
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📖 6 years of startups. Haas MBA
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You should let the other companies know that you have an offer letter, and that you need to make a decision in X number of days. Tell them that you're most exciting for their opportunity and that you'd be grateful if they could expedite your review so you could make the most informed decision.

I give this advice to peers and friends in this situation and usually it's a win-win. Either you find out quickly that you're not a fit at your #1 company and you take the offer from company #2 or you force #1 to speed things up, you get an offer quickly, and it's usually a better offer.

I've been doing operations at ecommerce startups for a while now, and I love it. In the beginning, it was a lot of learning, and then I made my way up the ladder. Eventually was able to pursue my MBA and come out as a Director.

Building teams and watching people on my team grow has been very rewarding, and I continue to learn every day.

If you do end up hating your job, start figuring out what you like and go after those interests instead. Not everyone has to hate their job, but a lot of people hate their job because they aren't willing to change their current situation.

Hey Chase - 

Awesome that you're giving us a first look and you're asking for help. First thing, a 3 column format isn't a great idea. The reason is because you want to give the reader a clear sense of where to start and where to read for the most important information. With a 3 column format, you're saying everything is equal weight and you want the reader to find what they deem most important. 

You never want your resume reader to have to do any work. Instead, make it as easy as possible for them to see why you're qualified for the job you're applying for. I suggest going to a 1 column format. Lead with your education, then internships, then coursework. Coursework definitely makes sense when they're hyper relevant for the job you're applying for.

Second the "what are your longer term aspirations" question. If you want to get back into sports you could always leverage your MBA into a job in finance, ops, marketing, etc. 

Yeah...my advice was going to be similar to James'. At this point, your MBA will ice you out from entry-level jobs, but that's not a bad thing because if you did do this you'd take a huge pay cut.

I saw your note about going down FP&A and M&A, I'd take a look at this search result I found on Indeed: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=m%26a&l=New+York,+NY&jt=fulltime 

Note: I don't think you're in NYC but there's a lot of good finance jobs there. If you're not in New York, change the city to wherever you are or want to be.