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Ready for a move but concerned about leaving


I joined my company straight from college as a management trainee and I am now in the third and final year of the programme. Things have been going well and, when the programme ends, I stand to get a substantial pay rise and a promotion. It all seems rosy, but I have become disillusioned with the finance industry and I’m looking for a move into some other sector. However, I am getting guilt feelings about this, given the amount of effort and expense the company and my colleagues have put into training me. I feel I would be letting them down if I left. Should I be letting sentiment cloud my decision, or should I just follow my gut feelings ?