Hello Wilmotters,I am about to graduate and I have received an offer for a job which deals with financial markets in an indirect way. The firm provides risk management solutions to trading firms and banks. There would be some statistical modeling involved(i have a numerate graduate degree) and quite a bit of programming using tools such as Matlab/SAS/R/SPLUS. The money is not great.My ultimate goal is to be a quant analyst within a trading group and possibly develop trading strategies using statistical techniques. I have read Wilmott's book on QF in quite some detail and am continually improving my skills related to finance. I know C++, not at a level that is expected by Dominick, but I am trying to improve.1. Would it be a good idea to take up the current offer knowing that it does not need C++? 2. Could the current job help me transition into a quant role later in my career? 3. If I do not take this up, I might end up being unemployed by the time I graduate. Would I be less attractive to potential employers if I am not employed somewhere when I am looking? Thanks,Panda.