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When is too early to Quit a Big Four Accounting firm?

I've been at one for six months and am miserable there. Another company that I previously worked for is Head Hunting me but I'm not sure if it's a good idea to leave. Any thoughts?

6 years ago - 3 answers

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Too early to leave a Big-4. You'd only be an Audit Assistant. You should leave when you are an Audit Senior for your experience to mean anything to the next employer.

6 years ago

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Its not great to be continually moving after 6 months, but if you need to do it once or twice that seems fine. Lots of time people even move faster than that, and its just part of the process, but moving every 6 months (or even frequently) may give a prospective employer the feeling that if they hired you then you'd leave them after 6 months too, nothing the message you want to send. Of course do everything you can to make sure you'd be happier in the new job. No sense leaving one job you dislike for another you don't like either - luckily this is a former employer so hopefully you already have a good idea as to what the new job would be like.

by bull_rooster_aardvark - 6 years ago

Too early....you need to put in 1-2 years.....or you will appear "uncommitted" and not to be trusted.....(retired IBM exec mgr/hired many)

by bluegoat114 - 6 years ago