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Attempting to lateral between Big 4's to switch practice lines. Not sure how to explain why I don't just stay at my current firm and work with the group that does the type of work I'd like to do - truth is I briefly worked with them and loved the work but couldn't stand working with the team members at all. Is a sufficiently explained 'not a cultural fit' adequate here? Will they even care? I also doubt my practice line would approve the transfer since we're understaffed.

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Everyone knows it’s sometimes easier to switch firms than to switch teams within a firm. You can just say that.

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As I've been pondering this over the weekend, that's the conclusion I've been drawn to as well. Thank you for sharing!

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