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Can anyone briefly explain why so many CPAs go into executive search/headhunter roles? I feel like that has to be such a saturated market. And there are a billion staffing firms. Do they make good money?? I have zero interest in it. I’m just curious about the appeal to that over industry accounting…or literally anything else besides hounding burned out B4 auditors on linked in day in and day out.

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My guess is that they hate the industry but know enough PA kool aide to get you in a firm so they can make their nut

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I felt like some of them did it because they knew the accounting careers, and they genuinely wanted to help people in finding the right roles. Sure, it can be more of a sales role but you’re helping place people (with many of them being thankful because they are leaving public behind haha).

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Anyone whose been in the accounting field knows they’re leading them down a dark path. They’re all in it for the commissions let’s not act like they want to help you.

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