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Currently a first year staff in Risk Advisory in a Mid-Tier Firm hoping to move to Big 4 for either Risk or Cyber. When would be the most appropriate time to make the change? I heard that Senior Staff in mid-tier would most likely be hired as an “Experienced Hire” in Big 4. So would it be smarter to make the move now as a first year staff since I’ll be considered Experienced Hire anyway?

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I suggest waiting till after you get at least 1 yr under your belt. IMO, it’s not a good look to jump ship before you’ve given it a chance. I personally wait a year at every job to give it a chance

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I would stick it out and leave after you get promoted to senior

I agree with the other commenter so far, try and get a year's experience under your belt. To recruiters it looks so much better to not job hop in under a year, its just more difficult to explain.

Pay difference won’t be huge. If you stick it out to senior at your current firm you run the risk of having to start from scratch as a staff at Big 4

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Honestly it just depends on the opportunities that come up. If you're only interested in Big 4, you will likely need to be leaving as a senior to even have a chance as coming in as experienced associate or senior. I actually left a non-PA firm (think like Protiviti) before hitting senior and came in as a senior at a mid market firm (think BDO, RSM, etc) and got a 23k salary increase in the process. Bear in mind, it's all about need and who you know. If you have a connection with someone at a firm you want, have relevant project experience, and can argue well, anything can happen. But realistically, the more years under your belt the better to make the jump to big 4.

Hey man if ure interested in applying i would go for it, hit me up for a referral link if you want!

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