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Does anyone truly sincerely regret choosing to specialize in tax versus anything else and cannot believe they actually thought they were making a smart move? Do you also find yourself having to climb Mt. Everest in order to pivot into another field, i.e. finance?

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Completely agree. It is so hard to get out of tax, I would never recommend anyone go into tax tbh.

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I’m going through the same thing as you. You just gotta keep pushing because I’m finally hearing back. Even though it isn’t an offer yet, I’m feeling a bit more positive about this. I’ve also applied to 30+ places with barely any responses. It’s a big letdown when you’re told your whole career Deloitte will get you in the door when it hasn’t.

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Pivoting is much easier in industry than at the B4. I do think pivoting within B4 is tough.

I hear you. I would think if you keep applying to entry level roles you should get one. But the job market may be flooded after Covid right now too. Just keep at it.

Did you choose to specialize? When I started I was placed in a specialty group from day 1 and have been stuck ever since

M1 - I think every group in tax is specialized to some extent, at least within the B4. A corporate federal provision group would only work on tax accounting stuff, right? I just meant that a international tax operations group (planning, provision and compliance) is much less specialized than say a transfer pricing team or a section 199 expert.

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