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Has anyone regretted a move and title bump because they didn’t feel ready/weren’t ready? I have an offer from another Big4 for Senior Consultant but am getting nervous about the responsibility and current market. It’s hard to say no to with the title and significant salary bump. I’m on an easy project through the end of the year but have the offer now. Any advice or anyone face the same?

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Senior is pretty easy, just have to focus on client work ftmp. You got this, OP!

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No one ever really feels “ready”. Go for it — you’ll do fine.

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Take it. It’ll put you in an uncomfortable situation for the first 6 months but you’ll come out of it feeling much more confident and qualified. You got it!!

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Don’t wait until your ready. The firm’s incentive is to keep you as cheap as possible while making you do the maximum possible amount of work. Clearly another place thinks that they can make profit on you while paying you more. Don’t stick around at a place that’s paying you less.

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If it’s a smaller firm I would say you should be more worried as there is a lot more pressure to keep small firms afloat. Big 4 should be a good challenge with the right support. I would take it

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You can take it and look for teams with a little more support. Have a manager above you.

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Is associate an analyst or the lowest level role where you are? If you’re going to D I may think about it as they are kind of hard on people but otherwise leap and FLY!

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I’m an associate at another Big4, been here over 2 years. The offer is with D, could you tell me hard in what way- metrics/hours/?

Senior consultant is a different level at different B4! It’s essentially manager level at D, so congrats on a big promo if you’re headed there!

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I kind of feel that way now. Not necessarily regretting the move, but feeling some imposter syndrome being at a higher level and pay than people on my team I feel are smarter than me. I feel uncomfortable and challenged daily, but am just trying to see every opportunity as a chance to grow into my role. I also felt this way at my last role and it all played out well!

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At my last job, I came in on a little bit of a high horse and started making recommendations, promises, and goals without knowing anything about my client or program. Eventually I took a heavy dose of humility and shut up and did as much learning as I could to be informed when I spoke in meetings. I learned not to be ashamed to ask questions if something doesn’t make sense. After 6 months, I finally got the hang of things. In my current role, I’m starting with humility and trying to soak in as much as possible from those higher, lower, and at the same level as me. I’m hoping that the learning curve is much shorter this time.

Every job I've ever taken was uncomfortable for the first 3-6 months. This is the only way to grow. Just do it.

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You can do it. Take roles that grow you. Being nervous is always usual. Go for it.

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Thanks to everyone for the answers, I’m taking the senior role 😊

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