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I work at a growing consulting firm in the Data Privacy space (but have mainly done IT Audit and Cybersecurity work to date). I think I would eventually want to do Privacy work in industry but want to build more experience and knowledge in the space first. I also really like the WLB I have at my current job (around 45 hr work weeks). I occasionally get reached out to by Big 4 recruiters. Am I missing out by not engaging with these recruiters? I feel like I would lose my WLB if I pursue Big 4.

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By pursuing big 4 opportunities, you can potentially fast track your experience and knowledge in the speciality you’re in, but it comes at a price of worse WLB. I think it comes down to what you value most. If you’re fine on the pace and company you’re at, I’d say stay. But definitely engage with recruiters to know your true worth.

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