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Is it he norm to tell your firm where you are going if you leave?

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It is the norm to answer if asked, and it is also the norm not to lie.


They will ask but you can also state that you'd rather not disclose because it's none of their business really but don't state the "it's none of your business part". It's what I did when I switched firms. They respected it to a point and I knew they'd eventually find out but I wanted to just finish my job and not listen to the shit that was going to come from switching from middle market to big 4.


Yes, I think being secretive about it is weird. Accounting is a small world, you're probably going to see these people again in the future.

Yes but I just wanted to finish my assigned work like had been promised and not just get shit daily. The partners respected the decision and in the last days once my stuff was done, it was disclosed where I was going.

OP I told my EY counselor I'm interviewing. She hooked me up with a solid recruiter. If you approach it in the right way people are generally respectful of your decision. Let's be real not everyone is on the partner track

Appreciate the input. Going to be honest. Hasn't let me down this far!

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Ahh it is posting but into middle of feed as opposed to top.


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