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Switching firms before applying to business school?
I'm currently trying to figure out whether I should stay at my current firm (good job, okay comp) or take a job at a different firm (better comp, somewhat better job, better location). I'm in the final round of interviews.
I plan on applying to business school in the fall of 2021. Do you think it's foolish to switch jobs this close to applications? Should I tell them I plan on going to b-school? Will it hurt recommendations?

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It will likely hurt you getting the new job if you tell them you’re going to bschool (ie leaving in next couple yrs.)

You can certainly get recs from your current company but you will likely need some from your new company too. Could hurt if you haven’t done anything meaningful by the fall.

Also, check when apps open to know when you’ll get the rec questions - you’ll want to ensure the recommendation writers at current company still can write you a good detailed rec. it is ok to give them notes of projects / deals you want to highlight - in fact it is appreciated so they have some guidance.

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Thanks! That's good perspective. I didn't even think of the possibility of not having any significant deals, projects, etc by the time I'd ask for rec letters from the new employer.
I'm inclined to just stay with my current employer, get my MBA, and then perhaps post-MBA pursue a career with a different firm. Might not make sense to take an extra $50k for 1.5 years when it could hurt long term outcomes

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