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What to do if you’re passed up for promotion (to senior)

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Understand why you were passed up and make a plan to get it next year.

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Literally where?

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If you’ve passed the CPA exam you can easily move into a senior role at any other big four. You tell them you’re looking to leave to advance your career quicker. They will welcome you with open arms.

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Honestly, you may be better off. You are much more marketable to be put on good projects as an associate. Somebody once told me to think about it as a career not a job. You are in it for the long run and getting experience under your belt will only make you better. This minor set back well help you well into your future and make you much more marketable. With that said, I would let your PML know that you were disappointed but you will do everything you can for next year. The way you handle this setback will depict your level of professionalism. For a senior person, perception means a lot. Good luck to you and don’t let it get you down

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I wouldn’t worry. Work hard, be likeable, trust the system and play nice in the sandbox. You will go far.

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Quit

I’m asking for honest answers not sassy comments

Do you have a credential? If not then make that your focus. Pass the CPA exam so you can move laterally.

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It depends if you feel like you have another shot, go for it. Otherwise quit especially if you don’t like the group

Yeah I agree u should find out why and work toward fulfilling those quals. But i would not wait til next year. I'd ask for re evaluation at 90 days and at 6 months.

My counselor said off cycle promotion is very unlikely..would another big 4 take me in as senior if I have my cpa?

That was so encouraging KPMG 6, thank you so much. Just worried about peoples/managers perception of me.

Is it really just a minor setback? Feels like my world is falling apart...

Yes, you can easily move to another big four and they will welcome you in as a senior.

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