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What's the typical strategy for transitioning from one Big 4 to another?

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It's usually a one trick pony. Just be very prepared to answer the inevitable question as to why. And bashing your prior workplace is a bad idea. Likely exists in the new place to some extent. All the best

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Speaking from experience if you are trying to transfer functions internally it takes a lot longer than jumping to a different firm. So depends how quick you want to be in the new function

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Try to move internally first, if that doesn't work just send your résumé to any other big 4, they will recruit you almost instantly. Ps: just the first time, if you try that strategy one more time won't work

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I like the company. Just wanting to move into a different function

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Okay thanks! I'll research more internally. Would you just send a resume to a recruiter on LinkedIn?

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Step 1: Update your LinkedIn.
Step 2: Wait a couple weeks for the other big four to come sniffing.
Step 3: ??????
Step 4: Quit and go work for the other firm.

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what's wrong with KPMG?

They don't have that function at KPMG?

Which firm do you want to transfer to?

I'd talk to your PML or mentor first. If you have the right people on your side transferring internally may not be too bad of an option.

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