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pigeonholed

So a co-worker started applying for jobs ONLINE, and one of the jobs he applied to, was for a premier corporation. He applied for a finance job, a completely seperate field from accounting. He had the typical accounting background - masters in accounting, CPA, big 4 experience.
Gets a call back from the HEAD recruiter the NEXT day. The recruiter tells him that they're in dire need of people in their accounting department, and also essentially tells him that he has no shot of getting into finance and that it is pretty competitive.
We realized that the more time we spend at this job, the more pigeon-holed we get in our careers. Just felt a punch to my stomach...make that 10 punches.

Comments

auditing sucks said…
Thanks for this comment! I definetely do not want to get pigeoholed! I'm getting out as soon as I qualify!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous said…
Hi

What advice can you give someone about to start working in audit at Big 4?

Thanks

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