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choosing your sector

I have a question about new hires. If an individual is hired into audit can they select the sector they wish to work in? Or are you assigned a certain sector? I personally would love to audit either manufacturing, or oil and gas. 

For some of the Firms, you "choose" a sector,  and your clients will primarily be in that space. I say "choose" because it sometimes depends on the Firm's needs. If everyone chooses banking, they will have to move you to a different industry group since every industry has needs.

In Firms like PWC, you are assigned sectors (yea you can "choose" but let's be real, all about demand and supply). In certain other Firms, you can ask to be in certain sectors, but it depends on whether there's a need there to be honest. So if you want to be in oil & gas, reach out to the senior  associates on those teams, and ask to be placed on them. Or try your scheduling liasons. Be aggressive as soon as you join, and this will go a long way in helping you get the sector you want. Nothing will come to you at these Firms, don't wait on your butt wishing for the right thing to happen, go grab it with both hands.


Anonymous said…
You're back! Been checking the blog from time to time.

Is having a CPA absolutely crucial when thinking about leaving big 4 public accounting for private/industry? How important is it to get that CPA done?
Anonymous said…
PWC actually does let you choose your industry preference when hiring you.
katy persy said…
Hey, would you please help me to complete my questionnaire ? :)

Thanks a bunch :D
Very Goog

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