If You Could Give a Public Accounting Newbie One Piece of Advice…

We have a reader question from a self-identified public accounting newbie:

What is the best advice that experienced Big 4 employees can offer to new hires starting in the next couple of months?

Thanks!

Instead of long, rambling rants about not drinking the Kool-aid, I'd be curious to hear just one concise piece of advice you'd give this person based on your personal experiences. What's the one thing you wish someone would have told you before you started? Or what's the one piece of advice you got when you were just starting out that's stuck with you throughout your career?

In the meantime, newbie, read this post, check out this Another 71 thread and read through Big 4 Guru's advice on what to expect when you start at Big 4 but definitely do not read McGladrey's "Success Starts Here" blog, just trust us on that. And good luck!

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