Acceptable reasons for lateralling in same market

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Acceptable reasons for lateralling in same market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:52 pm

I am a 2nd-year corporate associate that's been slow for a while and am getting concerned. Thinking proactively about applying elsewhere in my current market. My current firm is regarded as the best corporate firm in my market.

I am curious as to how I would answer the question of why I want to move in this situation? Any lateral will be downwards, so to speak, so I couldn't say I'm looking for better or more challenging work. And I don't think it would be prudent to say I am looking for better work-life balance.

How do people answer this question?

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Re: Acceptable reasons for lateralling in same market

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:01 pm

A firm may do a lot of a particular type of corporate work that you could use as a reason. Or they could have a more broad practice vs. (hypothetically) your firm only does PE M&A.

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