About Big 4 Career LAB
Although our career consulting business was founded in 2016, our Big 4 firm roots go way back to 2004. Our founder, James Whittaker, took the road less travelled into the Big 4. After studying a major he hated (Chemistry…), he learned the intricacies of the recruitment process because he had no other choice.
James never planned on helping others get into the Big 4 firms, but after working at Deloitte for more than 10 years as an integral part of the firm hiring process, he decided to help a few friends navigate the difficult and confusing recruitment pathway. These friends were hired almost immediately and encouraged James to use his skills and experience to help other. That’s when Big 4 Career LAB was born.
The Big 4 firms are the best places to start and continue a career. Our mission is to help as many people get into these firms as possible.
James ended up on the Partner-track at Deloitte Global HQ in New York City… but he didn’t start there. He came from a small UK university studying an irrelevant major, but in a few short years broke into the biggest of the Big 4 firms, moved to the U.S. and built a hugely successful career.
He has been quoted by Bloomberg, Social Hire and EduAdvisor. He has spoken at TEDx McCarren Park. He is the world’s leading advisor on Big 4 firm recruiting.
We are driven by our values
Our values don’t just define who we are, but they help us make
our clients successful