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Over 40 in Consulting

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Discussions for those with a few more miles under their belts, away from prying ears of the young whippersnappers.

46 year old with net worth of 400k. Long story short strayed pretty late due to personal issues. Any recommendations for someone who has been in similar situation to increase net worth. Looking for j… more

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Seems about right... 🤣🤣🤣

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I had a long discussion with my mom yesterday about her $$ situation; she thinks she has enough saved to last for the rest of her life. I didn’t say this to her, but I’m pretty sure she does not. I su… more

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How many 🐠 are job hunting over the holiday break and/or evaluating an offer? Lots of uncertainty still in the months ahead but am looking to change it up. Anyone else in the same boat?

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Seriously thinking of taking a 6 mo sabbatical and getting away from it all for a while next year. Potentially travel around the world in Q3 / Q4 presuming the pandemic situation has improved. Single … more

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Are you able to sleep in? It doesn’t matter what time I go to bed, how exhausted I am, or what day of the week it is, whether I’m on PTO or working, at home or in a hotel, I’m naturally awake by 6:30 … more

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Just over 40, not MD yet! Carrot keeps moving! Barely 200k in mcol city!! Life worth it??

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Over 40, still a manager. Primarily doing technical program management. Not seeing any immediate growth at the current company. Any advice or books/resources that can help to reboot the career

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Considering a move from Delivery side of consulting to the Sales side (i.e. selling work, RFPs, opportunity/deal conversion). Been in delivery for over 20 years and feel I need a change. I get to &q… more

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What keeps you motivated in consulting when you are finally free of debt (eg. paid off mortgage, kids college, cars loans, with modest retirement savings...)?

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After so many years of working and acquiring a lot of stuff, I just want to simplify my life. I don’t want a nicer car or a bigger house or more expensive signs of success - it all feels like clutter … more

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Are there any affordable places to live in the Concord, CA / Bay area? Client has made an offer for 190k + 15-20% bonus and great benefits package. Relatively easy to advance in a cake position with … more

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Do you remember the time before smart phones and laptops when you left your office at 5:30pm and did not have to think about work until 8:30am? HOW did we manage to get anything done?

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Has anyone tried Thermage or Ultatherapy? Would you share your experience?

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Help please! College daughter signed lease at her sorority house. School went remote so she’s never moved in. Sorority is threatening to give her an eviction notice which I assume would end up on her … more

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Folks who have school going kids who are in 1st ,2nd grade do you take plan any FSA. What amount do you plan and how do you reimburse it.

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Has anyone had better or worse luck using skills-based resumes or abbreviating work history? Currently applying for at least two jobs for every bad day I have (my own form of decompressing) and not … more

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Typical crazy time on project. Working everyday. How are folks keeping work/life balance to make sure there is time for family and the rest of your life? Feel like projects are setup to give as few r… more

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Has anyone over 40 joined a startup? What has your experience been? Is it worth taking a shot?

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Any recommendation for those 50s to 40s..

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Any recommendation to change portfolio in 401k once you hit 45

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I’m shifting from consulting to coaching as I find helping people overcome challenges in some area of their life far more fulfilling. In order to provide the best service, I would like to conduct mark… more

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Anyone make the shift into Consulting late in their careers? I’m struggling - moved from industry after 15+ years, leveraged relationships to get into a Director role at PwC. Realizing now that I spec… more

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Anyone here get LASIK after 40? I'm considering it but my eye doctor said that I'm trading distance glasses for reading glasses. Wish I had done it sooner in life but had severe anxiety about… more

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Just got laid off at age 61. Is age a factor with hot skills? Currently a hands on certified Salesforce Application Architect.

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I’ll be expecting to see this story unfold in the next season of Fargo

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A hypothetical question! If I win a lottery or one of my investments pays off , do I need to share the earnings/ windfall with my ex ? Divorced two kids 50-50

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19 years ago today, I was giving a pitch at Canadien Tire in Niagara Falls. The meetings were cancelled, but the borders were closed and I could not return to the US for 3 days. I ended up driving m… more

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“Did you have a brain tumor for breakfast?”

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So how do you feel the consulting life is impacting your wellness as you hop over the age of 40, I’m finding under Covid I’m much more healthy/lost weight etc.

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I received a job offer in industry yesterday. I want to counter asking for a sign-on bonus and a title change to make it officially a c-title (it’s the same job, just old fashioned healthcare titles).… more

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I have been driving on trips for years and my wife doesn’t. However, my 18 year old daughter now is wanting to drive on family trips, and my wife supports the idea. Is it wrong for me to insist on dri… more

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Turning 45 next month. Not sure if I want to make Partner or if the runway even exists anymore. Don’t want to work beyond 60. Any success stories of a late career pivot?

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I’ve been in consulting for the past 15 years and I’m now exhausted. Not because of the work but because the Millenials on my projects spend less time doing the work and more time complaining about ho… more

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