Friend of a friend is a senior partner at MM PE fund and wrote emails to the VPs running interviews, recommending me as a "very strong candidate" for an associate role. I'm supposed to set up time with the VPs next week to introduce myself. How should handle this calI? "Hi - here's my background, call me if you're hiring?" don't think they're going to hire me without transaction experience. Fake it until you make it? Maybe propose coming in as an analyst if they say no?

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Friend of a friend is a senior partner at MM PE fund and wrote emails to the VPs running interviews, recommending me as a "very strong candidate" for an associate role. I'm supposed to set up time with the VPs next week to introduce myself. How should I handle this call? "Hi - here's my background, call me if you're hiring?" I don't think they're going to hire me without transaction experience. Fake it until you make it? Maybe propose coming in as an analyst if they say no?

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Genuinely curious how common is a non-lateral (step up) move from T2/boutique to MBB? My experience so far has opened up an opportunity to interview for McK Associate with 3 YoE at a boutique consulting firm out of undergrad. I'm the equivalent of a Senior Analyst at McK at my current firm so a bit surprised I even got the call.

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Any creative strategists at Digitas who would be willing to connect? I’m applying for an associate creative strategist position and would love to chat with current strategists about the job!

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Anyone here work as a creative strategist or knows a creative strategist at Digitas Chicago? I’m applying for an associate creative strategist position and would love to talk to a current strategist there! 🙆🏻‍♀️

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Anyone interview for a Facebook operations associate role? Any tips for the interviews? E.g Questions you recommend preparing for beyond what’s on Glassdoor

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Have any new/young attornys needed to moonlight in order to make ends meet and save for the future? First year associate at a small PI firm, making base 60k. Haven't been able to save much since I started as I need to pay $100/week for insurance and have other necessary expenses. My gf is a first year gov't attorney and is working additional shifts to supplement her income and I feel like I should too. Feel a bit degrading applying to a night security guard position at $15/hr but might need to

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I had a informational interview with an associate at an Investment Bank. Complete hardo, was asking me questions like how many haircuts are done a year etc. He also asked if I would choose a random company, do a model, and walk him through my assumptions. I’m going to include an operating 3-statement model, leading into a DCF and comps (companies and transactions). Do you think I need to do a sample M&A model or sample LBO for this company? I’ve never heard of someone asking for this lol

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What is a reasonable signing bonus to negotiate for? Currently interviewing for a senior associate role in a Tier 1 city in the digital transformation practice with 3 YOE

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When applying for jobs, do you put 2 entries if you have 2 roles from the same company? (E.g., associate & senior associate)

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Big law associate considering moving to a midsized regional firm. Who do I ask about their compensation structure and hours? I have interviews this week with some partners. I scheduled the interviews with someone from the firm’s HR dept - would it be best to call or email him? When should I do it? I’m assuming they are not lock-step - any tips for negotiating salary? Thanks!

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Anyone interview for the Facebook messenger operations associate role? Interested to hear your experience and if you joined.

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Senior Analyst 8 months in - thinking of escaping. Is it okay to start applying to associate positions to start when hitting the 1 year mark?

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Hey got an initial interview with McKinsey HR for an Associate Position in Risk - any understanding of salary range as well as interview process?

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Currently interviewing with a couple startups, one late stage and one emerging. Comp is roughly the same give or take 5%. Early stage is leadership role for a new division, late stage is senior associate. What are some things to consider with evaluating the offers and organizations themselves?

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I saw that a Growth Equity/PE firm is starting up a new vertical in a space I’m interested. What would be the best way to get an interview? I know an associate at the firm - worth reaching out to them to see if they’re hiring?

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Any recommendations on good questions to ask in an interview for a mid-year associate position?

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Anyone have any interview tips for a PE operational associate role interview? Have one coming up and not sure what to expect as it’s my first. Should I be case prepping?

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I’m a year overdue for my SAE promotion due to covid and business issues. I was told by my SVP that the promotion is definitely coming before EOY & I just need to “sit tight”. In the mean time I have been interviewing for an associate brand manager role for a smaller CPG company. Is it worth it to make the jump this early if my goal is to go brand side anyway? Or is it worth it to stick it out & get my promotion first? The new salary is also probably higher than my promotional raise will be too

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I’m a midlevel Big Law associate applying for in-house positions that ask for experience drafting and negotiating agreements. I have negotiated a few agreements, but I am light in the area, though I have the substantive knowledge and I’m comfortable marking up agreements. If asked about my negotiation experience in an interview, I plan to talk about the agreements I have negotiated and some of the issues that came up. How would you recommend I talk about my negotiation skills in an interview?

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I’m a midlevel Big Law associate applying for in-house positions that ask for experience drafting and negotiating agreements. I have negotiated a few agreements, but I am light in the area, though I have the substantive knowledge and I’m comfortable marking up agreements. If asked about my negotiation experience in an interview, I plan to talk about the agreements I have negotiated and some of the issues that came up. How would you recommend I talk about my negotiation skills in an interview?

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I’m a midlevel Big Law associate applying for in-house positions that ask for experience drafting and negotiating agreements. I have negotiated a few agreements, but I am light in the area, though I have the substantive knowledge and I’m comfortable marking up agreements. If asked about my negotiation experience in an interview, I plan to talk about the agreements I have negotiated and some of the issues that came up. How would you recommend I talk about my negotiation skills in an interview?

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Interviewing for a role at KPMG in their Finance Transformation group as an Associate with 1 YOE. What should I be expecting in terms of salary (ballpark is fine)? HCOL

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Interviewing for a role at KPMG in their Finance Transformation group as an Associate with 1 YOE. What should I be expecting in terms of salary (ballpark is fine)? HCOL

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Have a first round strategy and planning associate interview tomorrow for ZS. I heard the case is pretty quantitative. Will the math mostly center around traditional casing frameworks like market sizing, revenue generation, NPV analysis or should I be prepared for more exotic calculations?

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Hi, is there anyone here from K&L Gates? I want to apply to an associate position there and don’t want to go through a recruiter. The practice group I’m applying to are looking for two associates in two different offices. Does it matter if I apply to both? Or it’s better if I only apply to one location? I’d be happy if they would take me to either location

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I’m a 4th year associate. I’ve been at my firm for 18 mos in a niche practice area, and am generally happy. My work product is good, but I’ve had problems with time management and making deadlines. Management has offered encouragement, provided mentoring, and seems to be allowing me grace to fix this. Now biglaw firm is asking if I’m interested in lateraling. Would you consider interviewing w/ that firm for a fresh start + higher pay? Or stay and try to turn this around? Is it naive to stay?

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What positions are advisory consultants applying at Aws ( experienced associate here ) a recruiter reached out saying I should submit my resume to her and also let her know about the interested position . Although all the positions at aws seem super technical

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Has anyone gone through the Facebook BizOps Associate loop interview? Wondering what to expect, and if there are any resources I’d love to be directed! Thanks

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To all new hires that came into KPMG with experience, I wanted to ask how much were you able to negotiate from the initial offer in terms of %? If you were a high performer in the interview that would be helpful as well. Running into a case where the initial offer is lower than market average but it’s on the high side of the salary band for the position. It’s a senior associate position and it’s an engineering role.

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I have interviews scheduled for next week for a senior associate position in Big 4 TAS FDD. Currently an audit S3, any advice on what to expect in the interview, things to brush up on beforehand or talking points I should cover coming from an audit background? I am ready to get out of audit, my mental health has really been struggling lately and I am very excited by the possibility of this role. Any help is greatly appreciated

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Hello, I have an interview for a risk audit associate at the tampa acceleration center PwC. I have heard mixed things about the acceleration center and was wondering if any one could clarify. Is the risk audit associate consider an associate or specialist? And is pay similar to associate and follows the same promotion pattern, 3 years to senior then so on. I understand the acceleration center is bad but I'm just trying to understand what I applied for and will be interviewing for. Thanks!

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Tips for McKinsey implementation associate interview?

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Does anyone have insight into the technical interview at AWS? It’s for the Associate Cloud Developer role.

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Any advice for the technical interview at AWS? What kind of questions should I expect? It’s for the Associate Cloud Developer role.

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Does anyone know the salary range for a senior associate in management consulting at RSM? In the process of interviewing but not certain they’ll be able to meet salary expectations.

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Thoughts on applying to school to pursue a second bachelors in comp sci for a career switch into tech (non bizops/strategy role) as a newly promoted Senior Associate (2 YOE) in Consulting with a business degree? Overall goal is to get into Product Management and the second degree would be 2 years in length. Please convince me I’m not crazy! 👀 not very happy with building slides/models all day and don’t see myself in my manager’s shoes!

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What is the Partner interview like for a Associate Dir role in federal financial services group? Anyone go through these recently? Thanks for the help 🐠

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Anyone here at McKinsey? I’m feeling really happy but stressed out about the interview process for an Associate role and was wondering if I can pick someone’s brain that has already been through this

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I just got an interview for a dream job in my dream city.... right after accepting an offer, also a great job but not in the city I want to end up in... do i move forward with the interview?

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Had a final round interview with B4 consulting on Monday and spoke with a partner for 10 min. When is it okay to follow up with them about a final decision? Currently staffed and they wanted me to start in March. So wanted to give my team maximum time to backfill my position.

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My interviews went over the scheduled time is normally a good sign?

Lady 🐠 - need advice on recruiting. Been networking very heavily with a company over the last few months. Had an face to face interview with hiring manager a week ago...

Anyway of applying for jobs internally without the recruiter contacting your manager?

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Any insight into Mastercard Advisors? Have a new grad opportunity there. My start date at a B4 strat got postponed so decided to interview around. I'm interested in data + analytics and would want to go into industry eventually, but conflicted because unlike BA programs at CapOne or Visa, you're still working for an external client. Feel like there will be a broader variety of projects in B4 and while I'm casually interested in fintech, I don't want to get pigeonholed in FS so early on

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Hi folks! I am new to interviewing. Any tips on how to prepare for an initial phone interview with a recruiter for a position I applied for? What kind of questions should I be expecting? Thanks !

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Interviewing for Principal - Product Strategy and Operations at GCP. The recruiter mentioned case and behavior component for the interview. Any tips on how to prepare?

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Anyone hear of ISG? Interviewing with them on Friday.

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Any organization does consulting interview prep, esp. case interview prep? Trying to switch job into better consulting firms. Never done case interview before, so need some guidance. Thanks!

Interviewing this Friday but NOT ready with work sample they asked for. Should I decline the interview?

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Need some help here 🐠: I went through 5 rounds of interviews for an industry role through my MD contact. The role is in his group so I spoke to all of his direct reports and counterparts.

What are some good questions to ask in an informational interview with a) competitor consulting firm, b) industry role? Haven't done recruiting in years..

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Stuck and need advice. Had been gearing up for a 3 day arbitration. I've done 70% of the work and senior partner just started stepping in as the hearing got closer. Also have my final interview for a new job this week and was told I'll have the offer. Plan was to put in notice, 2nd chair the hearing then start new job. Today, arbitrator postponed the hearing but without setting a new date. Want the new job, but feel bad leaving partner to do arb at some unknown point in the future. Thoughts?

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Heartwarming diversity on display at the DNC! From Republicans to Democrats, representation from all races - even Northern Marinara Islands got a shout out. Go Joe & Kamala!

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How do you all handle stress at work? I’m on a though project and feeling sort of hung out to figure it all myself. My stomach is in knots and I’m waking up in the middle of the night thinking about the case.

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I have an interview with Deloitte Strategy & Analytics for a Senior Consultant role. What can I expect in the case? Is it a regular case? Or something new? The email I got is throwing me off. Help, thanks :)

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Wild that conservatives think they're on the right side of history after supporting officials who let tens of thousands die needlessly and will now try to take away people's healthcare.

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Are there any married couples working at two different big 4 firms? How did you make sure your finances were compliant with both?

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KPMG FRM OR ACN Strategy Finance & Risk.. whish one among the two is better?

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I’m a 2nd year and effectively just ran a deal on my own with the partner. It ran smoothly, I got praise from the partner, and the partner said that they trust me to do most stuff without their sign off (so no need to check with them in future unless I’m really unsure). Generally there is one or two mid levels above me, and I find it way harder to do my job when they are managing me. They like to keep me on the bench, get me to do minor tasks and don’t let me take responsibility and ownership.

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Potentially have an offer from a local tech startup. I’m 24, currently make ~$95K base and ~$50K, with an additional ~$20K in profit sharing (so total comp around $160-170K). Offer would likely (cont)

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I made limited EQ partner in 2019 . This week I was told I’m getting moved to counsel effective Jan 1. My hours were negatively impacted in 2019 by an ill parent (only child) and in 2020 multiple clients said pencils down for half the year (& additional family illness & a death), + kids. I know nothing about the counsel role. What terms/arrangements have people negotiated? I don’t know what negotiation ability I’ll have, but wanted to be better informed.

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Sick of paying for cable I don’t really use, minus live sports on the weekends, anyone have good experience with YouTube tv or PlayStation vue ?

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Is there any benefit to having chase sapphire preferred and Amex gold (already have preferred card)? The 4x dining for Amex is appealing, but they both seem like travel/airline cards

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Does PwC pay out PTO when you quit? Anyone with past experience know? How does this work?

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