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Hi everyone. I am currently interviewing to make a lateral move to another department. This is a higher octane role (which traditionally pays more). If I’m successful, what should I expect in an offer? Should I expect a pay raise or will I have to negotiate during my next comp discussion?

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What does it mean when in an interview HR and the department head tell you the hiring manager is “tough” and has “different and higher expectations” than them ? I had a toxic boss before should I be concerned...

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When interviewing how do you know your boss is going to end up being toxic ?

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Curious to know, what was your worst interview experience ever?

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What’s an average Business Analyst salary @ Deloitte for 2 YOE? I’m looking to apply there but want to make sure I’m not taking a pay cut (currently making $120k). Should I be applying to a consultant instead if I am taking a pay cut? Trying to understand Deloitte’s career hierarchy

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Have an interview with GS this week for a Bank Compliance Associate role. Genuinely have no idea what these types of roles usually command (base + bonus). Any insight?

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Went through 3 rounds of interviews for a fin.analyst role at a relatively big consulting company. After the superday, they rejected me by saying im overqualified, won’t be challenged enough. I think it’s total crap. Have an offer for an FA role at a small firm, that’s primary focused on L&H insurance in NYC but not too excited.. (graduating this week, Ugad finance). How do you usually deal with rejections or having to take the job you don’t like?

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I received a take home case study for a strategic finance position. They gave me historical statements for the last 3 years (quarterly) and asked for insights/observations and opportunities/trends. What should I be observing here? I’m used to just modeling exams but I’m not sure how to proceed here. They didn’t give industry but this looks like retail store financials when they are a software company....

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I have a modeling interview coming up but my personal laptop is a macbook...so I need to use my work laptop to do the test and likely need the interviewer to email my work email... Is this risky? Currently an investment banking analyst if that makes a difference.

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Any tips and tricks for an EY Video Interview?

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Unsure about what to do.. worked as an analyst out of school for $60K 2017-2019. Left after 1yr due to a toxic work environment & to care for my grandpa who had cancer in 2019. Was out of work for 2 years & now have an offer in accounting for the government at $40K. Should I take it because any job is better than nothing or should I keep interviewing & wait for something more aligned with my goals & salary expectations. Don’t want to make the wrong choice again.

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Hi, I managed to score a case study interview for Analyst/Senior Analyst role at M&A Transaction Services at Deloitte in Australia. Anyone has any idea what’s the case study format might look like? I heard it is a lot more technical than consulting case studies. Any answers would be greatly appreciated!

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I have a buy side interview tomorrow but have not had any time at all to prepare given workload. Has anyone been in a similar situation and have any suggestions for how to manage? I have a bunch of deliverables tonight and want to get decent sleep so I don’t think I’ll be able to prepare. This is a first round interview so I am hopig it won’t be too technical

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If you get an email from a recruiter asking for your available times for an interview and you email them with no response/confirmation back, how long would you wait until you called them?

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What’s a business analyst salary @ McKinsey - is it worth applying after being an analyst at a Big Bank for 2 years already ?

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Seeking advice on how to leverage external offer for similar internal role that I’m interviewing for. Thoughts on how to approach comp, expedite process, etc.? Don’t want to burn bridges, as would like to stay...provided things align. TIA

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Coming up on final interview and salary talks for Manager Advisory with KPMG as an experienced hire...I know salaries can vary drastically but what should my expectations for salary range be?

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I got a invite for a round two interview at Goldman. The email states to reach out with any questions. Is it poor form to ask “how to prep” for this? I really love the role and am stoked about it.

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Why tf is the interview process so rigorous when I spend all my time reformatting miniscule details on slides?

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My new job is not what they made it out to be in the interview and I feel like I’m not living up to my potential. I feel like my skills would be a better fit elsewhere on the team and I would also learn more and be more productive. Have been with the for 7 months is this too soon to bring it up with boss/boss’ boss?

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Has anyone here gone through the Goldman Sachs early careers process? Would love to know more about the interviews and timeline for a early careers in Sales at Goldman

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Does anyone feel as if they are wasting time in their current role? Does it make you anxious that you are “falling behind”? How do you cope with it? I am struggling to deal with those emotions. I am actively looking for the next role but the job market, interview process, rejections, etc aren’t helping. Thank you.

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Was recently contacted by HR to invite me to interview/apply for internal position. Has anyone been through a similar process either at UBS or another firm? How long did the process take you? Any suggestions?

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Should I shave my beard for a CB interview? Been wearing a trimmed/near beard for a few years now in consulting. Wondering if I need to shave it for a Corp banking interview. I know IB is typically more struck about these things.

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How should I prepare for a corporate banking interview?

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Anyone here from BCG willing to connect and help me prep for an interview I have coming up? I’ve never done a consulting interview before and would really appreciate the help

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I have probably broken the record for the number of interviews one can go on in a week and without an offer. 🙌🏻

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What do case studies for consultants look like? I have an interview coming up and have never done one before so I’m trying my best not to freak out. Any tips? Things I should know? Any recommended resources to use? Etc.

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Have a final round interview with a VC where the partners will give me a company and assumptions and I will have to "structure a deal". I've never worked with companies in that early of astage and I work in M&A where most processes are bids. What should I expect here? Any tips or resources I should check up on?

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Preparing for an interview in Finance with a Salesforce team. Any advice?

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How do you guys deal with interviewers who are not genuine/“nice” to you during interviews? I just had an interview with this COO from a small crypto firm, was pretty excited going into the call... until he started off asking me random questions to test my knowledge about the space, which I appreciate but what made me feel very uncomfortable was the tone and the way he presented... I’m in Finance trying to break into that space so obviously I don’t have professional experience there..

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Came across some people who leave their firm for less than half a year on Linkedin. Why? How they get through the interview to go next with the same position?

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When you’re interviewing for a new job and trying to read up about the things you don’t know but you don’t know what you don’t know 😞

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I’ve been going on interviews lately but not hearing back and I wonder if it’s to some extent because I started note taking during interviews. When the interviewer is speaking I usually take notes on what he says and then towards the end I usually have questions I wrote down when they were speaking based on what they said. Could taking notes be perceived as negative because my head is down?

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Do you still send “thank you” notes after an interview for more senior roles? If so, are they shorter thank you notes vs. the ones sent when applying for junior roles?

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What did you have to go through to get your current role and how did you prepare for it ? Almost every interview now has an excel case, multiple rounds, different types of testing ?

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Anyone have insight into what a VP interview for a PE role entails? Currently a VP on buyside, not sure what to expect and there isn’t much chatter online about it

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Preparing for interviews this week and all I want to do is take a nap

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I had a first round interview for 30 mins for a job at JPMorgan on Monday. How long does it typically take to hear from them if you’re chosen for the next round and an external candidate? They said I should hear back by the end of the week if I’m chosen, but haven’t heard a peep yet and getting really anxious because I really want the job...

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I am in early interviewing stages for a Senior Manager role at Bain in the Advanced Analytics Group. I am interested in applying my specialty across a variety of sectors, not just retail. A few huge questions in my mind though. 1) Travel - recruiter said 60% travel, whenever it resumes. Any info on when that is? Recruiter just said "sometime next year"

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If there’s been no movement in status does that mean you didn’t get chosen for the role? This is what I see when I check my candidate profile: Status Interview Completed - Awaiting Hiring Team Feedback Last Update 12/2/2020 Follow-ups to HR and the hiring manager were not answered.

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My sister is interviewing for a technical accounting position (she has prior corporate accounting experience) and the hiring manager has asked her to write a memo based on a set of facts provided for a transaction they entered into. Is this standard practice in the interview process now? I am not sure how to best advise her

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Applied for a role at FB last year, got a referral and subsequent interview. Do I need to ask for another referral or does it carry over?

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Most bullshit case study that won big at Cannes?

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Leaving my current agency mostly due to a bully and incompetent supervisor. Upper management has been promising to fire him for a year. Is it worth it to bring this up in the exit interview?

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@mckinsey folks - how does final round differ from round 1 (except more senior people interview)? Can I expect same style (PEI + case)?

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Does the order of your interview (you being the third interview of the day for the interviewer) actually have an impact on how the interviewer reviews you?

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Final round interview with HR - what questions shall I ask? HR initiatives at firm.. can’t really think of anything else aside from small talk

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So I got an interview with EY coming up. Any advice on their interviews go? It’s for a SAP MM Consultant opportunity. I figured it may be time to switch companies

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Best areas to stay in San Diego? Will be there in October for a few nights with my parents. Looking to Airbnb and mainly want to be in walking distance to the water, good restaurants, and other touristy activities.

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have any of you requested a tampon from marriott? do they offer that?

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Bevtender airplane cup holder - favorite travel item I've ever bought 😍

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Rolling off soon - have 2 projects lined up. One that I've been talking to for a bit but nothing concrete, another with a partner who seems more capable of making moves. How to tell the other project

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For lawyers, If I post a political message and get fired, can I still get unemployment. Nothing disparaging against my firm.

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Once I requested data from a client and gotten back a scanned non-editable pdf. It is ok until now as I had this many times before. However, this time, it was in ARABIC...

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Short week - reading Fishbowl #wfh

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I am looking to take some time off, but have no idea what to do in these covid times. Someone suggested a cabin get away. But I don't know anywhere interesting near Chicago. I am open to the idea but a bit aprehensive since I basically travel on my own. Are there any other suggestions?

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I think the other analysts in my team don’t like me because I told them it’s bad to talk behind people’s backs a couple of times when i overheard their conversation. Now it feels incredibly lonely because they don’t include me and with WFH, i noticed that they have created a separate chat without me. I have no regrets doing what I’ve done because I felt I had to stand up for my other colleagues. Anyone here with a similar experience? How did you deal with it?

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