My firm has become very short staffed in recent months with work increasing. A partner called to tell me they are depending on me this year, but I also have a few 2nd round interviews lined up this week. Should I feel guilty for leaving the firm during this time?

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I love my job and love my team, but can't deal with OT anymore. My team is short staffed (almost no one left in the staff/senior level), and as a result, I work from 7AM to 2AM and have no work life balance. Should I start interviewing for a job in industry? Or should I discuss what I am going through and how I feel about it with my partner/coach(RL)? My team is aware that I am working long hours but they keep bringing new projects. Hiring freeze and COVID make things even worse now

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Have you ever had a partner call you stupid? He used delicate wording but smiled when I asked if he was calling me stupid. He then strongly insinuated I lied my way thru interviews. I am looking for a

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Got invited to coffee by a MBB partner after wrapping up decision round interviews. This is a good sign right? No mention of offer yet

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Got told by an MBB final partner interview that I came off too practiced and rehearsed.. granted he asked me questions that earlier interviewers asked and therefore I didn't have to really think too long .. But in an interview industry for MBB where they preach doing practice cases .. anyone have tips on how to not come off rehearsed (even though I can't think of what he saw in the interview) Utterly gutted after 4 months interviews to not be successful. Really stings.. second time trying.

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Signed an offer letter. Great job but a $8k pay cut. Partner and recruiter really want me. An interview from a month ago yielded today an offer with a $30k bump and a promotion. Is it in bad taste

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Friend started networking for MBB 4 months before anticipated interview date. Little case prep. Partner asked “fun” question how they’d approach something ~ totally caught off guard 😟. Friend wasn’t structured, nervous, thinks the convo will hurt her. She didn’t get a reply to her follow up....(1/2)

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Had an interview with a TINY firm. Pretty much one partner and one associate(that i would replace as they are moving). Partner said PY they made 900k. He then says if you do 20% of the clients for 180k you tell me how much you want of that 180k. Okay so how do i say i want at least half of that when i have 1.5 years experience.... current associate said he made 40k year one and 50k year two...soemthing doesn’t add up???

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Final round Partner interview @KPMG Advisory : what can I expect?

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Hello! I recently opened my own firm with a partner, and we are interviewing for our first legal assistant. Are some of you willing to share how much paid time off you offer to employees.? Thank you!

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I have a videocon interview this week. BigLaw-to-BigLaw. I’m interested in the job, but don’t feel strongly about it. Obviously, I would look presentable no matter what. But do I wear a suit and tie??? I just feel so silly about it. And I’m imaging the hiring partner in t-shirt/jeans on the other side.

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Have an in-person interview w/ a partner, director and manager @ PWC. Any advice? Thanks

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Partners, have you ever been recruited by a client and turn it down? If so, were there any repercussions? I am one year from partner and being recruited by a client...looking like they will move quickly on an offer after initial interviews and I’m worried that if I turn it down it’ll be tough to sell back to that client.

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Interview question. I am currently in the process of interviewing for a senior position at an upper mid level firm. I have reached the partner level of the interview process but am still nervous. Is it unusual to reach all the way up to the partner and not get offered the position? Looking for honest feedback. Thanks

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I’m applying for a job that requires a writing sample. I would like to submit a sample that was filed and used in a case. The problem is, all of the samples I can submit also include a partner in the signature block and were reviewed before filing. Any tips on writing a cover letter explaining that, aside from minor revisions by the partner, the writing is my own?

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I have a virtual interview with a Partner on Monday. I am really nervous. Good Vibes needed please.

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My partner and I are going in for our first interview together this week. Any advice?

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I’m applying for a job that requires a writing sample. I would like to submit a sample that was filed and used in a case. The problem is, all of the samples I can submit also include a partner in the signature block and were reviewed before filing. Any tips on writing a cover letter explaining that, aside from minor revisions by the partner, the writing is my own?

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Have been hunting desperately for childcare bc spouse and I are both FT lawyers trying to handle 4 immunocompromised elementary age kids at home but have been striking out. Have even been considering having one of us take a leave, going part time (career suicide/knock us off partner track) or quitting. Just found someone highly recommended, experienced, patient, etc. Interview went super well but candidate disclosed they are in recovery for substance abuse, last relapse 2 yrs ago. DUI. Thoughts?

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Comms Strats: what do you value in a brand strategy partner? I’m being interviewed by a Comms Planning Director next week, and haven’t really worked closely with one over my career...little help on what to expect?

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A client I worked on earlier this year has an opening for a senior accountant position and I want to apply. How do I go about applying for the position without engagement partner/managers knowing? Will the client let anyone know if they see my app?

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I did 2.5 years at big 4 14’ to 17’ then tech sales until 12/19’ came back to big 4 and hating hours. I’m crushing it and on fast track, guy who got me back in made partner and my RL did. I’m crushing the hardest role on the project with my RP on it. I’ve been back 6 months. $130k base Just got an interview for a SI Alliance role for SW I work on. $185k base 30% bonus. More risk; less stability and guaranteed growth. It’s a insurance Policy admin.

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What’s PWC’s interview timeline like? Have already had phone screening with talent and have a 45 min convo with a partner this week. This is for a SA role

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How beneficial is a senior partner referral at MBB? Tier 1 city for discussion purposes. Trying to gauge whether it’s an automatic interview like some firms, or if it’s only a small factor.

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What are the best questions a potential partner has asked you when interviewing? Or fav questions to ask a potential partner?

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Recruiter ghosting? My partner interviewed for a lateral position with a mid-sized firm in mid-December. Went through whole process, multiple interviews, etc. (see below)

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Interviewing at McK for DS role in Sales. It's a specialist track role. I'm long term interested in partner, seems to be on docket for this track, but worried about specialist title. Cont

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How to prep up for Alix Partner case study?Any particular website/study material to look for?

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I plan on applying to accounting PhD programs later this year and every program requires letters of recommendation. I would love to get a letter from a partner at the firm I currently work at but I’m not sure how to go about it. If I ask for a letter they’ll know I have intentions of leaving but I plan on staying with the firm until I start the program which will be fall of 2021, almost a year after I ask for a letter. Does anyone have any advice on how to go about it?

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I got a partner referral to MBB and am expecting to get a first round interview invite in several weeks. Unfortunately I've never done a real case in my life. How should I prepare?

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How do you handle an awkward interview when the partner doesn't sound interested and has questioned your credentials or skillset for the position? I'm not sure if it's a interview tactic or if we're just not geling well over a video call. Interview was scheduled for 45 mins- he had 15 mins of ?s and I had 15 mins of ?s and ended it. I felt discouraged 10 mins into it when he asked whether I knew about the role and why the hiring manager passed me to him given my background and experiences. 🤷

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Had a networking call with a partner that said they won’t be interviewing until 2021 for lateral hires. Friend said that’s not entirely true, and to try networking with others in that same office. Don’t want to come across as pushy. If a Partner really liked me, couldn’t they make a push to interview me? 🤔

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Had an interview a couple hours ago and one of the questions was to talk about some other similar partner companies I've worked with and I completely blanked and only talked about one (although it was a significant one). Should I throw in names of some of the other companies when I send my thank you or just let it go? He didn't seem to keep pushing the question so I'm assuming my answer covered it. But probably would've been helpful to include more names for variety.

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If you need a full day off (Monday or Friday obvi) for an industry interview, what would you say to your team / partner? More complicated bc it’s out of town and requires a flight.

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Had an interview at another consulting company and saw my colleague passing on the hallway. That was about a year ago. I stayed and now the partner that interviewed me joined our firm. It’s a small world indeed. Anyone ever met a colleague while interviewing?

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Do you bring a briefcase to an in-person interview with a partner or just a folio/notebook?

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I’m applying for jobs with a new partner but we haven’t produced work together recently. Any tips for cold emailing recruiters/CDs as a new team?

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Didn't make it to a 2nd round interview for a role I'm well suited for. Seriously bummed I will never make Partner. Am worried people only see an old, irrelevant lady now. How do you cope?

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Is anyone applying for jobs overseas or think it’s even a possibility right now? Planned in moving from USA to EU (Scandinavia or Germany specifically, but maybe flexible) this year and concerned that corona has stopped issuance work visas or made companies or recruiters not want to hire internationals. Anyone have any experience or input? I was close to a job offer right before this in February. FWIW I have a long term partner Europe, no marriage plans for a few years at least tho

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Spent 10y in Big 4 mainly in US and Europe. Interviewing for Associate Partner position with an MBB in SE Asia. Would a ~5y stint in the region be an asset if I wanted to return back to US but remain with the hiring firm? Or is it a rabbit hole?

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