So I’m a second year consultant. Like most, I was disappointed with compensation this year and am pretty bearish on my future earning potential here. I’m currently interviewing with a big tech company (not FAANG but close) for a position with substantially higher pay as a business analyst. I really wanted to stay til SC/M but the money is too good to pass up. I guess my question is: are there any major downsides to exiting to industry “too early?” Has anyone done it and regretted it?

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Anyone every switched firms right after getting a promo? I’m thinking about this as a potential strategy to jump two levels in a short time. For example, if I get the promo to senior consultant next year, what’s stopping me from applying to manager roles at other firms 2-3 months after this promo?

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Have been interviewing for a SC position with two firms. My preference between the two is a Big 4, and I may or may not have another round to go (or may be pending an offer), but given the virus (ctd)

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First year SC and interviewing for an M position at another firm. I’ve spent 20 hours prepping for the case interview so far. I feel like that alone means I’m not qualified for the role. (Cont.)

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Been thinking of applying fall 2022 instead of 2021, thoughts? 26 yo ORM male, 3.4 UG gpa T30, 730 gmat, by the 2022 timeline I should have one year of SC experience (expected promotion this September). As of right now, 2 years audit experience 2 years consulting experience.

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Any chance of skipping the whole interview process if you have a really good relationship(and not in that way, sickos) with the MD of that practice? Looking to boomerang back to D at C or SC level.

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Final round of interviews with Deloitte's Cloud Strategy group this Friday. Any tips on what to expect? Interviewing for SC position. TIA

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Hi! I have an interview with Guidehouse this week and was wondering if any here can speak to the culture and experience? Also, what should be the salary band/expectation for a senior consultant? TIA.

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SC @ D and need to make moves, I am ~40% below the salary band (long story). I’ve been applying but keep getting shot down. Ego is a little bruised, don’t feel entitled to positions, but (continued)

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Is it common to have a follow up interview after the Super Day at Big 4. I had 5 people interview me on Super Day and now they want me to meet one of their Senior Mgr. SC position for TAS practice CTD

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What type of exit opportunities do people usually leave for? I saw someone leave as a senior consultant and moved into a director role in industry. Is this a common transition? I'm thinking ahead since I can see the consulting life getting old quick. I'll be doing another few years at the very least for the experience (and $), but curious to hear about how industry employers view healthcare consultants and how we match up with other folks in industry that are applying to the same roles.

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anyone successfully negotiate future rank into offer? Interviewed for senior consultant role. Was Offered job but they stated they would meet my salary requirement by making me manager in a year. I’m still negotiating a 10% bump (I’ll take what I get during these times).

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What’s the difference between exiting at C vs M (or SC)? I’m interviewing for a Product Manager role that would net at least a 20% salary increase. At the same time, I’m having second thoughts about leaving consulting given the current trend of layoffs.

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Google willing to interview me for L3 (entry level) but I’m a C up for promotion to SC (4.5 years exp), would it hold me back? Would future employers be able to see the level? Title would still be SWE

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I’m a current C applying at SC roles (yes I meet minimum qualifications and have experience w a direct report), I know I’m ready for SC but how do I articulate myself in interviews to show I’m ready?

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For those who interview what do y’all look for in your interviewees? I feel like when I ever interview for a technical role they’re looking for skills and experience first. But when I interview for a S&O/ functional role they’re looking for more fit, personality, and culture? Though i’m just at the SC level I’m probably wrong.

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What’s the salary I should ask when switching to another company? Project manager/5yoe/SC/PMP and CSM certified/experience with commercial consulting so no clearance but have an interview with public sector firm

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Would you be moving jobs in this environment (specific to Canada I guess). Im a SC that is up for M this year at a B4 but I've been interviewing with a boutique who has given me an offer...cont

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Anyone have thoughts about taking a post production workday SC role at Alight? I’m in interviews and excited but don’t know much about them. Tired of working extra and not getting anything for it. Not sure I want to stay in IMPL space for much longer. Enhancement/post production support seems interesting.

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2 YOE M&A focused consultant interviewing for a senior consultant role in NY. If I got the job, what do y’all think is the most I could ask for base salary without getting laughed at? TIA!

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How long would it take to hear back from recruiter after having Interview Super Day on a Friday. Interviewed with one of the Big 4 for a SC position— TAS practice.

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Final round of interviews with Deloitte's Cloud Strategy group this Friday. Any tips on what to expect? Interviewing for SC position. TIA.

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Deloitte🐟 Applying for a SC role in Next Generation Services with 5 YOE that’s a great match with my proven experience. Would love a referral please and happy to chat about my exp. + show some work☺️ 🙏🏽

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Interviewing with EY’s Tech Consulting Group. Salary Bands for C? SC?

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JMO exiting service and applying for a Leadership & Learning SC pos at D. Any referrals?

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Fox News interviewed a random bad hombre and claimed he was a Swedish National Security Advisor. Swedish government says it has no idea who he is. I love fake news!

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I’ve been taking night classes, working on two side projects, handling my day job, and applying for jobs and I just feel like I’m never gonna break into the “big” agencies. 😢 trying to stay hopeful.

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Had a really good interview last Friday and sent thank yous that got positive responses. However, I haven't gotten any next steps from the recruiter. Is it appropriate to follow up today or tomorrow?

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