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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How easy is it to lie about your job title when interviewing for jobs outside of big 4? For example, I’m a 2nd year associate, can I lie about being a senior?

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Title bait and switch? How would you respond? I interviewed for a manager position and they asked me to consider a senior role instead. I have nearly 7 full years of experience in tax.

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How to change my voice to sound more professional. When I interview with Senior men it seems as though they aren’t taking me seriously. For example, in a recent interview one of my interviewers was like “Ok! I have a tough question for you sweety.” (It wasn’t even a tough question!😒 Felt like a joke)I was moved on to the next round but I have 3 YOE and would like to be taken more seriously. I’ve always been told I have a high/enthusiastic voice/cadence.

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When I interviewed, I literally said “EY is the place I want to retire at” (and I genuinely meant it). When I was staff, I thought I would quit after I make SM for a few years. Now as a Senior 3 everyday - “I hate my job. I won’t get promoted to Manager next year. I hate my life. When can I quit??”

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My salary just got frozen @ 55.5k (SALT Tax, 1 year of experience). Should I start interviewing for other jobs? Worth it to stay 1 more year and “maybe” make senior? (PwC is 3 yrs to senior standard, 2 yr is early) I have a Master’s in Accounting, and have 1 more CPA test then I’ll be done. Not sure if I have a strong enough resume to receive decent exit opportunities as a first year associate. I’m about to have busy season again and work 60,70,80,90 hour weeks at my low salary. Please advise!!

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Just heard of the story of a senior who was fired because she was interviewing at a new firm, and this new firm called her current firm for references. Obviously they (cont’d)...

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So, I got an offer for TikTok. Context: I was interviewing for a senior partnerships team, but they decided to offer a role on a lower tiered team exclusive due to ‘not having enough years of experience’. The team I interviewed for is a similar team to what I’m doing at google. The cash part of the offer is easily a 40% bump. With all that’s happening, what would you do?

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For those MBB consultants senior enough to have interviewed candidates, do you see a big difference in quality of candidates depending on experience or education?

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I found out this week during an exit interview that a senior male ex colleague had been regularly sexually inappropriate, physically and verbally for over a year to this individual.

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When u interview at a smallish agency where growth has stalled and 40% of the senior team has been there 15+ years (or their entire career... intern up) do you take that as a sign of loyalty? Or run?

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What do you say when asked about compensation range during the phone screen / 1st interview? If it's an online app I leave it blank but when a person asks I just tell them a range because I don't know what else to say. I'm worried that I might miss out on a higher salary by telling them my range (85-90k for senior accountant in HCOL city).

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When I leave Big4 hoping to get a job at the Senior level, so do I need to wait to promote to Senior for that? Or can I start applying a little earlier with the anticipation of it happening? Ideally would like to have a job lined up and quit ASAP once I hit Senior.

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Should I feel offended, thankful, both? Very senior creative job. Just navigated months of phone interviews, out of dozens of candidates I made the final 3 flown in for more/multiple interviews (cont)

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Interviewed for a senior technical position at a startup (about 50 employees). During the interview the CEO spent about 20 minutes answering my questions. There was no discussion about my technical skills or experience. They emailed that they are working on an offer. Is the interview process a redflag? The only technical screening that happened was the HR lead's 10 minute phone call.

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Currently getting to later stages of PE interview process - have heard they become more behavioral later on, and with more senior folks. Any advice on how to approach this or what to expect? Is it foolish to think it’s hard to get dinged at the later stage behavioral portion? Really curious how many folks actually make it through the harder finance/case portions of the process and lose the offer at the very end. Would really appreciate any advice!!

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Need perspectives: I’m interviewing with a senior leader at Company A in a few days. I realized that about 3-4 years ago, I worked very briefly with this individual when he was an employee of Company B and I was working on a client project for them. I know we aren’t supposed to name our previous clients on interviews, but if he happens to recognize my name and asks if I did work with Company B before, would you all say yes, and essentially name a previous client on an interview?

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Had my last round of interviews for a client side senior executive role and had to meet a woman in a different dept as a courtesy... I was strongly advised by numerous people to be less confident,

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Currently without employment and in a bit of a dilemma: My non preferred company did a bait and switch with the role, took a month to get me the e-contract with start date TBD (2-3 weeks down the line). My preferred company is interviewing super slowly, the position is senior, pay is great and commute is lower. Ok to tell non preferred to wait longer or will it make HR mad at me and take the offer away?

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What are good questions to ask mid-level and senior level strategists in interviews? I feel like I keep getting the same kinds of answers so I’m curious if anyone has any good nuggets I can borrow!

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Starting interview process for product role with a Series A startup that raised $10M What are the key questions I should be asking? My thoughts: 1. What is the valuation? 2. What is the exit strategy? 3. What is the product (very vague idea after phone screen) 4. How will my boss help my growth? Very early in the process as you can see. Key concern is that I’d report to a Senior PM who has 1 year of consulting exp. and 1 year at the company. I’m approaching 1 year of consulting exp.

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Should a college senior start applying to junior positions once they graduate or a couple months before? Or should they be reaching out to recruiters/CDs for potential non-posted gigs?

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Applied to a role and got asked to interview but I just discovered the salary is lower than I was expecting. The company has a more senior role that I fit which pays what I am looking for. Should I tell the recruiter that I am going to apply for a different role that better aligns with my experience? If yes, what’s the best way to word that 👀 The second role is in my current city so maybe I could mention that as a reason.

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What is “carry”? I’m midway through the interview process for a senior role at a PE firm and they are offing carry. I no nothing about this - what is it and how do I negotiate? Thank you! 🟢🤘

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Starting a new job, remotely, on Monday. I’ll be meeting the team through 1:1s throughout the week and am particularly nervous about conversations with the more senior members of the team, MDs and Directors, whom I didn’t meet during the interview process. What should the focus of these conversations be? Appreciate any insight, experience or tips! If you’re a Manager and above, what are you looking for in a new hire introducing themselves remotely?

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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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Did they ask for your GPA during the interview? For an audit senior position at big4.

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College senior who just applied to project assistant roles at big law firms for this summer. Planning on doing it for 2 years while applying for law school/studying for the LSATS. Any advice? (cont.)

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Has anyone had luck in negotiating a higher title at a big pharma during the process? Like going into a Senior manager interview asking for AD or director? Assuming you have the qualifications.

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Applied to Senior Accountant role at a small company. Had a video interview with the CFO who ended by saying they’d send me a “case study” and I’d get 24 hours to complete it. Anyone have to do one of these before? Is there anything I can do to prep? Thanks

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So I interviewed for a Senior Application Penetration testing position and I’ve been through all of the interviews. During the a call with the recruiter, he mentioned that he thought that I applied

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2 yrs in audit at a top 8 firm. I’m beginning the interview process at a highly visible startup that is benefitting from the impact of Covid. Would be an Acct role, no senior title.

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I’m currently a senior associate on the ops side at a PE firm. I’m looking to transition into the deal side. Does anyone have any tips / suggestions on navigating this process and/or how I should present myself in interviews?

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Undergrad senior looking for an entry-level paralegal/legal assistant 2 year role before law school, preferably in NYC biglaw. How do I get just a phone interview? Should I try to reach out to HR?

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Hello all! I’ve got a question. So I interviewed with a company that I absolutely love. I interviewed with a senior accountant (over the phone), Senior director (video), and (continues below)

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I found out this week that I’m getting promoted to tax manager this fall. I had applied for a senior FP&A role at an insurance industry and now they asked me to the final round of interviews. Really my only reason for leaving is pay and wanting more consistent hours, but I worry industry will leave me wanting more money. What are your thoughts on this situation? Currently at a mid-tier firm.

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Been on bench for 2 months now. Currently in the interview process in the industry. Senior leadership is looking for internal resources to staff on internal “COVID-19” related project. TBC

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Want to stay at the big four till I make manager which makes it easy to be a VP or manager when interviewing with any company. But thinking of leaving at senior associate level because idc anymore....

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Had my first senior PM interview today. Don’t think it went as well as it could of. Especially when we were discussing sauces metrics 😩

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About to interview someone who is 10 years my senior, but for a more junior role. Any tips to get out of my head on this?

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Have an interview later this week for Deloitte's Finance & Enterprise Performance group. Would anyone be able to share insights on what to expect from the technical case? What level of preparation?

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Anyone go on a final round interview and bombed it (or most of it) and still get an offer haha? I'll let you all know in a few days.

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I'm trying to recruit for MBB, but I have a 28 on ACT. Will they not interview me? (This would be for entry level).

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Interview at HBS coming up, anyone have a good way to catch up on the top news stories from the past month or so? Or any other tips in general?

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Anyone working for Deloitte’s TS&A group that could share some insight? I have an interview coming up, and would like to hear from the inside. Also, how is the new D structure impacting that group?

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What questions do you ask during the first phone interview when it’s with someone from the talent team and not the creative team?

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I was asked to interview for a start up, it’s remote, and 20+ hours a week. I’m considering it because I’m not sure what I want my next move to be and seems like could be a good in between. Thoughts?

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I accidentally lowballed myself in the first round interview, after a couple rounds I feel like I should have asked for more. Is there any way to fix this?!

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Any advice for finding a good boss? What are the tells someone should look for or the questions they should ask during interviews to help suss that out?

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Should you still do thank you emails after an interview when interviewing as an experienced associate?

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What is the process of actually getting hired by another firm as an experienced hire? I'm currently interviewing with another firm and have an in office interview scheduled for this week.

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Ghosted AGAIN. Twice in one week. One agency, one in house. WTFFFFFFF. I thought both interviews went well, one I felt 100% confident about. Sent upbeat, custom thank you emails - no response. NONE.

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How long should you last with a client who clearly is sexist against your kind?

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What’s it like working for consulting 80% travel? Was contacted by EY not sure if it’s worth interviewing for?

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You know you're at an interesting point in life where getting fired would be the highlight of your week.

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What do Deloitte BTAs promotes make after promotion?

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Will be leaving and cancelling my Corp card. Need to open an Amex with MR to keep the points. Am thinking of doing Amex everyday since the higher tier cards seem too expensive. Any thoughts?

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Friend was laid off last year and said you get 2 months severance for every year with the firm -- can anyone validate? Is this the case for all levels?

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Is it wrong to take medical leave for IBS?! Doc is recommending a cook all my own food at home and closely monitor diet. Literally no idea how I’ll swing this on the road!!!!

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So, I‘ve been chatting with a girl for a few months since this whole COVID thing started. She’s really cool and we get along great. Last week we met up in person and ended up “having fun”. The only thing is she basically has no boobs. Just nipples on her chest. I couldn’t tell before because we had only vchatted, but now I don’t know if I can get over it. I like big boobs. Should I tough it out and try and get over it, or just move on to another girl?

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Is there a change in health care coverage when you become a partner? And does it extend into retirement or is that just a rumor?

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Is there any McK/Bain fish willing to chat? Current 2nd year Consultant in good standing. Want to move since this is the most optimal time - will likely not lose tenure too because just started year 2. Feel alignment of culture is an issue at BCG. Happy to speak more in private.

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