Hot take: consulting firms should stop working for a week and let people interview/jump. Then staff projects.

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Anyone have experience interviewing or working at Reference Point? Do they do true strategy work or is mostly staff Aug?

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Am a staff 2 at EY up tor promotion in October to Senior. I want to try applying to McKinsey, does it make sense to wait till October , get my promotion and apply? Or should I apply right now? Got a MS, don’t come from a fancy school.

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What are some of your favorite interview questions to ask when interviewing paralegals/support staff? I’m sitting in on interviews next week and it’s been a while since I was the one getting to ask the questions. For context, the position is for a paralegal position doing civil litigation and family law litigation. Small firm (4 attorneys total).

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Levels in tech. Is a staff program manager/ engineer/ product manager a higher level? I always thought staff was an associate level ( referring to EY) . Kept applying to staff roles no wonder never got calls 🙄 Is it more at a manager level?

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Interested in applying to Accenture Federal Services. Can anyone explain what the “++” means at the end of the job title? What is the title ranks order for example staff, senior, manager, etc for consulting? Anyone in process improvement or optimization willing to provide some insight?

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Hi everyone, I kindly ask for suggestions here. I was been referred by my friend to financial service tax in EY.After a call with the MD, he said that my background doesn’t align with theirs because they usually hire Staff1 from campus recruiting, they don’t hire Staff2 and I’m not qualified for Senior1. I am a staff accountant in a local public accounting firm for two and a half years with CPA. Im having a interview with EY recruiter soon! Any suggestions on tax lines? Or tips for interview?

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Our group had 3 seniors leave during busy season and I know of 2 more that plan on leaving this summer. I also started interviewing but can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of guilt for leaving our staff/new seniors knowing next busy season will be absolutely brutal for them all. Help me feel better about leaving!

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Got final interview with 2 ppl from Deloitte yesterday, 1 is a manager and the other is a partner. I think I did well with the manager.For the partner, he asked 2/4 questions that I did not prepare so did not answer as well as expected. He stopped asking me after just 10 mins with those 2 questions. Given that I have some strengths from my resume ( high gpa, passed cpa) and fluent communication,friendly manner. Any hope? Position: Audit staff.

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Hello everyone, if anyone is interested or know anyone interested in applying to EY PAS and working within hr transformation, change management , org design, learning and transactions. Particularly targeting the staff , senior levels Please DM me for a referral.

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Hello everyone, if anyone is interested or know anyone interested in applying to EY PAS and working within hr transformation, change management , org design, learning and transactions. Particularly targeting the staff , senior levels Please DM me for a referral.

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Hello everyone, if anyone is interested or know anyone interested in applying to EY PAS and working within hr transformation, change management , org design, learning and transactions. Particularly targeting the staff , senior levels Please DM me for a referral.

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I’ve applied to all the B4/midsize/regional firms for tax staff/intern and was not even able to get a single interview. Graduated last year w/. 150 credits, 3.65 GPA, CPA in progress, under a year of relevant work experience/volunteer activity. Rehearsed my resume many times and wasn’t even given a chance. Is there is something wrong with me?

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Graduated Dec last year, started at EY in Jan, have been working for EY as a Front End dev on a staff aug project since I started and feeling very siloed. Will probably get Sr at the end of the next promo cycle Applying to software eng positions casually to get into industry with v few responses (probably due to lack of experience) Will promo to Sr + exp open more exit ops for me? I miss mentorship from my industry internships... people working on the same projects with similar expertise...

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2nd year staff in financial services tax compliance, currently looking elsewhere. Had an interview at a smaller public firm (less then 400 employees between 2 offices) for an advisory role doing a wide variety of roles/projects and much more actual accounting. My ultimate goal is to leave Tax but I’m hesitant to leave B4 before senior promo (this October). Any advice? Is it worth staying til senior if I want to leave tax altogether anyway?

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My firm failed to give raises last year. Firm fired some attorneys and replaced them. Fast forward, firm is interviewing people (this isnt public knowledge). Firm has hired someone but hasnt made any formal announcement. Firm is still interviewing another candidate. Firm doesnt have enough work for staff and attorneys currently; people are fighting for work. Should I be worried for my job? Also, is it wrong to be pissed that firm is hiring people when we are already fighting for work...

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My preferred company A sad they couldn’t staff me till early May so they can’t extend offer yet. I told the HR I’m also interviewing with B. But the B thing fell through. How do I communicate this with HR of A?

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2nd year audit staff here. If I want to exit audit to go into a Sr. Financial Analyst role or industry accounting role, should I start applying right after my senior promotion? I really don’t want to do a year of audit as a senior.

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Some recruiters are f**king clueless. I made it clear what my salary expectations are and then they try to push me into this staff accountant position paying 60k, which would be a 5k pay cut and I have 2 years exp about to be promoted to senior. Now she's giving me the runaround how I won't get a senior position in industry after I've told her I had interviews for senior positions already paying 85k+

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How do u feel about very short interviews? I had a 12 minute one - they were glued to their watches & didn’t even prep. Agree u should track time & sure maybe I wasn’t a great fit. But they were very complimentary, asking questions & said they’d scheduled 15 minute calls back to back. It’s also silly to ask with 11 seconds left if I’ve questions. If I don’t, I don’t seem engaged, if I do, there’s no time. It seems like a robust staff role might merit 20 minutes. Am I nuts?

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How do I explain a 3 year gap on my resume? Quit my job in 2018 for health problems. Was ready to return to work on Jan of 2020, then covid happened. Worked as Loan Officer for 1.5 years, then as consultant for 1.5 years on compliance and fintech projects (staff aug). I don't necessarily want to go back into finance, but it's all I know. I can't even get an interview in my field, so how am could I possibly transition to a new industry? What are my options? I'm 26 (if it matters)

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I recently started applying to jobs outside of PA and I’m hoping to get out in late March/April. Any tips on staying motivated? I don’t want my work to suffer but I’m having such a hard time staying focused and motivated. (For reference I’m a Staff 2 with 2 busy seasons and have pre-PA work experience... PA life ain’t for me 🙄)

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Anyone ever got a referral from a senior staff at a bigger consulting firm but not received an interview? Is it worth trying another route into an interview or should I just pack up and move onto the next opportunity?

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I have accepted a mid size company 6 months contract staff accountant role. However, I will have interviews with couple of large companies by the same week of my start date. My question is, if I’m lucky enough to get the offer, is it bad to leave the contract after a couple of months? I don’t see any legal restrictions.

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Anyone have experience interviewing with Grassi & Co.? I’m interviewing for an experienced tax staff position and am curious about the technicals they’ll ask...

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Hi interested if anyone has personal feedback/insight into "Baker Tilly (US)"? I have an opportunity lined up to interview with a Risk Advisory Partner for a lateral move (and faster promotion to Senior) and it seems their internal employee culture is good on paper. But I'm wanting to see if others have IRL experience with them? My main focuses that I'd like more info on are: Office/Team Culture, Client Management expectations, and Senior/Staff Support

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CDs what’s the longest your staff has gave an offer after a final interview? Also what’s a typical amount of time?

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Anyone have insight what it’s like to interview at a university as staff?

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Anyone have experience interviewing at a university for a staff role? What to expect? Virtual interview with the Manager, Director, and Recruiter. First round was a phone call with the Manager and she read out 5 typical interview questions.

I’m in the final interviews for a staff attorney position at a nonprofit in Massachusetts. What salary range should I be aiming for?

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Interviewing with Marc Jacobs this evening for a staff accountant position. Any tips or recommendations for the interview?

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Interviewing for staff attorney position at a State Supreme Court on Monday. I was told there will be a panel interview with 90 minutes allotted time. I already had to do a written test. What should I expect from the panel interview? What are the best questions to ask the panel?

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Hi! Does anyone have advice / resources for interviews as an investment analyst or chief of staff at a VC? Would really appreciate it!

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Might be a paranoid mom question - my 16 month old is starting daycare next week. So far, I’ve had virtual interviews/meet and greet sessions with the daycare staff. Today we went in for our in-person orientation and I noticed that my child is the only non-white kid in his class of 8. Not entirely shocking, but in my head (and having seen pictures in their catalog) I was hoping there would be a little more diversity. Should I be worried about my kid feeling left out because he looks different?

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I had the most charge hours of anyone in my office (over 250 consulting staff) for the 2020 calendar year. Is this something I can/should reflect on my resume that could look good in the interview process?

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I wanted to do consulting out of undergrad to get a chance to work on strategy projects. Failing to get any interviews, I got into federal thinking it would be interesting to try and solve problems for our gov’t. Now am stuck on soul-destroying, low-paying fed staff aug work. I need to make a change. What do you 🐠 suggest? Do I keep trying to get into strategy / MBB consulting, or should I attempt a pivot to something completely different? Still pretty early in career (~2 YoE).

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Interviewing for a chief of staff role at a startup that’s raised about $14M so far. What should I look for when assessing if this is a good opportunity? Would work directly with CEO and expecting cash compensation of 100K and 0.25% of equity. Is the equity % low? CEO hopes to sell at 100M, meaning the equity would be valued at 60K a year (4 yrs), but this seems optimistic to me. 2 YOE for reference.

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Hey all - I was wondering if any people who worked in MBB/any consulting firm who have successfully exited into a Growth/PM/Ops/Chief of Staff role at a Series A or beyond start up is willing to chat? Added bonus if you’re in the Climate/Health tech space!! I am now starting to prepare for these interviews & could use the help ☺️

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Hello Everyone, I just interviewed for a staff attorney posting a big law firm in Manhattan.Their current position was staff attorney. I'm not familiar with the term and I am looking for a little insight. Also, what does a staff attorney get paid? Thank you for all your help!

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