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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.

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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 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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I hate the post-interview gloom after it feels like you blew it. Was a highly technical interview and the interviewers were quite impersonal so that has added to the feeling of failure. I know I’m capable of doing the job and growing but no one wants to take that chance. Feels like consulting all over again where as an analyst, they say you’re able to learn but then only staff those with like 90-100% prior experience vs. someone who has only 50-75% but is highly capable. It sucks ass.

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We’ve had 3 staff quit our team of 10. Now the principal is having interviews with the whole team to figure out why people are leaving. Any pros to being honest and letting him know one of our managers is toxic/ slightly abusive and nobody wants to work for her

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Hey all! Currently working in your typical insurance defense firm 1.5 years into practice making $70K with a 2160 billable. I have been interviewing to leave since last year to go into a law firm doing more substantial work. However,I just recieved an offer from a co-def I work with on a case to go Legal Counsel/Staff Counsel for Amtrust Financial making $105K base, no billable and office is 5 minutes from my apartment overlooking NYC. Concern: managing own files which I don’t do now. Thoughts?

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What else should I be doing as a Tax Staff 1 to eventually transfer into an M&A/advisory service line? I got lucky my first year and was placed on a brutally difficult PE client that had tons of M&A activity. Great reviews. I am studying for the GMAT now and going to be applying to B-School in 3 yrs. So I’d like to be in the line of work before I apply..

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Imagine being on the Enron audit and rolling home after shredding the audit file/support. That would be an interesting interview to find staff/seniors/managers who were involved.

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In a process of interviewing for a technical accounting manager job. Hiring manager told me that the position won’t have staff oversight responsibilities. So I feel this is a glorified senior accountant job under a manager title. The raise is decent 20%. Growth opportunity seems to be ok, 2 SM above me, one manager who has more experience, and 2 accountants that the SM oversees. It is technical accounting, so probably doing special projects etc. Should I take the offer?

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If you're freelancing or on staff at a Chicago agency/client, how did you get the interview? How'd you get hired? Did you know someone who got you in? Did your cold email/Linkedin request get you in?

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Have a second round interview with a Midwest bank (public but small) for an M&A analyst role. LCOL city. $65-70k comp with a 10-20% bonus. Currently a Big4 consultant staff 2 (1 YOE) making $58k. Is this an exit worth pursuing?

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Thoughts: don’t pursue consensus driven interview processes (all 9 people have to agree you get an offer) but pursue chief of staff opportunities where there is just 1-2 decision makers. More likely to convert. Then use that pivot in the organization.

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Staff within the company I am interviewing me for gave me an inside scoop of the hiring process. Says I am there number one pick but they are still conducting interviews ? It’s been 1 week since I had my last interview. Does this sound promising to you all? I need to get out of public ASAP for my mental health

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Are referrals from junior people impactful at MBB in terms of securing an interview? I have personal connections to younger staff (went to school with them/close friend) but I didn’t know if I needed to reach out to others who are higher up (who I don’t know personally) to secure a referral that will move the needle in terms of getting an interview.

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How much does being a manager matter when applying to a manager role? I have same years of experience and technical skills for the position. It didn’t saying anything about having staff assigned or years of management experience.

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Tips on interviewing with a client? This large client wants to interview staff before giving the green light. Treat it as a normal interview or should I expect something different?

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trying to switch lines of service to an unrelated group but my transfer keeps getting delayed. Going to apply to another firm in the service line I'm trying to go to... Only thing thing is, it's a senior role and I'm a staff 2. Would it be worth applying and seeing if I can come in as a staff?

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Is it possible to frame staff aug experience in an interview to sell myself for a consulting strategy role? Or at least something less mundane...

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Found out recently that I am not receiving an offer following final round interview at Big4. Recruiter I’ve been in contact with has been a great help and told me afterwards that they’d be more than happy to pass my resume over to other team leads looking to staff. Is this a common occurrence or was it a kind, courtesy send-off to our time working through the hiring process together?

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Has anyone started using the CPT code 99072? It’s explanation was to “help practices offsite the cost of cleaning supplies, PPE, screenings, additional staff hours, etc associated with the covid-19 pandemic. The code is intended to deflect these additional covid-19 costs to the payers.” I’m on OP ortho PT, we are applying this code to every visit for every patient. We were told it’s $25. We were also told that the patients were not notified of this additional charge. Thoughts?

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Found out recently that I am not receiving an offer following final round interview at Big4. Recruiter I’ve been in contact with has been a great help and told me afterwards that they’d be more than happy to pass my resume over to other team leads looking to staff. Is this a common occurrence or was it a kind, common courtesy send-off to our time working through the hiring process together?

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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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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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Just went through my final round interviews for a staff accountant role. I should hear back by tomorrow or Friday but I hate waiting the most! I will be watching my email and phone like a hawk!

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Currently working as a Senior Associate in Corporate Finance for a publishing company. Interviewing for start-ups to join the FP&A team leveraging my current FP&A skills. Made it to final rounds of two well known NYC start up companies. A senior leader (chief revenue officer) of one of our business units has pitched a Chief of Staff role for me where I would help him run the business, manage his direct reports and perform strategic analysis. A little torn...Thoughts?

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Staff 2, Just got over 40% increase in salary and a signing bonus to industry . Shoutout to everyone in this bowl for the interview and resume help. Love you all!

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For those in tax, how many of your interviews involved technical questions? I’m a staff interviewing for an industry role and the interviewer had 10 tax technical questions that she wanted to me to answer - journal entries, depreciation calculation, etc.

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If HR asks you to help with interviewing for new staff on your toxic team (that you're actively trying to leave), how would you covertly warn the interviewee to avoid your company?

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I am currently an HR Generalist who has come into a non-profit to build their HR processes. We have around 30 staff members. I was having a discussion with leadership and they said they’d like to move away from the formal interview process and into more of a "conversation/informal" interview. I have concerns about informal interviews and lack of scoring, etc. Anyone else approach this?

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Interviewing with a company and agreed upon a salary with the recruiter. Now the recruiter is saying the company will agree upon the salary, but pay me reduced for a set-agreed time, which would likely bring me under 100k. This company also recently cut 20% of its staff. Any advice to navigate through this? It’s an employer market and they are spoiled for choice.

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Advice for handling someone trying to staff you as their paternity leave replacement while you’re interviewing for other jobs?

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Hey everyone! I got a interview tomorrow for staff accountant role. What’s good questions to ask the director? Thanks in advance!

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Hi. I’m currently thinking of applying to Ms Data Science at Harvard University (https://www.seas.harvard.edu/applied-computation/graduate-programs/masters-data-science). 1YOE, Strong T2, Canada 1st University, 3.5 GPA Electrical Engineering, 5 months internship in Food-tech startup (No GRE as it is not considered in the application). Do I stand a chance?

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Thoughts on interviewing at firms you’re not really interested in joining in an effort to practice for another interview?

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Any success stories of early (~1ish year) MBB exit. Can’t take this anymore without significantly impacting my health but feel like a failure otherwise.

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