25 y/o female, only 3.5 years into consulting and can’t see myself doing this forever, rising the ranks and making partner. I feel like a failure/loser for wanting to stoop beneath my potential and exit the rat race at such a young age. Already looking to pivot, but no idea where to go. I’m in change/transformation/strategy so no technical skills. I enjoy helping people be their best (coaching / program management / talent optimization type work). Sad that my only skills are soft skills. Ideas?
I’m taking a new position and feel sad about leaving my current company, as it was my first job out of college. I’ve never resigned before, any advice or tips? Thank you!
I find Hamilton so inspiring.... the story of what they fight for, perseverance, etc etc. today. I was watching it... and then got kind of depressed because it’s all men doing exciting shit and then the women are just these people on the sideline having affairs with them or “loving” them but they have no real role. I know it’s a historic reflection (women’s roles in those times) but it makes me sad
Anyone exit to a non IT compliance role? (No IA,grc, cyber) If so please elaborate on what kind of role it is and how did you get it. Trying to leave this sad career.
I’m an experienced hire SC and a PPMD just staffed me on a staff aug role that I don’t want to do instead of staffing me on one that used my unique skill set. Feeling super sad going into another staff aug for 1+ yr not doing what I want to when I have 5+ YOE. Any words of encouragement? I just joined the firm...
I dream of one, bright sunny day Upon the bench, unassigned I lay They have a role, “are you free?” they say Not that client, my tone so sad The next 6 months, will be so bad
Been an art director for 12 months but grown in my role significantly & my boss told me my next promo was “political”. I’m managing well over 1.5M a year, 9 brands. Functioning with little to no oversight on a day-to-day basis, w/ only strategy checkins with my CD. 100% client facing. I’m managing 1 direct report and from 2-8 copy and art freelancers at any time. I feel like all my stretch goals are ACD focused. Yet still need SAD before ACD. Does this sound like an art director? Pharma agency.
My husband and I planned to relocate a couple months ago. I got hit by the covid hiring freeze but he didn’t. He moved for his new role & I planned to stay in my job here until hiring picked up. Now there seems to be a “second wave” and I’m getting nervous. I’m hundreds of miles away from my entire family, a second round of quarantine (in my city) seems likely, and I’m stuck in a job I was anxious to leave a year ago. I’m so sad, lonely and depressed. I think I need to just quit. Any recs?
How many years does an art director need to be considered for a senior art director role or ACD role? And how much should they ask for in NYC? Also should they accept a lower pay during covid?
How do you stay true to your honorable self in the midst of 98% male organization, and worse, one of less than 10% diversity? The sad fact is you cannot, and your role/contribution is viewed as a matter of capacity ...in other words can they afford to have smart women on board? I just survived this nightmare at Cognizant and glad to be out. Think twice before taking on projects or full time roles with organizations that are behind by 50 yrs with equality for women.
Does anyone have a positive career or work history in Internal Audit? There’s such a negative view of it and as someone that’s just spent their first year on an IA team after being a public accounting high performing S1, I definitely get why people view it as a place where careers go to die. But are there any exit opportunities or skill development opportunities you’ve developed, taken or heard of that might provide insights that I’m overlooking? Sincerely, “Sad I thought with my wallet.”
After 3 months of applying I some how got an interview with a well known growing tech start up! Interviewed and got an offer this week. Unfortunately the offer is lower than my current comp with 1 yoe but it gets me out of tech consulting/compliance and into a pretty interesting product facing role! A bit sad about a lower comp but also pretty pumped about pivoting career paths so early and getting to work in product! Hope this “success” helps motivate some of y’all who might feel down!
I was sad to hear about layoffs at W+K. If you were part of this and want another job in PDX, we’re hiring (although, technically, you can live anywhere now and WFH).
Anyone in IT audit exit to a non IT compliance role (No IA, grc, cyber). If so what job is it and how did you obtain it? Trying to leave this very sad career
6 momths pregnant and I can see my competitors are taking over my work and my role is slipping off my hands. I'm feeling bad but I'm unable to cope up. I have been top performer always. I'm sad.
Looking for Senior Art Director / ACD role or partners in NY, LA or SF. DM me for my book. If you have any leads or can help me to forward to your recruiter I’ll buy you a drink or coffee. 🙏
Am a CPA but sad to say I dislike accounting/not my strength. Looking to jump out of PA but can’t see myself in any Acc related position such as Acc Manager. Any ideas on what other jobs I can go for?
Till date, any kind of feedback makes me sad. That am not good enough or doing enough. This profession has made me insecure. Was already having a terrible day. Pmo role is more about printing..
Received offer for local boutique firm. New role would be minimal travel, level increase to manager, salary increase of 20k but no bonus. Excited at opp to help grow firm, but will be sad to leave D.
Hello! I am interviewing for an AAD role. Group interview with a GCD, a few ACD, & a few SAD. I have only worked as an in-house designer. Advice on what are some good questions to ask. Thank you!
Recently made the jump from SAD to ACD. At my last agency I was sorta playing the role of managing others, but now that it’s official there is a whole bunch of new things to learn and take on. Advice?
I was given a verbal offer and then the media agency lost an account before I could sign an offer letter. Now there is a temporary hiring freeze. Is there any hope? I’m really sad about this.
Do you guys put BIWS on your resume? Or just list financial modeling as a skill? Asking as someone in a research role
Best methods of hiring an assistant? Need help with Account opening & updates, processing distributions, scheduling and updating financial plans.
Sr. Digital media analyst with knowledge of tools such as crimson hexagon, socialbakers, google adwords and analytics and managing paid ads looking for full time role in nyc. (4 years experience)
Looking to make more money outside my consulting position. What are some good side hustles that aren’t too complex off the start? Let me hear your own side hustles to create other streams of income!
I’ve been a PM for about 4-5 years now and have been taking on additional complex strategic projects, my project oversight has increased in volume, and I’ve been proactive in process/ops recos and taking on those initiatives when I can. I feel like I’m on the way for a Senior PM role and would like to begin to initiate the conversation and start building the path with my boss. PM Leaders (Directors, Program Managers, etc.) - what are some of the things you expect out of your Senior PM?
For entry level people. Do you feel like you are learning and getting professional experience? What is your role in your company?
What is the best way to get into a functional role when most of your experience is technical? I’ve done tons of functional trainings and talked to several partners and my managers but can’t seem to
I’m looking at a financial analyst role with a healthcare company that involves modeling and diligence work in their M&A process, as the are looking to grow. Along with working on month end financial closing for the company. Would this be good enough experience to work my way into a transaction advisory practice down the road?
Anyone from A&M willing to refer me. Will be great to also have a conversation. They are hiring for a M&A role I am interested in. TIA PS: I also posted in the M&A bowl.
Anyone in LA in search of an Account Director or similar client side role? Auto, FinTech, Retail experience.
Tax exit opps - what would you target as a good exit once you hit manager in public? What about at senior manager?
Manager / Partner are supporting my step up role on current project but SA (newly promoted) has started assigning me all their tactical work on a workstream I don’t own/am not responsible for. I want to help and be a team player but this is also not really helping my career goals —- Is there any way for me to tell them to do their own stuff or do I need to keep doing their dirty work until I get promoted ? Long term project so team is unlikely to change for 5-6months
Offered a Sr manager position with a retail company & want to negotiate: Base pay (+~10k) Equity (none included right now, hoping for +$30k) Green card app in 6months Would I be asking for too much?
Does anyone have a beat on how the SF market is looking right now/within the next month or two? I’m looking to step into an ACD role. 10 years experience, produced work across all channels on cont’d..
Transferring to TAS internally as Manager Anyone have experience negotiating salary? I will have a competing offer from industry this week/next but don’t really want to leverage it. 200K for industry.
My cousin is completing PhD studies in psychology and is asking for folks to respond to her COVID survey please!!!! (In comments and thank you)
Care to share: Creative Director salaries in Seattle? Maybe indicate M or F to find out if the market as fair as it says it is?
How is the threat of Covid-19 any different now compared to mid March ? Do we have a cure ? No, vaccine ? No? Any clue of how many infected ? No. How many have had it ? No - what will be different ?
Planner here. Created a big idea brief where everyone had their say. One strategist grabbed the brief and reworded it on a presentation. The idea is still there/intact, but reworded. Is that normal?
They should be prosecuting the van manufacturer for not having more safety features like automatic braking and the dealer or person who sold this idiot the van.
What are PE hours in MF and MM? Answers have been all over the board but I can’t gauge actual lifestyle from convos so far. Any insights from current associates / VPs?
I have been tasked to organize a self defense class for approx 100 women at a conference in Chicago. What kind of self defense classes would be fun? Are there any places in Chicago you wld recommend?
Anyone have success with cutting sugar out of their diet. I’ve always had a sweet tooth even since I was little. I don’t binge eat and usually don’t keep any snacks in my house but I usually have something small like a few cookies or ice cream every other day. I don’t eat chips, candy, etc...a lot of the typical junk that you would think of but I do need something sweet atleast once a day. I’m 26-F for reference.
Trying to make a move to PE after 1 year in consulting out of undergrad (where I majored in finance). Any advice?
Selling an IKEA closet (three doors with mirror) for $100. Price at IKEA is $200 + tax + delivery fee. Pick up on the UES - bought it last year and barely used it.
Hey everyone, I have a few questions regarding RIA fees. Would 3% aum be considered excessive or unethical? (assuming there is disclosure) The returns might justify the fees. Thanks!