As a young consultant only 2 or so years into my career, who has lost a ton of money in the stock market (for me) and has had a few friends get laid off...can someone tell me everything is going to be

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Hey guys. Was laid off as a generalist consultant last month. My eventual goal is to get into data analytics and data science. At this point I’m really good with excel and have some working knowledge in both SQL and tableau. I feel kinda lost still, what should I be learning specifically? I’d love to chat and learn about what you guys do and a bit of mentoring (if you’re up for it). Thanks in advance!

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My father was a traveling consultant for 25 years. Barely know him. He was laid off 5 years ago. Alcoholism, depression, the works. Terrified to follow in his footsteps. Needed to vent.

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Just got laid off, what would one year as a Senior Consultant in Strategy, an MBA at a top 15 school, and 6 years prior work experience get me? Any potential to get a strategy/BD position at FAANG?

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If you are a management consultant with no hard skills or focus area, what skills would you invest in now (during quarantine) to prep for layoffs or exit opps — in the COVID / post COVID economy?

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Is it ethical to layoff a consultant by using the counsel to leave mechanism over the standard redundancy process? Theres less notice period and no compensation for such a case. Furthermore the consultant was previously good standing or at least average. Do we have any legislation to protect us against such actions?

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Offered role with client for same amount of money but one level higher. Trying to figure out if Worth taking it. It’s my dream role but the pay is the same ( consultant to manager role). Reasons to leave D, work life balance, layoffs scare me, current client has good culture/ work to life balance is 9-5. Is it common to get offers from clients? If so maybe I can wait and get better offer.

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If a consultant company believes they will go back to pre-covid level after certain period, can they furlough consultants instead of layoffs? What are the rules of furlough? Can they furlough just the ones that are on the beach?

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Anyone hiring in Houston? About to get laid off from technology sr consultant role. Willing to travel as much as necessary (when possible)

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Hey guys. I’m a Healthcare Consultant that just got laid off. Anyone willing to provide a reference?

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Hi! Healthcare consultant here recently laid off and looking for new opportunities. Background in implementation/strategy with a MHM. Chicago based but willing to relocate to north east. Pleas help 😊

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My husband and I both had COVID-19 in late March, and I was working around the clock on layoffs and constantly prioritizing my work over my family.I finally hit a wall, listened to the voice inside, and left my HR leadership role to become an independent consultant. I am consulting with companies to help them bridge the enormous gaps between employee needs and current employer actions. My first order of business was running the first large-scale study focusing exclusively on COVID-19's impacts on working mothers. I would love to hear what your organizations are grappling with the massive undertaking of redefining your company culture and employee.

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Recently laid off, and struggling to land interviews. Anyone have tips or tricks on how to get an independent consultant role?

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Just got fired.. any opportunities out there in North America. Strategy consultant, manager level ; experience in consumer markets: I heard technology sector is hiring. Open to relocation

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Can I get fired because of disability? Unable to do the commute anymore and its making my disability worse. I understand as a consultant we are supposed to go to diff cities. But could I be fired now?

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New & young consultant here. Feeling so inadequate on my project, have received positive feedback so far ... imposter syndrome and fear of being fired. Any advice?

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Got laid off today. Nothing to do with my performance, mainly about hard to deal with those old timers. Company is being ridiculous. I was a health care consultant, any advice? Thanks in advance.

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I am an independent sap security consultant and was fired on Friday. The reason given to the vendor was I did work that had to be redone. That’s not true, should I do anything to get my 2 weeks pay ?

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First year consultant - got a 4 What are some of the things I can do to not get fired during mid year review?

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lol I am gonna get fired for being called a Consultant 😂

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I’m being let go. It came as a surprise because my time with the company I’ve gotten positive feedback. A couple of weeks ago my boss told me that I was being put on a 30 day performance review plan. The last 2 weeks I’ve gotten positive feedback about improvement but on Thursday my boss decided to cut the review plan short and give me an end date. Since I’ve been there <1 year I’m getting 2 weeks severance. Is there room for severance negotiation? A friend in HR (not ad) told me I should ask.

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Shots fired. Your move Deloitte.

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Just curious, has anyone ever been laid off right before they were about to give their 2 week notice for leaving to another job?

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Just got back from 2 week long PTO and the only emails in my inbox are the mass corporate ones... Did I get fired without knowing it? Lol

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I accepted an offer for a reputed firm and realized there is no mention of severance in the offer letter in the event they decide to end the employment. It is normal for firms to not offer severance?

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