This job market is insane right now.

Now, with all of these layoffs... employers have the upper hand, and it's super competitive to land the job.

I work full time as a senior manager (L7) at Amazon. I've passed one the hardest interview that Amazon has to be a part of the executive team.

I started coaching on the side and really fell in love with it. I've helped a ton of people land their dream job!

If you need a career coach or help with prepping for your next interview. DM me or comment!

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Had the partner in charge of the tax group I was previously in at a B4 firm email me encouraging me to apply for an opening with them (basically same role I was in before, but at a SM level).

The catch is, I was part of their COVID RIF layoffs in summer 2020, and don’t think I’ll forget that anytime soon. Do I just respond that I’m not interested, or do I politely make it clear I have zero interest in ever returning to the firm?

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Just got promoted to SM. I worked my ass off for this and am very proud. At the same time, my daily life is exactly the same - my role won’t change and I can’t celebrate because of COVID. Also, I feel guilty because I know so many people who have been laid off during this time. Any advice on how to enjoy this accomplishment and feel the excitement during this time?

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Was laid off by EY few weeks back, had 60 Days to find an employer and get them to apply H1B for me. Subtracting the h1b app time, roughly had 5 wks to land an offer in this economy. Landed a consulting offer and an offer from a small Bay Area Data firm for a TechCloud Product Manager (choosing this) I was able to exit consulting in 5 weeks, something I was trying for over 1.5 years. What worked? Going away from the FAANG mindset, look at sm/mid sized firms and being open!

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Just started as an analyst and I have no idea what I’m doing. Anxious all the time that I’m just a fraud. Only me and an SM on a project and I just worry I’m going to screw everything up and get fired.

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Anyone have any experience working at Capgemini? Looking to understand pros/cons, of the organization, career paths (SM and above), pay, etc. Recently laid off from a large Consulting Firm as a SM. Is Cap's SM level comparable?

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Hey friends, I was laid off (due to COVID) from Accenture a month ago as an analyst. I had a pretty good network of SM, MD and managers that I talked to frequently before. However once I was laid off, I got depressed and haven’t reached out to any of them. I feel horrible but I’m trying to push myself out of my depression and make some positive changes. My fear is that at this point, I’m just a number and that they don’t care. It’s causing me anxiety and I’m telling myself it’s too late now.

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Say you work at Accenture and are doing OK (haven't been laid off yet and have projects lined up). Also let's say that you have good skills in cloud infrastructure, which is plenty busy right now.

What would motivate you to accept a job offer at a tiny consulting firm (less than 300 people)?

Would a good raise and a promotion to Senior Manager be enough?

There are many risks involved with going to a tiny firm. What would it take for you make the jump and overcome concerns?

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Was put on PIP coz of last year's util%.
Currently having intermin above expectations in PIP. PIP POC says BPOC(SM I haven't worked with) fired on him for giving a good feedback and asked to set unrealistic expectations w/o - clarity in requirements, supporting docs(tho they have it) and feedback.
I have recorded the calls with PIP POC & coach telling that they can't go against BPOC and give a good feedback despite I meeting all the expectations.
Should I show the rcrding to MD/HR?

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Something’s been weighing on my mind. I messed up in a steering committee & tripped infront of the Sr. Client Stakeholders. I made a few other mistakes and was rolled off by my manager (SM) b/c I sucked and it was a higher burn engagement he needed a stronger BA. Now I find out he might’ve been laid off and I can’t help but to think it was my fault. We never really talked after this engagement but I feel like it’s my clumsiness that him fired and it makes me feel guilty and give a me anxiety.

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Laid off SM fish from Tech Strat..in open waters now..to get hunted.

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My recommender got laid off from the firm. What do I say for her description in the application portal? “Ex Senior Manager”? “Ex EY”??

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How much is too much reaching out? Some context: I’m on the bench and I spoke to my SM about my availability on a Monday. They say they will find me some work. But I don’t hear from him at all. When do I reach out and how often should I follow up until he actually gives me what I need. The layoffs here at Accenture has me stressing over WBS codes so much.

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How much is too much reaching out? Some context: I’m on the bench and I spoke to my SM about my availability on a Monday. They say they will find me some work. But I don’t hear from him at all. When do I reach out and how often should I follow up until he actually gives me what I need. The layoffs here at Accenture has me stressing over WBS codes so much.

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Fellow Fishes - I am seeking referral in Atlassian.. got laid off last week (SM, 15YOE) looking next gig actively. Thank You 🙏🏼

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I am 30 and just got promoted to Senior manager. I think I am doing well but I feel I am driven more by pessimism, imposter syndrome, and fear of getting fired as opposed to a positive mindset and the desire to thrive in my career. I feel like I am suffering from some sort of a mental issue but wanted to throw it out here and get some advice to deal with this from the fishbowl fam as opposed to going to therapy. Thanks in advance for your responses!

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Dallas tax layoffs - 9 in BTS (4 SM, 2 mgr, 3 staff). Int and SALT no layoffs yet but expecting EOW.

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Nobody has emailed me since last Thursday. Am I fired but just don’t know it? Escalation email asking for work to do to SM and Partner haven’t been responded to, nobody should be on PTO as far as the calendar says

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Is it appropriate to talk with your M and SM about your concern over layoffs? I want to talk to them about wanting to increase my workload and scope.

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Looking at a potential exit to Deloitte at Senior Manager level. Should I be concerned about the prospect of layoffs if we hit full on recession since I’ll be coming in new?

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SM here - if my work visa is not renewed, would I be eligible for severance?

Current non compete has 3 months of severance included

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Is up or out a real thing at DELOITTE? Is there like a general mark for each level for how long you can stay at that level before having to be promoted or laid off? More curious for the M and SM level

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Can a Senior Manager who otherwise has a good reputation, get fired for bullying? If not, will this person still make it to partner? There seems to be a lack of transparency in firms around this

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I just got laid off as an SC at Deloitte. I'm going to go work for a startup and when it gets acquired by Deloitte in 2 years I'll be a partner and fire the SM that got rid of me. Justice!

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If I go back to my previous big 4 firm from D will people think it’s because of the layoffs? My former SM reached out and said I’m welcome back anytime....

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Serious question: should I do anything in response to a SM trying his damnedest to get me fired without cause?

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When is the right time to leave a firm?
Firm isn't doing well with recent layoffs, leadership turnover, meh comp.

On the other hand I have excellent support and mentorship from M/SM I aligned........

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Current M at big 4. Oppty to move to a Director role(SM equiv) at a smaller firm with large layoffs 2 years ago but rebounding. 10% base bump, higher bonus target , more resp. Stay or go?

Found out a SM derailed my promotion this year. I'm on my way out to a better job & SM just got fired for being toxic. They want me to stay because of that. Should I reconsider? #profitsfirst

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I’m not waiting on the next season of Game of Thrones anymore! My project fills in for all that drama! 1 client stakeholder fired, 1 SM fired, 2 put on probation and they are taking about next phase🤣

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Came in to find out the pmo got fired just before holidays . The other manager tells me not to trust the senior manager , who actually was the one to staff me . Should I tell the senior manager ?

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It feels so good when your best friend is your senior manager and you build a case against a less senior manager then he is fired. Sucks but feels so good.

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Laid off today, would appreciate any advice for next steps for a senior manager

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Has anyone gotten laid off from one big4 and gone to another big4 and stayed there for several years to manager, senior manager position?

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My SM keeps joking about getting fired. Do you think that there is any validity to it?

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Heard about possible SM and MD layoffs today?

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Just heard that they may be a round of analyst layoffs in the west due to not enough projects and too many analysts being on the bench for too long. Source SM from the Midwest

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Five people in my group just got laid off-- 1 SM, 3 Ms, 1 C. Things are not looking good for me.

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Senior manager laid off without a reason-every manager and consultant loved her-a shock to everyone.

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Layoffs at MAL?

I’m hearing that around 15% were let go. Anyone have any info?

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My ey office was crushed with layoffs a few weeks ago.

Did anyone else get hit?

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Any layoffs in Chicago PwC? (Assurance) just heard one person got fired

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Why have there been so many layoffs at Deloitte this year?

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Went to HR to complain about horrible manager. Will I get fired or let go? I was just speaking up for myself.

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Hey everybody. Got laid off at D. BTA within strategy and analytics. Mostly LS/HC experience. Anybody can help out with a referral anywhere? Thank you!

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Edelman lays off 5% of staff domestically. 50% of data and analytics team laid off in NY. Clearly decision makers understand the industry and what’s valuable (intuition > data)

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Father was laid off a few months back and recently got a new job, he’s wondering if we can still file for unemployment for the months where he wasn’t working?

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Laid off after Thanksgiving. 54. Not done yet. Plenty to offer. In Detroit but ready and able to move anywhere. AD/CD. Hangin in there. How bout you?

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Anyone have a sense of why Deloitte got hit so hard by layoffs? I’ve heard four potential reasons:
1. Client mix / type of work
2. Leverage
3. Over hired in anticipation of growth
4. Partners didn’t want to take a haircut

Just curious! From an external perspective, seems like they cut way more than the other firms.

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Anyone else having a hard time finding jobs? Just got laid off and am having a hard time finding a new gig..

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Any of the big 4/5 announce layoffs yet?

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PSA 4 anyone looking at media agencies-stay far away from PHD (and Omnicom Media Group in general). As far as I can tell they are 1 of the only companies going from “we encourage you to come in 1x a week” to suddenly “its now mandated that everyone come in 3x week” - Senior leadership has done nothing to address many employees concerns of public safety, Covid, & mental health. Sounds like it’s “we’re paying rent here so let’s make sure we’re using it”. On top of that layoffs seem to be looming

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What’s the difference between exiting at C vs M (or SC)? I’m interviewing for a Product Manager role that would net at least a 20% salary increase. At the same time, I’m having second thoughts about leaving consulting given the current trend of layoffs.

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Hi, I had been laid off several weeks ago and because of eagerness to find a new job, I had sent out several apps to companies with positions I qualified for. However, I was screened out immediately due to my resume.

Because of this, I had revamped my resume to better showcase my qualifications after having colleagues review and provide feedback.

I wanted to see if it would be worth trying to apply to the same positions with a different email? Thank you for any advice!

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People realize the recession is only just starting right? So far we have only had a few rate rises, with many more to come. Stocks are down a little, but only just barely into bear territory. Major companies will be reporting large losses soon, but that hasn't happened yet, and the market will react to that.

No major companies have begun large layoffs yet, either, so far we are only seeing a few minor hiring freezes. And of course we haven't seen bankruptcies yet, but they are surely coming.

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Pretty sure co-worker is having his exit interview right now. Was talking about getting fired last week but first meeting with mgr signaled no firing. He looked super sad going in... 😕

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I heard there were massive layoffs at 72 and Sunny... anyone know why?!

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Been in consulting for 10 years and I wake up every day thinking I’ve had enough. But rising living costs make it so hard to quit this rat race. Anyone feel the same?

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Just got asked to write the brief for a video I'm producing 😂🤦‍♀️😭

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How much are customer service advocates making?

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What's the ideal ratio of Product Marketer : Product Manager? I know this isn't always a cookie-cutter answer depending on the product, but I'm curious to hear your thoughts.

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What type of skills are useful when leaving PA forensic jobs? Finding it difficult to build out skills in any one area. Where do people typically go after PA forensics?

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