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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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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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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Dad got laid off. Drinking got worse. Attempted assault on sis and mom. Had to put up in hotel. No clue on next steps (legal and personal). Project is complete shit show and SM is not getting it. Idk man...

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When the SM is dropping terms like “job security” every other sentence when pitching my extension on this project

(Yes I’m grateful to even be staffed. Yes I know I can be laid off. This is a joke)

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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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From reading this app. I realize we have it really well at EY. Deloitte doing major layoffs, KMPG has to come in at the crack of dawn, PwC well the hours..

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My company just had 15% layoffs. Should I be worried for my job? I wasn’t in the first group but worried about the second. I was going to ask for a raise next month but might not be the best?

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Anyone else hear that post-CRT partners will get fired this year in commercial advisory? How the hell does a partner get fired....

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Thoughts on changing jobs heading into a recession? An interesting opportunity has come up (more senior, better pay, good team) but layoff fears (last in first out) is coloring my decision making.

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Been told a promo to M is on hold because "not leading complex enough work"

Meanwhile, before I became the Lead, 2 Senior Managers got fired off the engagement for the exact same role. My tenure in this position is 4x what their tenure was while it lasted, and we've grown in size. LOL

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Can they disburse excess PTO for those who get fired on 11/16 to the rest of us??

It’s just in time for thanksgiving AND Christmas, too?!

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Hi everyone, really sorry to hear about the recent layoffs. I would be happy to refer to KPMG—please DM me if you’re interested.

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Anyone here familiar with the hiring process of KPMG consulting in Van? Had a partner interview on Nov 21, thought the feedback was positive but haven't heard back yet (no rejection/offer). Is it something normal or the interview just didn't go as well as I thought?

It's an experienced hire for an SC role. I saw the posting is still open atm, and my guess is that the recruiting team is comparing candidates since competition is higher due to recent layoffs.

Thanks in advance!

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I thought the great resignation would pause layoffs, but just saw two BBDO posts on LinkedIn…

Any other agencies going through layoffs this early in the year?

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Hey guys,
Need an opinion. How do you think pwc ac banglore will be affected in case recession news comes true?
I heard that the work is majorly from US and that too kind of residual work. So, I thought if recession hits US then primary impact will be on AC centers.
Please provide genuine thoughts. Also was there any layoffs during covid?

Scope of question- Consulting

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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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I was laid off from Deloitte in the 18th. I have an interview with Amazon for a Senior Program Managers Non Technical position with Amazon hiring manager on Monday. Any advice would be much appreciated. I would love to get into Amazon. I hear their interview process is brutal.

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Anyone know Deloitte core business group in Deloitte consulting LLP?

Salary range, business outlook of this group amid layoffs and green card initiation timeline?

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What’s the longest you or someone you know of has been unstaffed? Did they eventually get staffed, get fired, or leave on their own?

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Can a lawyer actually help get a better severance package?

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Analyst got laid off from Accenture due to COVID, asked to reapply to a specific role that got cancelled due to COVID leaving me with a 4 month gap. Unemployed now and looking to make ends meet. Penn State 2017 grad in biz/IO psych, graduated after psych program at Yale to working in healthcare tech/IO/fin tech brand strategy, worked in client facing Wall St based investment management and Accenture working directly w leads on RFP/SOW scope/resource mngmt/financials. Grateful for any help/advice

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WFH/Layoff/Security
Hi,
CCTC including all benefits is 16.57 with 8.3 YOE, primarily focused on Manual Testing.
Is it worth looking for another opportunity?
I am afraid after seeing layoffs news of EPAM, Publicis Sapient & most of the other companies calling employees in the office.
I love my WFH in PwC India & base location of Kolkata. & the best thing is stability in PwC India, they never lay off!!

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Laid off. Applying to jobs. Besides networking, what are the top job search platforms/websites? There’s LinkedIn, indeed, monster and Glassdoor. Anything else I’m missing or which is the “best”?

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DDB Chicago is hiring a CD/Copy:
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1802167864
Seems tone deaf to post this the day after massive layoffs, but I’m sure they have a reason. Recruiter info: taylor.styduhar@ddb.com
312-552-6254

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Hi Thoughtworks,

I have been hearing lots of positive reviews from many ppl since few years.

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Hi everyone!
The startup I’m with is growing fast and we are hiring Tech recruiters with at least 5yrs of experience:

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I’m with them now for 3 months and I never felt as psychologically safe as I feel now — our Head of Talent is incredible, so as our leadership team as a whole. We have a true collaborative culture, and I am learning a lot with them. If you have any questions, feel free to DM or email me at laura@laskie.com :)

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