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I feel stuck. I’m an Asian male, and have been in the consulting industry for 9 years now, with 6 of those years as a Manager (2 at a smaller, niche firm; 4 at tier 2 MNCs). It felt great at first, to… more

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For those of you who pay for cleaning services - how much do you pay? Trying to get an idea for what’s a good price for a 2 BD 2 BA 1100 sqft apartment. Currently quoted $300 for twice per month.

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How do you deal with an SO also in consulting that works so much because she/he is a constant overachiever? My wife is the type to lead multiple ERGs, coordinate volunteering events, jump in and do ex… more

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I graduated college 2 years ago and started working on RIA in FL as a Research Analyst. During this period I got my series 65 and brought to the company two clients (total assets of $3M). This being s… more

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Firm: "Please increase your utilization" Me: *takes on 3 new projects* Also Firm: "Why don't you have time for BD initiatives?"

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If I have a good year, I’ll may make SM next perf year in 2022. But… I’m starting to really consider exit options. Primarily at Amazon. I feel like I’m in a good spot here, but I am generally over the… more

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7 YOE. Exited to Customer Strategy & Partnerships role for 210-230 TC at Fortune 500. TC exiting consulting was ~200, thoughts? I get experience in new area I am interested in, less PMO work, bett… more

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Anyone here connected to the BD team at Ding Tai Feng? I’d love to know when DTF is expanding to Midwest. I’ll be honest, I’m a soup dumpling and pork chop snob.

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We are looking for product designers at Y Media Labs. Silicon Valley based digital product agency. We work with clients like Yeti, Paypal, State Farm, Thrive Market, Apple. Awesome company, great pay… more

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What are the most common exit ops from TAS/FDD? I’ve read a lot about IB, PE, BD, MBA, FP&A. But curious what you’ve seen the most frequently.

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Life sciences consulting at boutique vs. biotech ER at a BB? Interested in eventually exiting to BD roles in industry

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Has your GC ever lectured/criticized you about how to talk to business development? Had BD ask me if we can accept a vendor contract “as is” after I spent a bunch of time making edits on a Friday even… more

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Why am I constantly being pulled in for internal initiatives, BD efforts, and new projects when I have made it abundantly clear that I can't take on any more tasks? Is the work culture toxic, am I… more

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Venting: For the second time in the same week, I’ve been in meetings as two separate client personnel have been acknowledged and taken credit for work I built for them - knowing I’m in the call. One o… more

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BD tips during covid? How do you bring in business as a junior associate?

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Back in the market looking for 1 BD luxury apartment. Any leads? budget is 2.5k (hopefully there are great deals still)

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Say you’re 100% staffed on a project or BD work and you finish your tasks in half a day, you ask for more work but supervisors say there’s nothing left to do bc we’re waiting for other things before c… more

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I received 2 offers: one from Guidehouse as a SC and one from ClearView as SA. My end goal is to work in commercial, BD or operations within a big pharma/biotech company. Which offer should I take?… more

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I am officially titled as the BD teacher but some of my students also cross over into other areas. I have one student who is self contained purely for behavioral need, not academic. He’s currently inj… more

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How important is it that I reach out to do BD and extra work while I’m on the bench?

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Interviewing for a business development role at a middle market PE firm. Long term I’m hoping to be on the deals/investment side of PE. Is BD a bad move? I see this as my best chance at getting my foo… more

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