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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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Saala ye GC ka kalesh nahi hota toh kabka industry join kar leta. Sad life doing BD + kutton ki tarah kaam. 🤦‍♂️

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In the S&O practice and have not been staffed since mid March. Since then been doing 50-60 hrs a week on BD (I’m a Manager for reference). Utilization was around 100% back in March currently 70%. … more

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Am I missing any from the client services hierarchy? AA AE JAM AM SAM JAD AD SAD BD SBD CP ECP 13 steps to the top spot then?

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Anyone have the scoop on Microsoft BD manager roles? Is it a glorified sales role? have an interview coming up and not sure what to expect

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Pretty open-ended question but appreciate any insights. Which 1 year EU / NA MBA / masters program are: 1) value for their money / scholarships; 2) good recruiting opportunities in strategy / BD / rol… more

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Should I buy 1 BD condo in river north or 2-3 BD townhouse in Naperville. Budget 350k

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When you’re on the bench and already sent out requests to help with BD work....how late do you chill in bed? Be honest 👀

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Anyone who moved to the west coast from elsewhere (I'm currently in Chicago) find it an easier time working there career wise? I don't think the "bamboo ceiling" has held me down too… more

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Is everyone at an insurance BD still being charged rent? We aren’t allowed into the office and are still being charged rent each month.

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Hey everyone! I've been in agency technical recruitment for 2.5 years now - Toronto market. I am very interested in being more involved in BD - possibly be in a full cycle recruitment role. My c… more

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Considering a BD role at a China-focused biotech. Would this niche me into China-specific roles or could I transition to a US-focused BD role in a few years?

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If you're on the bench, do you have to go looking for BD opportunities? (network with people and try and work on some proposals)

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