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I am struggling with the fact that I have 13 years of HR experience in one capacity or another, along with a bachelors degree and my PHR designation yet companies say “I’m not qualified or they ghost me when I apply for HR openings. I am experienced in all aspects of HR. How are people with little to no experience coming right out of college obtaining higher level roles than I have currently? It makes my passion for the field just go away.

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Hello! Lucky to be on here. I’m considering going into real estate recruitment. Any suggestions?

How long, on average, did it take you to study before you could pass the PHR/SPHR exam? Did you think it was worth it?

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This might be a dumb question, but can an arbitration be seated in New York but apply the law of Switzerland?

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About to turn down a job offer that would nearly double my salary after speaking to several former associates of the firm and hearing some not so great things. The word “sweatshop” was used multiple times yet I am still having a hard time wrapping my head around it. This is truly “you can’t pay me enough to be part of that” in action. I am betting that I can get the same money at a place with a better culture - hopefully I am right!

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As a company we are looking at going digital with our employee personnel and medical files etc. What are some of the ways you have done that? Any advice/recommended process?

Are you folks happy with your decision to make a career in sales? I’m young working in tech sales, but also have my bachelors in psychology, and could see my self happily going for my masters maybe even PHD and being a counselor.

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How much heads up to you give a firm for a semi emgrecy medical procedure? I had a gallbladder attack and my doctor wants to remove it. It's not quite emgrecy surgery but not something they want to wait too long. My firm knows I was sick a day this week. How much heads up should I give them that I will be having surgery and might be out for a few days?

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Need to define diverse talent metrics to create a scorecard. Challenge is that the available data is based on opting in/out of self identification, that data point can change dramatically YOY. Any recommendations on metrics and scorecard?

What is it like to work as a real estate lawyer? I’ve done 4 years of plaintiffs personal injury, I’d like to try something new. Don’t want billable hours. Any thoughts? (Also other types of law suggestions are welcome)

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What's the harshest thing your Buyer has ever said to you? Ex: Buyer emailed my colleague "instead of sharing photos of our empty shelves why don't you spend your time getting us more product"

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Does anyone have any recommendations for a one-stop-shop learning management system, payroll and benefits platform and applicant tracking system? If not, can anyone propose two cost-efficient platforms that integrate well with one another? Company size: 250-500 employees

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Now that networking events are virtual and limited opportunity for face to face meetings - how are new leads being generated besides website traffic. How do you "network" at virtual meetings and presentations?

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How much nonbillable time is too much? I’m a second associate at a midsized firm and I have 30-50 non billable hours each month. An associate at another firm told me this was really high. Thoughts?

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Is this normal? At an AMLaw 100 and it seems like the staff rule the office. Legal assistants and paralegals push back often and negotiate the “ask” of a task. When I started I advocated for what I needed quite a bit. Well almost 3 years later and I feel like they’ve won: I’ve stopped advocating but I’m exhausted. I really feel like I can’t practice like this and feel like this alone warrants a search for a different firm. Am I being irrational in leaving for this reason? Ugh

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California 🐟, any news about any of the "big" midsize firms (e.g. Manatt, MSK) giving raises?

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Would you let the head of your practice group know if you originated business for another group?

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So other than money (which is obviously very important) what’s the incentive to make partner? Is it crazy that I just want to do my work and go home to my amazing family without the added pressure of running a business and managing others? I’m only a third year (in a new practice area) so maybe the thought of being competent enough to ever be a partner just seems unrealistic. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Any advice on a partner that is plain mean (cold, curt, & non responsive)? I’m told she likes me—hate to see how she treats associates she dislikes—but still have trouble not taking it personally.

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2nd year associate here. Has anyone made a jump from a boutique firm to big law? I found out that I’m a front runner for a gig with an Amlaw 100. I never thought I’d have this chance having graduated from an unranked law school and still being so junior. Even though the firm asked if I’d be willing to start as a 1st year given my lack of litigation experience, it’s still a monumental upgrade/ jump. I’m nervous about the culture shock and whether I’ll cut it. Could really use some advice!

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The 100% WFH crowd is getting a bit unreal. I’m all for flexibility and a hybrid model, but think that 100% WFH is unrealistic. People deserve a choice. Also, assuming that anyone who actually likes working in the office and seeing their work colleagues in person is part of some nefarious capitalist plot to prop up landlords is BS… just say the truth.. You’re socially awkward and/or an anti-social 🤷🏽‍♂️

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Almost a year into current job. Tons of long hours and menial work but starting to do some really cool stuff now. In-house agency reached out and the lower end of their budget is nearly 2x my salary..

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What companies have banned the client travel?

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Anyone interested in case interview prep? I am about to leave Bain and have some time before my next gig so can officially do case interviews with people looking to break into MBB. PM me if interested!

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What are the tiers of tech exits? Based on prestige, pay, wlb, etc. I know this will vary according to person/position so curious on general thoughts

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What do you guys think about reaching out to the recruiter directly after applying for a position on the website to stand out? Or does that come off as more annoying? Targeting BCG and MCK

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Can anyone bring me as their guest to the Delta lounge at LGA Terminal C now?

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3 years of transaction advisory under my belt. Got a call from a recruiter to see if I would be interested in a placing a CFO position at a 'growth’ company. Scale of 1 to Waste-of-My-Damn-Time?

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Moms, is there anyone here who took a 'shorter' mat leave after their first kid was born? I'm in Canada, and most of my peers took the entire year off. I think I'll want 6 montnmhs at most, while husband takes the other 6. If there are no health complications for me, he's onboard with the plan too. What I'm looking for is advice around what kind of efforts does a 6 mo baby need? Can it be done while I'm working from home, and husband is the primary caregiver?

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I am a five year experienced professional I do have an experience into HR generalist activities such as onboarding, exits, employees engagement, little on HRBP, offshore HR services, I am not sure how to go about my career from here I am not getting any new good opportunities. Should I get some certification or change my career. I feel on the same experience levels others are more skilled, even though I have good interpersonal skills but I could never get an opportunity to showcase in the role.

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Anyone have lemonade pet insurance? I’m confused by it, it says if I pay 18ish a month more, it covers vaccines, heart worm test, blood test etc but only up to a certain amount. So is it not 80% of my bill? Is another insurance company easier haha

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Anyone have problems with their shoes beeping going through tsa precheck lately when it wasn’t a problem before? Happened at MIA last two weeks but not in destination airport. 😡

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Hi everyone! I am beginning the interview process for a senior associate change management role for KPMG. What can I expect during the interview process??

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Considering a jump from DC to KPMG. Thoughts on culture and benefits? Any ex D’s that can add their experience?

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Anyone in EY transaction advisory services - DAS? What has been your experience? Culture? do you enjoy the work?

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For MBA adcoms, is it better to work across many companies in a similar function (i.e. Strategy) or to work across multiple functions in one large F100 company?

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How is Sharma strategy? Work, culture, etc… thanks!

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If what I want is to shovel as much money away for retirement as possible every year so that I can retire sooner, is MBA > IB a better option than MBA > MBB? I'm guessing PE/VC is a no go unless cont.

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My friend has following offers from three companies after MBA (two offcampus and one from campus) 1. Finance Effectiveness/ EPM role at one of the Big 4 2. Deal Advisory role at one of the Big 4 3. Organization strategy role from one of the top consulting companies (not Big 4) Which role offers the best exit options? All the offers from US support teams of the companies. OS role offers better than the other two (only slightly), but I am interested in a good profile

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I share an air conditioning unit with the classroom next door, and the other teacher controls it. I am always freezing!

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