https://open.spotify.com/episode/7fMHP9WLa8tdn0nxj96xLW?si=VyY4jp9DQgK-DdyCjD3oNQ Great podcast discribing the OODA loop. Yall need to research the OODA loop if you are not familiar with it. It helps keep you calm in an unexpected situation.
Fredrikson & Byron
I’m currently considering going back to school to get a physics degree so I can take the patent bar. Any patent attorneys out there willing to share their two cents on this idea?
Just took my first ever LSAT practice test, scored a 144 but left a bunch of questions blank due low on time. I haven’t sat in a chair for a test like that since high school. I just bought a prep course but feeling like I got a long way to go for my goal of 165. Any thoughts of suggestions, I’m taking the LSAT in november
Favorite easy Thanksgiving recipes? I was asked to bring a side dish for my family's meal and have this evening only to plan, shop, and cook. Easily-transportable please (no soups). Thanks fam!!
Thoughts on getting second professional degree while at big law? Want one because I’m a lifelong learned, but it would send the wrong message.
Any big law attorneys that have switched to in-house positions? Is the work life balance any better?
Estate planning attorney at small firm dealing with complicated family dynamics. I’m basically a go between for two family members who are equal beneficiaries of a large expectancy. Advice needed.
PEDS- any Adderall/Concerta etc. users? Do you do it to maintain a competitive edge or do you just like it?
After this quarantine I'm really wondering if I'm marrying the right person..... There seems to be too many fundamental differences. Been together 5 years. Is anyone else having these issues.
Let’s say you’ve applied to two positions, Dream Job and Back-Up Job. If Back-Up Job gives you an offer, and you have yet to hear back at all from Dream Job, what, if any, steps should you take to check in on your application with Dream Job?
Jesus. Anyone know how this might impact US citizens working with the ICC in adjacent roles (ie. in victim support roles, NGOs)? Non-American here - what’s the response in the US legal community?
When is the right time to lateral to if you want to make partner at another firm? Recruiters keep telling me I need to make moves asap to maximize my chances...
Just found out I will be taking two depositions in the near future. These are not key witnesses but I am still nervous. I’ve only been licensed since October of last year and still feel like I have no clue what I’m doing half the time. Any deposition tips?
What's more important: fast commute or work/life separation, e.g. not living within eyeshot of your office?
What do you do when a partner continues to give you handwritten revisions and comments even after you’ve told them several times you can’t read their handwriting.
I’m trying to move internally and I’ve been offered a role and I was told that I will have to maintain my current senior 2 (S2)status in next fiscal year. This means I’m not getting the progression that I would have otherwise received. I think my skills and knowledge will set me up for success at senior 3 (S3) level as well. I’ve been performing above peers in my current group. How should I navigate this situation?
Anyone in the area a fan of going to outdoor breweries or bars during these times? Lost most of my social circle after a breakup a few months ago (they were her friends since I was always traveling and couldn’t meet others or join groups) and with covid it’s been difficult to find ways to meet new people and make friends so figure I’d try here. trying to find some people in the area to hang out with in smaller groups! 23 y/o M if that matters
About a month ago I posted about just getting back into dating when a guy decided last minute to watch a Cowboys game instead of show up for our meetup. Ladies in Chicago, don’t bother with Chase.
I'm at EY in the FSO Tax service line and I am hating it, should I switch service lines or go to a different Big 4 firm? If so, which firm has been the best as for as work life balance.
Happy Friday folks! Wanted to understand exit opps from Alix Partners. Could someone share insights into what type of roles are typical exits from Director roles, especially in PE/VC or industry? Also, if you don’t mind sharing Comp ranges for the exits (e.g. PE ops), that would be much appreciated. Thanks fam!
After years of nice gains, I got my ass handed to me by the market today. One of my largest holdings went BK...never chase losses. Bye bye $7,500. How do you recover mentally?
Let’s talk PR/social. What’s the scene like in Atlanta? Do big or small shops dominate? Potentially moving from the Midwest and can’t get a good read on Atlanta’s Agency scene yet.
Have you ever met someone who just didn’t understand your job? Went on a date with a “Big 4” accountant. He wasn’t familiar with consulting, and when I described it he couldn’t understand how I’m qualified because I was a liberal arts major. Explained that analysts aren’t hired for expertise and that there are art history majors, English majors, chemical engineering majors, etc. at the firm. He kept pushing his point of view, and said that even he as an accounting major would be better suited 🤦♀️
Had a callback interview at DC big law about a week ago, a few hours before Covid-19 escalated things. Should I assume I did not get it or that it is on pause? Appropriate to reach out again?
How often do you spend worrying if the project your on today is providing you the skills/experience needed for your dream exit/goal?
*sigh* Will I ever find a company that cares about HR professional development as much as the employees’ we help? Getting sick of hearing about how development is so important to the company (often during orientation) but when I ask to attend a conference or get a certification, it’s crickets! I have more education/experience than most of the people we ‘serve.’
Most annoying consulting phrase: "I'll give everyone 5 minutes of their time back". God forbid a meeting finishes early and you have to make it know how big of a favor you are doing everyone
What are the levels within the SA role/cohort at PwC? Does it go to SA3? Or only SA2? Can you get hired as an SA2/3 from another firm? Is $110k for SA2 or SA3 in Houston or ATL a reasonable ask?
Three women sitting next to me at the bar...one says "that was on my bucket list - i just wanted to have a stalker" What the fuck?
Got passed the first round interview with IBM but later saw that the job posting says no sponsorship available. I did indicate in the application that I would require sponsorship. Thoughts on how I should proceed?