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Hi, Ben Analyst with 2.5 YOE. Anyone here graduate with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies? Has that held you back in your career and what degree or cert did you obtain when furthering your career? I am looking to grow in benefits and I've reviewed CEBs, PHR and was interested in obtaining my MA, in HRM? Feedback?

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I am in the process of finishing up my MBA but considering also getting my SPHR or PHR cert. Is it even worth it or a waste of time and money?

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I just got offered a job with a firm that has billable hour requirements. I’ve never had had billable hours. Is is appropriate to ask what the billable requirements are? I have a good idea from someone I know who works in a different department but want to confirm what they told me. They also provided vacation time of 3-5 weeks. I’m assuming that’s work weeks, but is that appropriate to ask for clarification? I don’t want them to think that’s all I care about, but these are important to me.

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Am I the only person excited to go back to the office? I know everyone on here is anti-office but I’m actually looking forward to seeing everyone in person.

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Any tips for studying for the LSAT? Also, I know academic letters of recommendation are required for most schools but I feel I will have a hard time getting one since a good majority of my undergrad was online and it was practically impossible to connect with professors. Any advice on securing recommendations?

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Has anyone transitioned from direct sales to indirect (channel, solutions consulting, etc.)? I’m an Enterprise AM currently (6+ years of total closing experience in SaaS) but looking to make a change sometime in the next 18-24 months. Certainly expecting to sacrifice financial upside but growing tired of the grind.

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At a defense firm but want trial experience. I’m afraid I won’t ever get it. It seems partners don’t want to actually try cases -but want to bill the file (make money) and then recommend settlem

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Account Executive Dental, I have 3 positions open across the country. Base with a ramp up and very reliable company.

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There is a partner at my firm who literally makes it seem like it is beneath him to even have to talk to you while giving you an assignment. Like I apologize that my existence is so taxing for you but thanks for the work. It’s not even like we have personal issues, he just completely lacks the ability not to make you feel like your presence is beneath him.

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What is a good ratio of billable hours to total hours?

Obviously the "ideal" is 100%, but as the junior attorney at a small firm, I'm do the guy taking all the prospective client cold calls, and it can seriously cut into my day.

My goal has been to spend at least 75% of my time on billable work. Reasonable?

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From working on new approaches to sell an enterprise SaaS product one minute to being locked out of my Google account without notice.

That’s how today’s layoff happened.

Anyone looking for a SDR/BDR with 17 years of sales experience and 10 years of marketing experience that’s been working with tech startups for the last 7 years?

Hmu 🙂

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Resigned last week.. already being iced out, why does the firm take it so personally when you leave to another firm? Super excited anyway.

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Best legal tech AI tools (besides ediscovery)?

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Can I get likes for this post so I can unlock additional features? Thank you to all!

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People on here asking if it’s ok to take off time for the holidays or if they’re sick...seems like something may be wrong with this profession as a whole if these are common questions :(

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Taking my SHRM-CP exam on Friday. Any advise from those who have taken the exam?

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No billable work for the past three days.......taking CLEs to take advantage of my time, but still feel lazy as hell.

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How is everyone coping with the new variant and putting mask back on? Also, who’s planning to go home and ha e a good drink after their day of work? I know I am.

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In my corporate practice, I’ve noticed an influx of new LLCs being registered in Wyoming. Does anyone know why? Any benefits I should be advising my clients about?

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I just had a recruiter reach out to me about a firm hiring in their “director and officer liability” practice group which I’ve never heard of before. Anyone practicing in this area? I’d love any insight.

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MBB Partner, Big 4 Partner, FAANG PM, FAANG SWE, who makes the most?

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Any clinical data managers that made a shift from CRO to Pharma and are happy? Would love to know which pharma company as well.

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if my pir is 102% will I get Low hikes ?

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Has anyone read the Pyramid Principle by Barbara Minto? Is it a good read?

I essentially got confirmation of job security today and I didn’t realize how great that feels.

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Do you guys know how one brings someone from india for househelp? How does logistics work? How do you deal with trust and privacy? Has anyone done this, looking for first hand experience.

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Anyone else continuing to go into local office bc there is no way you can work from home with kids there? School is cancelled and I’m worried about being there trying to get work done. I’m in NYC

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Just needed to vent for a minute about another day of men treating me and other women on our team like their lackeys and ignoring what we say and then doing exactly what we said and pawning it off as their idea. Sigh. Some days it just gets to me more than others.

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Tip for anyone taking the CAIA exam, get UpperMark. Was using willey and was abt 1/2 complete and borrowed a friends test bank … night and day much harder and honestly was more like what I expected

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Do you feel like you're part of your local community? (Unrelated to advertising, I'm just curious,)

Got my I-140 approved on Sep 10. Neither the lawyers nor the firm has received the written notice till date. Is that normal? What is the best way for me to expedite that? Thanks in advance everyone.

Hello! I am in want of a floppy designer bag in the 1200 range that can fit a Mac or a large iPad for when I’m running around town working in cafes. I go to a lot of after work parties and I prefer to have a zip on the top so said computer doesn’t get taken out bag when off my face. Doesn’t have to be dressy bag but no totes or never fulls!! Any suggestions?

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Moral of the ICC trophy story is you can NEVER underestimate Aussies, can always overestimate Indian side and Kiwis will be underdogs for the most part to only surprise you with their quality bowling+fielding or never say never attitude. Looking forward to next year and hope this changes.

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“If I have COVID, I won’t tell anyone” why oh why? 🤔😫

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How do you manage to sit/work for 10-12 hours a day? Which “chair” you use /recommend for sitting/working 10 hours a day?

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How’s BBH LA?

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Anyinsights for sotheby’s to work at? I am looking at a role which looks like a match but curious to know the insights of the company?

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Have a new job interview in an hour. Have prepared well but now really tired. Getting anxious. Need some positive vibes!!!

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MBB Folks, how to get a chance to interview, looking for data engineering roles. HR never replied on LinkedIn, I don’t know many at MBB.
Skilled in spark, good in python, okay at SQL and cloud.

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Has anyone else had a mentor (assigned to them by the Company) who seemed to have it out for you? I mean downright sabotage to make you look bad left and right. I didn’t realize it at first. She was fake friendly, but she was discrete too. Some of the executives thought she was amazing, but I had to clean up her work all the time. She wasn’t above me either on the chain of command. Later I found out she had tried for the exec assistant role and they didn’t choose her, they wanted me instead.

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