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Anyone have people who work for clients who are either young or inexperienced and treat you as outside counsel like you’re their bitch...except 90% of the time they have no clue what they are doing?

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Any thoughts on the best certifications to get in order to help move forward? I have considered the CCP from World at Work, but it’s fairly pricey to get by the time you wrap up everything. I was looking at both SHRM-CP and SPHR. Everyone that I have spoken to has the SHRM, but that’s also only looking at individuals in a small geographic footprint and within 3-4 different companies. I was hoping to get some thoughts on this from others? Thanks

What reasons have you seen a junior associate fired or let go for?

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Which books would you recommend to a product counel for tech startup about strategy, management, and leadership?

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Transactional lawyers. What do you call “opposing counsel”?

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Do other associates here have an interior office? Dreading going back in because lack of natural light is a serious mood killer….

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I’m interested to know opinions on which service is better for in-house counsel, Practical Law or Lexis Nexis? Or another option that I might be unaware of? Im an in-house generalist at a medium sized, service based company and handle a range of matters including general business, contracts, employment/international employment, IP, privacy, and technology. I want to be able to access templates, practice guides, and checklists.

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So. Many. Recruiters. Calling all the associates at my midsized firm. I wish there was a tactful way to tell our firm this — they need to step up salaries generally because this is gonna be like shooting fish in a barrel for the big firms.

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Any insight on Hanson Bridgett’s SF office?

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Hello Are they any other HR licenses that are as valuable as the SHRM and HRCI ?

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Leaving big law is the best decision you’ll ever make, I promise.

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I’m a Canadian lawyer at an Aml50 firm in the US on a TN visa. I would like to take steps to change over to an immigrant visa (H1-B). Has anyone done this? If so, how did you bring up the conversation? How long were you employed before asking for this? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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When you send a client a 60 page employee handbook to review and they send it back as a scanned PDF with handwritten edits. 🤦‍♀️

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Still crickets or avoidance at this Am100 law firm.

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Name something less motivating than cold calling while working from home

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Hello, We are a growing company of 250 employees. We are considering Performance Management solutions. I would love get feedback on anyone's experience with any of the below solutions? Kazoo Engagedly Perform Yard CultureAmp Thanks!!

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In your experience, which companies have provided the strongest enterprise sales training and methodology?

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What are best practices for drafting ROGs and RFAs?

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Can anyone recommend a certificate or course that is actually useful for developing professionals and/or reviewing performance? I don’t want/need something that is just a credential, I’m actually looking to get some formal grounding in these two topics so I can overhaul processes at my consulting firm. Thanks for your advice!!!

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About to start my first associate job. Probate litigation, small firm of 4 attorneys. I dont feel confident or ready to practice. Any advice or tips on starting out?

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Anyone looking for summer interns? A friend of mine is in UIC and is looking for summer internship in the Chicagoland. She has summer classes so cannot go outside of Chicagoland. Thanks 🙏

Baby dandruff-is it really common? Any remedies that y’all know will help? Or should I seek medical help? LO is 10weeks old!

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401k advice requested. Currently have my employers Roth 401k via fidelity - it is also where I trade and have my Roth IRA. Moving to a new firm that has their regular 401k via betterment. What to do with my current Roth 401k?

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Hi folks! I need some advice with regards to my career path. I did my MBA in finance in 2020. I had my career path figured out but due to the pandemic I couldn't start my job in the finance role that I was placed in. From January I have been working as a research analyst in a research company. What are the possible options for me going forward. Are there any courses for strategic consultancy which I could pursue to enhance my CV and have a successful career in this field? Need some guidance.

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I have some marketing workflow development experience using some other tool. Later on worked in another unrelated technical role. Is it good idea to go for SF Marketing Cloud certification? Not familiar with main Salesforce platform, no Salesforce certifications yet.

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Am I understanding utilization rate correctly? It’s chargeable time over total time? Charged 40 hours and had 10 hours non-charge so my utilization is 80%? If so, wouldn’t it benefit me to understate non-charge hours so my utilization is higher since they only really care about chargeable time anyways? Charge 40 hours still but only put 5 hours non-charge for utilization to be 89% instead of 80%? Or am I misunderstanding how utilization works?

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Hey guys, Is Bain hiring for AC position (Experienced hire) in London? Has anybody got the interview recently?

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What’s the expense policy like at McKinsey when traveling in the US?

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After joining MBB from an mba program, how man yrs does it take the average person to hit 400kall in? 500k all in? Thanks

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Anybody here at Guidehouse? What's the culture like?

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Doing an internship in Chicago at a big agency that lasts until mid-August and looking for junior planner/strat positions after as one would. Know of anywhere in CHI actively looking for juniors?

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Anyone think sustainability is finally getting better during Covid? Think the last few months have been really focused on wellbeing. Thoughts on when the things have gotten better recently? Or just isolated?

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Accenture Folks- promotion decisions available starting 11/10 and pay decisions available starting 11/20. If your CC doesn't make available, both become visible to you on 11/30.

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What’s your company’s maternity policy?

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Anyone been to the St. Regis Puerto Rico? How did you like it? Any pro tips?

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I got an offer of x lpa from Deloitte USI and I have multiple offers more than x+5 lpa. Should I cross negotiate with Deloitte? Designation offered by Deloitte is not appropriate I feel. All the other companies are offering me senior position but not Deloitte. What to do in that case?

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Been applying to many jobs and no bites. Anyone willing to do a review? Do I not hace enough work? Bad work? Need advice good and bad. Link in comments.

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Should I open up a Marriott rewards credit card just to get a free hotel stay? (And cancel before annual fee kicks in potentially)?

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I was a campus hire, coming up on one year at the firm. We got pay cuts before starting due to covid. I know everyone here is saying keep low expectations for raises, but what would you say is too low that would push you over the edge? Due to staff leaving, there’s some projects where I’ve already been the only associate with either a manager or experienced manager so I’m basically acting senior, and that will continue into my A2 year. Right now is the perfect time to jump jobs since everyone

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What do you do when you get angry, mad at someone & can't convey. I lash it out at Twitter& put my fingers in fishbowl. What's your way to distress and relax in spite of fucking stressful culture.

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