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I know this isn’t a job board but what the heck...anyone’s firm hiring remote securities attorneys? Older second year associate with 5 years of pre- law school and 5 years post-law school prior relevant experience. Most recently 1.5 years of traditional cap markets/securities law experience.

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Anyone have any hot takes on life as a transactional associate at Gibson Dunn? Bonus points if you have any insights into their real estate group.

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Anyone been fired for low performance as a young lawyer? How did you deal with it and move on?

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I already have the SHRM-SCP. . would it be a value add to go for the SPHR as well?

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Is reading through Fishbowl billable time?

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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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Any foreign attorneys feeling lost while working towards their master’s of law in US and working towards getting bar admission? Being an Indian-trained attorney, I still await to sit for bar (this year delay pandemic) but always curious about how things turn out for other foreign attorneys here on F1 visa.

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Any tips on how best to draft an email asking for work from a partner who I haven’t worked with and who doesn’t know me? I’d like to get on their matters and want to craft an email that would actually get them to respond and be interested in giving me the work (as opposed to just acknowledging my interest and forgetting about it the next day).

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Can we stop attaching unpublished cases yet?

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Looking for ideas on how other companies are celebrating and recognizing diversity holidays like LGBT pride month Juneteenth black history month women’s history month etc.Not just days off

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Hoping to get my PHR in the next year or so. Outside of employer reimbursement, are there other opportunities for this to get funded? I know SHRM Foundation offers scholarships for the CP, but I am looking for PHR specific help. Thank you! :)

I’m looking for a screening tool that will assess a candidate’s proficiency with MS-Teams. Would anyone know if there is such a thing that exists?

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Any user feedback on hoteling software? Our team is looking at SpaceIQ and AgilQuest right now.

Any advice for someone looking to transition into a full HR Generalist role from Recruiting. I’m currently a Campus Recruiter with about 5 years of HR experience (Coordinator- Higher Ed). I received my PHR certification in September 2020 and sitting for my SHRM-CP in two weeks. I’m having a hard time transitioning into a full Generalist position.

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Top 10% in billable hours, got a below-market bonus. So annoyed

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I am a first year associate in Biglaw. I have been put on an improvement plan to increase my billable hours. My supervisors have commented that have not been getting work because I need to improve my efficiency. I am willing to do what it takes to improve but wonder how to improve my hours when no one seems willing to give me a second chance.

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I’m planning to buy the study materials for the SHRM-CP certificate through Amazon. What are the best ones to obtain?

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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

Curious about non-US attorneys: are you working the crazy hour weeks most of us in the US do? Or are your weeks closer to 40 hours? I hear a lot about the working hour caps, vacation requirements, etc in Europe/Canada. Curious if that flows into legal practice... or if it gets ignored. To clarify—I’m talking about BigLaw. I’m sure there are smaller firms with reasonable hours, the same exists in the US.

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How many billable hours did you record in March? I had to get an early start on quarantine because a co-worker tested positive for COVID-19. So, I’ll start, 155.

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Ultimate goal is to get into PE/VC but I have no prior experience & I don’t think I’ll get it anytime soon. I guess, what’s the value of an MBA if you can’t pivot into this space without prior exp. ?

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Typical wait time for PWC after final interview?

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Looking to make a move from Corporate Finance to the Account-side of advertising (preferably pharma). With 3+ years of experience in fin, what level could I come in at (AAE, AE, SAE)? Any skills/certifications I should get before applying?

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What are we seeing at Kearney for Sr Associate and Manager base salaries? Signing bonus?

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Every time I interview with FAANG or MBB I’m just reminded how dumb I am and why these companies pay so much to people who pass the bar! PS: Should I quit at rejection 5 or go for 10

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Has anyone taken one of those online executive courses, like the Harvard Extension School offers? Looking to use my $5k of tuition reimbursement and already have an MBA. Worth it? Best programs?

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Besides change management, what human capital work is done on a typical M&A project? What do the deliverables look like? Does that work differ on M&A execution vs M&A strategy projects?

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Recently dropped down to silver Medallion in Delta. Any chance they’d waive same day confirmed fees for me?

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When your bosses always come in late but you get to work on time. So your coworker that comes in late and stays late with them gets the glory and the promotion. 🤔

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What are some utilization (billing hours) targets out there for roles with direct reports? If lower than individual contributors, do staffing levels reflect this? I.e. target is 65% billable, but still staffed at 40+ hours

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New Hires/College grads who were laid off from IBM GBS in Spring 2018. Where are you today? And how do you feel about IBM now? For context, back then, IBM overhired a significant amount of young professionals and let go a sizable chunk of them. They also almost postponed start dates for the class of 2018 by a year. As a result, IBM has been blacklisted by many universities from OCR.

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Can someone refer me to a position in Goldman Sachs? I've been trying to reach out to a lot of people over LinkedIn but no one responds. Please help me out. Thank you in advance!

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Is there anything unique to Bain cases versus McKinsey/BCG, asking for a friend who is interviewing for an internship.

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Apparently, bunch of folks fired from big 4 this year. Is this rumor true?

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Any Deloitte Advisory fish who haven't heard back about their promotion results? I still haven't heard back and apparently neither has my counselor. 😥

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When companies match or beat outside offers to retain you, is it going to bite you down the road (ex: less raises, less% raise when you do get promoted, first one to be reviewed when cuts have to be made, etc)?

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Professionals that moved / transferred to NYC (let’s pretend normal times), is the work culture as intense as it seems? How is it compared to where you moved from?

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What’s the best way to interview in secret while balancing work? I feel like the person above me likes to micro manage and know what I am doing at every second cause I’m getting anxious that while I’m interviewing that my teams is going to go off with a new task I need to do. Any advice is appreciated.

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