Pretty sure my managing partner just caught wind of me applying to other firms even though I used a recruiter. I know it happens, but how do I prepare for the potential blowback? What do I say if he asks about it?
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.
Anyone else’s billables pathetic this month despite the fact that we’re in our 5th week of January? 🤣
I graduated from law school in 2007, went to big law and was laid off in 2009 due to the Great Recession. I went back to school and got my LLM in tax, after a stint at big 4, I got back into big law but was asked to start over as a first year. Years later, close to partnership and being mentored in that direction, I lost my job due to something completely out of my control that I can’t get into. I always wanted to make partner, but I’m struggling at my new firm with not enough work (p. 1)
You’re constantly showing up for everyone else, but who’s showing up for you? I started an initiative to coach HR/people leaders because I know what it’s like to be doing all the things for everyone else with little support or focus on your own well-being, growth and development. It’s a lonely game! I’d be delighted to create the space to make you a priority. Would love to offer a free session, or simply connect: https://www.chrisrollins.me/peopleleaders.
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.
Anyone here work at PwC in North America? Curious about the work culture and if there's anything to watch out for
How would you answer a “Why X law firm over other magic circle law firms?” question in an interview?
I need to spend a good 3-4 hours doing some organizational shit today. I have a bunch of new cases and cases with new deadlines, and it’s going to take a bit to figure out how I’m going to manage everything. It’ll make my life easier and less scrambled in the long run... but there’s so much billable work I should be doing. How do you convince yourself to do all the nonbillable stuff that’s necessary for case management when you’re already pressed for time?
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 am looking to gain certification or other credentialing in diversity and inclusion, not only because it would look good on my resume both for future job-search purposes and also to become better educated in this area, which is growing in importance. I looked at SHRM's "Inclusive Workplace Culture Specialty Credential" and got a bit of "sticker shock" at the cost - $1,655.00 for members. Does anyone have other suggestions on training/credentialing in this area?
First time founder - would you recommend square, stripe or something else for purchases between $150-$10k or what alternatively?
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?
Any intel on culture/reputation of Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP, particularly in California?
Job hunting: For writing samples, would employers prefer a redacted due diligence memo (PowerPoint format) or a redacted memorandum?
I’m planning to buy the study materials for the SHRM-CP certificate through Amazon. What are the best ones to obtain?
Do any AmLaw 200 firms offer fee splitting for associates? As a senior associate, I originate more than my salary and I know that many others with the same title in my firm originate little/nothing. Yet we are all paid about the same base and our bonuses are underwhelming. Sounds like a rant but am just curious.
Question- if someone sues you on state law claims. You want to then claim violation of a federal law in a counter claim can you remove to federal court without diversity of citizenship
Have been saving in only roths my entire career (Roth 401k and Roth IRA) and am now approaching my FIRE number in my 40s. What strategies are available to me to start withdrawing earlier than the 59 1/2 required? Any strategies to avoid the penalty?
I talked to my friend today. She has been a SAHM for 14 years. She is freaking out because her husband got laid off. They have a 2.4 million dollar mortgage and 4 kids. I told if she’s so worried
Do you think Trump is to blame for coronavirus spread in the USA? Why or why not? (no unsubstantiated claims, please).
Hey Fish! I have an acquaintance from Penn who is looking for some guidance about applying to consulting firms. She is specifically looking to get connected to folks from Alvarez and Marsal. Anyone willing to hop a on a call?
Is AlixPartners EI difficult to get into as a VP? Have about 5 YOE in operations consulting and worked at Big 4. Any thoughts on firm, culture, work etc. appreciated.
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. 🤔
Just got hired. Nearly everyone in my practice is still on the bench, considering holidays are coming up am I out of luck until Jan-feb? Anything I should do other than BD work and network?
Anyone else practicing casing for an MBB interview? I’m starting to interview with McKinsey and could really use a partner to practice with.
Intern here! Can someone explain how referrals work? If I connected with someone who said they will refer me to a position, am I supposed to fill out an online application with their name in the referral box? Are there other steps? Thank you so much in advance!!
What are the best excuses you've heard from leadership on getting a low raise/bonus and/or not getting promoted.
Do you use Google Classroom? If so, what is your favorite part about it? If not, what do you use instead and what do you like about it?
What are good questions to ask or information to look at for a tech start up? Talking with them for a potential role and have only worked at/looked into larger corporations.
Hi everyone, While joining I was told by the recruiter that the cut off date for joining to be eligible for hikes and bonus is 31st March in EY GDS Just wanted to validate if at all this is true. Thank you!
For my mortgage application, there was a question about my legal status here. I provided my I797 approval since my Visa had expired. The lender returned with the following comment. How should I respond to this? Any inputs please? "This is acceptable but you sent the renewal. We would also need the following: Copy of current valid visa"
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My practice in Advisory has lost half of our Directors/Partners (4/8) in the last 4 months. People are on the bench. Is being laid off a possibility?
Should I leave my agency, where I have good work life balance but shit pay, for blackstone, which will ruin my work life balance but pays double my current salary?