What do you do when you take an industry job and it’s not as expected? Been in a FAANG job for 4 months but not enjoying the actual role. Possible to recruit for new jobs so early - any advice if so?

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I don’t think I’m Creative Director material. How to grow if not to become one? Possible? Is head of art still a thing this days?

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Best way to do recurring VOO purchase (e.g) a share a week ? Possible in E*TRADE?

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Possible to make the jump from ops role to investment role in PE?

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Any insight into B Capital Group from BCG fish? Is this an attempt to create something that rivals Bain/Bain Capital (along with the PIPE group?) Possible to work there as a rotation or exit op?

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Possible to make a move to PE after 2 years in a corporate strategy role in CPG post MBA? If yes, how to transition?

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Possible to move from Big 4 to MBB without MBA? More interested in strategy work and seems to be too political to move to strat&

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I’ve observed that as time goes by, customer service is going from bad to worse. Possible reasons are students who wouldn’t care as passionately, poor wages, lack of training, etc. How can we improve?

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Possible to move into IB associate role after two years in transaction advisory / strategy? Or usually have to work up from analyst?

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Cybersecurity to finance? Possible with MBA? Background is strong math, learned modelling basics, understand basic evaluation stuff, did finance club back in college for 4 years.

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Possible to move into PE from consulting with no formal finance education?

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Possible to break into buy side finance after 1 year MBA at INSEAD, LBS, Columbia Business School, or Kellogg? I have 4 years MC exp and a Masters

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Possible to recuperate withdrawn taxes from your sign on bonus? I.e. my sign on was 20K and I got 12K post tax, can I get all or a part of the 8K back? If so, how much?

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Possible to take REG before Dec 10? Working full time... gives me right at 6 weeks..

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Why are energy ETFs (like VDE and FENY) so low? Possible opportunity?

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Moving, need recs! Pay 900 in Uptown. Great 1-bed for cats, couch, guitars, desk, kitch, but bad hood. Possible to find 1-bed, nice kitchen, w late 20’s early 30’s crowd (meet future partner) <= 15… more

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What’s the best payment method to receive money from clients? Possible to avoid any fees?

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Still waiting to hear on the lottery. Possible to still have hopes? :(

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Possible to recruit into Strategy firms like Oliver Wyman, Strategy&, EY-Parthenon without an MBA & domain expertise? Attended top 15 undergrad business school, 3.75+ GPA, but only 1 year in..… more

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Final round BCG interview approaching for SA. Case is obviously very important, but how is it weighted compared to Fit and Presence/Communication? Possible to not do that great on case and get offer?

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Is Atheneum partners a legitimate firm? Was emailed asking to provide paid expertise but have never heard of them. Do any of you use them and feel good about them? Possible scam?

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Initial phone conversation with recruiter and she said base salary can be up to $145k but it might be hard to push above that. I’m targeting $160k base. How to make that happen? Possible?

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I’ve observed that as time goes by, customer service is going from bad to worse. Possible reasons are students who wouldn’t care as passionately, poor wages, lack of training, etc. How can we improve?

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Will internal transfer to Deals as A3 (2 busy seasons under belt) standard promo in new group is 2 years staff. Possible to make senior next year? (3 years at firm) or stuck staff lvl for 4 years?

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Who can decode what the arrangement is with VW over at WPP? Possible has Tier 2 and Johannes Leonardo has “creative”. That all sounds like a creative ownership/leadership/agreement nightmare.

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Possible promotion year, would it be best to wait to request to transfer offices until after the potential promotion?

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Possible to move from SAP Finance to S&? Thoughts? Currently a SC.

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Thoughts on working at RPA LA vs Possible LA?

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Possible to boomerang back as Partner if you leave for the industry? How will it be determined between SM and Partner?

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Possible position as the only writer on the internal creative team for a rapidly expanding start-up. Title is Copywriter. Have 5 years agency experience. Thoughts on salary I can negotiate? (Chicago)

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Deloitte fish: Possible to swap from GPS to commercial once within the firm? Being approached for a GPS role but wanted to pivot to commercial, don’t want to get stuck... 1 year post undergrad.

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Currently in Fed but looking to switch into commercial at MBB. Possible? When’s their prime recruiting season? What to highlight on resume? Referrals needed?

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What do most BTA’s start in GPS Deloitte? Friend is applying to start over after 2 year in industry but we’re not sure of starting comp. is it 72? Possible to shoot for a consultant level role?

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Laid off. I’d like to temp/freelance (for cheap) somewhere I can learn digital at the technical level at a much more junior role. Possible? So many digital jobs and I can’t qualify for many of them.

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Anyone have experience with Discover Financial Services in category management (strategic sourcing and procurement) Possible interview with them and wanted insight on culture, career progression, etc.

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Possible to move from Technology Strategy (aka IT Strategy) to Corporate Strategy? If so, how did/would you do it? Would a getting a MBA help?

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Any advice on finding preMBA internship? No finance background but would like to explore the fields. Is IB the only finance option for finance newbies? Is it Possible to get an intern from buy side?

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Possible at all to exit to VC if you’e focused on M&A TmT?

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Possible interview questions for an accounts role?

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What’s the rationale of people who move from FAANG, MBB or MSFT to small companies?

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Interviewed at Huge for a Project Manager role and had to do a live presentation. Gave me a brief, 15 minutes, and expected me to sketch out a full Project Plan and Strategy Reco on a whiteboard 🖕😭

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So, Trump is giving corporations a 20% tax break and is taking away the tax benefit of contributing to your 401k. So he effectively took our money and gave it to corporations. Take that middle class.

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Can companies actually give extra time off to parents/caregivers only? I have seen this happening due to the pandemic but it doesn’t seem fair to those without caregiving responsibilities. I totally get the stress and extra work in these times but any type of leave addition should be equally distributed IMO.

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BDO stopped accruing PTO during parental leave. What's the policy in your firm?

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Is ATL a good city to start a career in consulting?

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Are cover letters still necessary or helpful when applying to jobs?

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Would you all in the Big 4 lateral to MBB if you could?

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I have a heavy career choice I need to make. Would love your input, pretty please. I'm a MC now. The travel and the constant, change in clients and underpaid salary compared to peers is too much.....

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When I expense a steak I like to call it a “freelet"

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My male boss recommended the book “The Confidence Code” which is a self help book for women. It was recommended to all the females that work under him. I feel like that's a little inappropriate?

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Alright yall, we are out of the July slow down. Time to kick it up and finish this year off. Tell Rona to pound sand and get it done.

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How do I cope better with work? Working hours aside, I'm so stressed and can't focus. Emails come in every 1-2 minutes (we don't have a chat function, so the team tends to send emails that are even just one sentence long). My partners keep asking for work "now" and all the deadlines are so tight, and sometimes they ask for multiple things at the same time. Sometimes I just get paralysed and overwhelmed and freeze.

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For those who have passed the CPA and CISSP in the last 5 years, how does CISSP stack up to CPA in difficulty?

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Hi Everyone, New hire in DC here. Which dental and health plan is the best for fresh college grad? Thx

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I don't see many people on here from General Dynamics. What's the culture like? I went to a job fair to be cleared to a TS/SCI and they said the background check will take a little over a year lol.

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Would it look bad if I extend my start date at a big 4 by three weeks because I need to have a surgery?

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Considering UMD PT MBA vs Kelley Masters in Finance. UMD will be 60k total and Kelley 25K. I have 7 years experience in financial mgmt including 4 years big 4 consulting experience. What should I do?

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Prior to 1983, social security was not taxable. Joe Biden voted successfully in favor of taxing 50% of social security. In 1993, Joe Biden was the deciding vote in raising taxes on social security from 50% to 85%. Now he wants to tax our 401k's and IRA's (page 78, Dems' platform)

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Does anyone have an idea when we find out what our AIP bonus and salary bump is?

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Anyone interviewed at Liberty Mutual analytics team? Any insight?

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Darden vs Yale SOM full time program? No dollars at both. - Location Agnostic - MBB/ Product Management at FAANG - loved the vibe and culture at both schools

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Is it realistic to think that after 3 years experience post undergrad that I will be able to match my total comp of ~$140k with better work life balance?

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My employee’s wife was just hospitalized for COVID. I’m terrified for him. I’m also terrified bc partner wants me to take on his project role and I am NOT qualified to do it but we are out of options

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Is it common to switch from one MBB to other? Feeling kind of let down by the work I’m doing currently.

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What interview questions can I expect for IT M&A Due Diligence / Integration Management roles?

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