{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "2018 i was laid off, took a salary and title cut, only got a 1% bonus from Accenture, final round and rejected by BCG, and today McKinsey Digital. Any words of hope? Thinking of leaving consulting.", "post_id": "5c0f069244f8f70012c1bbba", "reply_count": 37, "vote_count": 17, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d051", "bowl_name": "Consulting" }

2018 i was laid off, took a salary and title cut, only got a 1% bonus from Accenture, final round and rejected by BCG, and today McKinsey Digital. Any words of hope? Thinking of leaving consulting.

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I am a bit surprised to hear PWC laying people off right before the holiday. They really couldn’t wait until the new year? That is really shocking to me... There should be a general rule to just not “let go” of employees until at least the second week of the new year.

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Interesting you made it to final rounds, and then rejection. You must be doing something right. Did they provide specific feedback why you didn’t land after the final? Were they just more difficult cases, or experience discussions? Perhaps you were more nervous w/ the more senior interviewers.

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My post seeking encouragement was hi-jacked by another consultant trying to find a job with a louder voice ha. How fitting.

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Tbh that’s an awesome example of this community. Good luck OP! Went through a rough time pre BCG and I never forget how quickly it could be taken away 🙏🏻

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No need to vouch for referral; plus it can turn out they become friends. Leave no stone unturned to help others. You will be compensated in the future.

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Can’t say I understand asking for / willing to give referrals to strangers on fb. Isn’t the point of a referral that you know somebody and are personally vouching for them?

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That wasn’t my intention with my post. I just feel dejected and was looking for advice. Somehow the post was turned into a referral request for people.

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It’s amazing how people are helping others out complete strangers here. Great community.

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2018 is almost over and I hope 2019 is better for you. Make a lot of small things you want to achieve next year and go get it from day 1. Good luck

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P1 - Sorry to hear about that. Don’t worry. You’ll get through it. Happy to refer you at EY. Send your resume to fishbowl.referral@gmail.com

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agirlhasnoname121@gmail.com Thanks D1! I will need to update my resume first. Will try to get it done by the end of week

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If you screen the person before hand and get a referral bonus sounds like a fair action to me

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Would you like to screen me?

Props to you for getting an interview at those places and making it to the final round - you’ve got the stuff!

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BCG1, would you consider giving a referral as well? I can send you my resume once i update it

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I was asking Deloitte1. But thanks for the reply Dir1! I guess PwC is no longer an option for me. Like the firm. Hated the change in leadership this summer

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Was laid off in July. Still looking. Picked up a contract gig to fill the void, but that ends in 2 weeks

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Do you want to stay in consulting? What is your game plan? Got laid off yesterday and trying to pick myself up

Hey, if any serious fish candidates wants a referral to EY, we are hiring and happy to help. Hit me up at eyreferburner@gmail

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Managing director isn’t a title at EY

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Sending you good thoughts for a swift, fitting and productive new gig. I hope you find what you are looking for, either in consulting or industry

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M1, thanks! Will reach out this week. Need to recover just a bit since it happened today

I’m sorry OP! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Seemed like the right post to ask those questions

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