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Afro Latina, WoC, experienced hire but new to consulting. 2 mo in and getting the feeling that it’s going to take a lot for people to hear and/or acknowledge me. Any tips?

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1: Cover the basics / foundations (ability to structure and problem solve, attention to detail, etc.)
2: In meetings, contribute early and often. At a minimum, recap the discussion and share “who does what”
3: Having been presented to by Accenture, share the “so what,” when sharing a view on trends. Take time to understand my business
4: Ask for coffee / speak with1-2 senior leaders, learn from them every couple of months and share with them an update
5: Pay it forward.

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1) Develop a habit of developing a point of view - it doesn’t have to be fully vetted but folks need to sense you’ve thought things through
2) Look our for mentors within your service line that can help you navigate the firm
3) Can you leverage your previous experience to carve a niche in either an industry / function / subject matter?
4) Volunteer for project / extracurricular work and work your butt off.

Starting at a new firm is always tough - good luck !

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Young to this so don't know much but Good luck!!!!!!

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