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Got advice for some baby fish nervous about graduating to the fishbowl in a pandemic? Bonus points if you have any advice for our baby fish who will need visas to work in the US. Will be sharing with the students on Friday so stay tuned. Thanks everyone!

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Is a 220k mortgage reasonable on an 85k salary? No debt. 1 year savings fund. Could have ~15% down payment in a a year.

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What are some of the Deloitte policies that aren’t shown in the offer letter. Can you get personal phone reimbursement? Do you have to use a corporate credit card or are you able to get points, etc? What else are people’s favorite benefits?

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Got staffed on a rural project. What is the best car rental company in terms of points? I’ve heard National is hard to beat.

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What are some common exits out of a PE associate role (buyout focused), excluding MBA and lateraling for promotion? Interested to hear what others have done after their associate stint.

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Are beards appropriate in big law in the US while interviewing and/or working as an associate? Could it just depend on the person interviewing you? From what I’ve seen in Europe, they’re tolerated even in old school environments. Thank you!

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Post interview follow-up emails -- looking for advice. I don't want to sound too generic, nor do I want to sound too intrusive. (It's for a smaller PE firm). TIA.

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Hey all - upcoming interview with Amazon for supply chain program manager role. Anyone who has gone through the process have some wisdom to share in terms of questions to expect? Thanks for your help!

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We have HHI of 260k excluding bonus. Currently own a house (current value is 440k) with 45% mortgage remaining. Planning to buy a new house of 500k. Combined mortgage of both house would be approx 4.7k per month. We both max out 401k and I normally invest 25k via megadoor roth + 2 529s for both kids. Q is Can I afford new house or should I sell current buy and book the profit since realty mkt is so high and our house has the max value currently?

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What are some of the questions I should ask my hiring partner. Appreciate any pointers

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Are you spending more or less than you were pre-lockdown/stay-at-home? I feel like most people are saying they’re spending less, but I’m definitely spending more on food delivery, groceries, home goods, and an ergonomic WFH set up. 😥

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Met with a CCO for a role on a notoriously “challenging” account. Thirty minute Zoom, nothing in-depth. A few days later the recruiter emails like “Great news. We’ve talked to many people but they’d like to make an offer to you!” I’m thinking to myself, it was a 30 minute call, I’ve never met my direct manager, potential partner(s), etc...So these guys are just desperate to fill this role, right?

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Anyone in the IT consulting group (SOC) at Withum? How is the culture?

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How many days does TCS take to release offer letter after having salary negotiations with HR ?

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Any insight into the Cloud Solution Analyst salary range at Microsoft? This would be manager - senior manager level in corporate finance/strategy.

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Does anyone know anything about CompassX? I was reached out by them, and curious to learn about their culture their strengths, and what they do.

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i’m going thru the recruiting process for PwC Manager / advisory in Tier 1 city (Boston). what’s the base salary range I should be asking for that is not low ball or beyond realistic?

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I’m seeing so many graduates from the U.K. advertising schools with LinkedIn resumes full of 1-2 years of ‘Creative Placements’ at the big agencies. Is it really normal to intern for that long?

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What does a first year non equity partner at a top 20 law firm make in total comp?

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Book recommendation: can anyone recommend a good leadership book for aspiring (not current) people managers? Perhaps on how to get to the leadership level, or how to lead effectively as an IC. Cheers!

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