When the principal tries to explain the project in a client meeting after not being involved for 3 months...
Went on a legitimately amazing date but my project just ended today and will not be back in that city. How do I end things on a good note so she doesn't think I just wanted to hook-up?
Background: My client is an industrial manufacturer in the Midwest. They are the finance arm of a company that makes tractors and construction equipment. Most people in the office dress in a collard shirt or polo with blue jeans. Usually they have branded apparel like sweaters or jackets over top. They're technically white collar but with a blue collar clientele. Question: should I wear my Carhartt jacket into their office next week or stick with a peacoat? I'll be in business casual.
SMs/MDs/Partners- If you have a client who's rude or unreasonable, do expect your team to just deal with it or is there a point where you'll step in to intervene?
I get more nervous in client meetings when my Director or Manager are present, than if meeting directly with the client 😳
Ever been promoted at your firm while on a project and you have to be rolled off bc your billable rate is higher than what the client has budgeted? Or does your firm find this as an opportunity to renegotiate the SoW?
Do Accenture really have a proper recruitment process? had interview with Accenture yesterday. the person who interviewed me didn't ask for questions. No qsns frm basics r any process related, i have 5 years of exp in SAP SD, I am in to support and i clearly mentioned in my resume. that dumb keep on asking have I done any developments or any implementation experience.. i explained the tickets we get in our project he don't even care to listen to me. The call was completed in just 20 mins
Is it bad to ask for a letter of recommendation from a director that you worked personally with on one project a few years ago? I left the company that I worked with the director with. I’m not trying to go to a competitive MBA just a part time program.
Hello, it’s been a very hard couple of months applying for jobs and not hearing back. I interviewed at Facebook (Meta) , McKinsey & Company through referrals. I keep getting beat down because I don’t get callbacks from submitting my resume directly to the company (only 3 so far out of hundreds). My background is in Biotechnology (Master’s) and Biomedical engineering with industry experience in Reg Affairs + Project Management. I want to work on product teams in high growth companies. Any tips?
Hi Folks Working as a Data Analyst in BT Global. Looking for a job change 5 years of experience Skills Excel SQL Tableau Project Management Inventory Management
Help! Applying to a job and one of the only real requirement is to show how I’m “adept at understanding client needs, and designing and implementing creative solutions”. My issue is I work in risk advisory and most of our client engagements don’t actually involve implementation. We usually present our findings and recommendations and move on. What’s the best way I can tackle this? I’m coming up blank and the deadline is soon.
New project in new city. Earliest flight out on Monday morning would have me land at 11am in client city, on site around noon. Should I fly in Sunday night?
How does a junior get a writing sample out of their work? Everything I've written that is publicly filed is edited beyond recognition and everything else is confidential client memos.
There’s a new director to the firm who just joined the project on a different work stream. He constantly interrupts and talks over the lead client in meetings, and I can tell it’s rubbing her the wrong way. He doesn’t do this with our male client counterparts. I’ve worked with people in the past who did this because they were excited about whatever topic it was and/or felt the need to prove themselves/fluff their own feathers.
The situation: New CPG client is running media on social and digital for the first time and needs to answer to higher ups, “Is it working?” However, there are no historical or category benchmarks and we are in the brand awareness/audience building phase; they understand that we will do retargeting later. They do not want to drive online conversions on their website. We will have some sponsored product advertising (ex. Instacart) later on. What am I missing??
What time do you fish: A) wake up for Monday morning flights B) depart C) arrive at client site ?
I graduated during the pandemic and took the first consulting offer I received out of fear that no other companies would hire me. The job is fine, it’s just largely project management work and doesn’t challenge me at all. I’d be 100% willing to leave, or just hop firms, but without a top school or company on my resume, I don’t even know what/if that’s possible. Anyone have advice on leaving a low tier firm? -<1 YOE at a no name tech consulting firm -mid tier (20-25) b-school undergrad
Being on the bench is literally the best.
Let's settle this once and for all. Teams or Slack. Support your answer, especially if you've used both extensively.
Who are waiting for the collective disconnect more than the 13 Dec compensation revision letters?
Down because I got some upsetting (work-related) news yesterday. I was up for promotion and did not get it, basically for my actual job that I have been acting in for over a year. I had perfect reviews and perfect on the technical portion of the interview. Apparently they dinged me on something subjective relating to situational competencies. Colleagues—who I trained and mentored—did receive promotion and we will all be working at the same job, just them at higher level and pay. Contd.
Does it matter what headphones you use on a zoom interview in terms of looks for prestigious companies MBB, Big 4 and others? I’ve been told that that my Sony noise cancelling headphones don’t look good and I should invest in AirPods.
1 year and 3 month with two busy season experience, CPA licensed and CFE passed (don’t have two year experience yet), on a visa. What are the chances of me getting in forensic consulting? I’ve been cold calling people around but don’t seem like they are currently hiring.
Does anyone know how long is the cool-off period for McKinsey after an interview McKinsey & Company
I’ve been asked to weigh in on how to improve my firms parental leave policy. It’s currently 8 weeks paid for birth parent with an extra week for each year at the firm (up to 12 weeks total) and 2 weeks paid for non-birth parent. I’m in a major city, firm is a boutique that has been around a very long time. What would you suggest? Any studies or research you’ve seen recently on trends in parental leave policies also helpful. I’d like to have some sort of data to back up what I recommend. TIA!
When being considered for a project (long term), would you tell the engagement leader about your upcoming maternity leave? Has anyone here been rejected for a role after they communicated about parental leave? What is the right thing to do?
Can I shamelessly brag for a second, please? Started jogging a year ago and as of this morning I have lost 25 pounds. Next week is my last week as a consultant, and after 8 years of expense account diet, I’m officially leaving this job lighter than when I joined. I’m super proud of this. Thank you for coming to my TED talk.
Interviewing at Mckinsey. Need help with case interview prep. Any suggestions beside self-help books?
Landed 20 minutes early in ORD after 4 hour flight but still waiting in the plane because, of course, the gate is not available. Just watched the sun set from my window 😩
Some construction work going on in the room next to me at 11pm central time here at the Westin! How many points is this worth?
I got an offer in TCS with 15lpa for AWS Devops but also I got an offer with BMW with 18 lpa.Can I ask TCS HR to revise the salary as I have accepted the offer letter.Will they revise.
Has anyone commented on the Stella spots with Carrie Bradshaw? What a mess. What a missed opportunity to revive a pop culture icon (whether you hate Carrie or not). Who did this ????
How is the overall experience of virtual on-boarding with PwC AC? Do they provide any additional things apart from laptop and badge?Pwc sdc
Hey fish fam, thinking of a side hustle for post covid and was wondering if anyone knows where I can find a good business plan and financial plan template? Specifically for a restaurant. Appreciate any links you can share!
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