{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Blunt message I give to 1st years: \"Everyone assumes you have the skills and knowledge of a toddler. Don't talk about what classes you took or your internship. Say and be open to anything.\"", "post_id": "5984d18e45b7b8001669d100", "reply_count": 7, "vote_count": 12, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d051", "bowl_name": "Consulting" }

Blunt message I give to 1st years: "Everyone assumes you have the skills and knowledge of a toddler. Don't talk about what classes you took or your internship. Say and be open to anything."

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Who are you ? John Snow?

like

OP knows nothing so yes should be Jon Snow

like

Do you warn them that they are expendable and you'll throw them under the bus as often as you need to in order to get ahead? That's more valuable advice.

like

I really don't say it to be rude or because I like it, it's just what I have seen. I have never seen hiring managers mention existing experience, just attitude and personality...

like

I often refer back to classes/internships if there is relevance and positions me to seem more knowledgeable on a subject

like

Happens during your PPT skills discussions?

OP, so what you're saying is prior experience doesn't matter?

Related Posts

When I was an intern, a partner told me that time is more valuable than money. In my head I was like "not yet it isn't"

like

Intern here. I need ties for work, and Brooks Brothers has a great sale on ties- looking for silk printed ties. Any opinions on them?

like

Anyone from KPMG willing to refer me for a advisory summer intern under digital lighthouse? Worked at deloitte for 2 years top performance, going to masters now. :)

like

Hi guys, Can anybody give me a reference. I am working as Automation QA in a product based company. It's been 4 month as an employee. But i want to change company for specific and genuine reason. If anybody can refer my. It will be a great help. 🙏🏻🙏🏻. And i have 3 month of internship cum training experience in the same company. So tatal experience I have is of 7 months.

like

A Strategist, Creative Director and Intern (upvoted your reply) walk into a bar...

like

Heard a rumor that PWC is cancelling their internship program but giving them full time offers. Can anyone confirm?

like

Any job or internship vacancies for freshers in your company in India? Education qualification - B.tech bioinformatics

If I did an internship, should I remove it on LinkedIn to help recruiters? Because if recruiters just look at YOE, would they screen me out when looking at my dates being 1yr too long for my title?

like

Funny intern stories. Go.

like

Would anyone at RSM consider referring me for a Business Transformation Mgmt Consulting Internship? I can provide as much information as needed, and would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!

like

An intern I manage is kinda slacking.. signing on late and I don't see the progress I want to see. I don't want to let them go, but how do I help them become better?

like

Just finishing my first week in as an audit intern and genuinely I have no idea what I'm doing or even a general idea of the audit process. The senior associate left the engagement last week so it's just me and an associate, and they don't have time to give me instruction. Am I stupid or did the e-learns not prepare me for any of this? The training told me I'd be auditing cash but I haven't even touched a bank reconciliation.

likehelpful

Little sister is starting her internship soon. Will be making some decent money. What financial advise can I share with her? Should she open an IRA account or any other account? Will have about $20k-$25k in student loans when she graduates college. Very minimal savings so far

uplifting

Can anyone explain how EY Parthenon undergraduate recruiting works? Like do Growth Strategy and M&A Strategy (TSE) run separate recruiting processes, or is it all under "Summer Associate" and the recruiting team decides which intern is in which group? Thanks!

like

Intern stories:

like
like

Any advice for a strategist entering an internship with Droga, Anomaly, W+K, 72, etc, entering the new year? Thanks

like

I need to know if I’ve pigeon-holed myself. I have an undergrad in music business, and got a lot of good experience then. Worked in live events for 4 years before returning to law school, intending to practice in entertainment law (specifically music). Got a summer internship at a boutique entertainment firm, but no offer due to the small market. Moved to a larger market, but I’m not in one of the “hotspots”. I’m in-house currently, and have moved up quickly. (Cont.)

like

Beginner interning at PwC this summer. Nervous about expectations but planning to get Security+ and messing around w/ other tools. What can I expect and any infoSec intern advice?

Recently, I have applied an internship at EY, but I didn’t received the assessment test. Does anyone know why?Thank you!EY

like

Additional Posts

What are some of the questions to ask your future reporting manager? Position offered and this call is scheduled before joining. Any suggestions. Thanks

like

New To the Big 4 and having trouble articulating my individual goals on Workday. All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

like

Received 40k performance bonus (post-MBA) from Accenture. It’s not all peanuts here.

like

How accurate is Glassdoor when it comes to Deloitte Senior Manager salary? How are signing bonuses at that level?

like

Managers & above 🐠: what is the most common type of negotiation you participate in for your role? (SOWs, request for more resources or extended timeline, etc?) For context, need an example of a...

like

Anyone have any insight on the culture/personality differences between the Northeast and SoCal?

like

Honestly, I don't know how anyone is staying in Big 4, even partners. I sense a lot of frustration from field partners at KPMG with the unprecedented turnover we are seeing and constant new initiatives. Wonder how many of them would quit if they didn't have huge loans and weren't tied up for years with the firm to get that huge pension?

like

Do people send thank you notes to interviewers right after interviewing? Have an interview coming up but don’t have everyone’s emails. I was taught to do this. Is this expected?

like

Looking to get a few certifications, I have worked in both IT and HR consulting and am trying to decide between ITIL, SHRM, and PMP. Any thoughts on which would be best for future, quickest to get, hardest test? I get the cert paid for and a bonus upon completion, so trying to decide which one to pursue or the order if I want multiple.

like

What are the best consulting firms to work for if you’re looking for doing more than just implementation (I.e. strategy/advisory)?

like

If I'm expected to take a Zoom call during my lunch hour, I'm eating on camera. Also, who cares if my lemonade happens to have a salt rim - let's just focus on the work.

likefunny

Does anyone know of any agencies that have a decent amount of remote staff? I'd love to work for a cool shop (and am willing to travel a ton) but don't want to uproot completely.

like

Dear Client, I really appreciate you pay for my food when I'm on the road. Happy holiday! Truly Yours, consultant.

like

Shout out to all my children of refugees, people in abusive households, those without the networks, those without the ivy leagues degrees. We made it baby!!!

likeupliftingfunny

I'm a C3 in TC resources mi home office is D.C. My salary is under 90k.. and I under paid?

like

How many of you have fallen in the covid and work trap where you are OFF your blood work numbers this year ? Do you have a plan of action ?

like

Anybody have any interesting articles on Marijuana & COVID-19?

like

Zoom vs WebEx... Pros and cons of each and which one do you like better?

like

When I was an intern, a partner told me that time is more valuable than money. In my head I was like "not yet it isn't"

like

How do I give my two week notice? Through initiating resignation on DNet? I’m also going to be away on vacation until 1.5 weeks before...

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal