Hi ladies, I’m in search of a mentor or some good advice on transitioning within consulting. I’m about a year out of undergrad on an integration project, feeling a bit stuck. My goal is to do (cont.)
Just curious about your experience with freelancing early in your career. I’m freelancing now at a really cool agency (legendary name with big clients) but for the last 2 months, I’ve been project to project, getting extended every 2 weeks. Does this seem pretty normal? They’ve said full-time is a possibility, and I don’t want to fall off the radar but at the same time, am afraid to keep turning down places (less good) to keep taking the risk.
My little life hack for when I have to interview with the client to lead the next project, but I've only had 3h of sleep.
A family member of a current pro bono client, who I’ve been working with on preparing a letter of support for the client, just asked for legal advice on a separate personal matter. I stopped the individual as soon as I realized where the conversation was headed and informed them that I was not their lawyer and therefore couldn’t provide any legal advice. The conversation ended there. But I’d like to know whether I did the right thing. Or if there was something else I should have said instead.
What is your method of preparing for a new engagement?
Assume it’s a new client and industry and you have no background of the pursuit. I’m a senior, but curious to hear the strategy at all ranks.
How do you guys lock down requirements with erratic and impulsive clients? Am 2 months into a data reporting project, about to deliver the data model and reports, and we just got derailed by the client "deciding" on a new way to calculate a KPI that we already had agreed on a method for. Issue is the new method is both completely incorrect and requires data that is from a completely other system than was initially scoped. Basically the 5th time we explain the components in a simple division.
Worst thing a client has said to you:
Hi ! Currently at Acn with ~2 YOE in project management, strategic functional design, and more working with cross-functional teams, looking to exit to Google! As a high performing generalist, I have a couple of roles that I’m interested in. Would appreciate a referral, after of course you took a look at my resume & felt comfortable . TIA :)
When you're two weeks from dispatch on a three month long integrated project, and the leadership team decides they don't like anything about it any more despite approving it all at every check-in 🥴
You work hard on a project to put it in your portfolio.
You work hard on your portfolio to get your next project.
Anyone else feeling like they are just going through the motions?
Hey Cleveland project folks, having a Valentines singles dinner with some people on my project, feel free to join us. You never know, maybe some of us won't go home alone 😅
What to do if you recently got word that you will be managing work streams in a function and client you have no interest in for another year? Don't want to ruin relationships but I can't stand this.
I’m looking for some resume help to get out a risk staff aug project and transition into something more strategy/management consulting focused. I’ve ran a small business successfully while working, and I’m wondering if I should move my small business experience above my consulting experience on my resume or will that not even make that much of a difference? TIA and I’m also open to referrals :)
Is client side website development ever going away. It seems like they end up paying more for it in the end from all the mistakes, no?
How often do you ping people to just talk? Especially if you've never worked with them on a project,but you belong to the same practice and have talked at events.
Told a friend in Tax I was swamped with client work and a fire drill proposal and his response was "what is a proposal" 😑
TFW your the partner tells the client "your processes suck right now, let my team help you". #cringeanddie
I have noticed one thing, if you keep performing well, let the leadership know about risk in advance and mitigate it, you are normal. But if you keep silent and let the chaos grow and then pitch in to resolve the issue, they make you super hero.
Just put in my 2 weeks! EY has been great but I sure feel good now and excited to leave.
I’ve been in the interview process for the past 2 months how. Is this normal? (For an S&O role)
Don’t know why there are huge gaps between each round of interviews.
Any LA consultants looking to become ex-consultants? Hiring for a couple roles at my incredible company/team based in LA. One role is more general corp strategy type work (4-8 YE) the other is data analytics focused (SQL exp. needed, 1-4 YE). Financial services experience preferred but not required. Company pays very well and culture is much better than anywhere I have ever worked previously (esp. pwc). DM if interested and I can provide much more info!
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