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Do any others feel like corporate world, standard ish work week, working for someone else’s project / goal, etc. is not for them? How did you handle? What switches are possible?

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1. Google "Stanford Search Fund primer". Read the thirty pages, then do that.

2. Meet with a business consultant and look at buying an existing business or a franchise(s)

3. Look at investment real estate.

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Leave. Start your own consulting firm. Still work for a client/ someone else's project. Make more money. Don't have the time to spend it. Wallow in self pity for years. Retire early.

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There a lot of remote consultants who only travel at project milestones (every 6-8 weeks).

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Meh that does not sound ideal

Teaching or academia?

Totally depends on the client @cognizant. I used to work at CTSH, and some clients were chill with 100% remote and others want you onsite every week to blame.

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I've become really jaded about consulting. I find all so often you need to tell the client what they want to hear to keep their business and I feel like so much of the what I recommend doesn't actually get implemented. I'm looking to make a career switch so I can both create and execute on my strategies. A product management path seems very promising for this.

Does anyone who switched from consulting to product management have any recommendations of h helpful PM books, courses, or programs?

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Hello sharks i have got 8lpa fixed And 45variable offer. My yoe is 3.2 and current CTC is 4.4. how to negotiate with my current company as the project I'm working on is good and i have better wlb too since I have to manage my 8 month old baby. What all to say to manager while negotiating. This is my first switch kindly advise me on the same.

TIA

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Hello fishes, need some help. I work for a company which pays me 10lpa. But I also have a client who pays me 28 lpa. This is my side gig and I want to keep helping my client but I need to put in 4hrs at least daily.

But now I have 2 offers

Walmart: 25.5 fix + 4.8 var + 3.5 rsu(vested 4 yr)
Zomato: 30 fix + 7.5 ESOP(vested annually)
4 yoe in iOS

What to do?

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I’m on a 2 month project overseas for my current employer. I’m waiting to hear back from a company I interviewed at. If I get the offer, is it wise to discuss my starting date to be after the project is over?

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If I have consulting certs from Workday, if I go client side am I able to transfer those certs to the customer ones or would I have to redo the process?

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I always wanted to be a planner but found myself in acc due to job availabilities and needing to pay rent. While a great account person is priceless, it’s just not me - unless I fake it and go against my nature. Now I’m a few years in and generally dislike my job because it’s schmoozing, pencil pushing, and not really producing. How can I make the pívot to strategy? Is a pívot even realistic? Should I just say fuck it and bear with things until going client side someday?

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Been tasked with putting together a category and competitive analysis for a client but our agency doesn’t have paid access to market research tools. Any tips/recos on how to put this deck together?

I work for Accenture Operations. Analyst Role. Hyderabad. Just now they announced redeployment of our project which means that the project is being handed over to some other vendor effective Sep 30. We have been given an assurance that we will be put into some other project and there will not be any lay offs.

How much maximum CTC Cognizant can offer for project associate position having 5 years of experience in SAP domain? Already holding an offer of 18 LPA with other organization.

Alright, I confess:

I’m just starting my second year as a manager (first in a new office I transferred to last November), and I’m feeling more and more exposed to the point where I know that others (staff, seniors, partners, and the client) know that I don’t know shit.

Feels like I’m caught off guard in conversations on a routine basis.

How has everyone else been able to get more comfortable with being uncomfortable when it comes to dealing with new accounting issues for a new client?

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Hi Fishes ,
I have joined Accenture any suggestions on how to get a project.???

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I just joined Accenture SF office, how soon can I change to Seattle office? Project is based in Seattle.

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I’m interviewing for “Business Transformation Wealth Management-Senior” with FSO Team. What does “Senior” mean. Senior consultant? I can’t tell by the job description if I will even be in consulting engagements. This almost seems like a staff position or project Mang? Can someone please help me clarify?

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Elaarum nanna pongal kondadinaela? I was at client site traveling and forgot about pongal :(

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Hello fishes,
I am MBA (Tier I) and YOE around 2.5 yrs in FDD and Research combined. Now I started in Real Estate Acquisition Analyst for Big US property management firm (as a client and gives training of Argus to build models). But But, I recently got offer from Top Indian Bank in Financial Sponsor Group (FSG) as a RM....(ofcourse getting 40% hike).
So I don't know what will be my future ahead in any of the situation. Confused!

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Hi fishes good evening. I joined CapG on 26th may 2021 as a Associate consultant.  Till this date i got appraisal as well as promotion also.
But this is not sufficient  for a 5 year experience Data Engineer. So i resigned on 12 th june 2022. My current CTC is 9 lpa and i asked them 15lpa for retain. Everything is fine from my Capgemini manager and client manager. Only i am expecting HR Call and that will happen next week as my manager said. Any suggestion what will be next CTC ? Thanks All

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Does anyone know about blackstraw.ai, I mean how is the company and how project they works for?

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what will be i hand

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Hi there,
I am a Global Director of Talent Acquisition with a growing team in North America. We are looking to hire an additional 5 Talent Acquisition Partners (Montreal, QC, Halifax, NS, Fort Wayne, IN, and two completely remote roles in the US). Anyone interested in having an exploratory conversation? Perhaps you or someone you know would be interested?

Thank you,
Crystal

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With the time change and getting darker earlier my son (1.5y) is going to bed sooner and sooner. Any advice on shifting his bedtime to later without making him suffer?

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Jo master sahab hume class 10th me reproduction chapter padhate the, woh khud ek vergin the. 😮‍💨

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Is EWR better or ORD when making a connection and needing to go through immigration/customs/checking in bags again?
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