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Currently hiring for a Recruitment (Sourcing) Manager for one of the leading global Investment Banks as part of our longstanding RPO relationship. We're looking for a credible, passionate Manager with experience of recruiting across Front Office Investment Banking (Sales & Trading, Capital Markets, Fixed Income, Equity Research) who will lead a regional team of c. 10 Specialists focussed on talent attraction, headhunting and proactive sourcing in these Divisions.
"Angry at life" adults making loud rude comments about the "entitled youth" in first class makes all the travel a bit more bearable. #sorrynotsorry
Has anyone else watched Bennydrama’s quarantine star sign video and seen themselves aggressively as Capricorn guy? “Why aren’t you online???”
Any advice on how to move from healthcare consulting to the pharma/biotechnology industry?
Can anyone please tell how much is average variable pay at barclays pune at avp level? Woulf be reallt helpful.
I got an offer to join a small publicly listed company as an analyst in their M&A/strategy department.
I'm excited but on the other hand, I'm completely overwhelmed by anxiety and feel I should back out. I've only did audit for 3 years, and looking at the directors/managers in the department, they all seem to have bulge bracket investment banking or Tier 1 consulting backgrounds.
I feel I'm a fraud, slipped through the cracks, and setting myself to fail.
Should I reject?
Do reviews on Glassdoor for We Are Unlimited reflect the real culture or is it just a bunch of negative people venting?
anyone have recommendations on corporate event/party planners in NY (holiday parties, company milestones, etc.)?
Software sales folks earning commissions based on MRR as customers are invoices- Do you get paid commission for deals you closed even after your employment ends?
I know this shit gets posted a lot, but running from depressive thoughts is SO MUCH HARDER when I can’t go into the office ☹️ I just want to lay in bed and stare and the wall, and my home life just feels overwhelming right now. There is no escape.
Anyone fishies from London (UK) here? 🥲
Anyone work anywhere that’s undertaken unconscious bias training? & seen it have a positive impact amongst (particularly) white/male leadership?
I don’t know if this happens in the US but I’m sick and tired of people trying to cheapen our profession.
A friend asked for a quotation for some work. I sent my initial proposal (which I think, was pretty low) and instantly said that I was too expensive and if I could reduce it.
It is what it is, if you want a cheaper attorney for your company (which in the long run may be more expensive) go for it 🤷🏽♂️.
For anyone that is CPHQ certified - how has this certification benefited you? Do you think it has improved your job prospects? Thanks in advance!
I keep hearing that the CFP is worth it. What makes it worth it? The knowledge, the credibility, the confidence? All of the above I assume. Do you have prospects seek you out?
I’ve been working for the same company for over 7 years— I believe they have improperly categorized my coworkers and me as contractors. We are supervised, have regular hours, daily meetings, we’re expects to be working Monday through Friday, our work (editing and writing) is essential to the operation’s purpose. They don’t pay any social security or unemployment. After complaining they have said they’d agree to make us employees, but with a pay cut. What should I do?
How hard is it to switch into a firm focused on CDD work, coming from a group focused on PMI work? Had an initial call with a recruiter but it was pretty apparent that I didn’t have CDD experience.
Well today was a bummer- applied to a dream job last week with my current title and tasks but 2x the salary. Made it halfway through the process (one interview & thorough marketing assessment.) they wanted someone who’d managed a bigger budget. (I’d managed our full company budget in my current role but because that company’s revenue is smaller our budget is smaller.) is there any way around this chicken or egg scenario?
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How do you manage the constant school cancellations? Do I need a nanny in addition to daycare?
Going back to work next month. Have a full time nanny but feel like even that isnt enough. I work all sorts of timezones. Europe has my morning, Asia has my evening. Nanny 9-5? 7-3? 10-6? No clue what will work best and don’t want to be inconsistent with her. Any advice on the return?
My two young toddlers are home from daycare for the next 1.5 weeks for the holidays, and I have off work to watch them. It’s only been 2 days, and I’m so exhausted that I’m counting down the days until I go back to work and they are in daycare. Does anyone have any tips for enjoying this time? I love my kids so much, but how do SAHMs do this every day? I’m so drained already, and I have no patience left…
How many Big Law partners sacrificed their marriage to become partner, and, if you didn’t, how did you pull it off. Almost every partner I have ever worked for has been divorced at least once....
What are we supposed to do with our kids during Winter break when school is closed for TWO WEEKS and we need to hit our billables?
My wife often calls me by 5:45/6 to ask where I am if I’m not headed home yet. Sometimes she’s stressed with kids/dogs/dinner and really wants me home. This really throws off my concentration because it makes me feel rushed. Like many practices sometimes I’m out at 5:30, other times it’s much later. Just depends and is unpredictable. Any advice on how to approach this?
Insurance Defense Associate new to group. Just finished first year on the defense side after 6 years on the Plaintiff side, joined 3 weeks before lockdown. WFH with 6 and 2 year old. While billing 2k in a year with kids at home all day is nuts, you will not get better balance in a small pltff firm. Small firm partners are allergic to WFH, and can't afford to be flexible with when an associate gets to their work. The support of a larger firm is what has kept me alive this past year.
Anybody get divorced as a young-ish associate with little kids? I think I'm on that path and really struggling
Is anyone else worried about screen time or strict about it? I'm a bit torn about it and curious of everyone else's thoughts.
Where would you begin w/ setting up your own solo practice? I am a military veteran and in need of some serious help (w/ starting a business that is). It is a long story, of which I might reveal more depending on the responses in the thread. Thanks in advance for entertaining such a broad question!
I’m having trouble transitioning from work to home. What do you guys do to get yourself in the “home” mind so you can be fully present for your kids? What are your transition routines?
My wife and I are both terrible housekeepers and our clutter is overwhelming us. We have two kids under 3 and a wonderful nanny but we need more help at home. How do we throw money at this problem? Where do we start to get ongoing professional help decluttering, organizing, cleaning, etc.? What has worked for you?
Curious to know what the norm is — does your firm prorate your bonus for time that you are out on paid parental leave?
For parents with school-age kiddos (kindergarten up), what do you do for childcare? Thinking about giving up our nanny, but worried about juggling days off, sick days, and summer break.
Should I stay or should I go? Hoping to get some insight from those that went before me. I am a 6th year call working at a top20 firm in private M&A. Two kids and am in the position (continued below)
Last night my 9yo said, “wow mom, Idina Menzel is 48 but she looks way younger than you!” (I am 38.) Then I put makeup on this morning and she said, “well, you look nice but you still look worn out...
Have been hunting desperately for childcare bc spouse and I are both FT lawyers trying to handle 4 immunocompromised elementary age kids at home but have been striking out. Have even been considering having one of us take a leave, going part time (career suicide/knock us off partner track) or quitting. Just found someone highly recommended, experienced, patient, etc. Interview went super well but candidate disclosed they are in recovery for substance abuse, last relapse 2 yrs ago. DUI. Thoughts?
looking to start a family. Prob 1-2 kids in the next 5 years - should I wait till I leave big law? I'm nervous about what time is crucial to be around the newborns. Adoption if relevant. Any advice?
Biglaw parents, where do you choose to live and why? Somewhere close to work to avoid commute and spend more time with kids? Suburbs?
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