Newbie here. Is this a good time to invest in S&P500 (VOO, SPY)? I know you shouldn’t Time the market, just thought it’s a good price due to covid
Any advice on how to convince a conspiracy theorist about why it’s important to take the coronavirus vaccine? No judgement please on either side.
My district has a COVID-19 Compliance Tipline. While I don’t have need of it currently, it is good to know it is there. Does your district have this?
Anyone else tire of the “plant mom” and “dog dad” me too conversation? It seems to be more frequent. For example, company says, “Parents, please share pictures of working from home with your kids during Covid” for a diversity and inclusion project. Undoubtedly someone responds, “what about my plant babies? 🤣”. I don’t want sympathy but I find it childish. Just give us the courtesy of understanding that plants and pets are not the same. Stop “me too’ing”
With the return of going into the office, do you plan to hire a dog walker to come everyday, 3 times a week, or daycare? Got my puppy during COVID and I’m unsure what to do when we go back to the office soon.
For those of you that have had COVID, how long did you wait before returning to work? (remotely) Still feeling a bit clammy and my back is super achey but overall much better than I was a few days ago. Just curious when others said “good enough” and started working.
Do you check emails on the weekend because of covid wfh situation/generally? Or check email but wait to reply on Monday unless an urgent response is required?
Fish in restructuring: How many hours are you charging per week since COVID? When do you expect to travel again?
I need a part time job to be able to support my family that lost most of their income due to Covid. I’m a first generation immigrant college grad, which for me means student loans and parents with unstable jobs. Any ideas what I could do to make some extra money besides retail?
Desperate need to lose weight. I have gained so much weight with covid and being pregos .. I know I know. Eat healthy and work out. Obviously. But how can I 1) force myself to stick to it 2) lose it fast!!!? Help
What "hard truths" or insights has the coronavirus crisis revealed about your own firm and our larger industry? Let's be pretty open and honest here.
Everyone talking about “re focusing on what matters”, or “putting things in perspective “... I’m a skeptical and believe after this COVID madness is gone, we will all go back to our old selfish self... I love the fact our carbon footprint is much lower now, but again, believe this will be short lived. What do you think?
I was at a job for only about 8 months because of a Covid-related restructuring. I wasn’t fired, but the role responsibilities materially changed so I left. How do I notate / message this on my resume?
Let’s pretend we’re holding companies. I’ll start: No, we can’t hire an extra writer even though you’re clocking 70+ hours a week. BTW, our contract with your client caps billable hours per employee because they know we don’t pay overtime. Here’s a non-billable code you should start using for the rest of the year.
Those who have evaluated switches from Consulting to Startups - any advice? Was offered a Bus Ops Assc. role at a Series A FinTech which is where I desire to take my career. Main item I am having trouble disaggregating is, by taking this role am I potentially taking a step back (likely promo Manager next year)? In one sense, I feel I could develop more in the startup role though moving to a IC role / 50k less salary if promo’d (w/ equity to be fair) doesn’t feel awesome. Lmk thoughts! Thanks.
For folks exiting to FAANG / Product at start ups or really any hot company. How do you go about networking to get the interview? Do you apply then cold email someone you may have an “in”with, or are you picking say 10 companies and then having warm contacts there that you’ll ping when you see a job. I’ve been passively looking for jobs but zero luck, I only want to leave for the right fit. Big 4 here so feel my brand won’t auto get me an interview like mbb/t2
What are the potential exit opps from Finance Transformation? Pretty sick of process/tech in Finance function and want to do something more fulfilling 🥴
I work from home 100% of the time. Does Accenture help with costs of setting up a home office? Desk, extra monitor, speaker phone, etc.
Is it safe to assume dress code is business casual at “gratitude” or holiday type firm events?
After many months unemployed, I got an offer in another city at a pharma agency, HCP work. My last position was as a brand strategist at a well-known NYC agency. With the surge in job postings, should I hold out for a position that I'd actually be excited about? Or is the job market still super terrible? I wouldn't even mind DTC healthcare, but HCP is just not for me.
I work at a Tier 2 strategy house. Whenever headhunters contact me, it is either for another tier 2, a boutique, or occasionally a tier 1, but never a big 4. Anyone else experience this? Why?
Anyone given the Googlyness and Leadership interview? What kind of questions are asked?￼
Is GCP culture the same as Google ? Looks the GCP CEO is shaking things up which besides the stock price can only dent the culture Google so prides itself . Would love to hear thoughts from current Googlers.
How long did others take to study for the GMAT? If I have 2 concentrated weeks of full-time study (taking vacation) would that be sufficient? Thank you!
How likely is it for an analyst at a top economic consulting firm to lateral into an MBB or even a top 5 strategy consulting firm?
Does IHG do a status match with either bonvoy, Hyatt or Hilton? Any contact or link I can request on
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I often see posts about people getting 350K exit or 450K or more in FAANG. Are those strategy folks from Big 4 or are there cyber folks too getting these exits ? I am making close to 200k as M3 in cyber . Not able to anything that would pay more than this in non-consulting ? What roles should I target ?
For those who went to strategy roles at late stage start ups/FAANG - how negotiable are the salary ranges for different geographies? a lot of recruiters are saying I’ll get a lower salary if i stay in texas vs. if i lived in SF. Are they trying to have more negotiating power or is this an actual legal thing / hard and fast rule which I’ll need to accept? I.e., is it possible for me to negotiate myself into a salary which is on the high end of the range for an SF employee while staying in texas?
How do I get in the pharmaceutical industry? I have 3YOE in a healthcare consulting firm and MHA. Have experience with mostly federal gov. Work in a small healthcare consulting firm in dc.
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